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COMMUNITY
Made up of from around the globe
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    ART DIRECTOR

    If you have a product idea to develop you can be an art director.

     

    You don’t need anyone’s permission to start a project, if you bring a project you manage it and will have the community members, artisans and designers, to realize it.

     

    Send an email to mail@will-i-be.com or go to network.will-i-be.com to introduce you and your idea.

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    MAKER

    If you are an artist, writer, craftsman or designer, Will-I-Be is a good platform for your work.

     

    You can provide products for marketing in WIB or accept orders from other members of the community to create something together.

     

    Send an email to mail@will-i-be.com telling us what you know to do with information about your job or click here to enter into network.will-i-be.com and introduce yourself.

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PUBLICATIONS
WIB MAGAZINE

Our vision in print, our passion and interests in all subjects from all over the world. The collective result of our study in ink and paper, for us to share with you in this medium that can be a part of your collection.

Stories

 from OUR EDITORS

We travel the globe to uncover extraordinary stories and scenes, to try and inspire others as they have inspired us. Our role is to gather these moments and show them to the world, and to listen to inspirational figureheads and how they interpret different aspects of life.

Journal

At Will-I-Be, our days are digital, so it should be no surprise that we come across inspiring links all the time. With our Journal, we collect our best finds in one place and share them with you.

  • Will-I-Be News

    Posted
    Wednesday, 13.06.2016

    Yet another store?
    “Yes. After a decade in luxury branding and niche publishing we found ourselves propelled into creating our own retail store.
    Will-I-Be Work Shop is an art concept store and a consequent extension to Will-I-Be Print Publication.”
    Javier Carrete,
    Founder and Creative Director of Will-I-Be

    Will-I-Be?
    Will-I-Be Magazine is a selective journey through the multiverse of subjects from the fields of philosophy, art, culture and science.
It is produced in Spain and is a demonstration of premium print culture at its finest in utilizing various paper qualities, numerous custom colours and finishing techniques.
 Will-I-Be is a well-curated, timeless, book-like read for the disillusioned rational yet aesthetically intrigued fountainhead, who is at all times in search of fertile thinking ground — a benchmark for content and production in the magazine environment.

    Will-I-Be Work Shop?
    Will-I-Be Work Shop is an art concept store and a consequent extension to Will-I-Be Magazine. It is created to nurture our readership with an open and ongoing space to encounter cutting-edge and historically relevant products, ideas and individual talents. 
By opening our own multibrand shopping experience we aim to eliminate the existing hierarchy between global luxury brands and new emerging artists. Will-I-Be Work Shop operates both offline and online, with worldwide shipping and satellite locations.

    Art?
    Will-I-Be collaborates with museums, galleries, art collectives, individual artists and independent publishers on a global scale and exhibits their publications and work of art. Will-I-Be features selected collaborators and art explorations all hand-picked to meet the criteria of quality, innovation and craftsmanship. Will-I-Be Work Shop satellites are hosted by diverse partners in important hubs around the world.

    Product and Price Range?
    Will-I-Be Work Shop sells products from 1 Euro to 5.000 Euros. 
We offer an array of meticulously hand-picked printed matter, limited edition collectibles, taxidermies, writing devices, leather goods, high fashion, contemporary pop and fashion culture, ephemera, fine art, antiques and vintage, furniture, photography, accessories, candles, kid’s wear, bubble gums — seemlessly abandoning boundaries between luxury brands and one-off newcomers.

    Shop here: will-i-be.com/our-collection/

    featured, WIB

    June 13, 2016
  • Jessie Arms Botke 1883-1971
    Demoiselles Cranes and Lotus, 1934

    Jessie Arms Botke, 1883-1971, was an artist who created bold and decorative paintings, with a predilection for exotic white birds in settings of paradise.

    Jessie Arms Botke, Painting, The Arts

    June 22, 2016
  • I have packed myself into silence so deeply and for so long that I can never unpack myself using words.
    anemptytextlline
    Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel
    Herta Müller, Reading List, The Hunger Angel
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  • Botanical garden, Convenevole da Prato, Carmina regia, Tuscany ca. 1335; BL, Royal 6 E IX, fol. 15v
    Royal 6 E IX

    Botanical garden, Convenevole da Prato, Carmina regia, Tuscany ca. 1335; BL, Royal 6 E IX, fol. 15v

    medieval art, Painting, renaissance art, The Arts

    June 17, 2016
  • Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
    anemptytextlline
    Victor Hugo
    Reading List, Victor Hugo
  • Ashton Whitley

    A dedication, from family to fixing engines, to maintain focus on the simple things.

