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Whether traditional, Nordic, or futuristic, the kitchen is the new living room—a place to cook, eat, and celebrate. This book showcases the latest interiors and kitchen concepts.
The kitchen is the new living room: a space for social gathering, collaborative cooking, event hosting, and communal dining. Undergoing immense transformation through time and continually adapting to current social and aesthetic trends, the room that used to be a service area relegated to the back of the house is now the multi-functional hub of the home.
Kitchen Kulture is an inspiring visual feast that shines a light on all that the twenty-first century kitchen can be. The kitchens presented in this book are testing grounds for environmentally-friendly innovation as well as lively spaces that inspire a higher quality of life by prompting better eating habits and bringing together family and friends. From a vast, open-plan kitchen in a London townhouse to a kitchenette inside a student studio in Berlin, the professionals behind these designs uncover the full potential of today’s kitchen through their creativity.
Full color, hardcover, 256 pages, 24×30 cm.
Introducing The Weekend Special
The spring issue of Kinfolk examines the nuances of free time, its rituals and rhythms and its capacity to reinvigorate. Rather than advising how to fill 48 hours, the issue offers insight into why we should fill our weekends, and how doing so can lead to personal fulfillment.
With a dynamic mix of long-form journalism, interviews and shorter essays, plus concept-driven visual stories and contributors across the globe, the forthcoming issue of Kinfolk continues to dedicate its editorial to exploring personal values and quality of life.
From the curious cultural mythologies behind sleep and fashion editorial for looking good on laundry day to interviews with Moses Sumney, Dimore Studio and more, this issue will inspire readers with a fresh outlook on going off-duty.
192 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated and coated paper.
Multifaceted perspectives on the world of work today and in the future—from compelling business ideas to inspiring company cultures.
The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups, and established companies that feel it’s time for some new ideas. It’s a book made to be used. Write in its margins and turn over the corners of its pages. But don’t expect management speak or miracles for untold riches. This is not a book about staging a revolution. Rather, this is a book about doing things well—from how you run the show to the pens you buy. And even about taking your dog to work.
The 300-page book features original photography and illustrations printed on a selection of the highest-quality papers. The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a handbook for those who want to make a company that will last; it’s the ultimate reference for doing a job you love.
304 pages, full color, linen hardcover, 20×26.5 cm.
A handbook for making a home that will stand the test of time; take knocks and scuffs in its stride; and where lives can unfold, children grow up, and dogs run wild.
This Monocle book tells us how to turn a house into a home. Both a practical guide and a great source of inspiration, The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes presents the interiors, furniture, and locations you need to know about along with portraits of the people who can make it happen.
The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes celebrates the durable and the meaningful through a collection of homes that tell a story. Most architecture and interior books show houses polished to perfection, manicured to the extent that it is hard to imagine anybody actually lives there: they seem to miss the point that homes are meant to be inhabited. They should be able to take scuffs and knocks and to be part of a community, whether in a Chicago skyscraper or on Australia’s sunshine coast.
Full color, hardcover, 402 pages, 20×26.5 cm.
This issue contains stories about Melbourne, its coffee, and the people who drink it. For our fifth issue, we hear from dozens of locals, shop owners, roasters, patrons, entrepreneurs, writers, and photographers about what it’s like to drink coffee in Melbourne. The capital of Victoria is flush with cafes, boasting one of the highest concentrations of coffee shops per capita in the world. Home of the flat white and avocado toast, this unsuspecting epicenter of the coffee world is at a crossroads, as its most towering figures take what they’ve learned to enterprises overseas, and leave the Australian city to recalibrate its identity.
Drift, Melbourne guides us from Italy to Bali to New York, from 19th century pioneers to the future, as we take a magnifying glass to what makes Melbourne’s coffee scene tick.
Drift: Melbourne includes:
A look into Australian cafe culture, including the health-conscious dishes that have emerged from it, such as avocado toast and chia seed pudding.
Photo essay of the city’s famous graffiti artists.
How refugees seeking asylum in Melbourne are trained to be baristas at one of the city’s best shops.
Tracing the history of the Keep Cup and environmental sustainability.
A photo series dedicated to Melbourne office workers queueing for their morning cups.
A profile of an artist building and refurbishing espresso machines.
How Melbourne’s Italian community laid the groundwork for the city’s ascendancy to coffee shop Mecca.
160 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper.
Brooklyn, an incredibly diverse borough of New York City, is many things to many people. It’s where the Ebbets Field and stickball-loving old New York meets young creative types obsessed with artisanship, where old school Jewish deli owners and Latin American vendors meet chefs armed with tweezers in graffitied warehouses. In this issue, the borough’s great chefs—street vendors and guardians of hallowed centuries-old institutions, young guns and Roberta’s disciples—tell us, through their own words and recipes, about one of the most influential and complex regions in the world, and what it’s like to cook and eat there in 2016.
Volume 3 eats its way through Brooklyn and brings you stories, photos, and light recipes from the New York City borough’s greatest chefs.
