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Bloom No. 23
The theme of the latest issue of Bloom Magazine is FAITH. The editor in chief of this inspirational publication is the renowned trend forecaster Li Edelkoort.
Bloom is an extraordinary magazine full of design inspiration from areas like botany, floristry, gardening, landscaping and decoration as well as their connection with science, art, zeitgeist and lifestyle. Exclusive articles and formidable photo spreads mediate not just suggestions for creative work with plants, blossoms and fruits but at the same time also for innovative design concepts in the fields of fashion, interior, packaging, graphic design, cosmetics, catering, accommodation, food & drink and much more.
Bloom proves to be a comprehensive source of inspiration for plant breeders and gardeners, florists and decorators, but also for bionic, biologic and ecologic influenced design concepts in all fields of modern industry, consumer goods and services.
BLOOM Issue No. 23 - FAITH
Confronted with the adversary of human designed disasters and manmade political scandals paralyzing our planet and countries, people’s only recourse becomes faith, an almost forgotten principle. To have faith in the spirit of survival, to have faith in creative forces able to rebuild society, an intrinsic need to believe in the human race, especially in moments of bewildering despair. We need to trust our instincts to build a better future, full with genuine love towards ourselves and others, even those at fault. Being able to forgive, to understand, to comprehend, to taste the fear in others. To pledge an awareness of altruism, script a gospel of compassion. Desire needs to be embedded in empathy.
Recognizing their inspirations and yielding to innate creative urges, artists and designers will build up the needed confidence to create new matter, landscape other horizons, design decorative objects, weave unusual fibers, draw non-existent flowers, created with the deep conviction that aesthetic expressions will resonate with others and are able to heal and care for people. Faith grows from future generations, professing their reliance on inner strength, convinced to reroute society the way they see it; convivial, cooperative, concerting, concerned, a society where truth remains an important quality and flexible forms of constancy help to compose the rhythm of existence.
by Li Edelkoort
- Number of pages
- 156 pages