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Issue # 7
Archive stories

cover Apartamento Magazine issue #7

Spring/Summer 2011

Featuring: Bruce Benderson, Masha Orlov, Zoe Bedeaux, Kenny Scharf, Juana Molina, Ola Rindal, Juergen Teller, Nick Currie, Thomas Dozol, Adan Jodorowsky, Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi, Gemma Holt, Jordi Labanda, Aldo & Marirosa Ballo, Mariuccia Casadio, Nicolas Trembley, Crisis vs. Creativity, Liselotte Watkins. Plus: everyday life food supplement with essays by Chiara Merino and Claire Frisbie, Red, green & yellow peppers, Alice Waters, Jim Haynes and Gloria & Anaïs.


  • conversation Crisis vs. Creativity Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 A conversation chaired by Paula Yacomuzzi Illustration by Fouad Abousaada Barcelona: We’re talking about creativity in times of crisis. Participating in the conversation are: Fernando Amat, owner of the Vinçon stores and interior designer, the entrepreneur of illumination, Xavier Marset, and Jordi Tió, the talented...

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  • Arquitectura-G Shall we build a house? Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Conversation with Nestor Piriz and Ekhi Lopetegi The young architect, Nestor Piriz (ARR architecture), has been working for 5 years on everything that constructing a house-studio for himself and his family implies. The project, still in the construction phase, is located...

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  • Elizabeth Beer & Brian Janusiak Useful accumulation Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Interview by Adrian Gaut Photography by Patrick Parrish Illustration by Damien Florébert Cuypers New York City: When I arrived to interview Brian and Elizabeth at their place in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, a string of activities was in progress. Nuala, who’s 16, was...

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  • Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi Design mom Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Interview by Jenna Sutela Photography by Kaarle Hurtig Helsinki: Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi is my favourite Finnish designer and Issey Miyake’s fashion mom. One of the most influential characters in the local post-war design scene, Vuokko has made a significant contribution to the field both in...

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  • Liselotte Watkins Play to achieve Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Interview by Helena Nilsson Strängberg Photography by Marco Velardi Milan: During her childhood in the Swedish countryside, drawing was Liselotte Watkins’ escape from everyday life. Her artistic talent brought her from Texas college studies to Chelsea, New York, and a growing obsession with...

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  • Kenny Scharf Bringing the fantasy into reality Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Interview by Francesco Spampinato Photography by Ye Rin Mok Los Angeles: Kenny Scharf is an artist who has worked with objects, interiors and kitsch for his whole career even if he’s best known for his paintings. He made TVs, cars, telephones, a...

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  • Kenny Scharf Bringing the fantasy into reality Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Interview by Francesco Spampinato Photography by Ye Rin Mok Los Angeles: Kenny Scharf is an artist who has worked with objects, interiors and kitsch for his whole career even if he’s best known for his paintings. He made TVs, cars, telephones, a...

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  • Bruce Benderson Technicolor two bedroom Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Interview by Michael Bullock Photography by Thomas Dozol New York City: Writer Bruce Benderson is puffing away on an e-cigarette, his new favourite accessory. He’s just proudly made me what he considers to be scientifically the perfect cup of coffee with a new...

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  • Aldo Ballo & Marirosa Toscani Ballo A true love Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Interview by Maria Cristina Didero Photography by Ballo & Ballo Milan: If the birth and subsequent explosion of Italian design in the second half of the last century is the stuff of history; if in that period, in only...

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  • still life Bricks Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Concept by Ana Dominguez & Omar Sosa Photography by Nacho AlegrePhotography assistant Robbie Whitehead  

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  • front section Yoyogi Park Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 by Cameron Allan McKean The clothes on our bodies are sweaty and we wear them to bed. Waking up fully clothed with more sweat forming into beads under the cotton fabric; the sun is hot, coming through a partially open window (we opened...

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  • apartamento Overlooking the park Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Text by Ola Rindal Photography by Julie Cirelli A few nights ago, I dreamt that Ola Rindal pushed me into the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris. In the dream we were walking along the canal together, on our way to meet his wife Madoka,...