In this issue, we hear from:
Carlo Mirarchi (Roberta’s, Blanca)
Andy Ricker (Pok Pok)
Pamela Yung (Semilla)
Jose Ramírez-Ruiz (Semilla)
Andrew Tarlow (The Diner, Marlow & Sons, Achilles Heel)
Claus Meyer (Meyers Bageri)
Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø (Tørst)
7.5″ x 9.5″, 144 pages, offset UV-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper.
It is obvious that people have a strong awareness of the fact that the environment in which they work has a strong impact on how they work. That is why most people choose their comfort zones very carefully.
Once they have found it, they feel able to live their potential to the fullest. That is why we dedicated this first issue to that one place, your comfort zone.
Here is where it all begins.
Issue One features the following artists
Eike König, Berlin
A Kind of Guise, Munich
Eman Ali, London
Andrew Trotter, Barcelona
Paweł Althamer, Warsaw
Jasmine Deporta, Bozen
the Stu, Munich
Can Dagarslani, Istanbul
Sinziana Velicescu, Los Angeles
130 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper.
What characteristics and values define a country? Which countries are particularly successful in terms of education, economics, or culture? In this book, Monocle provides a global perspective on the distinct qualities of nations.
Monocle’s books with Gestalten have shown you how to build a better life, business, and home. But now Monocle raises the bar: how do you run a great country? They are not talking about might, muscle, or nationalism—although you need a bit of a swagger every now and then. They are talking about a country that feels like a cohesive community, knows what to value, and goes out into the world to gently get its way with soft power, fine ambassadors, and compelling cultural offerings. At home, this country celebrates good education, well-made institutions, and its own people and their skills.
How to Make a Nation: A Monocle Guide is a thought-provoking primer that informs and inspires. The best ideas don’t need to be invented—they need to be found and copied. Let Monocle be your guide.
Based in London and acclaimed the world over, MONOCLE has delivered a unique briefing on global affairs, business, culture, and design since it was founded by Tyler Brûlé in 2007. Alongside the magazine, Monocle has created a 24-hour radio station, a film-rich website, retail ventures around the globe, and cafes in Tokyo and London.
Full color, hardcover, 338 pages, 20×26.5 cm.
In issue No.6 we meet Monica and Ricky of Delicious & Sons, who tell us the importance of knowing where your food comes from. From there we travel to the farm in Australia, where Tash and Ben involve the whole community in sharing their knowledge at A Plot in Common, whilst Sara Tasker invites people into the Yorkshire Moors house to exchange gifts or work for room stays. We get a guided tour of the house, sculptor Xavier Corberó, built for himself on the outskirts of Barcelona, and a tour of Lisbon by Armando and the team at O Apartamento. In the Brazilian jungle, Marko built a home Arca, to share and for its guests to learn from the surrounding nature, then aboard the houseboat Varda, just outside of San Francisco for a floating artists residence. Tagomago invite people to share their love of photography in their gallery home in Barcelona, and we finish with a visit to the recently opened home of Eileen Gray, Cap Moderne, that was famously vandalised by Le Corbusier, and where he passed away.
In this volume, Cereal discuss design with John Pawson & Margaret Howell; explore the cities of Sydney & London; and escape to Sri Lanka & Bali. Also sail with Loro Piana, visit the studio of Landon Metz, and tour the former home of Georgia O’Keeffe.
The publication is 200 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full colour on FSC-approved uncoated paper in the United Kingdom.
Introducing the Home Issue
Within the pages of the 21st issue of Kinfolk, the home becomes more than the sum of its walls and floors, chairs and wallpaper—more than a collection of objects.
We delve deeply into the very nature of home, exploring what’s hidden, unseen, mysterious and sensual. And we look into what we have forgotten or overlooked in the rituals of our daily lives. In turn, the home and everything it contains are not merely ends in themselves, but the complex elements of each person’s evolving and deeply personal narrative—the foundations of a well-lived life.
176 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated and coated paper.
A city guide curated by locals.
A Michelin-starred pub, a secret bar, a book club wired for sound, a green hill to view the skyline and a restaurant above the clouds… Get lost in the diversity of London.
London is full of contradictions. Spectacular modern buildings stand side-by-side with the oldest parts of the capital. Today the city is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan metropolises. Its shops are always full—and the after-work pint remains as popular as ever. In London, Lost in spoke to an international music producer, a fashion innovator, a multimedia performer and a creative couple working on stage and screen. Photos showcase four decades of Tube culture, and a feature explains how the city went from dining graveyard to culinary capital.
A city guide curated by locals.
A hidden vineyard in Montmartre, post-industrial parties on the canal, haute cuisine made affordable, breathtaking views from a Ménilmontant rooftop bar… Get lost in the regeneration of Paris.
Paris has often been criticised for relying too much on its past. But after a hiatus during the 1980-90s, a brand new city is starting to shine—ripe with fresh takes on fashion, food and modern art. In Paris, Lost in spoke to a roving fashion explorer, a creative emigré couple, an architect and a leading mixologist. One feature takes you behind the scenes of haute couture, another pulls you up at the table of the city’s changing gastronomy.
