WISH YOU WERE THERE. TIME TO ESCAPE 2020. GET OUT OF IT. AND GET BACK TO IBIZA '89. THE ALL NEW IDEA BOOK BY DAVE SWINDELLS IS RELEASED! IT HAS TRAVEL. IT HAS DANCING. YOU CAN'T SEE THE SEX AND DRUGS BUT YOU CAN FEEL THE FUN. THE HANDBOOK FOR 2021. THE HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE!
Instagram hit pic straight on the cover. Her ripped jeans and his peach top and fruit salad trousers. And then we poured a lot of gold into that deeply debossed title font!
Pick your own. Choose your own adventure. Ibiza - back in the day (time). And on the wall of this market stall, a poster for Amnesia we wouldn't mind owning at all.
Dave Swindells travelled to Ibiza with the writer Alix Sharkey to bring back a story for Time Out's 20/20 magazine. The '89 season was two summers after Danny Rampling and Paul Oakenfold and co's famed Balearic epiphany and a year before the island authorities put a roof on Ku (then the world's largest nightclub) and Amnesia and a few more years before EasyJet and Sky TV's Ibiza Uncovered co-conspired in the end of civilisation.
As we shall see 1989 was a vintage year. Adamski here. With the Killer N.R.G at Ku.
Another Magazine just published an interview with Dave about the book. You can read that here.
Also at Ku. Before the roof the following year, and, according to Dave's introduction to this book, just before a torrential downpour hit the poolside terraces.
Es Paradis. That's some outfit. We are not talking about the lone Bee Gee, more the Madhouse shirt, rolled jeans and red Kickers Kick Hi boots in the background.
Of course Dave's visit coincided with Boy George's birthday. Here with Caron MC Kinky, Fat Tony and Louise Prey at Ku.
The classic Dave Swindells photograph on the terrace at Amnesia in the morning sun. The guy in the pink shirt is Jon Banham whose story of getting into the opening party of the club is told in the introduction.
“When a group of Spanish clubbers turned up at the gate I went down on all fours and crawled in behind them. Boom! I was in! The girl in the photo with me was an Italian Princess. She was with a group of people who had water pistols filled with liquid E – it was mental! That was without doubt the best night of my life.”
And that is why you need this book :)
Where better to wear it? The Icicle Works shirt in the baroque ice cream parlour styled interior of Café del Mar.
And just in case you thought the male cover model's clothes were a one-off. How's this for a striped hoody and Keith Haring long shorts in the club combination? Jeremy Healy in the background btw.
So here we go. The super expansive 100 plus photo Ibiza dream book you can actually read. There are three texts (Terry Farley's foreword, Dave Swindells' introduction and Alix Sharkey's reprised text from the original 20/20 Magazine feature). And it is all brilliantly designed by David Caines.
Right. 1000 copies. £35. Published today. Arriving in Dover Street Markets and all the cool stores around the world from next week.
Online copies shipping out this week / weekend / and Monday. On the button below.
LOVE ELEIN FLEISS FOR MILK. THE PURPLE CO-FOUNDER HAS GUEST EDITED A PERFECTLY ETHEREAL ONE-OFF MAGAZINE SPECIAL WITH HONG KONG'S PREMIER CREATIVE PUBLISHER. IT IS BEAUTIFUL NATURALLY.
We love Elein. Love old Purple, Purple Journal, Hélène, everything she has ever done.
From Fleiss's personal collection of Cosmic Wonder.
The Cosmic Wonder personified. Elein in Paris before she left the city for the country and motherhood and nature and occasionally making super subtle publications like this. We have five copies only now. On the button below.
SUPERBOOKS AMAZE AGAIN. WHITE HOT ALL THE WAY TO CHRISTMAS NOW. DAVID LYNCH PARIS PHOTO, THE ALL MALE NUDE HOMMES IS BACK! SERGE GAINSBOURG TWICE, THE MARGIELA A MAG CURATED BY AND... THE MEDITATIONS OF LINUS!!!
Probably is the best selection of books and amazines at any one time in any one place in the whole history of the world.
IDEA SIGNATURE STORE! AMY ARBUS ON THE STREET, LOOTERS (ALSO ON THE STREET), STUDIO 54 (IN THE CLUB) AND JOAN DIDION'S THE WHITE ALBUM (IN THE TOP TEN OF THE BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME). ALL SIGNED. ALL YOURS.
Twenty times WOW and so many more on the button below.
FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW IDEA ORGANIC COTTON HALLUCINOGENIC PLANTS SHIRT. BECAUSE YOUR BODY MAY BE IN 2020, BUT YOUR MIND CAN BE ELSEWHERE. COMING SOON TO DOVER STREET MARKETS ALL OVER THE WORLD. SHOP IT NOW ON THE LINK BELOW.
STARTING TO WONDER HOW YOU ARE GOING TO PAY FOR ALL OF THESE BOOKS?! HAVE SOMEONE GIFT YOU A GIFTCARD. COMES IN DIGITAL VERSION AND / OR REAL PLASTIC FERGADELIC CARD FLECKED WITH WHAT APPEARS TO BE COCAINE (BUT ISN'T, OBVS).
IDEA Christmas decoration GIF not included - just getting in practice :)