being is a zine stretching and seeking in the slow lane.
Lovingly created by two people who are fans of the good life (and, incidentally, each other), being doesn’t generate any money and isn’t in cahoots with any brand. It's all about offering a place of solace and slowness in this chaotic world. being’s aim is to add value to your life in a world where true value is, well, undervalued. So, if you’re not feeling this zine’s vibe, no hard feelings.
being was launched in September 2021 in Hong Kong as a print zine and distributed for free in some local, independent spots. Ten months later, we relocated to Scotland, took the zine online, and started printing in Edinburgh. But at the end of 2022, we realised that we could no longer justify using so much paper (even the recycled kind), so we decided to transition the zine from print to solely online. Wary of making just another website full of content, we made being slightly shorter while keeping it simple and staying true to its intention: to encourage us all to slow down and consume consciously.
If you want to get in touch, we can be found at: firstname.lastname@example.org