The Lampoon Directory
In a world where consumption is moving online, leave the future of the retail landscape unsteady. Customers are expected to spend time in the store, travelling from corner to corner
A trip to Rajasthan is nothing if one does not sleep in the maharaja’s rooms, whatever the cost
Inspired by the neo-gothic style, the façade was accentuated with eclectic features that reflected the times. Inside, postal and telegramming services, as well as a hydraulic elevator
In a new wave of thinking about brick and mortar retail, reimagining the physical store, creating spaces where merchandise and art collide
A few square meters for about two thousand titles in the 'locus amoenus' of art. The exhibitors are counters recovered from flea markets.
Spanish aesthetics on the beach and a new historical interpretation of design
The blaring of honks, the humming of wheels and it’s all over. You arrive in front of the frosted doors to a building that coalesces past and present
While so many bookstores have cut back on inventory, to concentrate on events, stationary or other branded merchandise, McNally Jackson have gone deeper with their book catalogue.
The interiors of the apartments were created by Belgian designer Yael Siso and exalt European elegance, despite keeping the original atmosphere of the location alive
'I look after my books, I keep some in custom sleeves and sometimes I restitch them all every night' – Michel Fink explains the legacy behind his bookshop and a memory of Avedon
An ethical marketplace: Merrit, Smyth and Seun, the trio behind this concept offers one answer to the problem of smaller labels being shut out of the physical retail space by unfair rents
Fragrances for Napoleon, and a pomade made with bear grease – a place like a theatrical stage: how to stay modern and international without breaking with English tradition
How to ride the market without Instagram and without multinationals behind it? A too sweet perfume that becomes a bestseller is a contradiction in the laws of industry
One of the few surviving family-owned and operated bookstores in Los Angeles – dealing more than obscure art books, but also a sense of trust and camaraderie in the neighborhood as a whole