Thursday, December 30, 2010

open in the old and the new year!

We are open the december the 31st from 8.00 till 18.00
& the first of january from 12.00 till 17.00
If necessary we can also get you books from our bookstore!

31 december - Oudejaarsdag - is Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum geopend van  8.00 tot 18.00 .  Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum is ook open op 1 januari - het is dan mogelijk voor ons om boeken uit de boekhandel te halen van 12.00 tot 17.00

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

TIPS FOR FESTIVE GIFTS


GAMES FIVE STAR GIFT *****








TYRANNEN QUARTET
The dictators of the world on 32 cards Franco, Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, Pinochet, Saddam Hussein, Pol Pot, and many others... Quartettgroups: Monarchs Faschists Communists Military, Kleptokraten, US-Marionetts, Religious Fanatics, Völkermörder (the quartett is in German) Categories: Year of birth, Age when came to power, Lenght of reign, How may killed, How much money owned.. order now: € 9.90
NOW ALSO A PART TWO WITH MORE BAD GUYS: order part 2 € 9.90

Friday, December 24, 2010

TIPS FOR FESTIVE GIFTS


TV SERIES FIVE STAR GIFT *****
MAD MEN UNBUTTONED
"This is the smartest and the most fun of all the Mad Men books -- and it's also the most beautiful. Natasha Vargas-Cooper is obviously a fan, but she's also a terrific writer; and I am in awe at her success at finding the photos, ads and images that became the icons of the era. Her explanations of "How to be a Betty" and "Sex and the Single Girl" should become classics. ( Jon Wiener )
€; 15,00,  230 PAGES


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Thursday, December 23, 2010

TIPS FOR FESTIVE GIFTS

TYPO MAG : TYPOGRAPHY IN MAGAZINES
                                        FIVE STAR GIFT*****
(LAURA MESEGUER)
This first volume is dedicated to the use of typography in magazines. TypoMag analyses excellence in the use of typography 29 magazines from around the world and on a variety of topics. Detailed typographic solutions as used in these magazines are clearly explained and shown through numerous illustrations.

TypoMag analyses magazines such as Monocle, The New York Times Magazine, Carl’s Cars, Nico, Wired UK, Mark, Elephant and many more. It also includes resources for books and blogs on magazine design.
Laura Meseguer is a graphic and typographic designer from Barcelona.
€ 19.90 , 191 PAGES

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

TIPS FOR FESTIVE GIFTS

DVD MAGAZINE FIVE STAR GIFT*****
WOLPHIN:DVD MAGAZINE OF RARE AND UNSEEN SHORT FILMS NO.11
"Wholphin is a quarterly DVD magazine published by McSweeney’s, lovingly encoded with unique and ponderable films designed to make you feel the way we felt when we learned that dolphins and whales sometimes, you know, do it."
Wholphin No 11 features Werner Herzog giving a voice to a lovelorn plastic bag in search of his Maker at the Pacific Trash Vortex, a shocking documentary about a Russian finishing school for the modern-day gold digger, the Sundance 2010 Short Award winner, a time-traveling Viking odyssey, the most humiliating break up of all time, a documentary set the only checkpoint between India and Pakistan where 20,000 people gather daily to celebrate, the world’s most dangerous jog, plus Dock Ellis, Reggie Jackson, Melissa Auf der Maur, Yogi Bear, and much more.

€19.90 ; 11 films. 2 hours, 16 minutes / ORDER NOW!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New magazine movie

TIPS FOR FESTIVE GIFTS

AUTOBIOGRAPHY FIVE STAR GIFT *****
Keith Richards: LIFE
"You can't imagine that this book could be any better than it is...Keith holds nothing back. It's funny, gossipy, profane and moving and by the time you finish it you feel like you're friends with Keith Richards." (Will Dana, Rolling Stone )

"The most scabrously honest and essential rock memoir in a long time....the voice that emerges is unmistakably the dark lord's: growly and profane and black with comedy." (Lou Bayard, The Washington Post )

We could not say it any better. Available both in english (hardback) and in Dutch (paperback)
English €24.50 Dutch €24.95 / ORDER NOW DUTCH
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Monday, December 20, 2010

GIFTS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

DESIGN BOOKS 5 STAR GIFT *****
A beautiful book published by Gingko Press in Berkely:  CARD BOARD BOOK
'Dozens of the best cardboard ideas from around the world'.
Indeed, a vast collection of brilliant designs. Cardboard is recycleable, strong and easy to work with. So from toys to desks, from sculptures to walls, from bars to buildings; everything is possible. An inspirational book for everyone who is interested in design and sustainable materials. € 29,90 ORDER NOW!



