Starting tomorrow, our media city branch will have a breakfast combo! Any coffee & pastry for AED 25. Recommended reading? Brownbook Magazine's new fashion directory of course which focuses on weddings of the Middle East & North Africa! See you in the morning :))
New issue of Japanese travel magazine TOO MUCH Magazine is in and what an issue it is! Themed as ‘the body in space and time’, the issue explores Japanese ritualistic traditions, art & fashion installations and a cultural history of sitting down in Japan. ‘Romantic geography’ indeed.
Magazine enthusiasts! We’ll be hosting a make your own zine workshop with Khalid Mezaina tonight in Media City from 7.30-10PM. If you’d like to learn more about zine making and leave with your own crafted print, this is the place to be. To sign up, send an email over to: Khalid.email@example.com
New issue of fashion & cultural publication @032c is in! Based in Berlin, it’s a gutsy mag that never ceases to surprise, delivering thought provoking spreads and insightful conversations. Pick it up in store!
New issue of bi-annual recipe driven food magazine Gather Journal is in! Dedicated to the many aspects of ‘gathering’, it features some of the best food photography we have ever seen and delivers heart felt stories, reminding us of how food can play such a fundamental & enjoyable part of our lives.
Big news!!! We’re hosting our final zine workshop with Khalid Mezaina till after summer this month. 17th June, 6.30PM-9PM. Sign up and learn how to make your own little magazine in a casual environment! To sign up, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Love this piece on communal tea drinking in Japanese travel magazine TOO MUCH Magazine! Come pick up a copy
Magazine Shop // Interviews: Emma Hovel, MOOD
Food and music have long gone hand in hand, whether your at a concert enjoying an ice cold beverage or commuting to work drinking coffee with the car radio turned up loud. MOOD is a publication focusing on the relationship between food and music and the many unexpected joys that can come from it.
It’s a magazine that joins these two pastimes together and marries them on a silk bed of warm heartedly good fun. It’s one of our current favourites here at the shop and is as sincere as it is engaging.
We caught up with co-founder and creative director Emma Hovel to discuss their recent move from Belgium to New York, favourite bands and why they chose to focus their publication on food & music.
'We noticed such a strong correlation between the two subjects and the lack of content around where they meet'
1. What made you want to pair food and music together into one cohesive piece?
Food and music are our two passions in life! We noticed such a strong correlation between the two subjects and the lack of content around where they meet. When we started coming up with story ideas we realized that there is really an endless amount of material out there. So, we just went for it!
2. You recently moved the magazine from Belgium to NY. Has the change played a difference on the magazine, are the print scenes different?
I feel like the move has changed everything and nothing at the same time. We will still have an international perspective in each issue, and will of course continue with the overall concept of the magazine. But, we’ve found a local printer (Linco Printing in Queens) and have been able to establish a really fun working relationship with them. We didn’t used to print locally so we never had the chance to spy on the printing process. That has been a great change.
Brooklyn is also an amazing city to find and form communities. We were recently at fair all about food magazines and many of the attendees were from NY. There aren’t many other cities where that could happen so successfully.
3. It looks like you guys have been to a lot of music festivals. What’s the best food vendor you’ve encountered while at a festival?
The food at End of the Road in the UK last year was amazing. They had everything from rotisserie chicken to pies and delicious burritos. There was also a wonderful coffee stand to get our flat whites each morning. Coffee can be a forgotten item at a festival and actually what you need the most (especially after a night of drinking and dancing at the Forest Disco).
4. If Mood were to create a beverage what would be in it?
Well we love gin, but actually our favorite is an Amaretto Sour – Disaronno with fresh squeezed orange, lime and lemon juice.
5. Can you recommend three bands for our readers to check out?
Our latest favourites include Woods, The Staves & a local NY gal - Cassandra Jenkins.
You can purchase MOOD’s new ‘Punk’ issue here at our stores.
New Little White Lies is in! It’s the Boyhood issue and as always, comes packed with everything you need to know on indie film and beyond! ‘Truth & movies’ as they like to say. Pick it up in store!
New issue of Oh Comely is in!! As always, the magazine is packed with inspiration, exploring fashion, photography, art & music while having insightful and personal conversations along the way.
To us, the design of a magazine is just as important as the content! Join us for a discussion and insight into the world of magazine design, featuring graphic designers from WTD Magazine & Open Skies, illustrator Tulip Hazbar & artist Khalid Mezaina. Sat May 31st, 5-7PM, Media City store, see you all there!
We now stock the brilliant photography journal The Quarterly! Through it’s pages you will find fascinating and inspiring stories & profiles complimented with stunning photography. This issue has a theme on ‘family’ which is explored extensively.
Brownbook Magazine are launching their music issue with us in our Media City store with a vinyl record extravaganza! Head down on May 28th, 6-8pm for some Middle Eastern sounds!