The pilot issue is themed Dizziness of Youth, whereby the notion of “arriving to an age” or the awkward manoeuvre between childhood to adulthood is the interest of our topic. Youth as an experience is marked by its contradictions and volatility; a period of not one but multiple transitions of different magnitudes.
The ideas built around Youth have always been mystifying. Perhaps it is this precise dizziness, feeling of light-headedness, which youth grants us that attracts us to contemplate about it.
Objects of Delight is an investigation of the pleasure humans derive from our interactions with the objects that populate our environment. Our material world is largely determined by the re/production and consumption of objects. Their physical existence contribute greatly to the way we inhabit spaces and acquaint ourselves with the world.
Regardless of whether it is a question of aesthetic, cognitive judgement, functionality, fetishism or sentiment, in the second issue of STAPLE, we ask — what causes an inanimate thing to give its onlooker, wearer, user, receiver or creator a sense of gratification?
Please note that we are no longer accepting submissions for this issue.
STAPLE is a socio-cultural magazine for the curious. It takes on themes such as growing up, from the perspective that our experiences, both collective and personal, are coloured by our social as well as cultural settings. The magazine is a compilation of precarious ideas that set out to challenge common thought on contemporary topics. Based in Singapore, the magazine is published annually.
China — (Zhoushan) Kafka & Josam
Germany — (Berlin) Do You Read Me?!, Soda Books; (Munich) Soda Books
Italy — (Rome) Soul Studio Store
Japan — (Tokyo) Tsutaya
Netherlands — (Amsterdam) Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum
Portugal — (Porto) Manifesto-Associacao
Singapore — Allscript, Basheer Graphic Books, BooksActually, Emporium of the Modern Man, Kinokuniya, Magpie Magazines (.com), Miracle Tradex, Necessary Provisions
Switzerland — (Zurich) LOREM (not Ipsum)
Taiwan — (Taipei) Moom Bookshop, Multi-Arts Corporation, Pon Ding
United Kingdom — (Bath) Magalleria; (London) Antenne Books (.com), Artwords, Charlotte St News, Good News, Libreria, magCulture, Shreeji News, Somerset House Trust, Ti Pi Tin, Wardour News; (Nottingham) Ideas on Paper