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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 Wallpaper.com 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.


Tyler Brûlé launched summer newspaper version of Monocle

Tyler Brûlé, editor of Monocle and self-appointed arbiter of cool, has launched a new summer offshoot of his monthly style magazine. He has produced what he is calling a summer newspaper, a 64-page broadsheet-sized read called Monocle Mediterraneo, whose first issue came out on July 29.

Edited by Monocle’s London-based team, the Monocle Mediterraneo newspaper features a mix of essays, reportage, interviews and fashion. The specially curated summer newspaper will be accompanied by the Summer Series, a weekly audio show that will be broadcast on Monocle.com with live music and debate on Fridays at 12.00 CET. Both in print and online, this latest Monocle media extension will become the ultimate accessory for summer relaxation. To order your copy online click here.

Clearly Brûlé, founder of Wallpaper* magazine, which he then sold to Time Inc., would like his well-heeled readers to pick the paper up as they swan around the Côte d’Azur and Sardinia.

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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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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.