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Issue # 8
Archive stories

cover Apartamento Magazine issue #8

Autumn/Winter 2011-12

Featuring: Marcelo Krasilcic, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Beda Achermann, Faye Toogood, Rafael de Cardenas, Brian Janusiak and Elizabeth Beer, Pilar Benitez Vibart, Cosimo Bizzarri, Michael Stipe, David John, Victoria Camblin, Julie Cirelli, Thea Slotover, Ben Rivers, Patrick Parrish, Athena Currey, Alexander Heminway, Makoto Orui, Valentine Fillol-Cordier.

Plus: everyday life kids supplement with Olaf Breuning, Phillipe Parreno, Javier Mariscal and Mike Meiré.


  • Beda Achermann A walk-in sketchbook Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Interview by David Torcasso Photography by Walter Pfeiffer Zurich: Beda Achermann is one of the first creative directors from the Alps to become internationally known. He revolutionised fashion during his time at the German Männer Vogue in Munich in the ‘80s. Later, he...

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  • front section Seats of power Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 15, 2015 by Amelia Stein Gruyères is a medieval town with a present population of roughly 2,000 and an annual visitor count of over a million. It sits atop a small, freestanding mountain in the valley of the Sarine River, north of the Alps,...

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  • Koudlam Welcome to the empire of the generalised rebellion Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 14, 2014-15 Interview by Adrian Walter Introduction and photography by Nacho Alegre Grenoble: In the winter of 2013—after a long trip from Barcelona on a very cold morning—I was walking in the streets of Grenoble, not really knowing where I had to...

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  • kinder – DIY Things we make together Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Text by Philippe Parreno I never thought making things for my son, Elia, would be something that could bring us so close together. It all began when he was turning two years old, I just did a box so he...

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  • still life Bread Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Concept by Ana Dominguez & Omar Sosa Photography by Nacho AlegrePhotography Assistant Robbie WhiteheadRetouching by Lacrin Studio    

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  • Faye Toogood The world in a suitcase Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Interview by Marco Velardi Photography by Roberta Ridolfi London: Faye doesn’t like titles, she doesn’t like to be placed in a box, she would rather put all of us inside her magic suitcase, together with the fantastic world of collections, atmospheres and...

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  • Nathalie Du Pasquier  Arranging things Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Interview by Helena Nilsson Strängberg Photography by Alice Fiorilli Milan: In the early ’80s French born Nathalie Du Pasquier was one of the young founding members of the Milan-based Memphis collective, led by veteran Ettore Sottsass. After their groundbreaking debut in 1981, Memphis pretty much...

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  • Pilar Benitez Vibart Home schooled Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Interview by Juan Ignacio Moralejo Photography by Ana Armendariz Buenos Aires: One afternoon I went to a small library of some friends of mine and, upon entering, a new bag they had made caught my eye. In the centre it had a drawing...

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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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  • apartamento Joy in the heart Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 Text and photography by Marlene Marino The thing to know about Rachel is that she’s a natural. Like a young Gena Rowlands, she plays each character with charisma and integrity. She really puts herself out there, and is exactly who she wants to...

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  • apartamento Violet, yellow, red, black and blue Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Text by Kristin LoschertPhotography by Ulrich Lamsfuß Violet, yellow, red, black, and blue—we like colours at our loft in central Eastern Berlin. The multicoloured space is situated in the former Jewish brewery Königstadt that used to be in a rough and ambitious...

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  • Gary Panter On being weird Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 16, 2015-16 Interview by Leah Singer Photography by Jason Nocito New York City: Gary Panter lives in Brooklyn, between Prospect Park and Coney Island, a perfect location for an artist who seeks quiet for his labour-intensive work, but who needs the noise of popular culture...

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  • kinder Javier Mariscal Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Interview by Paula Yacomuzzi Photography by Nacho Alegre I come back from the overflowing archives in which I was quickly snooping around in to find Javier Mariscal has gone back to painting the world. The world has a diameter of around 70cm and is...

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  • front section Always never home Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 by Victoria Camblin I work and sleep in Cambridge, England for what has come to be about six months of the year, but I don’t live there. It is becoming increasingly unclear where it is that I do live, however, and I...

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  • kinder Circus animals Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 by Olaf Breuning  

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  • conversation A view of the room Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 A conversation chaired by Ken Miller Illustration by Jordi Labanda Buying a piece of furniture is a commitment that goes beyond the simple idea of decorating your own place. That’s why we asked New York based editor Ken Miller to sit down at the Tribeca gallery...

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  • cooking AUBERGINES Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 8, 2011-12 by Adrià Cañameras &Ana Dominguez Spherical, and elongated. Bruised. A mixture of colours: black, white, purple, green, yellow or red depending on the variety. Smooth and shiny skin and, on the inside, white or green with a thick, sponge-like texture and soft small seeds. Its taste...

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  • front section La Monte Young’s Dream House Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 by Julie Cirelli From 2006 to 2008, I spent many Saturday evenings lying prone on the carpet of American minimalist composer La Monte Young’s Manhattan loft—repurposed for the last 18 years as a sound and light installation—listening to the steady...

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  • apartamento Old Chandelier Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Text by Pablo Castro Photography by Roberta Ridolfi It was love at first sight. Under the bridge, close to the water, an old abandoned chandelier factory with its trash on landscape. Mountains of old wires and electrical dust. Paint lakes. With one big skylight....

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  • front section La Monte Young’s Dream House Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 by Julie Cirelli From 2006 to 2008, I spent many Saturday evenings lying prone on the carpet of American minimalist composer La Monte Young’s Manhattan loft—repurposed for the last 18 years as a sound and light installation—listening to the steady...

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  • apartamento Old Chandelier Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Text by Pablo Castro Photography by Roberta Ridolfi It was love at first sight. Under the bridge, close to the water, an old abandoned chandelier factory with its trash on landscape. Mountains of old wires and electrical dust. Paint lakes. With one big skylight....

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  • front section Symbolic space Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 by Jenna Sutela My story about life with objects starts with a Malcolm McLaren 12” maxi-single Madame Butterfly (1984), recently found in a record shop somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, Canada. The single in question could be replaced by any given meaningful piece...

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  • apartamento Strangers in Paris Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Text by Makoto Orui Photography by Ola Rindal It was April 1998 I was on a trip to Paris from Tokyo I discovered a garage in an apartment’s courtyard There was only a big shutter Not very good conditions to live in but...

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  • front section Symbolic space Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 by Jenna Sutela My story about life with objects starts with a Malcolm McLaren 12” maxi-single Madame Butterfly (1984), recently found in a record shop somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, Canada. The single in question could be replaced by any given meaningful piece...

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  • front section Selam, Ivano and the treehouse Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 by Cosimo Bizarri This is a house in the countryside of Quinto, a small village that’s near Venice, Italy. It’s light brown with a big window on one side and a small porthole on the opposite side. There is also...

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  • front section Selam, Ivano and the treehouse Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 by Cosimo Bizarri This is a house in the countryside of Quinto, a small village that’s near Venice, Italy. It’s light brown with a big window on one side and a small porthole on the opposite side. There is also...

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  • apartamento Mome is where the heart is Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Text by Jonathan Heaf Photography by Kasia Bobula I met Valentine pressed up against a bin in East London at around one in the morning. Actually, that’s not quite true. It was up against a bin I first kissed Valentine. It...

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