Full color, softbound, 68 pages, 16×21 cm.
A city guide curated by locals.
Tapas with a modern twist, thrilling views from a diving board, art spaces in abandoned factories, pristine beaches in the outskirts… Get lost in the city of warm weather and warmer people.
Long lunches, siestas, late dinners and even later drinks are the done thing in the Catalan capital. A tranquil way of life coupled with a rich cultural scene has been attracting travellers for years. And its dynamic art and food scenes are deeply rooted in a rich cultural history. In Barcelona, Lost in spoke to an artist and designer couple, a key figure behind famous festival Sónar, a local culinary expert and a boundary-busting musician. Plunge into the labyrinthine streets of El Born and explore Poblenou—a former fishing village turned creative Mecca.
Full color, softbound, 68 pages, 16×21 cm.
When German photographer Peter Lindbergh shot five young models in downtown New York City in 1989, he produced not only the iconic British Vogue January 1990 cover but also the birth certificate of the supermodels. The image didn’t just bring revered faces together for the first time, it marked the beginning of a new fashion era and a new understanding of female beauty.
Coinciding with his major retrospective at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this book gathers more than 400 images from four decades of Lindbergh’s photography to celebrate his unique and game-changing storytelling and the new romantic and narrative vision it brought to art and fashion.
Whether in striking single portraits or dramatic situations of figure and setting, we trace the photographer’s cinematic inflections and his provocative play with female archetypes as subjects adopt the guise of dancers, actresses, heroines, and femmes fatales. Raw and seductive at once, we see how Lindbergh’s trademark monochrome pictures also redefined standards of beauty by emphasizing spirit and personality as much as looks, celebrating the elegance and sensuality of older women, and privileging natural and authentic beauty in an era of pervasive retouching.
In a testimony to Lindbergh’s illustrious status in the fashion world, his images are contextualized by commentaries from collaborators such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Nicole Kidman, Grace Coddington, Cindy Crawford, and Anna Wintour, who chose Lindbergh to shoot her first US Vogue cover. Their tributes explain just what makes Lindbergh’s images so unique and powerful.
Hardcover, 23.9 x 34 cm, 472 pages
New York Times Bestseller
Named one of the Best Gift Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, House Beautiful, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Luxe Interiors + Design, People StyleWatch, Garden & Gun, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, New York Magazine, and more
John Derian’s home goods empire reaches far and wide—in addition to the four John Derian stores he owns in New York and Massachussetts, his products are sold by more than 600 retailers worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, ABC, and Gump’s in the United States; Conran and Liberty in the UK; and Astier de Villatte in Paris. It all started with his now-iconic collectible plates decoupaged with 19th-century artwork sourced from old and rare books, a process that credited him with elevating the decoupage technique into fine art. Over the past 25 years, the brand has expanded greatly to include home and general design gifts and products.
Now, for the first time ever, comes the book John Derian fans have been waiting for. Culled from the thousands of images that have appeared in his biannual collections, here is an astoundingly beautiful assortment of nearly 300 full-bleed images in their original form. From intensely colored flowers and birds to curious portraits, hand-drawn letters, and breathtaking landscapes, the best of John Derian is here. The result is an oversized object of desire, a work of art in and of itself, that brilliantly walks the line between commerce and art, and that is destined to become the gift book of the season.
11 x 14″, 365 pages.
Introducing the Work Special
This issue of Kinfolk revisits one of our most popular subjects—work and the entrepreneurial spirit. Alongside our regular mix of thoughtful lifestyle content, we dedicate the pages of a new section to finding out what makes a job meaningful.
Through interviews with Nicole Farhi and Sophie Hicks and studio visits to Byredo, Stine Goya and more, readers can learn how to master their craft, roll with the punches and not panic over professional failures.
Plus, the latest issue features a fresh outlook on office attire and delves deeply into the psychology behind group dynamics and the curious history of personality tests.
192 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated and coated paper.
“In GENESIS, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen.” —Sebastião Salgado
On a very fortuitous day in 1970, 26-year-old Sebastião Salgado held a camera for the first time. When he looked through the viewfinder, he experienced a revelation: suddenly life made sense. From that day onward—though it took years of hard work before he had the experience to earn his living as a photographer—the camera became his tool for interacting with the world. Salgado, who “always preferred the chiaroscuro palette of black-and-white images,” shot very little color in his early career before giving it up completely.
