Tuesday, July 31, 2012

ANORAK - the happy mag for kids

Anorak Magazine, "the happy mag for kids" is created by Cathy Olmedillas, formerly of the 90s lifestyle bibles The Face and Sleazenation.
It is published five times a year and is aimed at boys and girls aged between 6 and 12 years old.
Anorak has a unique format consisting of brand new stories written and illustrated by contemporary artists, a ‘good stuff’ guide and some fun activities. Anorak is all about a child’s world from fashion to stories, culture to science and sport to food.
Anorak’s main philosophy is to encourage children to tap into their imagination, use their creativity and is here to amplify their voices. It has at the core of its offering a passion for words and images that challenge and stimulate.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Little Joe Clubhouse Reader

The queer and cinema magazine Little Joe from London is one of our favourite zines in the shop. This summer they organise movie nights: The Little Joe Clubhouse. Together with these nights they published a reader with 25 essays by the curators of the nights. They explain why they chose their film.
Scott Treleaven talks about the short films by Derek Jarman from 1986 that accompanied The Smiths' record The Queen is Dead. "Somehow I instinctively felt that I wasn't looking at a music video, but glimpsing part of an unfamiliar and alluring world."
The reader is a beautiful small booklet, with two colour print on recycled paper held together by an elastic band. A Great Print As Usual!

Friday, July 27, 2012

A SMART GUIDE TO UTOPIA - 111 inspiring ideas for a better city

This is such a nice book about civilisation in cities! Publisher LECOOL writes this:

How can we make our cities better? 

To answer this question, Barcelona publishing company LECOOL brought out a travel guide to a better city: A smart Guide to Utopia. The book, inspired by automotive company smart, the expert in urban mobility, presents 111 projects from across Europe that have made a positive, sustainable change to life in our cities. The projects range from urban farming to pop-up restaurants to sustainable design.
In the past two years, smart has demonstrated its commitment to urban themes – particularly through its “smart urban stage” series of exhibitions, where urban innovators in eleven different European cities presented their visions for the future of city life . This project provided the impulse for the collaboration between smart and LECOOL. smart is the world’s expert in intelligent urban mobility. But transport is not the only important aspect of urban life; smart is also interested in the question of how people live and work in their cities.
In the book, over 30 renowned writers and creative minds like Ben Hammersley, Maria Popova and Adam Greenfield have provided answers to this question. They have contributed ideas, projects and initiatives that are presented in five separate chapters: “Live”, “Eat & Drink”, “Buy”, “Play” and “Work”. In the “open your mind” rubric at the start of each chapter, one visionary shares his or her ideas for the future of the city. The smart Guide to Utopia thus takes readers on a unique urban voyage of discovery.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

HOT RUM COW #1 - The Gin Issue

Hot Rum Cow comes from Schotland and is a special arty magazine about liquor, we have quite a few good ones about food but this one was missing! It is somehow similar to ACQTaste or the bike magazine Boneshaker. Lovely illustrations, humour, good writing and a great design.
This is what they say:

"Hot Rum Cow is a quarterly print magazine for people who are fascinated by great beers, wines & spirits – and the extraordinary stories behind them. We’ve named it after a warm cocktail made from rum, milk, brown sugar and nutmeg. Some people love it, others don’t get it – and that’s exactly the sort of magazine we publish."

Saturday, July 21, 2012


BUTT magazine had it's last issue, there's something new coming from them but it's still a secret. We thought you might miss BUTT, so we looked around to find something to fill the hole that BUTT left.
KINK is not just another BUTT rip-off. It's created by Spanish photographers Paco y Manolo, they meet guys and arrange a photo shoot with them. They write a small piece about the meeting and the shoot and that's the simple concept of KINK.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Dutch artist duo Lernert & Sander on the cover of Wallpaper

Wallpaper's handmade issue features the making of a short film / commercial by Dutch artist duo Lernert and Sander. There's an interview about the working process and some parts out of their sketch book.
Have a look at the film below.

