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PRESENT is for all makers and dreamers. For all dreamers who make. For anyone creating something and challenging themselves on purpose. We share ways of overcoming procrastination and self-doubts that might hold us back from being truly present and tackle our favorite unrealized project.

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Behind the scenes: Joseph Kadow for Issue 1
Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus
I imagined my PRESENT character as someone who merges with the sun and feels and looks enlightened, literally!” —João Drumond
We produced this towel together with our friend, artist and illustrator João Drumond from Portugal. It is made from high quality microfiber which makes it an excellent travel companion 🌞 Get it now in the STORE (limited edition)
Preview: Massimo Vitali
We talked with the legendary photographer about life, love, work and the lockdown!
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We are excited to reveal our collaboration with Rézine from Marseille who crafted a unique series of handmade INCENSE HOLDERS for PRESENT, now exclusively available in our store.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
Alice Morse Earle
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In PRESENT Issue #1, we explore PEOPLE ON PROCESS, starting with psychologist and author FRANK BERZBACH on the mystery of work-life-balance.

Followed by portraits of workers from different backgrounds photographed by JOSEPH KADOW, talking about what they love and what they hate about their profession.

The MY DOJO section documents intimate workplace visits with Michelin-star chef DALAD KAMBHU, designer LOUISE FRIEDLAENDER, and artist TOM KRÓL.

HUYEN NGUYEN and DANIEL MARIN MEDINA are in conversation about finding presence in running, and Yogi BEN ROTH finds out what becoming fully present really means.

Meanwhile film director JASCHA HANNOVER’s essay illuminates how the creative process is depicted throughout movie history.

In lavish dossier we discover the creative process and collective power of the Berlin fashion brand STANDARD CLOTHING led by NAM NGUYEN with contributions of people from every department.

In HOT AIR film director REGINA SCHILLING is in conversation with JANNIK SCHÄFER about career paths, discipline and being a mother while writing film scripts.

HAWAII—BERLIN is the title of the conversation between JACOB KLEIN and NATHAN COWEN of creative studio HAW-LIN in conversation with HUGO HOPPMANN.

PLUS: In a conversation with TERRY and TRICIA JONES, founders of I-D MAGAZINE, we talk about life and work, and how to raise a family and a global brand.

In THE ART OF UNWINDING we asked how to not be present and explore strategies for recharging and tipps from our community.

Finally, the PRESENT PRINCIPLES chapter is an exploration of best practices, tools, media, helping us close the gap between who we are and who we want to be and get closer to our favorite unrealized projects.
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In PRESENT Issue #1, we explore PEOPLE ON PROCESS, starting with psychologist and author FRANK BERZBACH on the mystery of work-life-balance.

Followed by portraits of workers from different backgrounds photographed by JOSEPH KADOW, talking about what they love and what they hate about their profession.

The MY DOJO section documents intimate workplace visits with Michelin-star chef DALAD KAMBHU, designer LOUISE FRIEDLAENDER, and artist TOM KRÓL.

HUYEN NGUYEN and DANIEL MARIN MEDINA are in conversation about finding presence in running, and Yogi BEN ROTH finds out what becoming fully present really means.

Meanwhile film director JASCHA HANNOVER’s essay illuminates how the creative process is depicted throughout movie history.

In lavish dossier we discover the creative process and collective power of the Berlin fashion brand STANDARD CLOTHING led by NAM NGUYEN with contributions of people from every department.

In HOT AIR film director REGINA SCHILLING is in conversation with JANNIK SCHÄFER about career paths, discipline and being a mother while writing film scripts.

HAWAII—BERLIN is the title of the conversation between JACOB KLEIN and NATHAN COWEN of creative studio HAW-LIN in conversation with HUGO HOPPMANN.

PLUS: In a conversation with TERRY and TRICIA JONES, founders of I-D MAGAZINE, we talk about life and work, and how to raise a family and a global brand.

In THE ART OF UNWINDING we asked how to not be present and explore strategies for recharging and tipps from our community.

Finally, the PRESENT PRINCIPLES chapter is an exploration of best practices, tools, media, helping us close the gap between who we are and who we want to be and get closer to our favorite unrealized projects.
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150 pages
30+ contributors
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PRESENT a magazine about creating and self-reflection where we speak with makers about their path and philosophies in order to demystify the creative process. It’s a space for honest conversations about discipline, fear, career paths and confidence. PRESENT is here to inspire and push, reflect and trigger, motivate and initiate: to get closer to what we want and what we know we need.

Contributors

Part 1

Get to know the contributors.This project has always been there to PRESENT people who's work and personality we deeply admire.

DALAD KAMBHU runs her own restaurant in Berlin for which she was awared a Michelin-star in 2018.

For the MY DOJO section we visited her at work in Kin Dee's kitchen where JOSEPH KADOW took the portraits.

TOM KRÓL is a artist in Cologne. I know Tom since my childhood and always admired his art and his tenacity.

