- Condition: New
- Language: English
- 300 Pages
- 23cm x 30cm (9.06" x 11.81")
- Autumn/Winter 2023
- Frequency: Biannually
For this issue Ton has been thinking a lot about community and the spaces in which people come together: from gay saunas, with an essay by the infallibly sordid Huw Lemmey and a few cheeky pictures by yours truly; to places of worship with words by our own in-house angel-in-waiting editorial director Ted Stansfield. Ton has travelled far and wide to bring you the most exciting stories from the global community, from Olana Janfa’s Melbourne garden shed that doubles as a studio, to Elise Gettliffe’s former tile showroom-turned-potter’s place in Alsace, France. Elsewhere, interior decorator Gavin Houghton gives us a guided tour of his beloved Tangier community and they peruse around a penthouse Milano apartment. And John Stefanidis’ London townhouse.
For our cover story, Madam Adam—the performance artist Adam Christensen— opens up his artists’ commune home and studio, or the three-day-bender party central. And from south Bermondsey Ton travels over to southern Ireland’s County Carlow, to the enigmatic Huntington Castle, home of the international community of the Fellowship of Isis.
But of course communities come in all shapes and sizes.In London, Daniel Slowik and Benedict Foley have created a shared space that combines their idiosyncratic tastes and frankly out of control collecting habits; while Kate Boxer’s farm in West Sussex—has her family’s, friends’ and animals’ spirits embedded into the house’s brightly coloured, thank-God-they-can’t-talk walls.
Ton is an as a small but evergrowing community of people, too—united not by taste or means but by attitude: a do-it-yourself, no-fucks-given, bold, brash, ballsiness that results in a diverse but very real kind of beauty. I hope this issue encourages you to grab the bull by the horns or even just a paint brush and go for it. But most importantly, I hope it inspires you and takes you somewhere you haven’t been before.
TON’s mission remains unchanged: to champion the unsung, to present truly extraordinary, never-before-seen interiors and, above all, to inspire.