Lernert & Sander - Handmade from White Lodge on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


GIRLS AND BOYS is a poster magazine presenting the innate allure of young man and womanhood. The natural beauty of the girls and boys featured is captured with the unique approach of each contributing photographer.
This issue is put together by photographer Brett Lloyd. You can take the staple out of the mag and have huge posters.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012


" Believe in your fucking self. Stay up all fucking night.

Work outside of your fucking habits. Know when to fucking speak up.

Good things come to those who work their ass off and never give up.

Go and fucking find your inner demons.

Never give up or let someone else make decisions which are supposed to be yours.

If they don't like you as the skinny girl you are, try to be a fucking plus-size.

If life gives you a lemon make sure there is tequila around.

If being number 14 in the world sucks work harder and become number one.

If you want to hide go and hide in a fucking smart way.

If you are going crazy. Don't worry. Your mind is way too complex to keep it healthy.

If you don't want to show your face show your feet.

Don't fit in. Fit better.

They don't believe in your idea? Ignore it and take the challenge.

Take pictures of yourself no fucking matter how you look, anyway you are just doing it to prove you are alive.

You are the result of 4 billion years of evolutionary success. Fucking act like it.

It's you. The next big thing.
I LOVE YOU. So go and fucking love yourself.
And now make sure to fucking buy the


Monday, July 16, 2012

THE PARIS REVIEW #200 with Brett Easton Ellis

This is issue number 200 from one of America's most important literary magazines. Published quarterly, THE PARIS REVIEW has the best new prose and poetry for 50 years now. It never followed fashion - it has always been looking for the unique, special and outstanding whether it was the new young promise or something that would never be hyped.
There's an extended interview with writer Brett Easton Ellis in #200, he talks about all his novels and the parallel between his characters and his own life, his favourite novel, not fitting in with the writer's scene of New York and making a biopic about his friends who play in a band called Duran Duran.

Have you ever made money with anything other than writing?


Further on an interview with screenwiter Terry Southern. A funny short story by Lorrie Moore and a beautiful poem by Susan Barbour about seeing insomnia as a lover you can't get rid of. 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

paper + ink + printing+ binding = UPPERCASE 14

Uppercase #14 focuses on play: children’s books and sports, and integrating playfulness into our art, work, and everyday life.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The naked fashion Magazine

Dicks, fashion,corsets, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Varvatos, Michel Gaubert, hot paintings.
 All in a big male macho fashion magazine. PARENTAL ADVISORY EXPLICIT CONTENT!

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Discover the fashion departments of 
The Amsterdam Fashion Institute, the Royal Academy the Hague & Antwerp. 

TIGER DRAGON SLAYERS from the underworld

Made for Made by

Show OFF


Leute machen Kleider

Friday, July 6, 2012

MOTHERLAND - A spooky issue full of ghost stories from India

Motherland is the first magazine on Indian pop culture, counter-culture and subculture. The new GHOST STORIES issue just came out.

In this one:

From Punjab to Sikkim span the tales of a young army recruit who became an exemplary ghost soldier.
How the Ramsay Brothers became Hindi cinema's doyens of gory low-budget horrors in the 1980's and where they are today.
Photo's of Dak Bungalows, the haunting spaces of remote, colonial rest houses.
With the growing use of the internet in India, ghostwriters have emerged as entrepreneurial entities.
How a widespread scam in Uttar Pradesh is cheating people out of their lives and land rights and has turned them into spectres of society.
Plus: The Indian Spook Directory - ten archetypical ghosts and spirits of the subcontinent.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mirage - Beauties van de jaren zeventig

‘Fashion, Swimwear and Jetset Hedonism.’ Dat, zo kondigt de cover aan, is de inhoud van Mirage. Een jaren negentig-Ibiza-gevoel is bij het horen van deze ondertitel misschien lastig te onderdrukken. En dan probeert het blad de aandacht ook nog eens te trekken met een glimmend goud gedrukte titel en, net als veel hedendaagse tijdschriften, een reusachtig formaat en veel ontblote meisjestorso’s. Toch mag de lezer die het kilo’s wegende blad naar de bank sleept meer verwachten. Door kelli van der waals voor hard//hoofd en Athenaeum.