Raised on a farm in Brazil, Salgado possessed a deep love and respect for nature; he was also particularly sensitive to the ways in which human beings are affected by their often devastating socio-economic conditions. Of the myriad works Salgado has produced in his acclaimed career, three long-term projects stand out: Workers (1993), documenting the vanishing way of life of manual laborers across the world, Migrations (2000), a tribute to mass migration driven by hunger, natural disasters, environmental degradation and demographic pressure, and this new opus, GENESIS, the result of an epic eight-year expedition to rediscover the mountains, deserts and oceans, the animals and peoples that have so far escaped the imprint of modern society—the land and life of a still-pristine planet. “Some 46% of the planet is still as it was in the time of genesis,” Salgado reminds us. “We must preserve what exists.” The GENESIS project, along with the Salgados’ Instituto Terra, are dedicated to showing the beauty of our planet, reversing the damage done to it, and preserving it for the future.
Over 30 trips—travelled by foot, light aircraft, seagoing vessels, canoes, and even balloons, through extreme heat and cold and in sometimes dangerous conditions—Salgado created a collection of images showing us nature, animals, and indigenous peoples in breathtaking beauty. Mastering the monochrome with an extreme deftness to rival the virtuoso Ansel Adams, Salgado brings black-and-white photography to a new dimension; the tonal variations in his works, the contrasts of light and dark, recall the works of Old Masters such as Rembrandt and Georges de La Tour.
What does one discover in GENESIS? The animal species and volcanoes of the Galápagos; penguins, sea lions, cormorants, and whales of the Antarctic and South Atlantic; Brazilian alligators and jaguars; African lions, leopards, and elephants; the isolated Zo’é tribe deep in the Amazon jungle; the Stone Age Korowai people of West Papua; nomadic Dinka cattle farmers in Sudan; Nenet nomads and their reindeer herds in the Arctic Circle; Mentawai jungle communities on islands west of Sumatra; the icebergs of the Antarctic; the volcanoes of Central Africa and the Kamchatka Peninsula; Saharan deserts; the Negro and Juruá rivers in the Amazon; the ravines of the Grand Canyon; the glaciers of Alaska… and beyond. Having dedicated so much time, energy, and passion to the making of this work, Salgado likens GENESIS to “my love letter to the planet.”
Whereas the limited Collector’s Edition is conceived like a large-format portfolio that meanders across the planet, this unlimited book presents a selection of photographs arranged in five chapters geographically: Planet South, Sanctuaries, Africa, Northern Spaces, Amazonia and Pantanal. Each in its own way, this book and the Collector’s edition—both edited and designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado—pay homage to Salgado’s triumphant and unparalleled GENESIS project.
Hardcover with 17 fold-outs, 24.3 x 35.5 cm, 520 pages
In this issue we are bringing you more than a handful of inspirational conversations, and this time around we have chosen to sit down with creatives dealing with taste & aroma in their own unique way.
We have also visited a bunch of great places, places doing great things. We have looked for social initiatives that look to bring back to the community, either by employing homeless or refugees, or simply backing up local designers.
Cover illustration by Derek Ercolano.
Ever since Henry David Thoreau’s described his two years, two months, and two days of cabin existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a refuge dwelling has seduced the modern psyche. In the past decade, as our material existence and environmental footprint has grown exponentially, architects around the globe have become particularly interested in the possibilities of the minimal, low-impact, and isolated abode.
This new TASCHEN title, combining insightful text, rich photography and bright, contemporary illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi, explores how this particular architectural type presents special opportunities for creative thinking. In eschewing excess, the cabin limits actual spatial intrusion to the bare essentials of living requirements, while in responding to its typically rustic setting, it foregrounds eco-friendly solutions. As such, the cabin comes to showcase some of the most inventive and forward-looking practice of contemporary architecture, with Renzo Piano, Terunobu Fujimori, Tom Kundig and many fresh young professionals all embracing such distilled sanctuary spaces.
The cabins selected for this publication emphasize the variety of the genre, both in terms of usage and geography. From an artist studio on the Suffolk coast in England to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats region of India, this survey is as exciting in its international reach as it is in its array of briefs, clients, and situations. Constant throughout, however, is architectural innovation, and an inspiring sense of contemplation and coexistence as people return to nature and to a less destructive model of being in the world.
Hardcover, 24.2 x 31.7 cm, 464 pages
The Helmut Newton SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: it broke records for weight, dimensions, and resale price. At 35.4 kilos, TASCHEN and Helmut Newton created a landmark book that stood head and shoulders above anything previously attempted, both in terms of conceptual extravagance and technical specifications.
Published in an edition of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, the SUMO sold out soon after publication and quickly multiplied its value. Copies now feature in numerous important collections around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art,while legendary SUMO copy number one, autographed by over 100 of the book’s featured celebrities, broke the record for the most expensive book published in the 20th century, selling at auction in Berlin on April 6, 2000, for 620,000 German marks – approximately €317,000.
A decade on from its first appearance, the XL SUMO brings this unprecedented publishing venture to an even wider audience with a lighter but no less glamorous format. Carefully revised by June Newton, and with its own presentation bookstand, the book remains a spectacular tribute to the 20th century’s most influential, intriguing, and controversial photographer, with hundreds of exquisite images, from his stunning fashion shoots to his shimmering nudes, provocative mise-en-scènes, and celebrity portraits.
