26 Aug Weekend Reads: Too Much, Backpack, Acid, The Plant & ernest
Summer is still not over and we can’t wait to get out of the city to hit the road for a camping trip this weekend. Besides all the camping gear a good book or magazine always finds its way in our packs. This is the reason why we would like to introduce you to some exciting magazines that shares our passion for interesting stories, good design, photography the beauty of nature.
TOO MUCH is a magazine about romantic geography. Its purpose is to document our collective experience of cities, and look at the ways people and landscapes make and remake one another. Founded in 2011, TOO MUCH is produced and designed in Japan by a global group of writers, researchers, artists and photographers. It is for those searching for real stories about architecture, cities and art.
The Sukimono Book 1: Backpack – Manabu Harada
The Sukimono book series offers Manabu Harada’s passion and deep knowledge on various areas of fashion. Operating within the self-proclaimed ‘playground of fanatics and connoisseurs’, these books have been put together in order to showcase his untainted love for objects and design without the desire of starting a movement or fad. Published by Mo-Green Co., Ltd in Japan, these aesthetically pleasing books, despite seeming like simple booklets at first glance, are a great source of pictorial information that showcase Harada’s unique and thoroughly researched approach to the nuisances in fashion.
Book 1 in the series celebrates the backpack and features a diverse range of styles, from the iconic Eastpak to the more technical hiking counterparts – all of which, once again demonstrates Manabu Harada’s vast knowledge on fashion.
Acid is a magazine that looks at contemporary culture with curiosity and humility, using surfing as an entry point. In Issue 4 we managed to fit together a typology of underwater camera cases; a hunt for an Amazonian tidal bore; an essay about how the ever-shrinking bikini, Captain Cook and Boticelli actually have a lot in common; photography that almost feels like surfing; an investigation to figure if dolphins play with waves; a survival guide to crossing the atlantic unsupported and a lot more to enjoy—or trip on.
Besides providing botanical contents in a simple, personal and cozy way; The Plant offers plant lovers a new look at greenery by featuring the works of many creative people who share our love for plants. As a curious observer of ordinary plants and other greenery, the magazine presents a monograph on a specific plant; bringing together photographers, illustrators, designers, musicians, writers and visual artists, both established and emerging, from all over the world. These people share with The Plant their unique perceptions and experiences of plants.
Ernest is a blog and biannual printed journal for curious and adventurous gentlefolk. It is a guide for those who appreciate true craftsmanship, who are
fascinated by curious histories and eccentric traditions and who care more for timeless style than trends.
It is a periodical of substance created for folk who love to build fires, embark on road trips, camp under a canopy of stars and run full pelt into the sea. Ernest appeals to those of us who appreciate a craft gin cocktail as much as a hearty one-pot supper, who love the grain of wood and the smell of paper, who’d like to learn how to fly fish, brew beer in their shed and name all the constellations of the northern hemisphere. It is for people who like to whittle