    Like any good philosopher, Ashton Whitley is passionate about getting the details right. He’s dedicated to excellence, the search for wisdom, and simple enlightenment free from the constraints of avoidable complexities. Unlike most philosophers, however, Ashton’s subject of choice happens to be vintage motorcycles.

    Ashton Whitley, The Crafts

    June 17, 2016
  • Jacobus van Looy (1855-1930), Heavenly Trumpets
    Jacobus van Looy (1855-1930)

    Heavenly Trumpets

    Oil on panel, 38 x 46,5 cm.

    Van Looy painted Heavenly Trumpets after 1913 in his own garden in Haarlem. It is part of a set of close-ups of flowers and fruit, which he used to decorate his own home.

    Jacobus van Looy, Painting, The Arts

    June 17, 2016
  • Chateau de Boursault, ca. 1906
    Frederick H. Evans

    Castle in the Air, ca 1906

    Chateau de Boursault

    Frederick H. Evans, Photography, The Arts

    June 17, 2016
  • Theo van Doesburg, Axonometric projection in color, Private House, 1923
    Theo van Doesburg

    Axonometric projection in color, Private House, 1923

    Painting, The Arts, Theo van Doesburg

    June 17, 2016
  • Pentti Sammallahti
    Pentti Sammallahti

    Pentti Sammallahti is a famous Finnish photographer whose retrospective, Here, Far Away, has just been published by the Dewi Lewis Publishing group in the UK.

    Pentti Sammallahti, Photography, The Arts

    June 17, 2016
  • Igneous Skis

    In 1996, Mike Parris worked as a robotics engineer at Carnegie Mellon. While he developed technology used on the Mars rover expeditions, his friends began building custom skis that would allow them to ride the terrain Jackson Hole had to offer. Mike pitched in with his mechanical expertise now and then to help design the equipment and process, ultimately leaving behind his career in robotics to create handcrafted skis that would forever leave a mark on the ski industry.

    Igneous Skis was founded by Mike’s friend, Adam Sherman, and is now operated by Mike Parris in Jackson, WY where he customizes only 100 pairs of skis each season, carefully tailoring each pair entirely by hand.

    NeverGroomed.com offers skiers an elite collection of handmade skis designed to perform in the wildest mountains and most demanding conditions. By embracing the labor-intensive craftsmanship of smaller, independent brands, NeverGroomed is making fresh tracks in an industry dominated by mass-produced skis.

    A film by WZRD

    The Crafts

    June 16, 2016
  • Aspirational

    I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” – Albert Einstein

    Kirsten Dunst, Mattew Frost, The Book of Life

    June 14, 2016
  • Oxford Philosophy Courses

    Open Culture Philosophy Courses

    Find first-class philosophy courses here on the Internet site of Oxford University.

    Oxford University, philosophy, The Book of Life

    June 13, 2016
  • Why This Road: Dan Portelance

    As the son and grandson of fish fryers in coastal Massachusetts, Dan Portelance dreamed of a life elsewhere as a famous chef. Just when his goal was within reach, his restaurant failed, leaving him penniless and struggling to find purpose. This is the story of how Dan realized his true passion and built a new life from the ashes of potential defeat.

    Everyone discovers their vision and hope for the future in different ways. For some, it’s a sudden epiphany. For others, it’s a long held conviction. But all men and women, at some point, have that moment of realization when they know what they want their tomorrows to be. That’s why Charles Schwab is proud to introduce “Why This Road,” a video series that shows how transformative questions can lead to a better path in life.

    Ben Proudfoot, The Book of Life, Why This Road

    June 13, 2016
  • Do Independent Magazines need Awards?

    Rob Alderson, former Editor-in-Chief of It Is Nice That, now columnist for Magculture, run by Jeremy Leslie, ponders about indies and awards.

    Reading List, Rob Alderson

    June 13, 2016
  • Kolja Stegemann

    It takes Kolja Stegemann 20 minutes to bike from his apartment in Prenzlauer Berg to the place where he finds rest and relaxation in the middle of Berlin: his boat in Rummelsberg Bay.

    Bohemian Life, Kolja Stegemann

    June 12, 2016
  • Iris Apfel
    Iris Apfel

    “I’ve been collecting these things since I was 11 years old, and I just had my 94th birthday, so do the math!”

    Design, Iris Apfel, Vogue

    June 12, 2016