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Brownbook Fashion Directory 2014

We've been following the Dubai-based Brownbook Magazine for quite some years now and are super inspired by their totally unique perspective on lifestyle, which is oftenly imitated in the West but rarely shows the authenticity one only finds at the source. Last month, for the third time, they released their annual Fashion Directory which again is of the highest standard. The 2014 issue focusses on The Wedding. From a tribal beauty competition in Niger to an alfresco shaving ceremony in Turkey, beautiful photography and illustrations delve into the culture, customs and accessories of 10 of the most stylish weddings from past and present. One discovers the stories of recent brides and grooms, whether a henna night in Canada or a Muslim wedding in China, everything with an in-depth anthropological slant and beautifully designed. [ Continue reading ]

Marlen Mueller

We first met the talented German photographer Marlen Mueller, and therefore became familiar with her work, when we visited the incredible Guggenheim Bilbao in 2013, as we were both invited to the extraordinary ‚Riotous Baroque’ exhibition. Marlen started photographing when she was a mere 12 years old, and after she turned double that age and finished her studies, she recently moved to Berlin to properly pursue a career in photography. The aesthetic one finds in her images has a natural feel, evoking a sentiment of serenity through the oftenly isolated subjects within the frames, using natural light in the best possible way through analog techniques. After having worked on several commissions this year in Germany’s capital, another one of the goals of Marlen was to start exhibiting her work, with her first solo-event taking place on the 27th of November in her new hometown. Whenever in Berlin make sure to visit! [ Continue reading ]