This Week in Magazines

  • The latest BRUTUS (593), another square-bound issue, celebrates the upcoming “World Cup Kick Off” with a feature that covers pretty much everything you would need to know about the “beatiful game.” There’s also an interesting fold-out within to help illustrate an article on bars.
  • PEN (175) decides to focus on “Children and the New Future,” with a look at schools from around the world. They also include a few kid-friendly tours of Tokyo, for different age levels.
  • TITLE (75) offers up another architecture-related issue, this time highlighting the “House of the Next Generation,” with showcases of some of the best new home designs, and questioning “The Future of Architecture?” They also include some attractive furniture selections.
  • Well, it’s official, RELAX is in love with all things green, with the new issue (112) being their third in a row to feature some sort of eco-related cover topic. This time, it’s “Born in the Forest,” with a guide to some of the nicest forests in the world.
  • CASA BRUTUS (75) goes “Treasure Hunting in Italy,” including looks at last month’s Milano Salone, a directory of Italian design companies, a showcase of design hotels, and a pull-out guide to Italian restaurants in Tokyo.
  • This month’s STUDIO VOICE (366) covers something they call “Progressive Disko,” which seems like a mix of DJing, techno, and dub. Can’t say I was particularly interested in what this issue had to offer.
  • On the other hand, I did quite like the “Esquire Design Museum” that gets included in the latest issue of ESQUIRE (Vol. 20, No. 6). What’s interesting here is that they chose a few “curators” who offer up an eclectic collection of designs. You get picks by the girls of Puffy (also featured on the cover), as well as Groovisions’ Hiroshi Ito, who in true GRV fashion offers up a theme (“conic things”) and some cool cut-out cards for each selection.

I picked up the following latest issues for Cafe Pause today: BRUTUS, CASA BRUTUS, RELAX, ESQUIRE, KU:NEL, and TOKION.