Hardcover with booklet and book stand, 26.7 x 37.4 cm, 464 pages
This volume features travel chapters on Rajasthan (India), S. California (USA), and the Faroe Islands.
In the interlude sections, we interview artist Lee Ufan; profile Hermès’ annual show jumping competition; feature a study of lighting; and visit the world’s last great wilderness, Antarctica. We also present an edit of select jewellery in CURATED.
In our literary supplement, WEEKEND, we discuss the subject of light.
The publication is 200 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full colour on FSC-approved uncoated paper in the United Kingdom.
Us and Them is an ode to partnership and art. First published in 1999, it gathers photographs by Helmut Newton and his wife, the actress and photographer June Newton, who worked under the pseudonym Alice Springs. The collection is arranged into five sections, alternating the gaze between Newton and Spring’s own tender internal world of “Us,” and the glamorous encounters of their social and professional milieu—“Them.”
The “Us” sections of the book reveal the pair’s portraits of each other and themselves, as startling in their moments of vulnerability as they are infectious in their episodes of joy. We see the pair pensive, weary, or roaring with laughter. Alice photographs Helmut on set with his models, in the shower, and in stilettos. Helmut captures Alice in the kitchen, in costume, and hanging up the washing in the nude. Along the way, we are alerted to the frailties and intimacies that make up a long-term partnership, which coexisted with the high-voltage glamour for which Newton is renowned. The particular power of the pictures is to locate as much magnetism and beauty in an aging, ailing partner (Helmut in the hospital, Alice adjusting her spectacles), as in the pristine physiques of a Newton fashion shoot.
In the concluding “Them” section, Newton and Springs each turn their lens on the same, typically famous, subjects, including Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, David Hockney, Dennis Hopper, Karl Lagerfeld, and Timothy Leary. While Newton casts these subjects with his unique brand of statuesque allure, Springs deploys a softer focus to find something more suggestive, delicate, or playful.
As we move from, in Newton’s words, “truth and simplicity” to “editorializing,” through youth and age, love and sex, and the public and private spheres, this new edition of Us and Them offers not only an elegant example of independent visions within a shared life, but also a tender and inspiring chronicle of love through passing time.
Hardcover, 23 x 27 cm, 200 pages
The story of Eames furniture told in unparalleled detail on 800 pages with more than 2,500 images.
In this unique publication, Marilyn and John Neuhart tell the story, to paraphrase Charles Eames himself, of how Eames furniture got to be the way it is. The Story of Eames Furniture is a biography —not of an individual person, but of arguably the most influential and important furniture brand of our time. Brimming with more than 2,500 images and insider information, this two-volume book in a slipcase sheds new light on the context in which the furniture of Charles and Ray Eames was created. It documents in unparalleled detail how the design process in the Eames Office developed as well as the significant roles played by specific designers and manufacturers.
800 Pages, full cover, hardcover, 2 volumes in slipcase, 25.5 x 29.2 cm
Temporary Spaces and a Life on the Move.
The life of urban nomads places new demands on cities, residences, and working spaces. This book presents temporary architecture, flexible room and furniture concepts, and tools for a generation that feels at home in every corner of the globe.
Mobility is the ultimate new form of freedom: freedom from routine, traditional values, and geographic restraints. Today’s creatives thrive on a lifestyle that enables them to work six months in a shared office in Berlin, spend the summer in a caravan in Chile, and show up in time for their next project at a temporary desk in New York.
This growing trend has generated visionary ways of designing products and spaces that facilitate a nomadic yet high-tech life. From a modular dwelling system on wheels to an inflatable classroom in a repurposed dumpster, this book compiles a wide range of flexible spaces and innovative products that define today’s nomads. Through innovative technology, and by (literally) thinking outside the box, the designers behind these concepts give people the freedom to call the entire world their home.
Full color, hardcover, 224 pages, 24 x 28 cm
New Outdoor and Landscape Photography.
Atmospheric photography that follows today’s intrepid adventurers to the most breathtaking places in the world.
The Great Wide Open is a compilation of photographs that capture and celebrate the new desire for outdoor adventure. From Iceland to Mongolia, this book takes you on a visual journey to some of the Earth’s most breathtaking places.
Lose yourself amidst endless horizons, within the depths of a forest, or on a mountain peak. An inspiring exploration of natural wonders, the book also includes a few stories from the people behind the lens—ordinary people who set out to do extra-ordinary things.
The Great Wide Open is an ode to the outdoors, bound to awaken a thirst for adventure and prompt you to act on it.
Full color, hardcover, 352 pages, 24.5 x 33 cm
Culled from our Illustration Now! series is this selection of today’s most successful and important illustrators from around the globe. In his introduction, Steven Heller fleshes out the challenging process of narrowing down a field of 600 illustrators to a selection of the 100 most significant. The final cut, including artists such as Istvan Banyai, Gary Baseman, Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Brad Holland, Mirko Ilić, Anita Kunz, and Christoph Niemann, provides a snapshot of the highly dynamic and diverse world of contemporary illustration.
