BLAD #6 takes a break from the fast-paced life to stop and smell the flowers. Not to mention: touch them, look thoroughly at them, listen closer to and taste them. We put all of our senses to work to get to know our favourite plants better. Although many plants are in winter hibernation and not barely as green as one could wish, there’s still lots of beauty to be found, if only you look closely enough. BLAD #6 embraces winter with open arms, eyes and an attentive mind–and senses.
BLAD #6 moves out into nature to look at gardens created to be beautiful all year around. We dream ourselves away to tropical terrariums and go through a real treasure chest of nature–dried and pressed. In BLAD #6 you will also gain more knowledge about the fascinating material soil, beneficial to both you and your plants.
We will teach you how to make Nordic schnapps and how to turn the summer’s dried flowers and herbs into scented sachets. The words find, as always, good company in beautiful photos and illustrations, including a photo series of Norwegian moss, the tactile quality of plants’ leaves and psychedelic illustrations as imagery for our green playlist to get us through the winter.
To get your senses working and challenged, this issue presents you with different kinds of papers, a distinctive cover and even more text in English. In other words: read, see, listen, touch and feel your way through BLAD #6.