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.
Art may or may not inspire love, but love could be a source for art
This issue does not try to reaffirm love as a moral or traditional value. Rather, it explores different kinds of love, new representations of love between people of all genders. What might be a new figure of love, beyond the couple, beyond duality, and also include freedom, multiplicity, intimacy, secrets, complexity, vulnerability, gender fluidity? In this regard, how is the feminist revolution radically changing our idea of love?
‘In this period of pandemic confusion and anxiety, love has become a resource.’
Love is for everyone. A person can love their community as a family, the beauty of which recalls the synergy of one plus one becoming many. That’s the power of love. Love is a human obsession. Love is transformative, but it’s always personal. It’s about one person changing another person’s life, and vice-versa. This is especially true in so-called successful couples. John Lennon’s song “God” ends with, “I just believe in me / Yoko and me.” He doesn’t believe in people, just love.
Purple Fashion is a magazine that knows that having personality is about more than just being extroverted. Published in Paris under the eye of its charismatic Editor-In-Chief, Olivier Zahm, each issue is as decadent as his lifestyle is reported to be.