Category Archives: Architecture/Design

Mediterranean home & lifestyle mag Côté Sud launches Dutch edition

A Dutch version of the home magazine with Mediterranean flavor Côté Sud Magazine  is to launch shortly.  The magazine caters to those who are keen on the Riviera lifestyle and fond of  products and flavors from all over Mediterranean sea.
It is the fourth international edition to be launched in Dutch-speaking Belgium (“Flemish” is the language to be precise) and Holland with a print run of 50 000 copies (25 000 in Belgium and just as many in The Netherlands).  The title will be published in 285 x 225 mm perfect-bound format and glossy paper.



UK: Wallpaper* made an erotic film to promote its sex-rated September issue

Wallpaper* marks its move into short film-making for its sex-rated September issue.   The film is named “Quatre” and is a collaboration with RSA Films.  It is a “complex tale of mistaken identities, passions reignited, the latest Lanvin and good old girl-on-girl action.”  “Quatre” is a three-minute film that aims to combine sex, fashion and furniture in a story based on mistaken identities and reignited passions. 

RSA Films director Vernie Yeung, who previously worked on ad campaigns for the likes of Sony Bravia, Canon and Motorola in Europe and Asia, makes his Wallpaper* debut with the film. Also on board were set designer Max Bellhouse and fashion stylist Tamara Rothstein.

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The film can be viewed in full at and stills from the film can be seen in a 12-page fashion feature in the mag. 

“When Wallpaper* does film, we do it properly. “Quatre” is an elegant and erotically charged must-see piece of cinema.” said Tony Chambers,  the editor-in-chief of Wallpaper*.

Wallpaper’s September Fashion and Sex issue is on sale on Thursday 12 August 2010.

Wallpaper*, the international design, fashion and lifestyle magazine, is publishing its first handmade issue

Wallpaper*, the international design, fashion and lifestyle magazine, is publishing what it claims to be its most ambitious issue to date with “Handmade“, which is printed on seven different paper stocks, has 21000 unique covers and every object it features was reportedly commissioned by the magazine.

For the August issue, Wallpaper* magazine brought together and briefed some of the world’s leading designers, craftsmen and manufacturers to produce unique furniture, fittings, foodstuffs, fashion and more. The special issue chronicles the production and presentation of this astonishing collection of one-off designs and delicacies.

From cover to cover, Wallpaper* Handmade is a complete celebration of craftsmanship. Through working closely with paper supplier UPM, the issue is printed on no less than seven different paper stocks and includes an A5 sketchbook documenting how several of the designs evolved. There is even a paper house to cut out and assemble, courtesy of architect Ryuji Nakamura.

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France: Philippe Starck helps celebrate Télérama’s 60th anniversary in style!

The French cultural weekly Télérama just turned 60! To celebrate its anniversary in style, the publication asked design star and visionnaire Philippe Starck to share his vision of the world in 60, 600 and 6000 years!

On this occasion will exceptionnally boast 230 pages and will be perfect-bound instead of saddle-stitched.  The Télérama editors will offer their take on the major events of the past 60 years that changed the music business, TV, theater, cinema, radio and litterature of course!

Launched in 1950 as Radio-Loisirs, a supplement to catholic paper La Vie catholique illustrée, it becomes known as Télérama, which is the French acronym for Télé (TV), Radio and Cinéma, in the 70’s while simultaneously leaving all religious ties behind.  Télérama is some ways comparable to The New Yorker magazine.  While definitely a left-wing bastion amongst French publications, it is nevertheless always bi-partisan in its approach movie reviews or book critiques alike.  The magazine is known to Continue reading

Australia’s Pacific Magazines to launch new lifestyle mag “The Outdoor Room”

Pacific Magazines is to launch a new Australian lifestyle magazine called The Outdoor Room this September.  Fronted by Australian TV personality Jamie Durie and editor-in-chief, Wendy Moore, the new title will be the first Australian magazine focused on all aspects of outdoor lifestyle: from furnishings, renovations and decorations, budget makeovers, garden projects, to pets and wildlife, travel, food and entertaining.

Jamie Durie, says, “Now, more than ever, Australians are living, cooking, entertaining and relaxing with family and friends in their outdoor spaces – and they want that space to have all the style and comfort of their interiors. I have seen this market grow for years, and now the time is right, Australia is ready.”

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Wallpaper mag has launched “Born in Brazil” special issue

Following the success of last year’s award-winning “Made in China” issue, “Born in Brazil” pays homage to another exceptional country.  To produce this special issue, the Wallpaper team established a temporary HQ in Rio and São Paulo.

Brazil is on a Wallpaper* Born in Brazilserious roll,  from the discovery of massive offshore oil reserves, to the awarding of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic games, and Wallpaper got to the centre of the action.

The magazine’s aim was to produce a true portrait of a country at a moment of transition. Editorial highlights include profiles of Brazil’s brightest stars, including architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the Campana brothers, beachwear queen Lenny Niemeyer, cover star Ana Beatriz Barros, super chef Alex Atala and musician and actor Seu Jorge. Internationally feted artist Vik Muniz has also designed an exclusive limited-edition cover for subscribers.

Beyond the editorial content, “Born in Brazil” has broken new ground on a commercial level too. In addition to its faithful advertisers, Wallpaper has introduced an unprecedented 14 new brands to this special issue. New advertisers include the City of Rio, which chose “Born in Brazil” to unveil its extensive waterfront redevelopment project – Porto Maravilha – and Havaianas, which has a seven page campaign that was created just for Wallpaper.

Tony Chambers, Wallpaper’s editor-in-chief, says: “Brazil is the most exciting country on earth and Wallpaper was there, en masse, to capture this extraordinary country at an extraordinary moment of transition.”

Wallpaper will officially launch the issue, in association with Iguatemi, Brazil’s leading chain of luxury shopping centres. The launch event will take place at the stunning specialist Brazilian contemporary furniture gallery, Espasso, in New York on May 14th.  The “Born in Brazil” issue went on sale the day before on May 13th.

Click here to see IPC Media’s official press release.

Mexico: design and architecture mag “Abitare” to launch local edition

Abitare, RCS Media’s bilingual monthly architecture, design and art magazine edited by Stefano Boeri will launch an international edition in Mexico this Fall. 

The Mexican edition of Abitare will be published in partnership with Landucci SA de CV, a Mexico City-based international publishing house, well-known for its high-quality art books.  This joint effort will bring Abitare in what it is considered to be one of the world’s most promising emerging markets. 

The agreement also envisages the future development of the online platform and the organisation of events under the Abitare brand, such as the next Abitare Talks workshop, to be held in Milan on 14 and 15 April, on the occasion of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the international furniture fair, during which Abitare’s Italian and foreign editors will hold an open meeting.

Launched in 1961 in Italy, Abitare now has international editions in Bulgaria and China, both published under license.