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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! 


Together with Glein Atelier in Vienna we designed a subtle version of our infamous tote bag made of finest Italian Vacchetta leather with an incredible soft and natural touch. Vegetable-tanned in Santa Croce and handmade by a family run workshop in Croatia, every bag of this limited edition is a piece of its own, darkening over time and thus developing its unique character. A true companion for everyday life.


Magazines, Books & Goods > Flowers, plants and gardens


Since the cold days are finally over we’ve had the pleasure to arrange an ‘as green as it gets’ selection of titles about gardens, plants, flowers on our table to grasp the first sunshine. With these little how-to-do-guides and all-you-should-know about living, green things (despite watering) your green thumb will exponential become greener!




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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The Skirt Chronicles #4 2019

The Skirt Chronicles #4

Things often appear different at first sight as they actually are. And only after a certain period of time their versatile facets start to shine through. In the case of The Skirt Chronicles it's most likely less existential but still there is one fact you should know about this french export hit: This magazine is NOT a fashion magazine! - despite alleged evidence as, for instance, the name, the cover... Together, the trio Haydée Touitou, Sofia Nebiolo and Sarah de Mavaleix had something different in mind and, if any, only in the broadest sense another girly, glossy clothes magazine. Instead, in the very beginning of The Skirt Chronicles, the idea was to celebrate their friendship which then, turned into their joint wish to create a collaborative platform crossing different generations and cultures - and on top if it to give space for reflecting the women voice. Idealistic and dreamy? Probably! And yet, when you start to turn page by page, it will not take long that you sense how good and invigorating it feels to be kindly invited to see the world though a slightly softer and lighter lens - or as they put it: from an imaginary island. In their latest issue #4 they meet artist Eleanor Coppola to talk about her long journey out of the shadows of famously known director Francis Coppola, have a closer look at the work of Bahraini-American archaeologist Nasser Alzayani digging in the collective memory of his home country while taking you on a delicious pasticcerie tour. The Skirt Chronicles may not be the fashion magazine you expect in the first place but it has a lot of other treasures for you which are indeed priceless: offering you perfect hide-out, a locus luminosity in your mind - far far away. Buy
bauhaus imaginista - A school in the World (EN) - Marion von Osten

bauhaus imaginista

a school in the world - Marion von Osten, Grant Watson
This year the infamous German school Bauhaus turns 100. From 1919 till 1933 it was home of the avant-garde of modernism until the institution was finally forced to close through reprisals by Hitler's regime. With its manifestos, revolutionary ideas and iconic designs it is still the often quoted authority for German design and modernism worldwide. But instead of republishing again the same iconographic objects that repeatedly pop up as soon as someone says "Bauhaus", the exhibition catalogue bauhaus imaginista approaches contemporary problems through the ideal and material legacies of the Bauhaus. From the attempt to bring the arts together, to the shaping of coexistence and the improvement of everyday life, to design processes, cultural appropriation, and the impulse for emancipatory pop and subcultures, bauhaus imaginista interprets the Bauhaus legacy from a diverse and refreshing angle by looking at it as a global resonance space and putting it into the contemporary context. Buy
Pisé - Rammed Earth Tradition and Potential - Roger Boltshauser (EN)

Pisé – Rammed Earth

Tradition and Potential - Roger Boltshauser
In times when resources are scarce we turn back to old often forgotten methods and materials. Rammed Earth or Pisé, as they call it in French, is one of these. Pisé has a long history in Europe, especially in Switzerland, Germany, and France as an architectural material. In the 18th century architect François Cointeraux was already imagining a building method of prefabricated rammed earth blocks. He emphasised the favorable properties in terms of indoor climate, excellent fireproofing and local availability. The goal was to enable people to build their own homes with simple and very cheap means. But then the industrial revolution happened, steel and concrete replaced traditional materials and unfortunately with that a lot of knowledge got lost. Ever since architects like Herzog & de Meuron, Wang Shu and other Pritzker Prize winners have started in recent years to use Pisé for prestigious buildings, it lost its stench of being a poor material and got back in focus. Architect Roger Boltshauser aims with the publication „Pisé - Rammed Earth Tradition and Potential“ to record the state of knowledge, make it accessible, and expand the research. From historical rammed earth structures to possibilities and potentials of the material to contemporary constructions he collected essays by historians, architects, construction engineers, and material experts as well as research projects by students of the EPFL - Lausanne. 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