2016 — 2017
While we are wrapping up 2016, we’re looking back once again to everything we have done with Another Something. Another year has passed in which we shared all of the inspirational things that moved us in the realms of fashion, travel, craftsmanship, creative culture, printed matter, cycling and photography, did some super inspiring interviews and worked on fantastic projects, that are yet to be released. It was the year where we decided to do ‘Less but Better’ and it really worked out! From creating less, but better content with Another Something, to focussing on the things we really enjoy: building brands in the richest way possible. We stepped down as creative partner at Tenue de Nîmes, ended our adventure with Our Current Obsessions and decided to celebrate our collaboration with …,staat in merging Atelier Joachim Baan into …,staat from the start of 2017 onwards. There are also some extremely exiting projects we’ve been working on over the past months, which we’re not yet allowed to share, but can’t until the moment we can in early 2017!
Exciting times are ahead of us!
Here’s what we’ve loved in 2016:
Our favorite documentary (seen during this year’s IDFA) was ‘The Challenge’, the latest work of Italian visual artist and director Yuri Ancarani. The new project took Ancarani to the deserts of Qatar, where he both portrays the sport of falconry and the excessively rich who engage in it, without taking a stance, silently observing. > Revisit it here
One of the inspirational conversations we had this year was the one with Brice Partouche, founder of the new running brand Satisfy. In the summer of this year, Brice presented his new project after founding April77 in 2001, this time infusing a new cultural elan into the perfect, performance orientated, world of running gear. > Revisit the inspirational conversation here
One of most relevant and inspring artist duo’s presenting (new) work were definitely Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin with their new exhibition ‘Don’t Start With The Good Old Things But The Bad New Ones’. “…in Broomberg & Chanarin’s works it is the image that disrupts and, in doing so, creates distance between the viewer and the content, and a new level of reflection.” > Revisit it here
As shared earlier today: Our favorite project we’ve been working on was without a doubt Abel. Getting a carte blanche to create a brand from our own believes was truly amazing! > Revisit it the story of our experiences here
One our favorite exhibitions featured the work of Panos Tsagaris, which we visited earlier this year in Brussels and were blown away by the aesthetics and a sharp thought-provoking frame of the truly incredible ‘Golden Newspapers’ works on paper. Exciting news is that we will work together with Panos later in 2017. Can’t wait for that! > Revisit it here
The most inspiring interview we did is always hard to choose, but Cleon Peterson was definitely one of them! “Cleon Peterson speaks his mind without filter, in the exact same way as he creates his work.” > Revisit the interview here
One of our favorite photographic project came from the hands of the very talented Dutch photographer Robin de Puy, who set off across the United States in May 2015 in search for peace of mind, resulting in the exhibition with the title ‘If this is true… 8,000 Miles on a Motorcycle in the USA’ early 2016. > Revisit it here
And on a different level it was Alexis Vasilikos’s ‘Dystopian Sequence’ that felt highly relevant in today’s world. In the series Vasilikos presents a series of photographs about love in the times of choleric capitalism. > Revisit it here
Definitely the most exciting project we’ve worked on was Mottainai. Inspired by the Japanese ‘Mottainai’ (もったいない) tradition which is centered around the idea that every object has a soul and should never be wasted, we are still beyond the moon, together with optical expert Bijan Azami, to have launched the Mottainai Nº 1: a timeless pair of sunglasses created to last a lifetime. > Revisit it here
For now: More Love, Less Fear in 2017!
Chris & Joachim