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Openhouse Magazine is about people who open their spaces to the public, and the life they share

About this project

Hello we are Andrew and Mari Luz and we want to take the first issue of Openhouse Magazine to print. (versión en castellano más abajo)

Openhouse Magazine is a collection of stories that looks at bright, creative people from around the world, who open their doors to the public, of their private spaces to make different activities about gastronomy, art and design. 

It will be a magazine/book of two numbers per year. We will start with 2500 copies and distribute them internationally through top bookstores, design and museum stores. It will be in coffee table format, A4, with 144 pages. All articles will be in English and also in the language of the interviewee.

We talk about people who make workshops, talks, dinner and concerts, or simply people who open their homes to un-known guests to stay for their holiday, to experiment in a different way to travel.

What is interesting is that Openhouse Magazine can be used as a guide to private spaces and interesting activities around the world, that can be visited, and the reader can participate in. It will be an object that you would like to collect, for its beautiful photography, care in design and style, and its paper and its feel.

Our magazine is about this. The life of a person, and the space in which they share with others. Sometimes this can be their home, sometimes studio or workplace. But more is about the experience that they share with others in their space.

Who are we

We are Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal, the founders of Openhouse Project in Barcelona. Andrew is an interior designer and art director, and Mari Luz is a photographer. Nearly 2 years ago we started to open our home to the public. First we opened as a photography gallery. Together with Ana Schulz, every 3 months we open a new exhibition accompanied with guided visits, and close with a thematic dinner with the photographer for 15 people. Shortly after we started making different events such as sushi parties and classical music concerts with dinner, with our flatmate Nobu (one of the best Japanese chefs in Barcelona). Since we first opened we have grown from strength to strength, and the community of people we are making love to come to our home and experience food and photography in a more close and intimate way. Our events have also grown. We now make talks, workshops, concerts and dinners, and we are the organisers of the Kinfolk gatherings here in Barcelona.

As a part of the project we started to write about people around the world who, like us, open their private spaces to the public, and to our surprise we started to hear about more and more people that are immersed in this adventure, so we decided to put it down on paper, and this is where the idea of the magazine was born. We are now 1 year working hard and giving form to this project, and now it is nearly a reality, we have the first issue ready to print, and we hope that soon you can all have a copy in your home.

We have joined forces with top design team, and friends, Xavi and Nagore of TGA + Asociados, from San Sebastian, who have designed the magazine for us. And we look forward to collaborating with many writers and photographers from around the world.

The first issue

In the first issue we talk about our own project Openhouse Project here in Barcelona. We also talk to GnamBox in Milan, who invite people to the home to cook their favourite dishes, while they record and present the recipes on their web page. We talk with Tony Hornecker, who opens his theatre of a home in London like a restaurant and performance, called The Pale Blue Door which is now so well known that it’s nearly impossible to book a table. Bless a famous fashion brand, uses an apartment as their berlin shop. But this apartment is also home to Mira. Jo Nagasaka, well known architect and designer, kindly let us into his studio, which he often opens his doors to make events, exhibitions, dinners and you can even camp there (at certain times) We talk with Luis and Jacobo, of Palau de casavells, who open their spectacular Costa Brava home as a shop and gallery of antiques, design and art.  Niki Robinson, holds events and concerts in her home, she also rents out some rooms, but her guests get a lot more than just a key. We have many short interviews, such as chefs and what they like to cook at home for their family and friends.

We hope you like the sound of our magazine, and would like to help us get there.

By supporting us you will help us with:

- covering the cost of printing the first issue with 2.500 copies           

- to cover the cost of the shipping                               

- to cover the cost of all our legal expenses of setting up the magazine and company 

- to cover all costs for you gifts for helping us 

If we past the amount that we are asking for, we will use this money for the expenses of the #2 issue of Openhouse magazine, which we are already working on.

