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About 10 years ago, in 2008, we opened do you read me?! as a space fully dedicated to printed matter. Think of your favourite bookstore, with a well curated assortment of books and some magazines and newspapers on the side, but turned upside down. That’s about it. Fashion, photography and art, architecture, interior and design, illustration, graphic design and typography, cultural matters and society. We (almost) have it all! 



With a little help from Indhira Rojas founder and creative director of Anxy Magazine we managed to find a way to address both sides of the story: what it means to be a woman and a man these days and far more important, how these notions of gender categories affect and conflict our inner worlds.

Why do you think it’s such a great deal to share one’s individual stories – besides the need to find a more natural way to talk about mental health problems?

There’s absolutely no doubt that sharing our stories reduces our feelings of isolation and feeling alone in what we are going through. It allows us to learn about ourselves and our inner working by discovering aspects about ourselves through the lens of others. It can even give us the inspiration or courage to try something different, by witnessing how others have done it and succeeded.


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Klapp-Stullen - Max Faber

Klapp-Stullen

Max Faber
Die Deutschen und ihr Brot - eine Liebe, der ganz besonderen Art. Wie innig das Band zwischen Brot-Connaisseur und der mindestens Mehrkorn- bis Vollkorn-Stulle tatsächlich ist, wird jenem schmerzlich bewusst, wenn er sich für einen längeren Zeitraum in eine Mono-Weissbrot-Kultur begibt. Und nun also das passende Buch zum Brot: Klapp-Stullen. Mit Max Fabers einzigartigem Kunstband/Kochbuch/Enzyklopädie bekommt die Stulle, nun endlich den Tribut gezollt, den sie verdient. Seite für Seite und Scheibe für Scheibe seziert und analysiert der gelernte Koch und Food-Stylist das Kulturgut gekonnt mithilfe eines Scanners. Die daraus entstandenen hochauflösenden Bilder rücken die Stulle nicht nur in ein neues Licht, sondern zeigen sie in all ihren Facetten, ihren zahlreichen Varianten und ihren eigentümlichen Verwandtschaftsverhältnissen wie etwa das Toast, Ciabatta oder Baguette. Dazu gibt es die wichtigsten Fakten vorab wie z.B., dass die 'Stullenpakete' im Mittelalter dazu dienten, dass die Jäger keine fettigen Hände beim Essen bekamen. Alles in allem stimmt es wohl, wie Faber wissend zu bedenken gibt: "Die Deutschen und ihr Brot, das ist eine ernste Sache" - aber das Buch beweist auch, dass die Deutschen sich durchaus manchmal auch selbst auf's Korn nehmen können. Buy
Wallet #4 2019

Wallet #4

Shamans of Space
Where do you go to my lovely? - quite a justified question to ask since for quite some time now fashion has set out to venture in unknown spatiotemporal realms to be produced, mediated, experienced and consumed. After the haute couture has left its origins, outpaced the classical era of studios, ateliers and runways it vastly conquers new, hybrid territories, captures simultaneous platforms under ever-changing conditions. Help in due time brings the Norwegian fashion magazine Wallet, having in mind to look out for contemporary critical approaches towards fashion's expansive practices and meanings alike. While Wallet not only appears as a promising map - guiding you through questions as: leaving the physical behind - how far can you go? And, how virtual has fashion to be(come)? - it certainly functions as suitable Ariadne's thread to keep the orientation within the fashion industry labyrinth. In its fourth and latest issue, Shamans of Space, Wallet follows the traces where contemporary fashion was, is and will be performed. While in part 1 "Fashion Spaces in Practice & Theory" the British fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner, Australian fashion researcher Matthew Linde and Italian architect Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli are giving insights about their daily work, how they experience the on-going shift through fashion's economy as well as sharing their expectations and hopes for a fashionable future part 2, "Where does Fashion happen" stays visual showing various spaces where and how fashion emerge in sometimes unexpected places - at times beyond the obvious. And, as we all know the journey is the reward, Wallet is the perfect guide to get hold of where your lovely goes - as it is readable every and anywhere - for instance from the comfort of your couch. Buy
F - Food Culture #1 Salt

F Magazine

Food x Culture - A Food Documentary Magazine
It's definitely a match! Most likely when paper meets food you're holding a cookbook or a restaurant guide in your hands. That this delicious encounter can turn out differently without being less tasteful proves the F Magazine. The Food Documentary Magazine from Korea is definitely one of a kind. No wonder since this magazine originated from a long-time, inspiring friendship between Magazine B and Baemin. While Magazine B is famously known for telling multi-layered stories behind well-known brands as IKEA, Monocle, Vans, Muji among others Baemin is a critical mover and shaker in South Korean contemporary food culture "bringing good food to anyone and anywhere". Both together result in a fruitful collaboration which will certainly change the way we use and think about our day to day ingredients. The principle is more than simple: Each issue is dedicated to one essential ingredient, so far it is salt, chicken and cheese, entering the multifarious world, the various purposes and histories and the relationship between the people in different stages of the product we use at the end of the line. This nutritional encyclopedia serves as a perfect guidance through the most basic and essential food components featuring various interviews, an academic manual, a geographical overlook and a LAB coming with each Magazine. It's a feast for the eye and we suppose Bongjin Kim's (Baemin) plan worked out saying: "Personally, I'd like to publish a magazine that I would curate for my own personal collection." Believe us, we curate it with full pleasure! Buy



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Apartamento Cookbook Launch and Signing

Apartamento Cookbook Launch and Signing

Friday, November 9, at 7 pm
Apartamento Magazine and do you read me?!, together with German artist Stefan Marx, warmly invite you to join us in celebrating the release of Apartamento’s latest cookbook on Friday, November 9, at 7 pm. Since 2016, Apartamento has invited the world’s best chefs, food lovers, and culinary taste makers to contribute to a series of annual cookbooks. Each edition is based around a specific theme, and this year the book provides a fresh take on a global staple: the humble grain of rice. Stefan Marx has accompanied each of the 16 recipes with his weirdly adorable drawings. Come around, hang out and grab your signed copy by artist Stefan Marx. Apartamento will be donating 20% of all profits made from sales of the book to a local charity in Barcelona, so the evening will also be in support of a good cause. We look forward to seeing you there! Buy