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In the past 12 years we had the pleasure to get to know a lot of the amazing people behind the magazines and publications we try to gather in our store for you, we have seen countless covers on our shelves and browsed myriads of pages. In News & Novelties we want to share some of our latest finds and conversations. Find inspiration in our reviews, enjoy some interviews with amazing people and get to know about our latest activities in Berlin and around the globe.

What Should I Say About Seoul

What Should I Say About Seoul

How could visiting Seoul be described in a way that allows someone else to feel like they are right there? What to say? What perspectives to choose?⁠ ⁠ What Should I Say—About Seoul takes the reader on a path less traveled: The work and daily-life of Korean designers; but not just as a spectator. The book gives a glimpse into South Korean society that is not so common after all. ⁠ ⁠ But don't mistake this book as a travel guide. It is rather full of experiences, focussing on the work as creatives. From working conditions to social interactions.⁠ Buy
Foam #63 2023 - The Nourishing Issue

Foam #63

The Nourishing Issue
The aesthetically truly incredible magazine foam is always one step ahead in contemporary photography. The latest issue is all about food. But of course not in the way of a cooking magazine with recipes and so on. Rather, it's about using photography to explore what food means culturally and to society.⁠ ⁠ FOOD! The Nourishing Issue looks at what we are made of, focusing on the ways food drives us apart, brings us together and moves us further — all at the same time. Food fuels us, heals us and brings people together. Yet there is another side to food, which is more political and complex than it appears. Nourishment, ritual, sustainability, economy, labour, culture, ecology, community, exploitation, identity, politics: the collection of portfolios included in this issue are a testament to the variety of visual strategies addressing a few of such matters.⁠ Buy
Mortadella

Mortadella

Christoph Hänsli
Meticulously, Christoph Hänsli paints and works his way through 166 slices of a whole mortadella, and not only that, he paints each piece from the front and back. In the end, there are 332 pictures.⁠ ⁠ Approaching the essence of a sausage, the slowly changing pink constellations turn into an almost hypnotic universe of meditative mortadella mandalas.⁠ ⁠ This world of sliced sausage is accompanied by an exclusive text on Hänsli's work by the renowned British writer John Berger. Buy
2G Arquitectura-G

2G Arquitectura-G

Arquitectura-G often work on renovations or extensions that rest upon the framework of existing buildings. Confronted with strong restrictions, like leaving the facade in its original state, Arquitectura-G finds uncommon ways to let natural light into a space and combine historic architecture with contemporary needs. Their work lets both worlds blend harmoniously or collide to create strong visual and atmospheric tensions. Their creations are structured by light, textures, angles, and framed views. Spaces intersect, inside and outside absorb each other.⁠ ⁠ One of our favourite architecture studio of all times!⁠ Buy
La Fabrica

La Fabrica

Ricardo Bofill
Ricardo Bofill is one of our favourite architects. But La Fábrica, his own home, must be his most outstanding creation. A former cement factory on the outskirts of Barcelona, serendipitously discovered while driving, the building became the centre of the late Catalan architect’s life. Here, Ricardo created a world of his own, exposing the concrete forms from beneath years of dust and smoke, encouraging nature back onto the structure, and fine-tuning the balance between its monumental scale and a delicate, human sensibility, in one of the earliest examples of the reuse of an industrial building—and it’s still changing.⁠ ⁠ This new edition by apartamento expands on the book originally published in 2018, featuring exclusive archival imagery and an expansive selection of photographs taken by Nacho Alegre on his visits to La Fábrica over the last decade. He returned in November 2022 to document the building in its current state, closing the book with 32 pages of otherwise unseen images—a portrait of Ricardo’s most cherished work at a moment of profound transformation. With an introduction by Pablo Bofill, the book also features an interview with Ricardo himself by Barcelona-based architects Arquitectura-G and Guillermo López.⁠ Buy
The Journey of Things