A self-portrait by each illustrator and examples of their work.
A profile text about each illustrator by Steven Heller.
Lists of selected exhibitions and publications.
Illustrators’ quotes about his/her work.
Hardcover, 2 vols. in slipcase, 24 x 31.6 cm, 640 pages
Living with Plants.
From rooftop gardens to flora-laden balconies, flowers and plants bestow a warm grace to unconventional and indoor spaces.
Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows the verdant aesthetic statement that allows city dwellers to bring nature back into the every day and quenches urban gardening desires. Living with plants is mutually beneficial; beyond the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen, leaves, flowers, and stems bring a warm and individual charisma to any space. Throughout this engaging collection of projects, urban gardening is complimented by a softer side: balconies that add an extra relaxing touch to a morning cup of coffee, flowers that provide calming fragrances throughout the home, or romantic blooms that feed the soul rather than fill a plate.
Evergreen also inspires those who already live in the midst of lush horticultural and sustainable oases. Straightforward plans and examples illustrate how to transform unused spaces, both indoors and out, into flourishing and functional patches. Sketched floorplans visually detail a myriad of projects including which plants thrive in dark living room corners or which foliage enjoys the damp environment of a bathroom. The profiles of both professional and hobbyist plant lovers provide an engaging guide to productively getting one’s hands dirty; herb gardens on fire escapes, greenhouses that double as living spaces, and community gardens atop roofs all awaken growing curiosities. From cactus farmers and florists to shop owners and activists, let Evergreen’s cast of characters guide you in making and maintaining a green utopia and in quenching gardening longings.
Full color, hardcover, 256 pages, 24 x 30 cm
The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers.
The woods are alive with possibilities: Retreat into nature, meet mushroom pickers, collectors, and explorers. Build cabins and scenic trails, create crafts, or start inspired projects. This is the way to the forest.
Step into the woods —refuge and escape and home. Some go there to hike or fish. The people and projects presented in this book do so much more. Join them as they gather honey from wild hives and pick mushrooms from beneath secretive oaks. Build a cabin of your own, or a look‑out up in the treetops.
Bike trails, walking paths, woodcrafts. Anything and everything to experience the forest, both architectural and intangible. With profiles and essays that inspire us to step off the beaten path and photographs that bring the experience home, Wildsideis the guide to modern outdoor activities. Obi Kaufmann’s works of poetry and illustration echo the feeling and vibrations of the California wilderness. Working within the realm of conservation and possessing a passion for defending the wilderness, his creations spin a thread of environmental awareness and artistic honesty. Christian Watson interweaves tradition with his perspective as a millennial. He sheds technology and creature comforts to live within the world and the landscape. Juniper Ridge captures the scent and essence of the wild; their dedicated crew is at home crafting around a campfire and foraging for ingredients off forest trails. These members of the cast of characters, and of hunters and gatherers, share the joy they receive from existing with and within nature, side by side with the murmurs and growls of the outdoors. Wildside is their collective narrative.
Full color, hardcover, 256 pages, 22 x 28 cm
Max Beckmann (1884-1950) found his central theme in the angst of 20th-century interwar experience. With a style between Expressionism and New Objectivity, later softened into more radiant naturalism, the painter and printmaker probed the strife of the human condition in portraits, self-portraits, and allegorical tableau.
Beckmann’s early pictures showed the influence of Impressionism, with a leaning towards biblical, historical, and allegorical themes. Serving in the medical corps in Belgium during World War I, he was discharged after a nervous breakdown, and would return to art with anguished new strategies of distortion, angularity, and exaggerated color. In chaotic scenes of the circus, cabarets, carnivals, and candelit chambers, he emphasized the theatricality of life and seemed to foretell the doom of the interwar Weimar Republic with his cast of lurid characters, often peppered with ominous fragments of myth, biblical reference, and opaque allegory.
Beckmann’s Departure is the first in a series of triptych paintings recalling the juxtaposed scenes of heaven and hell, sin and salvation typical to medieval or Renaissance altarpieces. Though the artist denied that Departure had specific meaning, it is often regarded as an emblematic response to the rise of National Soclalism, painted at the time that the Nazis fired Beckmann from his professorship at the Frankfurt Art Academy.
This monograph features more than 180 of Beckmann’s from 1907 to 1950, including many of his most famous self-portraits and triptychs. Biographical essays cover his war years, the 1920s in Frankfurt, his Nazi exile years in Amsterdam, and his emigration to the United States. Bonus additional material includes photographs on which many of his paintings are based, several exhibition shots, and images from other artists as Pablo Picasso, Eugène Delacroix, Max Ernst, and Edvard Munch that visualize Beckmann’s inspirations and context.
Hardcover, 25.1 x 31.6 cm, 200 pages
A New Type of Imprint Vol. 10 drops a visit at the headquarter of Scandinavian design, Denmark. In addition to 100 pages of interviews, essays, photo series and illustrations on Norwegian creatives, the extensive chapter introduces you to a handful of cool and talented Danes.
