About a year ago when we did a dinner with @kickstarter after the success of the campaign :) guests were asked how do they unwind after a productive day. Answers are available in issue 1 😎
@blklivesmatter #blackouttuesday We will donate all proceedings from our @bettertogether.charity and @present_xx to @cijberlin over the next days. CIJ is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing equality and justice for all.
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Here are some great tipps for these challenging times by our friend and Issue 1 contributor Daniel Marin Medina 🤍 Thank you @danielrennt!
Our PRSNT Balaclava in good use these days 🖤 After a small pause here, we are stepping up the pace again. Communicating daily with upcoming contributors and collaborators for the next issue & producing new products and clothing 👀 Besides that we are busy developing a new digital platform with the aim to provide you a wider range of content, faster and more regularly, opposed to working silently in our 'bubble' until the finished print issue. Excited to share more on this with you in the coming week!
From Present Newsletter #2 — One thing to try out this week: This might be the perfect time to (re)start your meditation practice. It's the one habit in my life that will never go away, because it simply makes too much of a positive difference. After trying out many techniques and methods, the Waking Up app by Sam Harris is what I'd like to recommend to you wholeheartedly. This link (bit.ly/2WYtGD1) gets you a free month to try it out, with no limits. Let us know who this goes for you, and what else is going on in your life. We are here. Just hit reply, let's talk. Stay healthy and stay present!
Excerpt from Present Newsletter #2! On tour with the magazine in🇨🇭Subscribe for the next one via the link in the bio 🌞
A review of PRESENT Issue 1 by Angelo Cirimele, publisher of @magazinemagazine.fr 🌍 English translation: INTROSPECTION We often think of a magazine as a collective work of art, where ideas flow. In the case of PRESENT, it was rather an introspection that guided the project. The subjects: self-awareness, work, creation, relationship with others, a forms of accomplishment. Indeed, since work and private life overlap in so many creative professions and since digital technology has abolished the notion of place and time, the reflection on our practices (meaning, scope, trace...) arises. CONTENT PRESENT consists of a series of conversations with psychologists, directors, fashion designers or athletes. All of them have the particularity of producing something and of questioning themselves about the creative process, its meaning and the relationship with others. It results in words that are very anchored in the present. FORM From a formal point of view, the magazine is in itself an experience, a succession of moments, of breaths (in the sense of double pages that suggest you breathe for 5 seconds or close your eyes), and the first pages are a slow immersion (one quote per page) in a flow of calm and consciousness. Sounds very 'new age', but the texts and the people are interesting! WHO Who would think of publishing a paper magazine nowadays — since it's a first issue? A graphic designer of course! A graphic designer trained at ECAL, who became art director in New York, Hugo Hoppmann lived in several countries before returning to Berlin. The result is a graphic richness that even extends to the margins, where you can find hidden comments on the process. In a world dominated by digital technology, he felt the need to give shape to a desire for paper, to leave a trace and to make something together. Because PRESENT is also meant as a gift.
Issue1 as seen by our friends from @readellion✨
Hello! Here is an extract of Present Newsletter #1. While working on the next one head over to www.present.xxx/newsletter1 to read it fully or subscribe via the link in the bio 🌞
Back from a trip to Switzerland, where Hugo gave a lecture at ECAL (@ecal_ch) to talk about his career and PRESENT, nine years after being a student there. Blessed by all the positive vibes, compliments and support! Bonus: PRESENT magazine caught in action in Parisian bookstores 🤗
PRESENT Principle n°3: JUST GET STARTED ☄️⠀ ⠀ My struggle. Our all struggle. Fucking Procrastination! It’s so ridiculously easy for our brain to find something that needs to be done before the time is right to work on what we should be working. The thing is: we rarely 100% feel like it. Our monkey mind, our Resistance* works too hard to never really make us feel like tackling the important stuff. And this is killing us. And the people around us.⠀ ⠀ The cure are three words: JUST GET STARTED.⠀ When it comes to hard tasks don’t say just do it — that’s overwhelming. But just get started. ⠀ ⠀ It amazes me every single time how once we finally managed to get started on a difficult task it all of a sudden doesn’t feel as scary or uncomfortable anymore. Once we managed to take the first step we'll just go with it and flow along. ⠀ ⠀ Bonus trick to make yourself getting started: Set a timer to 10 minutes. Tell your brain: only 10 minutes. Are you crazy? Of course I can do that!⠀ ⠀ And more often than not we find ourselves all of the sudden so immersed in the task that when the timer goes off we simply continue. Because the starting is the actual hard part. And begun is half done.⠀ ⠀ Life is infinitely better without procrastination. ⠀ So just get started. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ _ * Resistance is a term coined by Steven Pressfield in his incredible book The War of Art. If you struggle with getting started read this book and find out why. You won’t regret it.