The Journey of Things

Magdalene Odundo
Vertical lines bound by razor-sharp rims, meet gently rolling bodies of symmetric beauty, round vessels with asymmetric collars and irregular appearing spikes that seem to be sometimes thorns, sometimes nipples, glowing in burnished graphite black or soft terra cotta.⁠ Magdalene Odundo’s work is inspired by the human body, by traditional vessels, ethnological objects, and sculptures. “Study whatever has gone before, not with a view to becoming a copyist, but with the object of gaining knowledge.” Fascinated by these words of British industrial designer Christopher Dresser she absorbed the British museums and pieced what she saw together into a language truly of her own.⁠ “Making is a journey of collecting, piecing together the collected or recorded memories.” This publication translates Odundo’s quote into print and shows her work next to all the objects that inspired her, insightful essays about her method and practice round it off.⁠ ⁠ First Edition, third printing with a beautiful new cover.⁠ Buy
Cinzia Says…

Cinzia Says…

Cinzia Ruggeri
Artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri (1942-2019) was definitely ahead with her nonconformist perspective and ever experimental practice. She investigated the architectural and social dimension of the body with irony and oneirism.⁠ ⁠ Cinzia Says… is the first monograph on this unconventional figure who moved across disciplines with absolute freedom.⁠ Buy
Noma 2.0

Noma 2.0

Vegetable, Forest, Ocean
Noma has been doing things differently from the start, so it's no surprise that they also do their cookbooks a little differently than others. Their latest publication, Noma 2.0 - Vegetable Forest Ocean, comes straight from their test kitchen where they experiment and research. The dishes are incredibly beautiful and highly intriguing. The combinations of flavours, textures and colours, and the unusual ingredients often found in the search for food, are meant to provide inspiration. Thus, with each beautifully arranged dish, you'll find an ingredient list and description that will spark your own ideas. However, if you don't want to "just" be inspired, but want to recreate a Noma dish in great detail, a QR code will lead you to a very detailed recipe.⁠ Buy
Small Myths

Small Myths

Mikiko Hara
Mikiko Hara has her own way of secretly capturing the strangers who cross her path: a young man on the train, a couple holding hands, a little girl playing in a park… Sometimes their eyes meet briefly as she presses the shutter, but Mikiko Hara does not exchange with her subjects. Yet, these portraits reveal something infinitely personal.⁠ ⁠ Mikiko Hara’s approach, firmly rooted in a documentation of every- day life, extends in the intimacy of her living space: cut flowers in the sink, a strawberry shortcake in the fridge, her three sons dozing on the floor. The eye of the photographer, who is also a mother and wife, moves back and forth from the outside to the inside, from the public to the private sphere. Wherever she is, Mikiko Hara observes and tells stories like fragments of life.⁠ Buy
Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers

How, Why and When We Eat Flowers
There are many more edible flowers than the three species you sometimes find on a packaged salad in the supermarket. But since others are poisonous, you need a really good guidebook to get you started. And that guide is now here!⁠ ⁠ More than 100 flowers are presented with their flavor profiles, origins, and edible plant parts, accompanied by vivid photographic portraits. Simple recipes and short essays written by a number of famous chefs, artists, and writers tell the creative and gastronomic story of edible flowers, making this practical handbook an entertaining read. Buy
Reverse Hallucinations in the Archipelago

Reverse Hallucinations in the Archipelago

Reverse Hallucinations in the Archipelago reflects on the changing role of colonial natural history collections in the current ecological crisis.⁠ ⁠ From DNA traces tracing teak furniture back to Indonesian plantations, to the extinction of species in the rapidly changing Malay world, an essayistic composition of Dutch paleoanthropologist Eugène Dubious's Javanese osteo-mythology, to the harmful role of monocultures, especially oil palm. In addition, a series of drone footage by Akademi Drone Indonesia, a group of young environmental activists from Nusantara, documents controversial land grabs in the region and shows the ongoing environmental violence perpetrated for profit.⁠ Buy
A Dictionary of Color Combinations

A Dictionary of Color Combinations

Sanzo Wada
The Dictionary of Color Combinations is probably one of the most beautiful books we ever held in our hands! After it has been sold out for a year, we finally have it back in stock and are mesmerized as before.⁠..⁠ ⁠ The pocket size jewel offers 348 incredible color combinations by Japanese painter Sanzo Wada. The compositions of two, three, and four tones could not be more intriguing and with its index registering the CMYK code of every shade used it is an indispensable tool for every designer.⁠ Buy