THE PLANT issue 8 | Fiddle-leaf fig
Issue 8 gets us into the work of preeminent French gardener and philosopher Gilles Clément and an essay about Japanese traditional gardening. ‘Defiant Gardens’ shows how refugees in Jordan turn to gardening as a primal instinct. We experience raw nature in Iceland with Cat Stevens, ‘Komorebi’ through the lense of Ola Rindal and project by Takashi Homma and Rikako Nagashima 'Camphor Tree'. Our contributors take us along to their adventure in Chernobyl and introduce us to the busy and interesting life of bees in London. Further more, some short stories about piss plant and rotten vegetables. Art feature dedicated to the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and the perfect paradox of film ‘Last Year in Marienbad'. We include our regular contributors Scheltens & Abbenes with recipes, Coke Bartrina’s DIY and British artist Sue Webster for 'My Plants by'.
Plant monograph Fiddle-leaf fig – the charm of a tree growing indoors. Tricks for an escape plan (just in case things get too hard outdoors) and ‘Goethe und Urpflanze’, a booklet illustrated by Martin Fengel.
Besides providing botanical contents in a simple, personal and cozy way; THE PLANT offers plant lovers a new look at greenery by presenting a monograph on a specific plant; bringing together photographers, illustrators, designers, musicians, writers and visual artists, both established and emerging, from all over.
message from The Plant: Join us on Monday, 7th of December from 6.30pm at Claire de Rouen Books (1st Floor, 125 Charing Cross Road. WC2H 0EW, London) where we will celebrate with drinks and friends. The artist duo Takashi Homma and Rikako Nagashima is honouring us with their presence. They are joining us from Japan and will host a small exhibition at the venue. They have collaborated on a limited edition print that will be on sale on the night.