Saturday, December 18, 2010

GIFTS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

LITTLE TRESURES FIVE STAR GIFT*****
CURATORS COLLECTIVE PRESENTS:
EVERYDAY DELIGHTS
 JJAM Curators Collective have challenged London-based designers to reinvent the classic yellow duster in a way that we never imagined before!
The result was exhibited in London but also put in a stunning postcardbook with 45 pictures of artists solutions; will give you this warm yellow holiday glow!

€ 11.95 / 45 postcards
bestel nu!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

fashion!

Some great magazines have arrived this week and we are happy about it. Fashion all over!With great photography, well printed, good stories and an update of what's going on. Some of you were craving about them. Well, here they are: Acne paper, winter 2010-2011 issue, 10 euro Stockholm S/S 11, 20,95 euro AMagazine, curated by Gianbattista Valli, 14,80 euro Industrie, 10 euro.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

TIP FOR FESTIVE GIFT

POSTCARDS FIVE STAR GIFT *****


"Reading is highly addictive" a wonderfull set of 12 postcards drawn by JOOST SWARTE all concerning the joys of reading much to much !
€ 5.00 both in dutch and english (lezen werkt zeer verslavend)

ORDER NOW ENGLISH

ORDER NOW DUTCH

Dutch review: Handcrafted Modern

'Perfection is supremely uninteresting to me.' Daarmee begint Leslie Williamson zijn boek Handcrafted Modern, met foto's van de huizen van Amerikaanse modernisten. Een opvallende zin als je bedenkt dat juist perfectie datgene is wat deze architecten en ontwerpers in hun werk hebben nagestreefd. Het modernisme, dat zijn kille strakke lijnen, een fascinatie voor industriële productie, beton, chroom en leer, toch? Na het bekijken van dit boek begrijp je dat er veel meer achter zit. In deze huizen van de pioniers van het modernisme vind je niet zozeer perfectie, wel een ongebreidelde creativiteit en interesse voor het leven. Door joris nielander.


Klik hier voor de hele recensie


order here

New movie!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

GIFTS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

FASHION  5 STAR GIFT*****
MY WONDERFULL WORLD OF FASHION -een ontwerp en tekenboek om bij weg te dromen....-
"An interactive colouring book for fashionistas of all ages, My Wonderful World of Fashion is packed with beautiful and sophisticated illustrations specially created by the leading fashion-illustrator Nina Chakrabarti. The book encourages creativity, with illustrations to colour in and designs to finish off, as well as simple ideas for making and doing (how to make a sari, turn a napkin into a headscarf, dye a t-shirt, etc.). Covering clothing, shoes, bags, jewellery and other accessories, the illustrations span both vintage fashions, drawing on beautiful and interesting objects from past ages, and contemporary designs from the illustrator's own imagination. 'Did you know...?' features giving brief historical notes encourage children to be inspired by history and by the fashions of other cultures. A wonderful celebration of fashion, the book will appeal to addicts from 8 years plus."
IN DUTCH only € 15.00
bestel nu!

TIPS FOR FESTIVE GIFTS

ILLUSTRATION  FIVE STAR GIFT *****
What is FUKT?
FUKT is a magazine for contemporary drawing
How long has FUKT been around?
Established in Trondheim 1999 and based in Berlin since 2001
By whom?
Nina Hemmingsson and Björn Hegardt are the founders.
Since 2004 is Björn Hegardt the sole editor of FUKT
How often is FUKT published?
Usually annually
Can I subscribe to FUKT?
No
Where can I buy FUKT?
Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum Amsterdam
€ 18.95 , 180 pages colour
bestel nu!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

TIPS FOR FESTIVE GIFTS

INTERIOR MAGAZINE FIVE STAR GIFT *****
APARTAMENTO#06
"This is not that kind of magazine that tells you what furniture you should buy or not buy or how you should decorate your appartment. It’s more the other way around: this Spanish venture is all about having a peek at how people organise their daily environment. Voyeurism or admiration? The point is that it’s a real pleasure to browse through other peoples livingrooms or bedrooms." € 12.00 ORDER NOW

