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.
A meditative practice in a suddenly uncertain world
After two years of continuous travel between the great urban centers of New York City, Tokyo, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, and other cities, the world ground to a halt.
By virtue of this most random timing, Wesley Verhoeve found himself stuck in a place he had never been before. A small but beautiful suburban neighborhood of Vancouver was to be his home for the first 5 months of the pandemic.
Everything that was his “normal” suddenly changed to its opposite. Instead of traveling the globe, he was contained in one neighborhood. Instead of meeting and photographing random people all day long, he’d walk for hours without seeing more than a handful of humans. Instead of his busy client work schedule, his inbox was quiet and days blended together.
He walked around his small neighborhood for 123 consecutive days. He practiced slowing down and paying attention so he could see better. Suddenly his world, which had initially felt so small, was revealed to be a massive universe with tiny stories everywhere.