Jaren zeventig

 Dat is grotendeels te danken aan het jaren zeventig-thema, dat als een rode draad door stijl en onderwerp loopt, in een lettertype dat in desbetreffend decennium niet had misstaan. Al voordat de bladeraar de inhoudsopgave bereikt, wordt hij ondergedompeld in seventies-interieurs, -technologie, -voertuigen en een filmstill uit 1971 van 65 naakte vrouwen op racefietsen.

Het echte kijkplezier begint op bladzijde 48, met een vijftien pagina’s tellend beelddocument over de Formule 1, overgenomen uit een boek van fotograaf Jesse Alexander. De foto’s maakte Alexander met een Leica-camera en ze hebben, zo stelt ook de begeleidende tekst, een serene kwaliteit vergeleken bij de flitsende plaatjes waarin de racewagens tegenwoordig worden vastgelegd. Op de rauwe, korrelige foto’s met sterke primaire kleuren zijn zwiepende vrouwenharen onder hippe hoeden vastgelegd, blauwe coureursogen omcirkeld door een afgebladderde racehelm en donkere vlekken waar wagens langs het neo-barokke casino van Monte Carlo racen. Romantische nostalgie ligt op de loer, vooral bij het lezen van anecdotes over de racers van toen. Zo zou F1-held James Hunt destijds shirtloos door de straten van Marbella hebben geslenterd, lurkend aan een Cuba Libra.

Iconische onderwerpen

Mirage legt een voorkeur voor iconische onderwerpen aan de dag. Zoals het Italiaanse eiland Capri, dat haar ansichtkaart-status ontleent aan zowel haar prachtige zeekliffen als haar status als haven voor de aristocraten, beroemdheden en andere rijken. Of de reeks ‘Beauties of the 70’s’, waartoe onder meer Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin en Raquel Welch behoren. Zij vormen volgens Mirage ‘a special breed of effortlessly powerful and ultimately glamorous woman.’ Een soort dat een hele generatie ontwerpers, kunstenaars en muzikanten heeft geïnspireerd en ‘een nieuwe stroming in seksuele energie’ representeerden.
Elders in het blad worden meer persoonlijkheden en beauties geportretteerd die hun stempel op deze jaren hebben gedrukt, zoals een jeugdige Brooke Shields, ‘Baby Brooke’, die in de jaren zeventig met haar veertien jaar het jongste model ooit was dat de cover van Vogue sierde; Dennis Hopper, die in Easy Rider ‘the proud exponent of a rootless, fearless freedom’ belichaamde; of Björn ‘Ice’ Borg, de tennislegende die overnight de status van tieneridol verwierf en op zijn 27ste resoluut met pensioen ging.

Een frisse ochtendwandeling

Achterin weet het dikke blad de lezer te verrassen met een aantal artikelen over onverwachte onderwerpen. Niet iedereen zal hebben gehoord van Looking Good – A Guide for Men, een boek van Charles Hix met schoonheidstips voor mannen, grootmoedersstijl. Zo raadt Hix mannen een frisse ochtendwandeling aan, zodat hun kapsel een ‘circulation boost’ krijgt. Boeiend is ook het verhaal over de onderwater-bouwwerken van oceanograaf Jacques Cousteau, die daarmee menselijke kolonies onder de zeespiegel wilde stichten. De drie zogeheten Conshelfs die nu nog bestaan, worden enkel bewoond door vissen en zeewier.

Mirage licht een tipje van de sluier op over wat de jaren zeventig aan opvallends, moois en boeiends hebben voortgebracht en herinnert aan de aangename esthetiek van toen (waarvoor de liefde de laatste tijd reeds is opgewaaid, zie de populariteit van Instagram en de films van Wes Anderson). Tussen de foto’s van overwegend naakte meisjes door, blijkt het blad meer aardigs te bieden dan de ondertitel doet vermoeden.

Kelli van der Waals is mediawetenschapper en freelance journalist.