I am feeling compelled to defend the fact that I totally miss my print magazines! As a designer, I have always found a sense of being a part of a design community through my chosen magazine subscriptions. I felt a mutual respect for the things that we all adore: creative spaces, interesting design books, furniture trends, beautiful gardens, and new interesting recipes. Since the economic downturn I lost all of the magazines that I used to like, Blueprint, Domino, and Cookie. I currently have only one magazine subscription which is to Uppercase mag.which came after trying on a few others that weathered the storm, but they left me ultimately feeling empty and unsatisfied. This void became more apparent after receiving my first issue this week. I sat down with the issue and did my first quick peruse knowing that I would return to it later for a more in-depth analysis. It brought back the days when I looked forward to receiving mail (now all I get are bills, more bills and catalogs, bleh).
This may sound more sincere than I usually am about things but, I counted on the once a month thrill that I would be able to spend hours of "me time" pouring over content that I adored. I would sit and imagine what I could do next and feel inspired by the photographs on the pages. My chosen subscriptions would bring me and my friends together to dish about what we liked and didn't like. If blogs have replaced magazines, I don't feel the same amount of satisfaction from them. I love Apartment Therapy and follow that every day but I still miss a monthly archive and carefully edited collection of "How to's" and beautiful rooms that made me look forward to the coming season. I want to say one last time that I miss Domino, but thank you to Uppercase for continuing to produce a beautiful book and bring back the romance I once had with my mail box.