TL Magazine_True Living of Art & Design

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TLmag is an international biannual print and continuous online magazine dedicated to curating and capturing the collectible culture. It has evolved for a decade with creative influencers that have shaped the contemporary art and design scene.
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Founded by Lise Coirier in 2009 by Brussels-based creative consultancy Pro Materia, TLmag_True Living of Art & Design is at the forefront of craft-led and material-oriented art, architecture, culture, design, fashion, photography, hospitality and urbanism. Published in both French and English, biannual issues are distributed internationally to growing readership. Each edition focuses on the latest developments in a given region or looks at cross-cultural dialogues by featuring extensive Special Guest interviews with leading figures, in-depth Brand Stories, talent-scouted Excellence & Creation surveys, inspirational Mix-Match photo series, applied Living with Art & Design reviews and Real Life culinary or city reports. With an editorial line that captures not only the physical process but also the thinking behind different creations, TLmag reveals a full picture and becomes a strong resource for professionals, collectors, students and the general public alike. Printed with high-quality offset paper, each bookzine-like issues is an enjoyable and collectable read. Launched in September 2015, TLmag’s new revamped and interactive online platform extends the printed magazine’s editorial vision as an highly immersive online resource. Following the the chapter structure as mentioned above, articles feature fully-integrated large-scale images, videos and colour-coded texts within a series of seamless online editions. Each of which is targeted to review and promote TLmag-partnered events, fairs, brands, as well as specific craftsmanships, materials and creative territories. Echoing the focus of each printed issue, articles keep readers update but also allow them to shop from collaborating brands (from Spring 2016), search TLmag’s archive by colour and read weekly haikus for inspiration and beauty.

Printed biannually, TLmag is a fully bilingual magazine published in French and English. With an editorial focus on a specific region or the shared zeitgeist between multiple regions, each bookzine-like issue expands into six comprehensive chapters:

  • Special Guests — in-depth full feature interviews with leading or emerging figures
  • Stories — brand profiles, material surveys
  • Excellence & Creation — new discoveries, young talent and school overviews, collaborations and duos
  • Mix & Match — inspirational photo portfolios, trends and lifestyle
  • Living with Art & Design — galleries, collections, artists and architect homes, historical reviews
  • Real Life — travel, hospitality, city reports, culinary pleasures, urban and artistic experiences

Interdisciplinary and global, today’s creative front continues to translate its know-how and intelligence into innovative objects, astounding works of art, cutting-edge installations, reinvented architecture and ground-breaking urban schemes – painting a full picture of the society we live in. Extraordinary, diverse and abundant, TLmag advocates for authenticity. Transcending different domains – furniture, lighting, interior and graphic design with architecture, photography, fashion, visual, applied art and the intersections where many of these disciplines meet, TLmag becomes an essential resource for an ever-growing creative community – design-driven readers, creative professionals, designers, students and brands in search of precise, exceptional and unequalled creations.

Latest updates from TL Magazine_True Living of Art & Design

Philippe Kern: Close-up on culture

— June, 03 2020

This French lawyer specialising in European and copyright law has lived in Brussels for 30 years. Convinced that art and design are sources of innovation and drivers of societal change, he founded KEA,

Mudac’s Re-evaluation of the Ordinary

— June, 02 2020

For their final exhibition in their original location, mudac’s curators have teamed up to pay tribute to ‘their’ Guadard house by highlighting the most ordinary — and thus extraordinary — objects they have collected over the last twenty years.

Meeting Base Design

— May, 29 2020

Dimitri Jeurissen, co-founder of Brussels-based but internationally active agency Base Design, gives us his vision of communication 2.0 and the new challenges that not only his clients, but his own studio,