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Issue # 13
Archive stories

Spring/Summer 2014

Featuring: Wes Anderson, Anissa Helou, Joel Chen, Rafael Horzon, Jack Pierson, Faye Toogood, Marie Honda, Richard McConkey, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Adel Husni Bey & Mirella Clemencigh, Arturo Rhodes, Fabiola Alondra, Bernhard Willhelm, Andy Rementer & Margherita Urbani, Oscar Tusquets Blanca, Peter Shire. With The Girards, a special supplement about the legacy of Alexander Girard & Humor Furniture Graphic a portfolio by Luciano Consigli.


  • conversation Shopping rituals Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 A conversation chaired by Alex Tieghi-Walker Illustration by Jordi Labanda It is an uncomfortable truth that part of the thrill, or accomplishment, of shopping lies in the exercise of power by retail environments and the brands that commission them. Designer Faye Toogood, Marie Honda...

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  • Wes Anderson Un homme d’intérieur Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 Interview by Haydée Touitou Photography courtesy of American Empirical Pictures The characters from his movies have lived in houses, hotels, schools, boats, trains, trees, scout camps, on islands, and on beaches; he personally lives in New York but likes to spend time...

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  • architecture A pre-classical house Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 by Arquitectura-G Photography by Oscar Tusquets Blanca & Lluís Clotet  In the early ‘70s, Oscar Tusquets Blanca (Barcelona, 1941) and Lluís Clotet (Barcelona, 1941), two complex personalities who were then part of Studio Per, took on the task of designing and building a home...

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  • Denise Scott Brown Space and work Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 16, 2015-16 Interview by Amelia Stein Photography by Maya Handley Philadelphia: The night before our interview, Denise Scott Brown called. ‘Hello, Amelia’, she said, ‘This is Denise Scott Brown’. She hoped I didn’t mind her phoning so late, but was I driving from New York...

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  • still life Sugar Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 Concept by Ana Dominguez & Omar Sosa Photography by Nacho AlegreCookery by Ricard Martínez    

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  • Steph MacDonald & Tom Emerson 6a Orde Hall Street Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 06, 2010-11 Interview by Thea Slotover Photography by Aya Sekine London: 6a is the name of the practice run by the architect couple Steph MacDonald and Tom Emerson. It is also the address of their office and home on Orde Hall Street...

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  • portfolio Luciano Consigli Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 13, 2015-16 Humor Furniture Graphic Born and raised in Milan, Luciano Consigli (1930) has been a key figure in the grapho-humoristic Italian scene since the early ‘60s, when he first founded Humor Graphic. Part book part magazine, it was a series that ran all the way into...

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  • Rafael Horzon Anything but an artist Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 Interview by Helena Nilsson Strängberg Photography by Franziska Sinn Berlin: Postman, philosopher, gallerist, entrepreneur, science academy president, designer, club owner, writer—Rafael Horzon has done it all. Since he sold his own toaster as a work by a fictitious Japanese artist in his own...

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  • Joel Chen Round the world & home again Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 Interview by Jonathan Olivares Photography by Jeremy Liebman Los Angeles: Joel Chen’s eponymous shop on Highland Avenue in Los Angeles is a mental and visual whirlwind. 30,000 square feet of seemingly endless space is filled to capacity by a sprawl...

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  • Jean-Charles de Castelbajac The spirits of art and history Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 Interview by Jessica Piersanti Photography by Quentin de Briey Paris: I had never actually met Jean-Charles de Castelbajac before I was asked to interview him. But for some reason, and not only because he is a famous fashion designer...

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  • Bernhard Wilhelm Bernie goes to  Hollywood Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 Interview by Michael Bullock Photography by Daniel Trese Los Angeles: In a luxury-obsessed market place where almost every fashion house strives to make its customer look and feel wealthy, Bernhard Willhelm has always taken the opposite approach. Willhelm is a champion of...

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  • Anissa Helou On life & cookbooks Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 Interview by Evangelia Koutsovoulou Photography by Kasia Bobula London: When I started researching for my imminent interview with Anissa Helou, it seemed obvious that the story would be mainly about cooking. After all, she’s an expert on Middle Eastern and Northern African food,...

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  • apartamento Delta of Venus Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 by Marlene Marino Spirited and strong; a sweet, black haired pixie who is progressive in her views on female sexuality and free thinking over all, Fabiola Alondra is the director of Fulton Ryder, a private, invitation-only bookshop, gallery and publisher. Coming from a...

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  • apartamento I could hardly show you how to get there Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 Text by Mirella Clemencigh Photography by Delfino Sisto Legnani A while ago I found myself in a hot stony desert; a place constantly beaten by a wind of sand. I was in a car with a friend who...

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  • The Girards A unique legacy across three generations Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 by Marco Velardi, Nacho Alegre & Omar Sosa Sometimes the best things in life happen by chance. Our trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico was really one of those moments, one in which you really didn’t know what you...

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  • u003ch2 style=u0022text-align: center;u0022u003eu003cspan class=u0022red_underlineu0022u003econversationu003c/spanu003eu003c/h2u003enu003ch3 style=u0022text-align: center;u0022u003eModern Craftu003c/h3u003enu003ch4 style=u0022text-align: center;u0022u003eu003cspan style=u0022color: #bcbec0;u0022u003eOriginally published in Apartamentou003cbr /u003enMagazine Issue 17, 2016u003c/spanu003eu003c/h4u003enu003ch4 style=u0022text-align: center;u0022u003eu003cspan style=u0022color: #000000;u0022u003eA conversation chaired by Gianluigi Ricuperatiu003cbr /u003enu003c/spanu003eu003cspan style=u0022color: #000000;u0022u003eIllustration by Olimpia Zagnoliu003c/spanu003eu003c/h4u003enu003ch5 class=u0022p1u0022u003eu003cspan class=u0022s1u0022u003eIn a world where ever-evolving technology u003c/spanu003eu003cspan class=u0022s1u0022u003ehas introduced limitless opportunities to the design industry, we’re also experiencing a resurgence u003c/spanu003eu003cspan class=u0022s1u0022u003ein desire...

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  • front section A train is rolling Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 by Cameron Allan McKean A train is rolling by outside. It’s very quiet here after dark. I’m lying on tatami mats, with the window open in a old wooden house in East Tokyo. Out there in the dark, small houses made...

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  • front section Shop till you drop Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 Text by Alix Browne If there is anyone who has successfully gone to Ikea to pick up just one thing, I’d love to meet that person. In my own experience, it is impossible to go to Ikea and come out with...

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  • front section Two by six, beige stone Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 by Thea Slotover Amman is made up of beige cuboids between four and six storeys high, interrupted by the occasional glossy glass-fronted version. The city looks like it was thrown together in a hurry and taken out of the oven...

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  • front section Two by six, beige stone Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 by Thea Slotover Amman is made up of beige cuboids between four and six storeys high, interrupted by the occasional glossy glass-fronted version. The city looks like it was thrown together in a hurry and taken out of the oven...

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  • front section Born into it Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 by Amanda Maxwell Recently I watched myself give birth on TV. I saw my face contort into a range of pinched expressions, none of which I had ever wanted to see, especially not on a 24 inch flat screen. The television was...

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