Sometimes the world can seem a dark and foreign place, where the news spews doom and gloom at every turn and nothing can be done. It’s very easy to get stuck within the humdrum of life, believing that it has never been any different. Elementum inspires you to look upwards at the clouds and the birds, to truly see the trees and wildlife around you, and the people who dedicate their lives to it. Just as we continually seem to separate mind and body, we separate ourselves from the world we inhabit. Elementum is not only a journal of nature and story, but a crossing, so that we might re-enter a forgotten place.
ReviewsJournal du Thé
On the cover of Journal du Thé, Mio Kamiya pours boiling water into a small ceramic teapot. Swirls of steam drift up to her downcast eyes. It seems to be me there is a ceremony or an event going on, but maybe that’s just because I only ever make a pot of tea if I’m having guests. Tea doesn’t always demand formality, but sometimes it’s nice to pander to its heritage and the sense of occasion it brings.
Fresh from France and published in French and English, FAIM is made up of three elements: people, places and food. It’s about self-starters and entrepreneurs, a team with a dream or go-getters who have gone against the grain to do something different. FAIM goes to cities to find adventurous people they hope will inspire others, at the same time proving itself to be a handy travel guide for those searching for another side to an urban place. Co-founder and editor in chief, Naiara Reig, tells us about the second issue, which tours the local and vibrant haunt of Bristol.
Print is Dead – Long Live Print. Somewhere in the middle is the reality, which is confounding those who insist that soon nobody will bother with the paper word, let alone buy it. Yet Printed Pages, the bi-annual magazine from the It’s Nice That editorial team, is thriving and is packed with stunning imagery, standout features and, yes, a lot of words. They continue to curate all the best stuff that they have featured online and bound it together in another hefty tome which shouts ‘look at me’.
nomad is a culture magazine for the design conscious. Minimal in design, it is nonetheless adventurous in its layout and content, with thought-provoking articles that come somewhat unexpectedly. You don’t have to be a designer to enjoy this magazine, you only need to have an open mind and a sense of intrigue when it comes to what is happening in the world.