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Club Donny

In the december issue of Art Forum there's a list. A review of the best art books of 2010. We were happy to read that Club Donny, the website, open-ended club and biannual magazine, is among them. Some short quotes by Brian Kennon: " The print publication is impressive in its simplicity and ingenuity." "Framing nature as something not outside the city's limits but intergral to its daily life, Club Donny has pictured this symbiosis in such disparate scenes as a nudist camp in Maastricht, a London flower shop, a Neanderthaler display in Mexico City's National Museum of Anthropology and ..." Hurray and congratulations! We stock it proudly and the price is 10 euro! And ofcourse we sell Art Forum too.
http://www.clubdonny.com/
http://artforum.com/inprint/id=26860

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

wolphin

Today we received Wolphin, a DVD magazine of 'rare and unseen short films'. The latets issue is # 11, but we also received # 9 and 10. In the lateste issue Werner Herzog, _twenty thousand people out in the road. dancing_, TJ Miller, plastic bags, 'How to acquire a Russian Millionaire husband and much more. More than 2 hours of great movies. 19,90 euro

Saturday, November 27, 2010

SOME MAGAZINE, REPAIR

a magazine between Design and Art
We get used to things breaking down. But when we do not throw them away immediately, we can repair them. Hopefully they will work again, maybe with limitations or alterations, but they work! This new magazine deals with the principle of repair in design. It takes design hacking one step further! A repair set for a spider web; the sewing kit collection of avant-garde fashion designer Otto von Busch; plants that grow on finished manga pages ; in 80 pages without advertisements Professor Sven Voelker and his design students share their vision on design and repair.
€9.00

Thursday, November 25, 2010

UPPERCASE NO 7

A MAGZINE FOR THE CREATIVE AND CURIOUS
In this ISSUE : books about books
if you where a book what genre of book would you be?
uppercase asked designers and readers to turn themselves into a cover grandfathers clocks
raleigh denim
sculptural amplifiers, the art of shaving, the laundy & much more! € 19.90
Bestel nu!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Special offer for Sinterklaas!

special offer this beautiful penguin postcard box! A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book jacket. From classics to crime, here are over seventy years of quintessentially British design in one box. In 1935 Allen Lane stood on a platform at Exeter railway station, looking for a good book for the journey to London. His disappointment at the poor range of paperbacks on offer led him to found Penguin Books. The quality paperback had arrived. Declaring that 'good design is no more expensive than bad', Lane was adamant that his Penguin paperbacks should cost no more than a packet of cigarettes, but that they should always look distinctive. Ever since then, from their original - now world-famous - look featuring three bold horizontal stripes, through many different stylish, inventive and iconic cover designs, Penguin's paperback jackets have been a constantly evolving part of Britain's culture. And whether they're for classics, crime, reference or prize-winning novels, they still follow Allen Lane's original design mantra. Sometimes, you definitely should judge a book by its cover. from€ 23,50 New price: €14.95

bestel nu

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Keramiek in de etalage



Point of no return. Dat was het toen Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum in 1998 besloot om een grote uitverkoop te houden: alles moest weg! Het aardewerk dat de fabriek al sinds 1572 produceerde was niet meer in trek. De uitverkoop was het startschot voor de zoektocht naar een nieuwe identiteit. In dit prachtig door Irma Boom vormgegeven boek lees je hoe de samenwerking met ontwerpers als Hella Jongerius en Studio Job, Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum weer op de kaart zette en waarom internationale architecten tegenwoordig regelmatig bij de fabriek aankloppen. Daarnaast kun je in het boek natuurlijk het prachtige aardewek aanschouwen, welke in onze etalage - mooi joh! - tevens in 3D valt te bewonderen.

Represent Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum
€ 34,50

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

the heart of the matter

The new issue of Monokultur, #25, is about Dave Eggers. The author, the activist, the 'idea-machine'. The issue is designed with inspiration taken from McSweeney's; the short-story-bookazine that Eggers initiated.It's a long interview about writing, idealism, praise, inspiration, living in San Fransisco and being regarded as 'good'. The effects of his books are way beyond literary; he founded the Valentino Achak Deng foundation; for education in South Sudan. 'The real work is brick by brick' www.valentinoachakdeng.org

Monday, November 8, 2010

I Love You


I love you  #5
The Princess Issue

"I am a princess.
 All girls are.
 Even If they live in tiny old attics.
Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren't pretty, or smart, or young.
They're still princesses."















