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Issue # 10
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cover Apartamento Magazine issue #10

Autumn/Winter 2012-13

Featuring: Esther Mahlangu, Yorgos Lanthimos, Witold Rybczynski, Ai Weiwei, Jim Walrod, Christophe Lemaire & Sarah-Linh Tran, Lisa Larson, Devonté Hynes, Edward Colver, Coryander Friend, David Toro & Solomon Chase, Tauba Auerbach, Ken Garland, Rachel Korine, Juan Stoppani, Ola Rindal, KK Barrett, Elein Fleiss, Jasper Morrison, Juergen Teller, Marlene Marino, Nico Krijno, Claudette Didul, Jeremy Liebman, Till Sperrle, Thea Slotover. With a portfolio by Aurora Altisent and two comics by Artus De Lavilleón and Andy Rementer with Margherita Urbani.


  • Ai Weiwei On Living Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012   People talk about the purpose of life, but I don’t think that my life has any innate purpose, nor does anyone else’s life. Living is about experiencing the world, fulfilling your curiosities and expressing yourself. Everyone has a different approach to living...

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  • Tauba Auerbach Auerhouse Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012 Interview by Luiza Sá Photography by Luiza Sá New York City: The first time I met Tauba was also the first time I was introduced to her Soho apartment. I was staying there with one of her best friends and I had an absurd amount...

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  • Devonté Hynes Sex, comics & voguing Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 Interview by Karley Sciortino Photography by Sandy Kim New York City: Devonté Hynes wears many masks: musician, producer, actor, nerd, comic whiz, synaesthete, sex symbol, and ostensible playboy. Today, he is perhaps best known as Blood Orange, the moniker under which he...

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  • Ken Garland Small things big Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 Interview by Cosimo BizZarri Photography by Aya Sekine London: At 71 Albert Street, Camden Town, lives a little man called Ken Garland. He was born in Devon, in the Southwest of England, 82 years ago. As a teenager he was a conscript...

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  • Yorgos Lanthimos Movies & TV series Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 Interview by Evangelia Koutsovoulou Photography by Jürgen Teller London: I didn’t have the chance to meet Yorgos Lanthimos in person. We did this conversation over the phone, with him sitting in his neat and bright pad in London and me hiding in...

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  • Lisa Larson A ceramic legend Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 Interview by Helena Nilsson Strängberg Photography by Erik Wåhlström Stockholm: Ask pretty much any Swede, and even those that have been living under a rock for the last 60 years would probably still be familiar with the ceramic artist Lisa Larson. Today in...

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  • Juan Stoppani Crêpes, colours & cats Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 Interview by Juan Moralejo & Felisa Pinto Photography by Ana Armendariz Buenos Aires: Juan is an Argentine sculptor, painter and set designer, with a playful spirit and militant irony, leaving provocative footprints with his exciting sense of colour, and ethnic geometries, from...

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  • Jim Walrod Under the radar & over the top Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 Interview by Patrick Parrish Photography by Jeremy Liebman New York: Jim Walrod is the most famous interior designer you have never heard of. Since opening his first shop on a desolate block on Lafayette Street in 1987, he has...

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  • Esther Mahlangu  Queen of Ndebele art Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 Interview by Matthew Freemantle Photography by Nico Krijno Weltevreden: She may be a celebrated international artist whose work has been exhibited alongside the likes of Warhol, Hockney, and Rauschenberg, but Esther Mahlangu remains relatively obscure in her own country. It’s hard to...

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  • Edward Colver  A day in the strife Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 Interview by Jocko Weyland Photography by Ramak Fazel Los Angeles: The doyen of Southern California punk photography, Edward Colver vividly and thoroughly covered its heyday in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with countless now-classic records featuring his indelible images. Iconic...

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  • Edward Colver  A day in the strife Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 Interview by Jocko Weyland Photography by Ramak Fazel Los Angeles: The doyen of Southern California punk photography, Edward Colver vividly and thoroughly covered its heyday in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with countless now-classic records featuring his indelible images. Iconic...

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  • David & Solomon DIS lifestyle options Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 Interview by Michael Bullock Photography by Benjamin Fredrickson New York City: David Toro and Solomon Chase are boyfriends, collaborators and two of the founding members/editors of DIS magazine. Since DIS’s launch in 2010 the online magazine has caused a stir, setting forth...

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  • architecture A lifelong experiment Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 by Arquitectura-G Photography by Richard Jensen Browsing through Marlene Acayaba’s book Residências em São Paulo: 1947-1975, we came across quite a surprise on the closing pages. The book centres on classic works by the Paulist School from the second half of the 20th...

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  • conversation The moving interior Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2011-12 A conversation chaired by Jonathan Olivares While video has never been more accessible, the sets created by cinema and TV continue their parallel and intertwined evolution with the physical spaces of everyday life. Production designer KK Barrett, set decorator Claudette Didul, and production...

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  • front section Thoughts about home Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 by Witold Rybczynski The final chapter of Home describes an important distinction. The way that we arrange and use our homes is governed by fashion, by custom, and by culture. Fashions change relatively quickly. Chintz, for example, was fashionable in the 17th century,...

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  • apartamento L’ami de mon amie Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 Text and photography by Marlene Marino JR arrives with a bag of slips and panties. She’s petite and adorable, with an unexpected Jersey girl accent and a lot of flair. Nelleke looks like a beautiful, young Kurt Cobain with freshly-coloured (bright) ginger hair!...

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  • front section Thoughts about home Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 by Witold Rybczynski The final chapter of Home describes an important distinction. The way that we arrange and use our homes is governed by fashion, by custom, and by culture. Fashions change relatively quickly. Chintz, for example, was fashionable in the 17th century,...

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  • front section The Restaurateur Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 by Nicholas Lander Restaurateurs the world over share a long and distinguished history, albeit one that is not widely known. They first appeared in Paris in the mid 18th century, though any time traveller to that era would have some difficulty in recognising...

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  • front section The Restaurateur Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 by Nicholas Lander Restaurateurs the world over share a long and distinguished history, albeit one that is not widely known. They first appeared in Paris in the mid 18th century, though any time traveller to that era would have some difficulty in recognising...

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  • front section Life Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 by Elein Fleiss During the time that I am writing this, the power plant Fukushima-Daichi is continuing to spread fatal radioactive emanation that over the next few years will kill thousands of children, women, men, and animals. In an attempt to reassure the people...

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  • front section My Architect Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 by Alix Browne Outside my living room window, the David Childs and Daniel Libeskind Freedom Tower has been rising, for the past year or so, to its full symbolic height of 1,776 feet. Inside my living room, a much smaller, though in my...

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  • front section My Architect Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 by Alix Browne Outside my living room window, the David Childs and Daniel Libeskind Freedom Tower has been rising, for the past year or so, to its full symbolic height of 1,776 feet. Inside my living room, a much smaller, though in my...

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  • still life Tape Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 by Nacho Alegre & Omar Sosa From Jasper Morrison’s tape collection Photography assistant Sergio Conde I should confess that it’s not a collection at all, just as many nice tapes as we could find for an exhibition we planned for our shop in London....

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  • apartamento Memhard Ecke Liebknecht Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 10, 2012-13 Text by Till SperrlePhotography by Achim Hatzius I moved in in the winter of 2000-2001.I have lived here since then.I have worked as a graphic designer in Berlin since 2000.I have my own studio called ITF Grafikdesign.I run the label with Tim Reuscher, who lives...

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