Thank you to the collaborators in the first issue

Gixon Bilbao, Nobu Kawagoe, Jo Nagasaka, Ikko Yokoyama, Shimizu, Natsumi Sato, Mira Shröder, Lucrecia Althabe, Tony Horneker, Rebecca Thomas, Stefano Carnelli, Niki Robinson, Jacobo Valentí, Luis Sendino, Stefano Paleari, Riccardo Casiraghi, Ben Taylor, Carlo Piras, Rebeca Martin, Ana Schulz, Victor Subirana, Georg Kayser, The parmentiers, Muremino y Karlotalaspalas. A thousand thanks!!

£45 - 54€ You get the full magazine pack + invite to the Special Sushi Party to launch the magazine in Barcelona may/june

£80 - 95€ For 2 people : You get the full magazine pack x2 + invite to the Special Sushi Party to launch the magazine in Barcelona may/june x2

£85 - 100€ You get the full magazine pack and your copy is a numbered copy from the first 100 + your name in the magazine with a special thank you

£120 - 143€ You get the full magazine pack and your copy is a numbered copy from the first 10 + your name in the magazine with a special thank you

£150 - 179€ You get the full magazine pack and your copy being the #1 numbered copy + your name in the magazine with a special thank you

 see the series "Myself in this moment" by Mari Luz Vidal here

 £700 - 840€ You get one single page of advertising for your company or brand + the full magazine pack and your copy is a numbered copy from the first 100 + your name in the magazine with a special thank you

£1250 - 1500€ You get the inside front cover advertising page for your company or brand + the full magazine pack and your copy is a numbered copy from the first 100 + your name in the magazine with a special thank you

£2100 - 2500€ You get the back cover advertising page for your company or brand + the full magazine pack and your copy is a numbered copy from the first 100 + your name in the magazine with a special thank you

£1300 - 1550€ You get a Private Sushi Party event (for up to 60 people) in Barcelona in Openhouse Project for your company, brand or for your friends, (feel free to ask a price for doing this event in your city or other location) + the full magazine pack and your copy is a numbered copy from the first 100 + your name in the magazine with a special thank you

Hola somos Andrew y Mari Luz y queremos llevar al papel el primer número de la revista Openhouse magazine. 

Openhouse magazine es una colección de historias de gente emprendedora y creativa de todo el mundo que abre sus espacios privados al público, para realizar diferentes actividades relacionadas con la gastronomía, el arte y el diseño.

Será una revista/libro de 2 números al año. Empezaremos imprimiendo 2.500 ejemplares que distribuiremos internacionalmente a través de librerías, tiendas y museos. Tendrá un formato A4 con 144 páginas en color. Será en inglés, más el idioma original de cada entrevistado.

Hablamos sobre gente que realiza talleres, charlas, cenas, conciertos o simplemente deja que personas desconocidas se queden en sus casas durante sus vacaciones, para experimentar una forma diferente de viajar.

Una de las cosas más interesantes de esta revista es que será una guía de espacios privados de todo el mundo, abiertos al público, dónde desarrollan interesantes actividades que el lector podrá visitar y participar. Será un objeto de coleccionismo por la gran presencia fotográfica y por el cuidado en el diseño y en la elección del papel.

Nuestra revista trata de la vida de una persona, y del espacio que comparte con los demás. A veces puede ser su casa, otras su estudio o lugar de trabajo, pero lo más importante es sobre la experiencia de compartir con los demás.

¿Quiénes somos? 

Somos Andrew Trotter y Mari luz Vidal, fundadores de Openhouse Project en Barcelona. Andrew es interiorista y director de arte y Mari luz es fotógrafa. Hace casi 2 años empezamos a abrir nuestra casa al público como galería de fotos, donde cada 3 meses inauguramos un exposición que acompañamos de varias visitas guiadas y la cerramos con una cena temática para 15 personas, actividad que llevamos a cabo junto a Ana Schulz. Poco después empezamos a hacer diferentes eventos como sushi partys y conciertos de música clásica con cenas, con nuestro compañero de piso Nobu Kawagoe (uno de los mejores chefs de Barcelona). Desde que empezamos, el proyecto ha ido creciendo y creciendo, teniendo una gran cantidad de seguidores que les encanta participar en estas experiencias por desarrollarse en un entorno tan especial como es nuestra casa. Ahora también organizamos los eventos de Kinfolk en Barcelona.

