Issue 6 – Spider Plant
Bad Mother: Keep it in the family
Issue 6 celebrates the candy floss splendour of cherry blossoms in Japan,
assorted orchids hand-picked at RHS Kew and the domestic charm of
bad mothers everywhere: the spider plant or ‘Mala Madre’ as she is known.
Can that most democratic of houseplants be forgiven for bad parenting?
Photographer Daisuke Hamada captures Sakura, while Coke Bartrina
and Enrique Giner de los Rios guide us through the multiple landscapes
of Mexico City.
French artist Camille Henrot talks reactionary ikebana with Amy Sherlock
and Osma Harvilahti goes deep into the coconut palms of Ghana.
Following the trace of a carrot we investigate the cosmic potential in
Hereford soil at Fern Verrow and Mercedes Villalba tracks Kyushu’s
onsen in Secret Foliage. With stops in Versailles gardens, Sydney's rock
pools and the badlands of industrial Berlin, our travel ends back in
Japan with photographer Rinko Kawauchi and her family in Shogatsu.
There's more! Enjoy the tale of the Indian sandalwood bandit, cinematic
adventures in the maze of childhood and Scheltens and Abbenes recipes.
Find a spider plant that you like, with a monograph on this issue's chosen
plant illustrated by Dan Singer, Emi Ueoka, Jan Buchczik, Rebecca Clarke,
Sergio Membrillas and Laura Junger.
Issue 5 – Banana Plant
Don't fool me banana!
We visit plant life in Mozambique with Lina Scheynius, the edible garden
and allotment of Alys Fowler in Birmingham and investigate the supernatural
vegetation of LA through the lens of Daniel Trese. Sarah Ryhanen writes
about the 'good life' and the beginnings of Worlds End Farm, her flower farm
in New York state.
Takashi Homma documents the forests of Fukushima in the aftermath
of the Tōhoku earthquake and a sleepy summer's day is spent at Borgen
Island in Sweden with photographer Wai Lin Tse.
We take a child-sized view of the playground, as designed by sculpture
Isamu Noguchi; learn how to make apple and ginger jam, test the pH
of soil using red cabbage and how to play God with a watering can.
You'll also find carnivorous plants, heirloom tomatoes, tree stumps, comic
heroes and even unicorns. Do not forget Scheltens & Abbenes and their
happy salads with a Brother's Grimm twist.
The choice plant is the determined banana plant. The monograph includes
illustrations by Atelier Bingo, Pia Bramley, Leonie Eichin & Ilg, Trüb, Anna
Topuriya and Fizzzbzzzz!
Issue 04 – Marantha
The aesthetic appeal of a pattern
Our latest issue includes photography from artist Wolfgang Tillmans
(who has shot the cover story), an interview with perfumer Olivia Giacobetti
and a contribution from actress Tilda Swindon with a prose poem about
her parent tree.
There is an essay on London backyards, a visit to topiary master
Charlotte Molesworth's Wonderland garden in Balmoral, as well
as berry picking in the orchards of Argentina. Artist Lina Scheynius
shares her self-portrait in the Calendar Project and artist Linder Sterling
cuts photomontage, in a series made specially for the magazine.
And there is more! Peter Sutherland shares his adventures
in Colorado's Pikes Peak; Shuko Oda shows her culinary flare
with seaweed, making six recipes interpreted by Scheltens & Abbenes,
and we dig into David Lynch's Blue Velvet to discover the hidden
language of plants in his films.
Marantha illustrated by Keith Shore, Ekta, Baptiste Alchourroun, Milleneufcentsquatrevingtquatre and Laura Junger.
Issue 03 – Camellia
The obscure geometry of a flower
An interview with the inspiring florist Thierry Boutemy and a visit to
Derek Jarman’s cottage at Dungeness, where he created an atypical
and magical garden. Wild flowers growing in Cap de Creus, the legendary
Joshua Tree, cenotes from the Mexican Caribbean and Butchart
impressionist gardens thanks to Coke Bartrina (cover), Daniel Trese,
Ángeles Peña and Jennilee Marigomen.
Extreme farming in Kuwait, potted gardens in Tokyo, an illustrated
bestiarium of invented plants and Lope Serrano discussing on three
green scenes in Jean Luc Godard’s films are other stories of this
flowered third issue. Includes works by Jonas Marguet, Britt Browne,
Jessica Hans, Matt Olson and Scheltens & Abbenes.
Camellia illustrated by Marcus Oackley, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk,
Shoboshobo, Ping Zhu and Hiromi Nakajima.
Issue 02 – Monstera Deliciosa
A mid-century modern classic
A conversation with Piet Oudolf, a visit to Jacques Tati’s Villa Arpel
and interiors plants by Elein Fleiss. A deep look into woods and
wilderness, orchards, gardens and amazing plants; recipes, hobbies,
crafts and even love stories. Works by Wai Lin Tse (cover), Chris Kabel,
Ángeles Peña, Rosa Codina, Daisuke Hamada, Daniel Riera, Nacho
Alegre, Coke Bartrina, Luis Cerveró, Adrià Cañameras
and many more.
Monstera Deliciosa illustrated by William Edmonds, Ana Domínguez,
Laetitia Benat, Misaki Kawai, Geoff Mcfetridge and Ricardo
Fumanal and a selection of gardening tools by Alisa Grifo from
Kiosk and Andy Rementer.
Issue 01 – Staghorn Fern
A glimpse of the tropics
A story on New Yorker’s stubbornness to grow in the least traditional
spaces, a visit to a magical nursery in Buenos Aires and an essay
on Éric Rohmer's formalism are some the stories of our first issue,
which also includes works by Jennilee Marigomen (cover), Coke
Bartrina, Bless, Scheltens & Abbennes, Adrià Cañameras, Luis Cerveró,
Yukinori Maeda and Mark Borthwick.
Staghorn fern illustrated by María Corte, Andrea Gómez, Hekezuku,
Tom Edwards, Stephen Eichhorn, Yosuke Yamaguchi and Laetitia Benat.