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Kurt Cobain for Jesse Frohman (1993) feat.Claude Monet’s Water lilies (1908)

edited by a n d i e phillips

foreword Welcome to the very first issue of Stylo magazine!

All big ideas have to start somewhere. First, it pops into your head – maybe while you’re dreaming, or looking out of the window on the bus, or while you’re in the shower. That’s the first step. The next step is arguably the most important: getting it down onto paper. Putting your idea onto paper brings it into reality; it’s a window into your mind and the countless visions and ideas swimming around in there, and the pen is the link between your thoughts and the outside world. Once your idea breaks out of your head and onto paper, it’s alive in the world and you have to decide what to do with it. That’s why this is called Stylo – it means ‘pen’ in French. All great literature, ideas, theories, artwork; they all started off as a fleeting thought, were grabbed from thin air, and wouldn’t be here if they weren’t put onto paper (or canvas, or a napkin, or papyrus, whatever your respective medium may be). Stylo started off as an ephemeral thought that was snatched before it could go any further, and now it’s here, in physical form right in front of your eyes. Stylo is a collection of fleeting thoughts amassed together as different, unique forms of creative expression. With a variety of different contributors every issue gathering up their ideas to express to you in the form of artwork, creative writing, opinions, discussions, and everything in between, every issue is unpredictable. Stylo is a fresh, unique journey through the intricate world of imagination, inspiration, and creation.

issue 01 Seasons are important, they’re one of the only things we can be truly certain about. Even in the middle of a depressing, rainy winter, we can be certain that spring will definitely come around. The theme for Stylo’s first issue is In Bloom. At the peak of spring, the sky is luminous, days are slowly getting longer, and nights are warming up. The flowers are blossoming, gardens are flourishing, and dandelions are swaying in the afternoon breeze. Like our floral counterparts, we are thriving, changing and growing, but in different ways – through self-awareness, blooming consciousness, formation of new ideas and thoughts, even total rebirth or reinvention. The flowerbeds aren’t the only things in bloom, so are we. a huge thank you to our contributors for this issue (alphabetical order): Matilda Chaney, Tina Gaudry, Daniel Ghisays, Ruby Hamilton, Jacqueline McGuinness, Finn Nahon, Madison Pawle, and Matthew Siddall.

daydream // youth lagoon floral // blue hawaii it all feels right // washed out sun // caribou grow // delorean sun blows up today // the flaming lips electric bloom // foals season of the witch // donovan down by the river // neil young when the sun don’t shine // best coast morning light // girls in bloom // nirvana it

film, music, etc.


Miley Cyrus for Terry Richardson, 2013

blue jasmine

Woody Allen for Esquire magazine, 2013




by daniel ghisays

ricotta gnocchi w basil, lemon + almonds

recipe by jacqueline mcguinness

This is a simple yet effective light dish, perfect for spring and summer, and can be served with meat and fish if you are in the mood for something more.

ingredients 500g Ricotta cheese 1 small bunch of basil 2 egg yolks juice of 1 lemon 30g grated parmesan 1 garlic clove 75g plain or 00 flour (extra for dusting) 100g roasted almonds Âź nutmeg grated 300ml extra virgin olive oil 1 level teaspoon salt

method 1

In a pestle and mortar, crush the garlic, basil and half the almonds. Add the lemon juice then the oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Dressing done!


Mix together the ricotta, egg yolk, parmesan, salt and nutmeg. Sieve in the flour and mix until combined.


Divide the mix into four. Roll each piece into a long sausage shape, and using a blunt knife, cut each piece about 1-2cm thick.


In a medium-sized saucepan of simmering (not boiling) water, blanch the gnocchi for around 6minutes, or until they float to the top.


Drizzle gnocchi with the dressing and leftover almonds. Serve with rocket, spinach or watercress.

wr itten by madison pawle

by matthew siddall

I. PROBLEM comes with solution solidified in the lies we were forced to keep

hypothesis by tina gaudry

perhaps the secrecy saved us in the same way it framed us II. HYPOTHESIS first showed evidence of a tiny bud we could crush like a bug what washed away the blood was an organic lie tricking tides tripping on my toes in an instant hypothesis grows triples the removal costs tingles in my toes III.

MATERIALS you work away to pay mother saves the day my humiliation in her congratulations


SAFETY INFORMATION came secondary to the secrecy that breeds lust if only just

V. PROCEDURE IDENTIFY: the blooming bud CONTROL - THE CONSTANT urge to give up INDEPENDENT VARIABLE - WHAT YOU ARE TESTING is undeveloped DEPENDENT VARIABLE - WHAT YOU ARE MEASURING is irrelevant VI. RESULTS depend on how you measure success in the vital aspects yes but in secrecy nothing can blossom VII. CONCLUSION the way we used to bloom the kiss (1907-1909), gustav klimt


coming soon

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg

do you want to be a part of the next issue? The theme for the next issue will be


We are searching for passionate, creative contributors in any domain who are interested in interpreting and expressing this theme in their own individual way.

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Edited by Andie Phillips. Contributors: Mathilda Chaney, Tina Gaudry, Daniel Ghisays, Ruby Hamilton, Jacqueline McGuinness, Finn Nahon, Madi...