mono.archiv #2: Limited Edition Box Set Containing mono.kultur #16 – 30

Posted in Fashion, Film, magazines, music, photography on December 19th, 2012
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“With our eyes firmly set on the future rather than the past, it’s sometimes surprising to stop and catch our breath for a moment only to realise, ‘Blimey! We’ve passed issue #30 already!’ Meaning: High time for our second collector’s box set mono.archiv #02, gathering mono.kultur issues #16 to 30 in one pretty and screenprinted box, in that strange grey/blue/green hue which tends to lean towards one or the other depending on the time of day. Once again including a sweet little wrap-around (water!), and once again your very last chance to get your hands on beloved issues such as Miranda July or Ai Weiwei, which have been well and truly sold out for what feels like years. Strictly limited to 150 copies, and 150 only.”

mono.archiv #02:
Miranda July
Paweł Althamer
Michael Ballhaus
Dries van Noten
Tilda Swinton
Ai Weiwei
Sissel Tolaas
Cyprien Gaillard
Dave Eggers
Manfred Eicher / ECM
Ryan McGinley
Chris Taylor / Grizzly Bear
Chris Ware

Size: 21 x 16 x 6 cm
Weight: 1.2830 kg
Price: €95.00

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Many Of Them Vol. 2: Days Of Being Wild

Posted in Fashion, lifestyle, magazines on August 21st, 2012
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Many Of Them Vol. 2: Days Of Being Wild

A limited edition (1000 copies) self-published magazine from San Sebastian.

Featuring: Cosmic Wonder, Comme des Garçons, Alaïa, Hannelore Knuts, Chanel, Dries van Noten, Yohji Yamamoto, Y-3, Limi Feu, Issey Miyake, Rock Owens, Theyskens’ Theory, Pelican Avenue, Adam Kimmel, Missoni, Swash, Undercover, Dior Homme, Lutz, Maurizio Amadei, Daniela Gregis, Paul Harnden, Jean Colonna, Geoffrey B. Small, Eatable of Many Orders, Bernhard Willhelm, Rosa Maria, Maison Martin Margiela, Bless, Christian Astuguevieille, Elena Ochoa Foster, Jamie Stewart, Owem Pallett, Raya Martin, Lucrecia Martel, Ariane Michel, Nicolas Provost, Kim Ki-Duk, and Isaki Lacuesta.

Printed: Color – Black & White
600 Pages

D 35€

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Higher Arc #1

Posted in Fashion, graphic design, illustration, magazines, photography, writing on August 16th, 2011
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Higher Arc #1

The inaugural issue of Higher Arc magazine includes:

accuracy, archives, art, big names/no names, clumsiness, collating, conflict, conspiracy, dialogue, editing, experiments, knowledge, literature, lectures, new sincerity, old jokes, projects, reading, TIME, the hand, transcription, writing…

Akiko Watanabe, Alasdair McLuckie, Andrew Murray, Anna Heyward, Andrew Liversidge, Bill Peit, BLESS, Chris Barton, ffiXXed, Gian Manik, HIMAA, John Kleckner, Lindsay August-Salazar, Manuel Buerger, Matthew Griffin, Martin Bell, Mieke Chew, Miles Allinson, Misha Hollenbach, Nicholas Ashby, Pat Foster and Jen Berean, Th. Baldishwyler, Thomas Jeppe, Tim Hillier, Tin & Ed, TONK, Tom Ellard, William Heyward.

D €15


mono.kultur #28 – Bless: In Disguise

Posted in Fashion on August 9th, 2011
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mono.kultur #28 – Bless: In Disguise

mono.kultur #28
“Do you judge a magazine by its cover or its content?”

So much more than ‘just’ a fashion label, Bless is in fact a lifestyle, an attitude, an entire world to itself. Founded in 1996 by Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag and based in Paris and Berlin, Bless has always had its own way of seeing and doing: be it the famous fur wigs that were picked up by Maison Martin Margiela, or chairs that function as hoovers, or combs made out of (real) hair, or desks that turn into beds – you never know what to expect from Bless.

Renowned as a fashion label for quirky and unusual womenswear long before they actually presented their first regular collection, Bless successfully defies categorization by straddling the different worlds of fashion, industrial design and fine art with impressive ease and style. The underlying thread to all products and projects, however, is a constant questioning and rethinking of our world. And so, no matter what the designers set their delicate minds to, in the end it will always feel so surprisingly and refreshingly Bless.

In an interview that continuously reverses the roles of interviewer and interviewees, Bless talked with mono.kultur about the similarities between fashion and furniture, the importance of food, and their determination to improve our world.

The issue contains two separate booklets with a rollercoaster ride of an interview on your left, and the official lookbook of Bless’s latest collection N° 43 Know Howowow on your right.

Interview by Adriano Sack
Introduction by Kai von Rabenau
Artwork by Bless
Design by Manuel Raeder

Summer 2011

D 5€,  EU 6€, WW 7€


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BLESS. Retroperspective Home #30 – #41.

Posted in Fashion, Motto Berlin store on August 11th, 2010
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BLESS. Retroperspective Home #30 – #41.

Edited by Désirée Heiss, Ines Kaag, Manuel Raeder, Katrin Bucher Trantow, Peter Pakesch
Texts by Andrea Lissoni, Peter Pakesch & Katrin Bucher Trantow, Adriano Sack
Published by Sternberg Press on the occasion of the exhibition “BLESS N° 41 Retroperspective Home,” Kunsthaus Graz – Universalmuseum Joanneum, May 22 – August 29, 2010.
English/German. 416 pages.

Heralded as one of fashion’s most innovative designers, the Paris- and Berlin-based duo BLESS (Désirée Heiss and Ines Kaag) refuse to capitalize on any one milieu, and instead explore the differences between and the mixing of the systems of art, fashion, and design. This book brings together visual and written documentation of BLESS’s last twelve collections (N° 30–N° 41), continually prompting and challenging the question of where a product begins and ends. Their latest project, N° 41 Retroperspective Home, culminates in an exhibition / intervention of the same title at the Kunsthaus Graz from May–August 2010. “The hybrid nature of [BLESS’s] output cries out to be tackled by an institution like ours,” state the curators of the exhibition, “but at the same time makes it very difficult to do so … This is precisely where the challenge of our exhibition lies, seeing art as design and fashion as architecture.”

D 39€