Thursday, May 31, 2012

// C A N D Y // C A N D Y // C A N D Y // C A N D Y //

Candy is The first transversal style magazine, "transvestism, transexuality, crossdressing and androgyny in all their glory". This one with Tilda Swinton on the cover is issue #4. There's an interview with her and some beautiful spread out pages.
Michael Stipe from R.E.M. interviews YouTube persona Chris Crocker. There's lots of fashion and gender-crossing, beautiful, inspiring photography in here.
We have the limited edition in our store, 1500 numbered copies are made.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Girls Like Us is one of the coolest lesbian mags around and comes from Amsterdam!
This third issue is just out and was presented in the Paradiso last week when the band Austra was also performing on the London Calling Festival, it was supposted to be a great party there!
#3 is  "The Generation Issue", young women interviewing their rolemodels. Katherine Hubbard interviews Alice Carey (she's on the cover), Lauren Cornell interviews Lizzie Fitch and singer songwriter Annika Henderson (who performs as Anika) interviews Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth about escaping the art scene in New York City in the early 80's by forming a band and now becoming full circle going back into art. Further on Emily Roysdon interviews hairstylist Holli Smith.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Believer is The Best

From our collection of international literary magazines, The Believer is probably the biggest stud. Published by McSweeney's from San Francisco, it always has a stunning cover with illustrations by Charles Burns. It has a great layout inside and is printed on “Roland Enviro 100 Natural” recycled acid-free heavy stock paper. 
Nick Hornby has a popular monthly column about the books on his night stand, "Things I've Been Reading" and Greil Marcus has his monthly column "Real Life Rock Top Ten". 
In the new issue the winners of The Believer Book Award and The Believer Poetry Award are announced. Heather Christles' collection The Trees The Trees wins, here is a quote from the poem "My Enemy":

I have a new enemy   he is so good-looking   here
is a photograph   of him in the snow   he is in the 
snow   and so is the photo

There's also a great poem from Michael Dickman in this issue called "White Migraine" and further on artist Katerina Seda gets interviewed about the problem with art, the problem with the world and the problem with money.
The most striking text comes from Daniel Handler who compares poems with teenagers in his column "What The Swedes Read":

...poems are like teenagers. They dress up funny but they all kind of look the same. They say obvious things in incomprehensible slang. They come on strong one minute and the next minute refuse to tell us anything. They traffic in vast sensitivity, even hysteria, all the while obsessed with keeping cool. They won't settle down and talk to us like grown-ups. In short, they're exasperating. It's no wonder we all wrote poems in our adolescence. You did so, I saw you. 
 Still, they give me much pleasure - I'm just talking about poems now - and I don't really want my poetry to grow up. When I come across poetry that has straightened itself out to conduct itself like an adult without any nonsense, it makes for very stale reading, as does the stuff that has disconnected from passion and impulse in favor of intellectual gamesmanship.

The Believer is The Best.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Udo Kier in The Travel Almanac #3

The Travel Almanac knows who the real heroes are, the first two issues featured David Lynch and Will Oldham on the cover, now on this 3rd cover it's Udo Kier. The extremely blue-eyed actor talks about moving from Cologne to London and about his friend Fassbinder.
There's also an interview with indie-legend Johnny Marr,  who talks about the time before the Smiths got signed to Rough Trade and why he prefers "second" cities to capitols, like his hometown Manchester.
Also in this issue interviews with Jay McInerney, Rick Owens and Tsunori Chisato, reviews of 12 special hotels and Michael Kominek photo's of Pingyao.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Anthology, The Spring Issue ----- Wit & Whimsy

Anthology is a magazine about sustainability, style, living, travelling, food and art. It's somehow close to Apartamento, but it focusses more on decoration, furniture, art and people who collect things and make something that is their own.
The spring issue just came in this week - it's another great one with comedian Amy Sedaris talking about her apartment in NYC: "I'm going for Formal Haunted Dollhouse. I like to pretend that I'm a widow; Things were easier when my husband was alive, My husband always took care of these things. So I always have an excuse why things look so half assed in my home".
Writer Jennifer Duardo and photographer Jen Siska made a roadtrip through California. There's an article on a Bay Area furniture designer.
We get a look inside painter John Baden's apartment, he made a cozy bedroom out of a closet - he uses a pink quilt in there made by his aunt 30 years ago.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Little White Lies - Double Bill Issue

Little White Lies has a double bill issue this month - on the cover there's The Innkeepers and if you flip the issue over you have a cover with The Raid. Both films get extensively reviewed and both directors are interviewed. Gareth Evans about The Raid: Some people have told me the film feels like a videogame, but the weird thing is they add 'I don't mean it as disrespect' I never take it as disrespect because it absolutely feels like a videogame. 
Also reviews for The Turin Horse (with an interview with director Bela Tarr), Himizu, Faust, Your Sister's Sister, Two Years At Sea and Safe.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012