Number of pages: 160
The idea of climbing a tree for shelter, or just to see the earth from another perspective, is surely as old as humanity. Tree houses are chronicled in ancient civilizations and their lore crosses through the history of every part of the world where trees grow. This stunningly-illustrated study offers a tour of the best tree houses in the world, some designed by architects, others the work of unknown craftsmen. A teahouse, a restaurant, a hotel, a playhouse for children, or a perch from which to contemplate life—the tree house can take as many forms as the imagination can offer. In times of concern for sustainability and ecological responsibility, the tree house may also be the ultimate symbol of life in symbiosis with nature. Whether rustic or contemporary in style, tree houses make the most of space. Climb into this trove of tree houses and enjoy a new perspective on the world.
50 tree houses from around the world.
Covers all different styles, from romantic to modern.
Every house is depicted in several photos as well as one illustration by artist Patrick Hruby from Los Angeles (who also created the book’s cover artwork).
Helpful short biographies of all architects.
Hardcover, 26 x 34 cm, 352 pages.
A comprehensive collection of examples ranging from subversive to museum-worthy, this striking showcase positions collage between provocation and commerce. Presenting the work of more than 70 collage artists—from established names including John Baldessari and Richard Prince to up-and-coming talents such as Lola Dupré and Mat Maitland—the book explores the seemingly endless creative possibilities that result when disparate images are brought together in unexpected ways.
Editors: Dennis Busch & Gestalten
Format: 24 × 30 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, 320 pages
Leading international chef Magnus Nilsson’s take on home cooking.
Magnus travelled throughout the Nordic region not only collecting recipes but photographing the landscape and people.
The definitive guide to Nordic home cooking and its rich culinary offerings.
Features 700 simple and authentic recipes from Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, all of which can be easily recreated at home.
Explains Nordic ingredients, cooking techniques and culinary history so anyone can cook their favourite Nordic dishes in the authentic way.
Welcomes readers into 35 homes around the world that reflect some of the key principles of slow living: cultivating community, simplifying our lives and reclaiming time for what matters most.
With 289 full-color photographs spanning 368 pages, The Kinfolk Home is a detailed exploration into living spaces from the United States, Scandinavia, Asia and more.
Through a mix of portrait and interior photography, profiles and essays, we visit the homes of designers, entrepreneurs, architects, photographers and stylists. Delving deeper than decor, author Nathan Williams invites each resident to share their values, the ways those ideals have shaped their homes and the ways their homes have in turn shaped them. At the heart of each living space is an aesthetic shaped by the dweller’s idea of what is essential—whether it’s a collection of inherited French antiques, a table long enough for a dinner party of a dozen, a smattering of children’s sketches pasted on the walls or minimalist rooms reserved for creative thought. What each of these homes shares in common is that they’ve been put together carefully, slowly, and with intention.
Puts the emphasis back into the relationships that surround eating. Let the people sharing your dinner table be the foreground and superficial details such as fancy recipes and table decorations can fade into the background. One-third cookbook, one-third narrative tale and one-third international adventure, The Kinfolk Table is a collection of 85 delectable recipes spread over nearly 400 pages from creative types around the world. Filled with gorgeous photography and design you’re used to seeing in the magazine, the book will inspire your next small gathering.
The book reflects our ideas about the way we believe entertaining should be: comfortable, simple, slow and meaningful. We traveled around the world, sharing food and collecting ideas from our growing community of chefs, home cooks, designers, bloggers, photographers and others, many of whom contributed recipes to The Kinfolk Table.
We collected recipes from all different cultures that are suitable for nearly every occasion. Some of the suggestions are refreshingly simple, like throwing freshly plucked mussels on the barbecue or filling half a cantaloupe with yogurt and honey. Others may take a little more time and patience, such as Ginger Ice Cream with Kumquat Compote or perfecting a shoulder of veal. Danish, Japanese, Mexican and Korean influences make appearances too, as do fresh takes on classics such as Sweet Potato-Quinoa Burgers, Kimchi Couscous or Spiced Raw Chocolate Mousse.
The main cities we chose to focus on were Brooklyn, Copenhagen, our hometown of Portland, Oregon, and the English countryside. Of course, great food and even greater people extend beyond these borders, so we’ve added a “Wandering Table” section, featuring tales from Salt Lake City to family secrets from founder Nathan Williams’ mother and grandmother back home in Alberta, Canada. In the future we hope to explore other neighborhood nooks and bring you more stories and recipes from the edges of the culinary world.
Hardcover with dust jacket, 368 uncoated pages. Published by Artisan Books.
This volume features chapters on Northern California, USA; Antwerp, Belgium; and Panama City, Panama.
In the interlude, we examine the work of artist Agnes Martin; discuss invisible design with Vitsoe; and visit the Swiss headquarters of master watchmakers Audemars Piguet. We also present an edit of classic timepieces in CURATED.
