The day before yesterday OPENHOUSE Magazine launched its highly anticipated second issue, after 6 months in which the Kickstarter funded debut edition of magazine spread its wings all over the planet, with Tenue de Nîmes as one of the many places where it could be found. Based in San Sebastian, Spain, OPENHOUSE was founded by Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal and is a magazine with a clear focus on beautiful photography and captivating interviews with people who invite the reader to their special places around the world. In the second issue Andrew and Mari talk to Jermome Waag, head chef at Chez Panisse, about what he likes to cook at home for his friends in his time off. In Barcelona the inspirational warehouse space Espacio 88 is visited. It holds an architecture studio, a coffee van in the mornings, and many different pop-ups. Also the Freunde von Freunden Apartment in Berlin is featured in one of the stories. We particularly love the story that takes its reader to a small village in the Italian countryside, where Attillio and Paola live in the old Cinema Flora, and regularly open their doors for film nights, with in the portrayed night one of our all-time favorite movies, Matthieu Kassovitz’ La Haine being shown. We love how Andrew and Mari show great consistency and even growth within this second issue, which very likely will win over even more hearts than their debut.
OPENHOUSE Magazine looks to bright, creative people from around the world, that open their homes or their private spaces to the public, to make different activities about gastronomy, art and design.
Next to the mentioned stories one finds another beautiful feature on the delights of the beautiful Moroccan city of Fez, where reknown food writer Tara Stevens offers tailor-made cooking experiences in her custom-built school named Dar Namir. Sessions cover modern Moroccan cuisine, traditional feasts, street food, pastry and bread baking, as well as Sephardic and Roman cookery. The courses also include Moroccan wine and cheese tastings. The magazine continues with Fem Güçlütürk, who opens the doors to her extraordinary and inspirational home in Istanbul which is also a plant shop and laboratory, Labofem. And back to the capital of Catalunya; Barcelona, where a self made home school for Oihan and his friends is discovered. One also meets Amaryllis Jacobs, who has made her wonderful home in Brussels into a twice yearly gallery space named Maniera, with a focus on architect designed pieces. And to finish the issue in style, a classic is portrayed: the beautiful Glass House, home of the architect Philip Johnson.