Welcome to Issue 05 of The Meander – our first for 2013
A LETTER FROM US TO YOU
"Plants and trees grow through ﬂoors, rainfall has slowly eaten through ceilings, and even wildlife returns." Kamiel and Martijn Blom rescue industrial fittings from forgotten places and give them new life.
BLOM & BLOM INTERVIEW
The Meander's Nicholas Eckhardt exhibits work from his recent journey through India — travelling from the northern Ganges town of Rishikesh, south-east to one of the holiest cities of Hinduism, Banaras.
VISUAL DIARY OF INDIA
Graphic design studio Project Projects has been around since 2004 and produces high-calibre work that is not only well thought out but also aesthetically pleasing. Co-founder Adam Michaels was kind enough to have a chat about their New York practice and the process behind their work.
ADAM MICHAELS (PROJECT PROJECTS) INTERVIEW
We visit artist and musician Grant Gronewold, a.k.a. HTML Flowers, at his Melbourne home-studio. The day after his performance at Sugar Mountain festival as part of Brothers Hand Mirror, he discusses music, art, tattoos, zines, and living with a chronic illness.
GRANT GRONEWOLD (HTML FLOWERS) VISIT & INTERVIEW
The bestselling author, stylist and owner of Sydney's The Society inc. sent us a photo a day for a week. Here are Sibella Court's postcards from India, especially for The Meander.
ONCE A DAY WITH SIBELLA COURT
While in Melbourne, we caught up with Joe Miranda from Hard Workers Club and checked out Magic Johnston, a new design and arts cultural complex in Collingwood. Housing up to 50 creatives as well as a gallery, a cafe and the Motto bookstore, Magic Johnston is one of the largest creative hubs in Australia.
THE MEANDER VISITS MAGIC JOHNSTON
"As a designer, creative and thinker you must stick to what you know and what you believe in." We talk to the man behind UK design studio Family.
DANIEL WESTWOOD (FAMILY) INTERVIEW
We spent November in Portugal, dividing time between Lisbon and the beach towns of the Algarve.
A TRIP TO PORTUGAL