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Journal de Thé

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Johanna Tagada introduces her new journal with a story of a chance encounter, and it is stories which continue to convey the graceful world of tea as the pages slip by. Whilst coffee lovers have the likes of DRIFT, Standart and Brygg, it is only right that a tea lover should have Journal du Thé. And there’s a big difference which seems to rely mostly on a state of mind. Drenched in symbolism, tea has gentler, more mindful connotations than the frantic freneticism of coffee. It even has a certain posture. Tea ceremonies are revered and can be boiled down into the...

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FAIM

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FAIM

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.  Hi...

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Printed Pages

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Printed Pages

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’.  From the cover, crafted by the Cuban-born activist and illustrator Edel Rodriguez,...

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nomad

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nomad

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. nomad actually incorporates three covers to suit each buyer, an attention to detail that might easily be overlooked. The first cover is the one that everyone sees, this time featuring artist Cécile B. Evans. The second is seen...

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Ladybeard

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Ladybeard

Don’t try searching for ‘beauty’ on the web because if you did you would get, like I did, millions upon millions of references and images of the unattainable or, seductively, the nearly attainable, if you are prepared to sacrifice your wallet, your health and months under the knife. You will be bombarded with precisely the kind of self-esteem sapping imagery that has the world, and especially women, spending money they don’t have, time they can’t afford and energy that would be so better applied elsewhere, to that transient and ultimately unreachable goal of being beautiful. This is precisely what Ladybeard is aiming...

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