The Plant - issue 5
' A journal about ordinary plants and other greenery'
The Plant is a bi-annual publication from Barcelona, exploring the relationship with creative people and plants. It's beautifully produced and offers editorial photography, recipes with herbs, articles on the presence of plants in the cities, fictional stories, interviews with artists whose work is related to plants, personal stories, instructions and advice.
In this issue: visit plant life in Mozambique with Lina Scheynius, the allotment of Alys Fowler in Birmingham and investigate the supernatural vegetation of LA through the lens of Daniel Trese. Sarah Ryhanen writes about her flower farm in New York state. Takashi Homma documents the forests of Fukushima in the aftermath of the Tōhoku earthquake and a sleepy summer's day is spent at Borgen Island in Sweden with photographer Wai Lin Tse. We take a child-sized view of the playground, as designed by sculpture Isamu Noguchi; learn how to make apple and ginger jam, test the pH of soil using red cabbage and how to play God with a watering can. You'll also find carnivorous plants, heirloom tomatoes, tree stumps, comic heroes and even unicorns. Also, Scheltens & Abbenes and their happy salads with a Brother's Grimm twist.
The choice plant is the determined banana plant. The monograph includes illustrations by Atelier Bingo, Pia Bramley, Leonie Eichin & Ilg, Trüb, Anna Topuriya and Fizzzbzzzz!
20 x 27 cm