In our literary supplement, WEEKEND, we discuss the subject of ego and interview the editor of The Gentlewoman, Penny Martin.
The publication is 176 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full colour on FSC approved uncoated paper in the United Kingdom.
Kinfolk Issue Twenty: The summer edition of Kinfolk not only draws attention to far-flung locations but also to those who choose to stay local and see their surroundings anew. Pulling from our global community of contributors from Stockholm to Tokyo, we embarked on ventures in more than a dozen cities on four continents. Through exposure to new cultures and foreign contexts, we often return home filled with fresh perspectives that can make the everyday seem exotic, but worldly experiences don’t start and end at the baggage claim—it’s what we do with those memories once we’ve unpacked our suitcases that really makes a difference in the long run.
Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, its team—led by editor in chief Tyler Brûlé—has created an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who are interested in everything from diplomacy to design. For its first-ever book, the editorial team looks at one of their core themes: how to live well.
The result is The Monocle Guide to Better Living, an original, informative, and entertaining collection of writing, reports, and recommendations. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas meant to be treasured and last.
Full of writing, reports, and recommendations, The Monocle Guide to Better Living is original, informative, entertaining and comprehensive. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas built to treasure and last.
Release Date: September 2013
Format: 20 x 26.5 cm
Features: 408 pages, full color, linen hardcover
Because beauty’s not always in the forefront, the Hidden Issue celebrates the unseen, the unknown and the unexplored, what is standing behind, either kept secret or yet to be discovered.
20 contributors from all over the world bring you with them on the road for chilled ice fishing sessions and memorable climbing adventures. Along to many other stories, discover a photographer’s dark room from the inside and lift-off to the space with a passionate astronaut.
– Travel notebook, photo series, essays, interviews, illustrated recipes
– Bilingual magazine (French and English)
– 144 pages
– Printed in France
– Offset- printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper
THE WEEKEND EDITION
These are 48 hours to call it how you like. It’s a judgment-free zone to be as still, active, solo or social as you please. Maybe you’ll be the center of your weekend and enjoy a dinner for one, phone switched beyond silent to off. Alternatively, your two days might entail a series of catch-ups, rendezvous and soirees with good pals. No matter how you fill the hours, make sure they’re filled on your terms.
This biannual notecard collection is a practical extension of Kinfolk’s focus on cultivating community and nurturing friendships. Each edition of twelve notecards and envelopes showcases some of the most popular work from the talented international photographers featured in the magazine. In the same way that Kinfolk explores a theme within each issue, each notecard edition conveys a new concept through a fresh set of photographs. The first in the collection—The Weekend Edition—channels the joy of our days off. Packaged in a minimalist art board box, each edition includes twelve A2 folding cards with blank interiors, full-color cover photography and twelve blank envelopes.
THE HYGGE EDITION
When nature lowers the dial on sunlight and heat, our moods can easily sink in unison. Winter is when Danish folks savor their tradition of hygge (pronounced “hyoo-guh”), which is a sense of coziness, comfort and belonging all wrapped up in one. Hygge exists in all candlelit rooms, convivial conversations and shared meals in Denmark. But everyone around the globe can enjoy the feeling of hygge—just curl up with a book, gather in the kitchen or cuddle a furry companion.
This biannual notecard collection is a practical extension of Kinfolk’s focus on cultivating community and nurturing friendships. Each edition of twelve notecards and envelopes showcases some of the most popular work from the talented international photographers featured in the magazine. In the same way that Kinfolk explores a theme within each issue, each notecard edition conveys a new concept through a fresh set of photographs. The second in the collection— The Hygge Edition—embodies the comforting Danish tradition of hygge. Packaged in a minimalist art board box, each edition includes twelve A2 folding cards with blank interiors, full-color cover photography and twelve blank envelopes.
Introducing the Design Issue.
Kinfolk Issue Eighteen: For our winter edition, we explore the relationship between community and design. How can design strengthen bonds with our families, friends and neighbors? And how can good design improve our quality of life? Design is a type of communication. It’s about the way an object or idea speaks to its audience. But good design not only gets its message across—it also engages us in a conversation. The voices in this issue’s pages have taught us that there’s no set of rules that govern what constitutes “good design.” Form doesn’t have to follow function, function doesn’t have to follow form—in fact, there shouldn’t be any following at all, only leading.
DETAILS 160 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper. Printed in Canada.
Journey into the world of Peter Beard
Photographer, collector, diarist, and writer of books Peter Beard has fashioned his life into a work of art; the illustrated diaries he kept from a young age evolved into a serious career as an artist and earned him a central position in the international art world. He was painted by Francis Bacon and painted on bySalvador Dalí, he made diaries with Andy Warhol and toured with Truman Capote and the Rolling Stones—all of whom are brought to life, literally and figuratively, in his work. As a fashion photographer, he took Vogue stars likeVeruschka to Africa and brought new ones—most notably Iman—back to the U.S. with him.
Hardcover, 23.4 x 34 cm, 770 pages