May 01, 2013
Yes, it has been quite a few weeks with no updates around, but as I always say, it's been crazy.
At last Vermouth is between us, printed and save, and although it has been tough at last it's done! Last week
all the team of Publications for Pleasure, went over to Madrid to the book fair Libros Mutantes to present its
publications. It has been a great fair, many people and really great zines, magazines, books, publications...
there was a really nice atmosphere. We got to know people such us Sandwich Mixto, Bside Book, Études,
Catalogue Library, amongst others. Everyone doing a great job. Three really intense days talking, selling,
exchanging and getting inspired. So once back in Barcelona we have been able to calm down a bit, but not much,
and keep on going with our other projects and daily life!
You can check more images of the finished Vermouth here and more images from Libros Mutantes here. Don't
hesitate to follow Publications for Pleasure of Facebook to keep updated here.
April 16, 2013
Just a quick post to remind you that VERMOUTH is on sale in our online shop, but also ATLAS! Yes, we've
re-edit Atlas and a second edition is going to be printed this week. Get your copies before they run out!
Support independent publishing! More news soon!
April 10, 2013
Publications for Pleasure is about to launch it's second issue! We've been working so hard these months...
But in about two weeks we'll have Vermouth printed, and that makes us be really excited. Besides we are going
over to Madrid at the end of the month to the art book fair Libros Mutantes. And that makes us be really excited
too. But there are even more news, that same weekend we will be presenting our project at the first edition of
Photologico, a photography festival here in Barcelona. We are fulfilled with all this stuff.
Anyway, I just wanted to announce that Vermouth is now available for pre-order (here) until this coming Sunday
for a special price of 12€ + a special print. So if you want you can order it now and in a couple of weeks we'll ship
it anywhere to tell us to. Take a look to the promotional video and there I leave you a sneak peek of the interior of
the publication. For further information visit our website.
Thank you for the support!
April 04, 2013
April 02, 2013
This is what happens when you take so long to develop your films, you discover things you had already forgotten.
This pictures are from a walk I took with my sister and the rest of the family from Montjuïc to the city center after
visiting the Fundació Miró more or less at March of last year.
On the other hand, I'm going to be quite bussy this to upcoming months: school and Publications for Pleasure.
Might go a bit mad, nothing serious!
March 27, 2013
I collaborated in the last issue of a magazine made in Alicante (Spain) called 34. Ana Alarcón, the magazine's
director, invited me to write about Barcelona. They usually invite different people to talk about different cities and
recommend places to eat, shop, have a drink and similars. Take a look to the whole magazine in the digital edition
(only in spanish). Thanks Ana for the invitation!
Besides, Ana is a collaborator of issue two of Publications for Pleasure which is coming out really soon!
March 24, 2013
most important festivity. It had been at least eight years since I hadn't been in Valencia during Fallas, because the
city is invaded by people from everywhere, all streets are blocked and you just can't move through the city. On the
other hand it's quite impressive to see all that and the Fallas themselves (which are great sculptures made of wood
and other materials which you can find all around the city streets and which are then burned in the middle of the street)
specially if you have never been in Valencia on those days. Fallas last for at least two weeks, but we only stayed there
for a weekend. We bougth firecrackers, ate paella and churros with chocolate and took pictures to the falleras. I had
enough of Fallas for at least eight or more years!
March 11, 2013
It's been a few Mondays without introducing anyone new, but here comes Chiaozza. I discovered this project
recently and find it so beautiful. Chiaozza is a small studio based in Brooklyn, New York. They produce their
objects in small editions and very locally. They work in other projects which are also really interesting, so check
their website for more information! You can also follow them in Facebook.
Want one of this frames so much, love the colours and forms, don't you?
March 05, 2013
We've had some really rainy and windy days here, and that makes me want to cook really steamy and hot food.
This a dish I really like, as I am in love chickpeas. And it's quite typical from Spain too. The name of the dish
is POTAJE and I am going to teach you how to do it:
Ingredients (4 pax.)
500gr. of cooked chickpeas
half an onion
2 tomatoes (you will have to grate them)
4 or 5 carrots
a bunch of spinachs
a bunch of laminated almonds
3 garlic cloves
1 boiled egg per person
The best thing is to prepare everything first: grate the tomatoes, cut the carrots, wash and cut the spinachs,
mince the onion and the garlic and put everything in separate bowls or plates.
The second thing to do is fry in a couple of spoon fulls of oil (add more if necessary), the onion together with
the garlic and a minute later or so, add the tomato. Once everything is slightly fried, add the laminated almond
and the carrots. With the fire in a low position let everything fry, always controlling it doesn't get burned. This
can take five minutes or so. After this you have to add a bit of paprika and the bay leafs.
The next step is to add water, first add a couple of cups, together with the drained chickpeas, and then add one
more cup. Water has to cover the ingredientes but not too much. Now you can add the a pinch of colouring
and salt. You have to leave the stew boiling for about 20 minutes, mid fire. Keep looking if it needs more water
and add more if necessary After that, add the bunch of spinachs and let it cook for another 20 minutes. Taste for
salt and add more if necessary. All the ingredients are quite sweet so you have to control the salt every now and
then so you add enough.
Once everything is done, serve a dish of the potaje and add the boiled egg cut into pieces (as in the last image).
Hope you like it!
March 03, 2013
Lately we have been surrounded by little mountains of books you can find all around the house. This year, we
had to go back to university to finish a couple of subjects and do a final thesis in order to, at last, finish our
degree. I guess that as the thesis goes developing all these little mountains will keep growing and I don't know
if we have space for that!
Soundtrack: Stealing Sheep - Genevieve