Ark Journal is a Danish architecture and interior design magazine that visits extraordinary homes around the world.
But you don't come to Ark Journal for the globetrotting. Already one of the definitive Scandinavian interior design magazines, packed with sleek, minimalist and cool imagery, we think it's the deft integration of personal, philosophical and cultural thinking around design that is attracting new readers in droves.
Explaining the magazine's 'Spaces, Objects, People' tagline, the publisher says, 'we explore the spaces around us, the objects we put in them and the people who make them. Bridging architecture, design and art, we show them as interplay rather than in silos, and with a sense of enduring Scandinavian values and aesthetics.'
We're working hard (but largely failing, it seems) to keep all available issues of Ark in stock while they're still in print. If this is your thing, you'll be floored.
About Vol X, The Anniversary Issue, from the publisher:
'Ark Journal Volume 10 Is our tribute to the worlds of design and architecture – past, present, and future – which have defined and inspired our journey over the past five years. For this issue, we delve further into the intersections of human life with architecture and design, uncovering the profound impact they can have on our lives at home and in public spaces.
This time, we visit designer Phillip Lim´s beachside house in Long Island; a historic house in Düsseldorf remade for the artist Su Xiaobai; a brutalist home in Bruges; Henri Timi’s workshop in Marche, to name a few. We speak to Formafantasma and Tadao Ando, as well as inviting Colin King to style and curate the craft culture-centred collection of American designer Jack Lenor Larsen. Our case studies with stylist Pernille Vest continue, exploring the perfectly imperfect, unpolished edges and raw materiality that reveals simple perfection.
At Ark Journal, we believe that our magazine is more than just a publication; it’s a celebration of the beauty and simplicity that defines Scandinavian design and architecture. It has always been important to us that the material quality of Ark Journal matches the honest and inventive design stories in the magazine.'
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