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  • tutti frutti – interview It’s not hard to wash a salad! Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 07, 2011 Interview by Eva HagbergIllustration by Jordi LabandaPhotography by Courtney Utt When Michelle Obama was photographed on the White House lawn, digging into her brand-new organic garden, it was Alice Waters who felt the triumph. Waters, who has been...

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  • tutti frutti Join me for supper! Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Text by Anja Aronowsky Cronberg Photography by Nacho Alegre Jim Haynes once invented a verb to describe what he does. The verb is ‘to fuller’. Fullering, according to Jim, means to spend your time and energy joyfully. And the first payment...

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  • Gloria Pinette & Anaïs Melero Behind the perfect fast food burger Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Interview by Miguel Figueroa Photography by Pepe Carballido Music had Judy and Liza, Hollywood has Debbie and Carrie, fashion now apparently has Madonna and Lola and television had the Gilmore Girls. Food has Gloria Pinette and Anaïs Melero, mom...

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  • front section Bless this mess Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 by Alix Browne There’s no point in trying to sugar coat it. These days my apartment is a total mess. Not the sort of cool, cultivated, creative mess that you see in magazines: the kind that broadcasts the cool, cultivated, creative existence...

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  • front section Spirits Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 by Amanda Maxwell There is a Roman term, genius loci, which means something like ‘spirit of place’. Originally it referred to a religious spirit that acted as the guardian of a place. These days it’s also used to mean the aspects of a place...

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  • apartamento Open doors Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 09, 2012 Text by Nicolas Congé Photography by Jem Goulding I love our life. For the first time I can really say that. We battle so hard to express ourselves in this world, god knows it’s hard but we love to fight. These pictures describe best...

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  • front section I am a house Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 05, 2010 by Amanda Maxwell For a brief moment a couple of weeks ago I found myself standing in front of a mirror thinking, ‘I’m as big as a house’.  I suppose it’s pretty natural to feel that way at some point when...

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  • apartamento Adanowsky’s temple Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 07, 2011 Text by Shelby DuncanPhotography by Adan Jodorowsky My house is more than a house, it’s my temple, my place to think, to hide, to create, to love. I’m always travelling, now I’m in Mexico, tomorrow I’ll be in Spain, and then Argentina. But when I...

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  • front section A new box Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 by Nick Currie At the start of November I left a dark apartment in Berlin, storing a lifetime’s accumulation of clutter in the cellar of an artists’ studio complex, and moved to an industrial neighbourhood of Osaka. The stark, bright, steep-staired box...

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  • apartamento Adanowsky’s temple Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Text by Shelby Duncan Photography by Adan Jodorowsky My house is more than a house, it’s my temple, my place to think, to hide, to create, to love. I’m always travelling, now I’m in Mexico, tomorrow I’ll be in Spain, and then Argentina. But...

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  • front section A new box Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 by Nick Currie At the start of November I left a dark apartment in Berlin, storing a lifetime’s accumulation of clutter in the cellar of an artists’ studio complex, and moved to an industrial neighbourhood of Osaka. The stark, bright, steep-staired box...

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  • front section Salvador Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 07, 2011 by Enrique Giner de Los Ríos Salvador and I met more than 10 years ago. We were both students, although he was also a teacher’s assistant, being as he is, a little older than me. He lived close to the university, in a neighbourhood where...

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  • front section The pleasures of living Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 07, 2011 by Andy & Elsa Beach For too many people, being happy at home is pretty much an abstract idea, something they can’t know or imagine, until it appears on some taste maker’s must-have list, or in a magazine, or reposted on Tumblr....

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  • apartamento Family threads Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Text by Roz Jana Photography by Aya Sekine If I were offered a choice of decades to travel back in time to, I’d choose the late 1960s. No doubt this is because of my grandma’s home where I always feel like I’ve caught a...

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  • tutti frutti Waffling Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 07, 2011 by Claire Frisbie There’s a specific combination of sounds. The sieve shaking over a metal bowl. The quick repetitive beats of a whisk. Dishes in the sink. The cat meowing, then lapping up leftover ingredients. And the smells. Maple syrup heating up on the stove....

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