€7,-

New magazine movie

Friday, November 5, 2010

milk deco # 4

Finally: issue 4 of Milk Deco has arrived. Happy family life as a source of inspiration for interiors. Colourful, almost too smooth, but with a twist that makes you smile anyway. London, Amsterdam, New York, Marrakech, Paris and Copenhagen. 16 euro

Thursday, November 4, 2010

piet paris!

The long awaited book by Piet Paris has arrived in our shop. Great collection of his work over the last 10 years. From line drawings to collages; unmistakably his hand. 69,50 euro

Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Magazine Video


... Dot Dot Dot, Sleek, Special Bite, Sublime, Very, This Week, Vogue Italia (sold out), Interview, Self Service, , L’Officiel Hommes Italia, Material Girl, Graphic, Metropolis M, Indie, Vogue Amerikaans (sold out) , ZemZem, Cut, Grey.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

encens #26

Encens Magazine #26 Featuring: Kenzo Takada, Peter Knapp, Peggy Roche, Guy Cuevas, Yves Saint Laurent…

Monday, October 25, 2010

trends

It's Dutch Design Week now in Eindhoven and we are celebrating as well!! We have their wonderful small 'Trendbook'. For 15 euro you will get an inspiring overview of the latest ideas and designs that are 'today as well as tomorrow'. In cooperation with Helsinki Design Week. Tags such as 'home', 'leisure', 'public spaces','health','food' etc. Be informed!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

International Newspapers

We are named Nieuwscentrum (Newscentre) for a reason, we have daily newspapers from:
- Belgium
- China
- Germany
- Egypt
- UK (Sunday editions!)
- France
- Spain
- Switzerland
- Italy
- Turkey
- Japan
- Greece
- Russia
- USA
- Middle East

Call us  at + 31 (0)20 5141470  or send an email to nieuwscentrum@athenaeum.nl
to find out if your newspaper came in today.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

54.693 Front pages



The New York Times
The complete front pages
1851-2009.
Includes three dvd-roms
with links to the full articles.










€ 53,15

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Launch of Volume #25

We're going to the Moon! Kom op zondag 24 oktober om 15.00 uur naar Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum voor de presentatie van het jublieumnummer van Volume en Alicia Framis' Moon Life Concept Store Catalogus.





















Volume #25, entitled ‘Getting There Being There’, is completely dedicated to the Moon. This issue includes a special insert of products for the Moon by artist Alicia Framis
While the Earth needs our utmost attention more than ever, we cannot ignore the fact that the Moon is re-entering the popular imagination. Space travel is on the verge of becoming a tourist option, and a whole industry is working towards lunar settlement as intermediate step to probe deep space. So we ask: where is architecture in this extreme adventure? What are the implications for the design practice of ‘going there’, for the idea of what is indeed human, or for what is essential to sustain life? And on the nearside, how does this affect our daily lives right here?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

selfservice no.33

THE NOW Cameron Russell photographed by Ezra Petronio, issue n°33, THE 10 ESSENTIALS Cameron Silver, Proprietor of Decades/Creative Director of Decades Denim 1. Brooks Brothers non-iron white shirts They don’t wrinkle and are perfect for travel. 2. Erno Laszlo sea mud soap The splash technique works. 3. Boucheron MEC rose gold watch It’s very elegant and it’s not ubiquitous. 4. Phillip Lim leather t-shirt I’ve worn this under a tux or with jeans – surprisingly useful. 5. WANT Les Essentiels Organic ORLY tote It is so light, affordable, and très chic. 6. Hermès wallet I collect these and have some that are nearly 70 years old. It’s a great investment for my investment! 7. Diptyque candles I have tried every brand of candles and Diptyque are the best. 8. Quirky shoes I have a slew of eccentric shoes from McQueen blue bugle beads to Louis Vuitton silver paillettes to Lanvin panne gold velvet. I love a non-traditional shoe. 9. My Blackberry and custom Kendall Conrad alligator slip cover I don’t leave home without it! 10. Decades Denim Spring 2011 men’s debut collection (women’s launches for Holiday 2010) I am designing men’s Spring 2011 right now and I love the Errol, a slouchy and slim pant all-in-one! THE NOW Stella Tennant photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, issue n°33. Fashion editor : Joe McKenna. Additional Credits http://selfservicemagazine.com/blog/