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N°5: Arrival

About returning full circle, a renewed hope, and a promise of a new beginning.

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South of the Border

Traversing uncharted terrains, Liz Schaffer reveals a paradise undiscovered.

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Bowl Of Comfort

Simple comforts found in everyday life remind us how we are all empty vessels meant to be endlessly filled and refilled.

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Green and Grey, and Sometimes Blue

Photographer Iwan Bigler captures nature’s beauty in its freshest form.

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Neighbourhood: Komazawa

Watching school children playing tennis or lacrosse is a reminder that how healthy the body is, is how healthy the mind becomes.

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The Last Of The Bohemians

Only if one is able to hear the call of Berlin, would one understand why it is truly the last Oase of art worth living for.

First winter

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First Winter

The structures of snowflakes are soldered with both sentimentality and solitude, tenacity and terror. And perhaps it is this ambiguity that continually allures us.

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The U Store: Daikanyama Plate

A conversation with Kihara Takemasa on the past, present and future of Aritayaki.

Daisuke Nishida Devoa

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Daisuke Nishida

A conversation with the designer and founder of Devoa, on why clothes are our second skin and new muscles for bodies of our future.

Penny Martin The Gentlewoman

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Penny Martin

A conversation with the editor-in-chief of The Gentlewoman on the evolution of her curatorial journey.

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Neighbourhood: Les Cevennes

In the countryside of the Cevennes, France, is a place for people to seek refuge from persecution, or simply to lay down roots and raise their families.

Mad et Len, Alexandre Piffaut

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Alexandre Piffaut

A conversation with the founder of Mad et Len on the apothecary of life and their alchemic approach to living it.

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Modern Instincts

Exuding an air of unparalleled confidence, The Dean explains what it means to live old school values and new school thought.

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Weaving A Legacy

Style meets substance with Fair Isle Knitwear, as a young woman weaves herself seamlessly into a foreign community.

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Neighbourhood: Mulackstraße

Exploring Mulackstraße, Berlin, a compact street home to the FvF Apartment and a brood of shops with a shared vision of quality and aesthetics.

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Stephen McGlashan

A conversation with Stephen McGlashan, owner of Eastern Market, on the art of architecture and the science of fashion.

Works Of Fire, Christopher Colville

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Nothing Is The Rule

The realization of a vacant world allows us to appreciate the anomaly of our existence.

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Dark City

Once in awhile, Mother Nature punctuates our busy lives with her foreboding arm to remind us of the inexorable wane of our climate.

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Neighbourhood: Visby

What to do in Visby, Gotland, on the coldest day of the winter when the snow lies deep and the wind cuts through the thickest of coats.

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A Rebirth By Fire: Otou Matsuri Festival

Alongside the ardent folks of Shingu City, Leonardo Pellegatta had the chance to experience a baptism by fire for himself.

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Neighbourhood: Greenpoint

When a childhood lesson on initiative is revisited two decades later, as a reminder that one doesn't need permission to go after something they want.

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The Kyrgyz

Sometimes the harshest terrains are the best breeding grounds for compassion, hospitality, and a keen curiosity for the unfamiliar.

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N°4: Flight

To remove oneself from the obligations of routine, and break away from the noise to take stock of our very own being.

Jaime Hayon

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Jaime Hayon

A conversation with the Spanish artist-designer on his notion of never-ending play.

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A New Legacy

At Hotel Wiesler, things are done differently. We find out what matters at this hotel by speaking to the courageous spirit behind it.

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How to Levitate the Public

A common future requires a unity of visions, an endeavor that is more difficult than most would believe.

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Neighbourhood: Lev Hair

Shaken by decades of conflict and hostility, Tel Aviv will steadily attempt a smile and something akin to a regular life within a state of chaos.

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Omer Arbel

A conversation with the architect on the ever inventive mind.

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Neighbourhood: Portland

In Portland, Oregon, there are so many dogmatic alternative lifestyles co-existing in a small area that you can’t help but have a fun time watching how it all unfolds.

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Il Circo

A tribute to the dying art of visual trickery, through the eyes of a seasoned circus spectator.

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Vol De La Fantaisie

The Skyliners team revolves around more than life-threatening sports, but a bunch of friends sharing the same passion for life.

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Neighbourhood: Montreux

Where a visit to Montreux, Switzerland, led to a meditation on the conditions in which others lived throughout the world, and the importance of community.

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Zoomorphic Dreams

A playwright’s obsession with birds causes him to fill his house with wondrous stuffed animals.

Spomenik Jan Kempenaers

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Spomenik

Photographer Jan Kempenaers creates imagery of monuments that speak of tragic beauty.

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Firefly Dreams

Photographer Tsuneaki Hiramatsu captures the fleeting lights of the night.

Adventure Of The Empty House

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The Adventure of the Empty House

High up on treetops, birds have built homes with items discarded by nature, raw beauties hidden from prying eyes.

