Walking in the designer's Heaven that is Volte Face, the Openhouse magazine was the first thing that caught my eye. Partly because of its good looks and partly because of its size; at 144 pages, it is a big magazine. It's heavy and it's solid and it's that solidness makes it feel very good to hold. According to its makers Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal, Openhouse magazine is a twice yearly publication, that looks to bright, creative people from around the world, that open their homes or their private spaces to the public, to make different activities about gastronomy, art and design.
The keyword here is private. Like apartamento, Openhouse draws you in these homes and spaces and gives you that intimate feeling of being a guest in a very, very interesting place. Almost like an AirBnB flat, except you really want to hang out with the host. But intimate doesn't necessarily mean quiet. The design, well-thought and refined as it may be, it's also loud at moments-pages, with bold type on the feature spreads that complement the rest of the sections nicely. It's designed by the people of Spanish design studio TGA+Asociados, whose editorial design work pretty much deserves a post of its own.