Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Introducing Issue Two of LAIKA

LOVELY READERS, WE ARE SO THRILLED TO SHARE OUR Second Issue: Summer Abundance Issue! Brimming with vibrant content, bursting with color— this is the place where creativity and compassion converge. We have compelling profiles on future luminaries like our amazing cover star Clara Polito, who at only sixteen years old is already leaving an indelible mark on the world with her vegan bakery Clara Cakes and her passionate activism. Style and substance come together in our first-of-its kind stunning 8 page feature on vegan and ethical fashion, styled by Joshua Katcher. And we continue to showcase the most brilliant discoveries in everything from food to beauty. Of course, as always, we dig deeper with uncompromising features on animals. Like the photo essay and exclusive narrative from groundbreaking photographer Jo-Anne McArthur— for the first time in print, including never-before-seen images from her archives. Contributors like renown author James McWilliams return with spectacularly thought-provoking essays.

Clara Polito Clara Cakes Laika

We get invited into the homes and lives of paradigm-shifting trailblazers like triathlete and Vega founder Brendan Brazier, who shares his lifelong expert knowledge on wellness; and Chef and restaurateur Makini Howell of the celebrated Plum Bistro who gives us an inside look into her signature cuisine. We travel around the country to bring you the most fascinating stories from activists, some who are raising their kids vegan, and others who are declaring their compassion in the form of tattoos.

And that’s just the beginning! With nearly 20 pages more content than the Premier Issue, we have the most innovative and exciting subject matter in the vegan community covered. Made with love, from the heart, this issue is a bold declaration of the limitless possibilities of compassionate living and the abundance of sensory enjoyment that it holds for everyone.

We hope you love our Second Issue: Summer Abundance Issue as much as we loved making it! It will be arriving to our subscribers in the first week of July and hitting newsstands soon after that, and is now available to order on our site! Stay tuned for extras, outtakes, and behind-the-scenes videos. We’re so thrilled and grateful to have you along for this ride!

Cover photographed by Sylvia Elzafon

Clara Polito feature “Girl Wonder” photographed by Joel Barhamand

Fashion feature “Summer Fling” photographed by Balarama Heller

“Philly Flavor” photographed by Hannah Kaminsky



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Premier Issue of LAIKA Has Arrived!

Laika Magazine Premier Issue

WELCOME to LAIKA Magazine, the brand-new vegan lifestyle quarterly! We are so thrilled to share the Premier Issue with you, our lovely readers. Chock-full of exclusive content and beautiful original photography, it has something for anyone who is excited about compelling and multi-faceted subject matter. Inside, you will find profiles on fascinating individuals like Ruby Roth, whose ground-breaking children’s books have sparked minds young and old, and the innovative Leanne Mai-Ly Hilgart, whose fashion house Vaute Couture is reinventing ethical and sustainable style. We dig deep with thought-provoking and uncompromising reports and essays from lauded authors such as James McWilliams — whose writing in publications around the world continues to push the envelope. We are committed to underscoring the dignity and individuality of animals, as demonstrated in this issue’s stunning feature The Survivors, photographed by Sasha Bezzubov.

The secret is out
Of course, we also showcase the most vibrant and inventive discoveries in everything from food, to beauty, to accessories. Not bound by geography, we take you on an eclectic tour of European vegan culture. And that’s just for starters! With each issue, our aim will be to foster an environment where creativity and compassion seamlessly come together.

During the month of December, 10% of all sales from single issues (both print and digital) will be donated to Farm Sanctuary’s Emergency Rescue Fund. Farm Sanctuary is an incredible organization that has for decades tirelessly spoken out on behalf of farm animals and has given them refuge at its sanctuaries in New York and California. Supporting their Emergency Rescue Fund helps them to continue their vital work.
Beauty break through
This site will be a lively and inspiring companion to the magazine, bringing loads of extras and behind-the-scenes goodies from every issue, as well as new and original content. We hope you enjoy the Premier Issue!