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In Celebration of the Magazine

By Jess Mcfadden

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Remember when smartphones were invented? We feared the death of print.
Some people believe that reading from a screen is best, because it is efficient. 
For the rest of us, magazines are a magical treasure. They are not curated by an algorithm, but by people who poured their time into a periodical-- something that will not live forever. Each page is like a love letter, hoping to inspire us. It defies the logic of urban culture, instead encouraging us to linger awhile. To explore with curiosity, instead of rushing from point A to point B.

The soft pages of a magazine like Apartamento combine art and enriching interviews with the unintimidating welcome of a phonebook. $20 to $26, depending on the issue, permits you a rainy afternoon or few to share space with creatives across the world, and hear their stories. Watercolor, photography, drawing and interior design are neighbors in Apartamento, living beside each other with varied degrees of comfort. Their conversations are always worthwhile.

If a magazine inspires you enough, might you break out scissors and cut it up, transforming the work into something else? Collages from an art magazine will naturally turn out better than from those with retouched bodies and flashy advertisements.

If you're shopping for holiday gifts, magazines are good for any budget. Use one magazine to make stacks of greeting cards, or give stacks of magazines to one beloved!

PRE-ORDER APARTAMENTO ISSUE 18

Issue 18 of Apartamento Magazine features a trip to Andrea Zittel’s A-Z West homestead in Joshua Tree, Kembra Pfahler, Molly Goddard, Luis Venegas, Jessica Koslow, Duncan Hannah, Margaret Howell, Sébastien Meyer & Arnaud Vaillant, The house as a city, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, JB Blunk, Fernando Arrabal, and Chloe Wise. Plus: The kamara, a series of paintings from the Peloponnese coast by Jean-Philippe Delhomme, and Making meaning, a conversation with Susan Sellers, Andrew Zuckerman, and Sam Grawe

We will be shipping in early November as soon as the issue is officially released! 

APARTAMENTO 15 NOW IN STOCK

Some images from the new issue and the magazine featured in the gallery with Emily Counts’ sculptures & in the shop with a vase by The Granite…