For the MY DOJO section we visited him in his atelier, where he talked about his process and LUISE RISCH took the photos.

REGINA SCHILLING is a documentary film director and author.

In an extended conversation with JANNIK SCHÄFER, Regina talks about her upcoming, her creative process, and how she is doing it all!

BOBBY KOLADE is a fashion designer and the director of the Uganda Fashion Council in Kampala, Uganda.

In the PRESENT PEOPLE section he talks about what being present means to him and his favorite unrealized project.

TRICIA & TERRY JONES are the founders i–D magazine in London, and personal heros of mine.

For Issue 1 I talked to them about brand and family building and how to stay focused and optimistic despite all obstacles in life.

MARINA HOPPMANN is a photographer in Frankfurt and runs Better Together, a platform for creativity and charity.

In the PRESENT PEOPLE section she talks about her morning rituals and how she deals with stress.

HUYEN NGUYEN and DANIEL MEDINA met in New York through the running community. Once they found each other in Berlin again, they founded the WAYV RUN KOLLEKTIV.

For Issue 1 they recorded a conversation on finding presence in running.

NAM NGUYEN is a fashion designer in Paris and founder of STANDARD CLOTHING, a young collective of creatives building the ultimate fashion house for the present.

Accompanying the lavish dossier we ask the whole gang about their process.

OLGA PRADER is a graphic designer and art director in Paris.  

For Issue 1 she let her signature illustrations do the talking, answering what stresses she currently faces and how she deals with them.

ARI SAWERS is a product designer and musician based in London and San Francisco.

In the PRESENT PEOPLE section he talks about how he is concentrating and how he is recharging.

JOSEPH KADOW is a photographer in Berlin. He is always trying to capture a deep and honest view of the different cultures in which he immerses himself.

For Issue 1 he shot portraits of workers and Dalad Kambhu for the MY DOJO section.

DR. FRANK BERZBACH is an author and avid zazen practitioner, whose first book "Kreativität Aushalten" became a classic.

In Issue 1 he wrote about the history and mystery and of work-life-balance.

My Dojo
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MAY 29, 2020
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Part 2: MMA-Training
Part 3: My Desk
Part 4: Covida, Swadishta, Freddy Freeloader, Neema and Sanchez
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Enlightenment "light" is now available at every corner and app shops. Although this mindfulness boom is a response to an increasing need in our Western world (…)
Waking Up
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One free month of our favorite meditation tool for all PRESENT readers.
Making in Movies
The depiction of the CREATIVE PROCESS throughout film history
The depiction of the CREATIVE 
PROCESS throughout film history
By Jascha Hannover
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Behind the scenes: Joseph Kadow for Issue 1
Who thought of the concept of separating work from life? In psychology, but even more so in our understanding of everyday life, we come across the paradigm of work-life balance. This paradigm depicts a set of scales with two pans holding work and life separately, and the aim is to achieve perfect balance between them. It only takes a grasp of the metaphor to lose all other perspectives...
Separating work from life allows for certain behaviours to occur during work which would rarely occur outside of it. We stay friendly, for example, even when the other party is not. We are obedient and compliant. Bending to the will of others is what we are paid to do in many jobs. And yet, no one would ever wish to trade lives with the majority of labourers around the world.
Exploitation is becoming more and more severe, a fact  we have grown accustomed to. In order to see the results of morally reprehensible labour practices, you merely need to look at the clothes you are wearing: your sneakers were probably manufactured by child labourers in Vietnam, and the rest, made in China.
Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus
The PRESENT Newsletter is a brief and transparent monthly update on work and life with a pinch of wisdom through a curation of positive input.
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“Similar to Buddhist monks practicing repetitive acts, you get lost in the motions and it becomes a form of active meditation where you are lucid, but your mind can wander.“
Excerpt: Finding Presence in Running by Huyen Ngyuen and Daniel Marin Medina from PRESENT Issue 1
You are not your thougths.
You are the thoughts you turn into action.
Cory Allen
We support makers, artists and aid organizations through our own platform for charity and creativity.
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If you feel overwhelmed, breathe. It will calm you and release the tensions.

If you are worried about something coming up, or caught up in something that already happened, breathe. It will bring you back to the present.

If you are moving too fast, breathe. It will remind you to slow down, and enjoy life more.

Breathe, and enjoy each moment of this life. They’re too fleeting and few to waste.
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Just drop a second what you are doing and fall into being.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Behind the scenes: Joseph Kadow for Issue 1

The mission is to give our readers an intensely inspiring magazine that helps them fight procrastination so they can close the gap between who they are and who they want to be.

We aim to inspire our community to actualize their favorite unrealized projects with encouragement through essays, reportages and interviews with global makers today and a pinch of wisdom from the old masters.

We publish daily routines, empowering habits and insights into the creative process, together with tools to stay focused, present, and ultimately happy.

“When we achieve a commitment to being present, to giving the one task, or person in front of us our undivided attention — it changes everything.”

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