a brief look at what’s new in magazines this past week. There’s a particularly strong set of magazines this week, including Disegno’s spring edition which includes a fascinating roundtable about mind-controlled machines. The Cardiff Review publishes a great selection of new poetry and fiction; Hole & Corner explore what ‘home’ means with a diverse group of features; and new to MagShuffle, Eaten magazine excellently explores the history of food from around the world through essays, photography, recipes and more. MagShuffle is our new mix and match magazine subscription service, where you can personally curate your year of monthly deliveries from a roster of 140+ magazines.
disegno – #18
Disegno magazine returns with its spring edition, #18. It’s a strong issue with plenty of memorable features. Foremost of these is a fascinating roundtable discussion between Jonathan Keats, Michael Mitchell and José Millán who discuss mind-controlled machines and the future of work and technology’s role in it. There’s also an in-depth look at Kenyan’s Olympic obsession, in particular its love affair with the running shoe; Clove magazine‘s editor Debika Ray takes a look at the role of data in fashion brands, trends forecasting and production; as well as New Andean Architecture; the fashion of Phantom Thread; Robin Hood Gardens and chrome’s past and future.
the cardiff review – #10
a splendid selection of poetry heads up issue 10 of The Cardiff Review. Yuan Changming creatively unearths what’s in his family name, and Rebecca Parker overcomes cold sensations with thoughts of intimacy. There’s fiction from Benjamin Newman and Niamh Bohane; celebrated British poet Kim Moore is interviewed for the edition and she speaks about how to begin a poem, her life in academia and her writing online. Meanwhile, the magazine continues its search for new young Welsh writers and this time talks to Susie Wild about her first debut poetry collection.
// from the issue: new welsh writers, susie wild //
eaten – #2
new to MagShuffle, Eaten magazine catalogues the history of food through essays, photography, recipes, illustrations and interviews, brought together with a well-defined colour palette and an eye for design. Issue 2 is a particularly beautiful edition which visits the Philippines, Newfoundland, Peru and Germany finally giving celery, radishes, orchids and potatoes the attention they deserve! there’s some excellent photography in this edition, particularly those which annotate the story of Peruvian creole dishes. It’s a strong issue with a clear objective with plenty to learn from it.
hole & corner – #16
‘Nest’ is the theme of issue 16 of Hole & Corner. Through this theme they explore what home means to many people, including one excellent essay and profile of Mexican weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez, who after spending a decade in the US returned to his village, Teotitlán del Valle to celebrate his Zapotec roots. The photography that accompanies this article is particularly noteworthy. Elsewhere, this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize winner, Alex de Rijke, talks about community, materials and the beauty of constraint; Eel Pie Island; Sue Skeen; and the art of the nest.