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Published on July 5th, 2013 | by Vincent Jobse


The Plant: design in green disguise


Surprising new magazine in our collection, The Plant. But what on earth is it doing in a blog on architecture and design magazines?

The answer to that is that The Plant seemingly is a magazine on plants and other green and coloured botanic phenomena. True, plants are the theme, in word and image. But if you look a bit closer you will notice that mother nature is only an alibi to write on beautiful things and to show surprising art work.The Plants is as much on current culture as it is on plants.

The photo serie The Plant Life by Wolfgang Tillmans shows plants in awkward but natural positions: ailing in city rooms, for instance, or in anonymous city gardens. Without explanation or comments. And the feature Green Porcelain with beautiful earthenware by Scheltens & Abbenes and what about the article What Lies Beneath, on the festering landscape of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. It is pure cinematography.

And if you’re still not convinced, just see and read the interview with British artist Lindner Sterling, muse to Manchester’s punk scene and famous for her collage work that mixes pornography with the homeware catalogue.

 The Plant
A Journal About Ordinary Plants and Other Greenery
Issue 4 – Maranatha
144 pages | English

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Vincent Jobse is a Dutch design addict, who fully enjoys the pleasures of the web, but who loves print on pure, old-fashioned paper.

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