Como parte de este proyecto empezamos a escribir sobre otra gente de todo el mundo que, como nosotros, abre sus espacios a los demás, y para nuestra sorpresa empezamos a encontrar mucha gente inmersa en esta aventura, así que decidimos poner todo esto sobre papel y así nació la idea de esta revista. Llevamos 1 año trabajando y dándole forma a este proyecto, que hoy ya es casi una realidad, ya tenemos el numero 1 listo para imprimir y esperamos que pronto todos vosotros podáis tener una copia impresa en vuestra casa.

En esta fase hemos unido fuerzas con nuestros amigos de San Sebastián Xabi y Nagore de TGA + Asociados que se encargan del diseño gráfico de la revista y de la web. Y esperamos colaborar con mucha más gente como fotógrafos, escritores y traductores de todo el mundo.

El primer número

En el primer número hablamos de nuestro proyecto Openhouse Project en Barcelona. Con GnamBox de Milán, que invitan a gente a cocinar sus receta favoritas en su casa, mientras ellos fotografían el proceso para después compartirlo. Hablamos de Tony Hornecker que abre su casa de Londres como restaurante y espacio de performance llamado the Pale Blue Door y donde tienes que ser muy rápido para reservar mesa. Sobre la marca de diseño Bless que abre la casa de Mira en Berlin como showroom y que puedes visitar por cita previa. Jo Nagasaka arquitecto y diseñador de Tokyo, que abre su despacho al público para hacer exposiciones, presentaciones, cenas y diferentes eventos. Hablamos con Luis y Jacobo de Palau de Casavells en la Costa Brava, que abren su espectacular masía como galería de arte y diseño. Niki Robinson, que organiza conciertos y cenas en su casa de Barcelona y también alquila habitaciones donde sus huéspedes reciben más que unas simples llaves. También tenemos muchas más pequeñas historias, como, qué les gusta cocinar a diferentes chef de prestigio, en sus casas para su familia o amigos.

¡Esperamos que te guste como suena el proyecto y que puedas ayudarnos a lanzarlo!

Con tu ayuda colaborarás a:

- Cubrir los gastos de imprenta para los 2.500 ejemplares del primer número 

- Cubrir los gastos de envío 

 - Cubrir los gastos legales para lanzar la revista 

- Cubrir los gastos de vuestros regalos por vuestra ayuda.

Si conseguimos más cantidad de la que necesitamos para el lanzamiento del número 1 de esta revista, el dinero irá destinado a la elaboración del número #2 de Openhouse magazine en el que ya estamos trabajando.

En este primer numero también han colaborado:

Gixon Bilbao, Nobu Kawagoe, Jo Nagasaka, Ikko Yokoyama, Shimizu, Natsumi Sato, Mira Shröder, Lucrecia Althabe, Tony Horneker, Rebecca Thomas, Stefano Carnelli, Niki Robinson, Jacobo Valentí, Luis Sendino, Stefano Paleari, Riccardo Casiraghi, Ben Taylor, Carlo Piras, Rebeca Martin, Ana Schulz, Victor Subirana, Georg Kayser, The parmentiers, Muremino y Karlotalaspalas. ¡¡ Muchas gracias a todos !!

Risks and challenges

we believe we are very much under control. we have counted for everything before starting with this crowdfunding. we already have the printers on standby, the companies for transport that we want to use, and the distribution. the only thing we can think of is that with the printing there are often problems and adjustments... these will be controlled carefully at the time to make sure that delays are kept to a minimum. we are confident that once we are funded, we will have the magazine out within 2 months.

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