Patagonia ‘Pataloha’ Tote
It’s finally here :o)
Published by New Documents
Text by: Nich McElroy / Copyeditor: Jaclyn Arndt
Proofs: Jason Fulford
Design: The Future
Marvin Gaye’s 1971 masterpiece presented in a non-modified recording of Motown 5339ML vinyl LP (Originally released 05/21/71). All efforts were made to realistically reproduce the natural vinyl stereo LP sound, so record levels were restrained and album noise is present.
Idea Books, the small book-selling enterprise founded by Angela Hill and David Owen, who have been dealing rare books and magazines for over fifteen years, stocked in Comme des Garçons’ Dover Street Market in London and quietly selling hard-to-find, new and out-of-print fashion, photography, design and architecture titles, by appointment, from their Brewer Street offices in London’s Soho.
Knowledgeable to a fault and blessed with enviable sourcing connections, the duo have built a reputation as an indispensable resource among designers, stylists and other fashion creatives, including Bruce Weber, Joe McKenna, Nicolas Ghesquière and Clare Waight Keller, who described Idea Books as “an addiction.”
Depending on where you stand, the Fagan’s self-built home ‘Die Es’ has a mountain or seaside backdrop. ‘Die Es’ – meaning ‘the hearth’ – is situated on the Atlantic Seaboard in Camps Bay, but it feels more like it’s on a little farm with its own private nature reserve. The house itself and most things in it are handmade by couple Gwen and Gawie Fagan, their son and three daughters. Today it’s just the two of them living here. It’s a magical place with magical people who have lived long and full lives.
Sitting around a table with Gwen and Gawie drinking a hot cup of Rooibos tea, we listen to a collection of stories experienced over almost a century. They speak about a career spanning almost 70 years, hard work and successes, and 65 years of marriage and family life.
As one of South Africa’s most celebrated architects, Gawie’s ideas concerning connecting architecture with the natural landscape were revolutionary. Over the years, Gwen played an instrumental role as a historical researcher and landscape planner in Gawie’s practice. Together they share a love of designing new buildings just as much as restoring old ones.
Fela Kuti & Egypt 80
Arsenal TV3 Catalonian TV 08.4 1987
Interview with Fela Anikulapo Kuti, in which he spoke about the role of women in African culture, marriage, the politics of his country, his stays in prison and on africa and the message of Africa. The interview is intertwined with images of a concert with his band Egypt 80.