am very excited to announce the forthcoming launch of the new
edition of VERYstylemap ecological London together with VERY-eco.com.
VERYstylemap Ecological London: printed ecologically sound and FSC approved
all the way, our ecomap is a beautiful little tactile object, soft matt paper
and with a lacy gloss finish, to readily carry in your purse at all times.
The map will be available from mid November at all UK Agnes b locations,
and in other key ethical locations collaborating with us in London and internationally.
You can pick up your VERYstylemap at no charge in these locations as long
as stock lasts, otherwise the maps can be ordered from this website at £2.50.
VERY-eco.com is an online forum for exchange combining the ecological section
of our city guides, maps and the ecological and ethical part of VERY magazine.
Our first features link over to the anniversary issue of VERY magazine and
include The Cold Way - Etienne Bourgois’ enterprising Tara
expedition at the North Pole, Afghanistan Unveiled by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy; Turning
Green gives you the low-down of how VERY got involved in all that is green.
Since its debut in 1996, as NY art & fashion space / independent publishing
house, VERY UP & CO has been sensitive to humanitarian issues. As curator
/ director of the UP & CO gallery I have been particularly happy to promote
works of artists with a broader picture in mind. Exemplary exhibitions were
Juan Manuel Echavarria’s Escuela Nueva (1999) and Bolivar’s Plate (2000), both dealing with the complex and violent situation in Columbia.
Yvette Brackman’s first solo show The Cause (1998) was
an installation based on the artist’s father’s experiences in
a Russian Gulag. The magazine reflects a similar synergy to the gallery programme
featuring side by side positive creativity and issues to reflect and act
Green, ecological, ethical, fairtrade, human rights—these issues are
as intertwined as they are global and often overwhelming. The good news (if
played right) is that the accumulative factor of our individual consumer
choices counts more than ever and possibly more than voting polls.
So here we all come into play, and VERY into action! Our ecological guides
and maps are little pretty handy helpers to make shopping acting, easy and
fun. Enjoy; green is beautiful!.
"Life is a Breath, but with more compassion and love we can make life
more pleasant and beautiful to live."
Quote Oscar Niemeyer, on the
advent of his 100th anniversary, issue 12 of VERY magazine.
All VERY Publications are edited and published by founder/owner Uscha Pohl and
emerged from her New York / London art enterprise UP & CO.
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