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Neighbourhood: Manhattan

Investigating the people and characters at the intersection of Prince and Mercer Streets in Manhattan, New York City.

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Jour De Fête

A celebration of life, the gathering of a community.

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Final Fantasy

A documentation of retired space shuttles Endeavour and Atlantis.

Boris Bidjan Saberi fashion menswear

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Boris Bidjan Saberi

A conversation with a craftsman of the Zeitgeist.

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Setting The Pace

Dancing in the water requires knowledge and practice, but more importantly, a listening ear for the melodies of the ocean.

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Bonjour, Buenas Noches

The eyes of a traveller marvel at everyday life in foreign land, offering him fresh perspectives.

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The Perfect Speed of Riding a Bike

The freedom to control and appreciate details of a commute makes travelling from one place to another all the more enjoyable.

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Wolfgang Voigt

A conversation with an artist-musician on the creation of a new musical dialect.

Inward contemplation N˚4: Fight

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N˚3: Fight

Emerging from the shadows of the 2011 earthquake of Tōhoku, Japan, is an inward contemplation of one of human's most fundamental instincts—to fight.

Byredo candles a day's promise

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A Day’s Promise

Light seeps silently in and out of our lives, marking every new day with a powerful surge of hope and renewal. These objects provide light in various ways: to empower the spiritual being and provide illumination for functionality.

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Ben Gorham, Byredo Parfums

A conversation with the founder of Byredo Parfums on the science of scent.

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Neighbourhood: Voorstraat

Forty kilometres south of Amsterdam lies Utrecht, the fourth biggest city of the Netherlands, but small enough to cross on your feet.

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Lyna Ty, Song for the Mute

A conversation with half of Song For The Mute on the progression of an ambition.

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Neighbourhood: Quartieri Spagnoli

They say the real Napoli is found here in the Spanish Quarters of the city. In this neighborhood, the Napolitan language is most vivid and authentic.

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Gardens Contained and Floating

The resilience of plants has allowed man to create works of art through the exercise of imagination and experimentation.

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The Box Man

Uncovering alikeness in the impermanent houses and the invisible lives of those surviving on the streets of Japan.

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The Impermanent Pictures

The transience of memories living within people are precious for they can never truly be immortalized.

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An Ethereal Beauty

There is no secret behind the curtains of an unworldly grace, but a lifelong dedication to the art of perfection.

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Adapt or Die

The tale of a girl’s journey from isolation into an unknown world and way of life, in search of freedom and self.

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Neighbourhood: Breite

Built in 1898, the public river bath, Rhybadhysli Breiti, is the best place to start your swim along the Rhine in Basel.

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Above and Beyond

Photographer Stephan Zirwes portrays a different side of the world through aerial landscapes.

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Big Sur

A reflection on the perseverance of a landscape unthreatened by the odds of its survival, it evolves into a beauty stronger than before.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson

A conversation with the Icelandic composer on the moments that matter.

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White Out

Darren Onyskiw pushes personal boundaries with an inborn passion and unwavering determination to create.

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On Failed Omelettes

Embracing the struggles in a journey to discover the inner necessity of one’s art and perseverance for intuitive perfection.

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Your Hand in Mine

Eleven years on, Explosions In The Sky have created music that runs as deep as the friendship between these four men.

Renewal and repair N˚2: Constant

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N˚2: Constant

In taking whatever that comes and through a never-ending process of renewal and repair, we choose our path and emerge with our heads held high.

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Hideki Toyoshima

A conversation with a founding member of gm projects on the importance of storytelling.

N˚2: Constant, No Place Like Home, Michelberger Hotel

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No Place Like Home

Michelberger Hotel was designed to provide a warm and genuine stay, without compromising on the quality of hospitality.

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Land Without Shadows

Coney Island, a narrow four-mile stretch along the Brooklyn seashore possesses an undying spirit that is a muse to many.

N˚2: Constant, Inishturkbeg, ireland

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Neighbourhood: Inishturkbeg

Life in Inishturkbeg is filled with synergy between man and nature, and the comforts of a diary-based regime and rhythm.

The Invisible Nest, N˚2: Constant, Chernobyl

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The Invisible Nest

A traveller’s impression of the people living in Chernobyl today, decades after the nuclear catastrophe.

Light After Dark, N˚2: Constant, Ólafur Arnalds

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Light After Dark

Ólafur Arnalds’ latest musical expressions mimic the dramatic turns in his life with an underlying tone of positivity and hope.

Stage Mathematics, N˚2: Constant, 65daysofstatic

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Stage Mathematics

Post-rock band 65daysofstatic on what it takes to bring out their best in performances and why nothing else has to make sense.

Berks County, N˚2: Constant, pennsylvania

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Neighbourhood: Berks County

At Berks County in Pennsylvania, nature embraces its inhabitants and becomes a part of their life.