Made by MENDOAbout the books
Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
Take a trip around some of the globe’s newest wonders
The Architizer A+Awards honor 2020’s most extraordinary architecture and building products from across the globe. In 2020 the winners were a diverse group of established and emerging architects and designers, carefully chosen by a panel of more than 400 international luminaries from ﬁelds such as fashion, publishing, product design, real estate development, and technology — as well as via a public vote.
Despite this wide array of projects, which range from Beijing Daxing International Airport, (home to the world’s largest terminal), to tiny weekend houses and temporary art installations, the buildings in the book tell a clear story, as Architizer’s director of content, Paul Keskeys, explains in the introduction.
The winning projects in the book, however, address more than environmental concerns; they also seek to solve the kind of problems that arise in our increasingly urbanised world. These can include something as fundamental as Beijing’s efficient new terminal, or something that seeks to improve spiritual or mental wellbeing, such as Forest of Numbers, French artist Emmanuelle Moureaux’s thought-provoking, colourful installation of 60,000 suspended numerals, created for the tenth Anniversary of the National Art Center, Tokyo.