Cantatour op 16 mei

09.30 uur Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum, Amsterdam

11.00 uur Boekhandel De Vries, Haarlem

13.30 uur Waaijenberg, Den Haag

17.00 uur Boekhandel Van Kemenade & HollaersCantatour op 21 mei
12.30 uur Waaijenberg, Veenendaal

15.30 uur Boekhandel Praamstra, Deventer

Cantatour op 22 mei

11.00 uur Boekhandel Waanders, Zwolle

14.30 uur Selexyz Scholtens, Groningen


Tuesday, May 15, 2012


 Vanaf vandaag staat het nieuwe boek van Karin Spaink DE BENENWAGEN trots in onze Nieuwscentrum etalage plus een heuse plak CANTA!

"In De benenwagen vertel ik hoeveel vrijheid de Canta mij teruggaf nadat ik gehandicapt was geraakt. Ineens kon ik weer overal komen. Ik schrijf over lange reizen met de Canta: ik tufte ermee naar Berlijn, en Babs Götte zelfs naar Portugal en Kroatië. Ik ga op stap met een Canta-monteur die overal in de regio reparaties uitvoert, en doe mee met een dagtocht met 35 andere Canta-rijders. In ons autootje blijken wij reuze behendig te zijn, maar eenmaal uitgestapt zijn we spartelende vissen op het droge. Zonder Canta zijn wij simpelweg onthand. Het autootje is voor ons waarlijk een benenwagen… "

Karin Spaink vertrekt woensdag 16 mei tussen 09.00 uur en 10.00 uur vanaf Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum te Amsterdam. Iedereen (met en zonder Canta) is van harte welkom om haar vanaf het spui 14 in Amsterdam uit te zwaaien.


Cantatour op 16 mei

09.30 uur Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum, Amsterdam

11.00 uur Boekhandel De Vries, Haarlem

13.30 uur Waaijenberg, Den Haag

17.00 uur Boekhandel Van Kemenade & Hollaers

Cantatour op 21 mei

12.30 uur Waaijenberg, Veenendaal

15.30 uur Boekhandel Praamstra, Deventer

Cantatour op 22 mei

11.00 uur Boekhandel Waanders, Zwolle

14.30 uur Selexyz Scholtens, Groningen

Sunday, May 13, 2012


A great small magazine. For those who love an independent look. The magazine says it's a magazine that celebrates doing it yourself. This issue is about homes and habits. A very classic London pub, George Tavern,  with a most interesting landlady. Some inspiring artist's spaces, a houseboat, street food et cetera. Kinfolk meets Apartamento meets Anthology meets Oh Comely meets Frankie. But very Flamingo...
See, just come and have a look!

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tell mum everything is ok

30 different photographers in this 5th issue of Tell mum everything is ok. It sold out at the Facing Pages festival, and we have it back in the store now! There are only 1000 numbered copies.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Bike Magazines


Privateer's main focus is the MOUNTAIN BIKE. In the current issue they follow Tracey Moseley for a day. We also get a look in her traning diary: "3hrs on road, legs felt ok on hills, left leg felt more tired than right. 3hrs seems to pass really easily now!! Core, press ups and stretch".
There's an interview with Chris Ford, a professional mountain bike coach and guide and there's an interview with Ray Petro who transformes old factories, ships and industrial spaces into cool indoor mountain bike parks.  Order Here

STEEL is a French/English magazine about FIXED GEAR and SINGLE SPEED bikes,Barcelona gets investigated as cycle city, the squares and architecture form a great venue for BMX's. 
There's an interview with bike collector Lorenzo who is collecting fixies for more than 15 years since he picked up the fixed gear trend as one of the first persons in France. Order Here

In Rouleur an interview with Shelley Verses, a soigneur from the 80's. Soon my boyfriend had me doing free masages to all the boys in the local bike club. And he says, "you're a soigneur" A fucking what?? she says. Also Sylvain Chavanel gets interviewed and  Aldo Gios talks about prepairing bikes for Roger de Vlaeminck. Order Here.
  Cycle Chic

 The Cycle Chic Manifesto:
- I will ride with grace, elegance and dignity.
- I will choose a bicycle that reflects my personality and style.
- I will, however, regard my bicycle as transport and as a mere supplement to my own personal style. Allowing my bike to upstage me is unacceptable.
- I will endeavour to ensure that the total value of my clothes always exceeds that of my bicycle.
- I will accessorize in accordance with the standards of a bicycle culture and acquire, where possible, a chain guard, kickstand, skirt guard, fenders, bell and basket.
- I will respect the traffic laws.- I will refrain from wearing and owning any form of 'cycle wear'. Order Here

