OPENHOUSE Magazine is a twice yearly publication, that looks to bright, creative people from around the world, that open their homes or their private spaces to the public, to make different activities about gastronomy, art and design.
Printed in Lleida, Openhouse is a magazine of 144 pages, filled with beautiful photography, interesting interviews of people who open special places around the world that the reader can visit and join in with the activities.
Openhouse is also a guide to their secret loved places in their towns, and some favourite recipes. Openhouse is a multi lingual publication; all articles are published in English and the language of the interviewee.
Openhouse was started by Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal, and we are building a small team of collaborators who are designers, writers and photographers from all around the world.
In Issue No.7 we meet Francesca Sarti who makes magic with food, to get us to think in different ways about what we eat, and how we feel. Architecture studio Divooe, built Siu Siu Lab in the foothills outside of Taipei as a place to bring people together in an environment open to the elements.
Hidenori opens his Tokyo home like the houses in Japanese villages as a place for the community to get together, learn, or just simply talk and eat. We meet curator Paco De Blas, and talk to Alberto Campo Baeza about the importance in connecting with nature in the place that we live.
We meet the founders of The Grandhotel Cosmopolis in Germany, a cross between hotel, restaurant and social project, that give refugees a place to live and work. After years in the theatre business, Lluc and Borja hold regular concerts and theatre nights in their home, a short drive in the countryside a stones throw from Barcelona, while Carlo, of Masseria Moroseta, invites guests to slowdown between the ancient olive tress, in the Pugliese countryside.
Diana and Olga invite artists to their home, to create interventions and use their Buenos Aires loft as a blank canvas. We end with a guided tour of the VDL house in Silver Lake, whose current custodian, Sarah Lorenzen, talks to us about its restoration, Richard Neutra and his life and dreams, and how important it is to open this home once again to visitors.
We invite you to slow down with us to a quieter rhythm, to take time for our ourselves, and time to meet new friends and share our love of the simple things in life.