Soigneur, Fietsstang & De Muur

Three Dutch magazines in Dutch on cycling. DE MUUR has a lot of stories and interviews, and is a literary magazine about biking. In the current issue a bike diary from Iran by Ruurd Edens. 
De wielersport is de laatste jaren enorm gemondialiseerd. Voertaal in het peloton is tegenwoordig Engels en is het de klok rond koers op álle continenten: van China tot Uruguay, van Zuid-Afrika tot Qatar. Voor het winterthemanummer ging De Muur op zoek naar verhalen in de verste uithoeken van Azië, Afrika, Zuid- en Midden-Amerika. Naar de specifieke kenmerken van de Ronde van Iran, naar een vroege Parijs-Roubaix op Java, naar de wielerstand van Colombia, naar een aangrijpende poging vanuit Eritrea, naar een geregisseerde feestrace op Curaçao en naar de wielerbeleving in Oeganda.
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FIETSSTANG  has a column by Wilfried de Jong, Bikes in Hanoi, wooden bikes, bikes in films and the art of building a bike frame. Fietsstang is a piece of art made by STANG GUBBELS.
Fietsstang bevat bijdragen van onder anderen schrijver en presentator Wilfried de Jong, voormalig profwielrenner Peter Winnen en Wim Pijbes, directeur van het Rijksmuseum & Sander Rood, beeldend kunstenaar en uitvinder van de boomfiets en vele andere wonderlijke voertuigen.

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The beautifully designed SOIGNEUR is about racing bikes. Writer Herman Brusselmans writes about his old dream of becoming a professional biker. Profiles on coureur, like architect Thijs Mulder who rides a Concorde Mistral 320. An interview with Tim Krabbe and Thijs Zonneveld, two Dutch writers who ride together. Robert Jan van Noort is a photographer who travelled through Portugal to experience what cycling is like there. 
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

a guide for small gatherings: KINFOLK

Kinfolk is a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings. We recognize that there is something about a table shared by friends, not just a wedding or once-a-year holiday extravaganza, that anchors our relationships and energizes us. We have come together to create Kinfolk as our collaborative way of advocating the natural approach to entertaining that we love.
Every element of Kinfolk—the features, photography, and general aesthetics—are consistent with the way we feel entertaining should be: simple, uncomplicated, and less contrived. Kinfolk is the marriage of our appreciation for art and design and our love for spending time with family and friends.


In this issue 3 we move slowly towards summer savouring all the little joys of spring, the crisp air, the open windows, the evening light that prolongs and protrudes our evenings, where we sit together over a hot tea and just relax. This magazine next to me on the armrest of my chair, so much to take in...

Friday, May 4, 2012

p o e t r y from London

You find the best, most innovative poetry in small publications and zines at the moment. More daring, urgent and contemporary than the poetry published by the big publishing houses. Poetry is developing and going forward in these publications.
This little magazine from London is simply called Poetry. It has a nice silkscreened dust cover made by Olivia Sautreuil.
Here's a small part of Nathan Cash-Davidson's poem Part 1:

Wyclef Jean water then look and gnarls
rolled out by comb or crest sharp shape them
out again, the green solid of the wind, 
looped or forked, I catch how and crush over

Thursday, May 3, 2012

PINK MINCE - For The Confirmed Bachelor of Exceptional Taste

We now have 5 different issues of the gay mag Pink Mince in stock. There's a "Your dad was hot" issue with old photo's from sailors, astronauts, wrestlers and jocks and there's a "Poseable Thumb" issue with action-figure porn.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wolfgang Tillmans and the history of the manifesto in Cine Qua Non #5

Cine Qua Non is a bilingual (English/Portugese) mag from Portugal about music, theatre, cinema, literature and visual art. 
In issue #5 Ana Mendes writes an essay about her theatre project Self-portrait, her first play that is not about the other but about herself and how much she wants to share of that. Now that the play is successful she has to tour with it across Europe and share even more of the self portrait.
Julian Hanna writes about the history of the manifesto and where it is now - mostly in magazines.
Wolfgang Tillmans writes about the influence that acid house and the digital photocopier have had on his work. He also writes he is greatly inspired by magazines because of the immediacy of the medium: "You can find it anywhere, it can travel much easier than an exhibition". 
There's also an essay on Wong Kar Wai's movie My Blueberry Nights by Jose Duarte.
Cine Qua Non is a smart magazine that covers many grounds with a beautiful typography and layout.