Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Farewell Deco Magazines
Okay, so I fully realize that on a big scale, even a minor scale, this rates, well, probably doesn't rate...but anyway, it rates with me, and I'm sure with many of my design junky friends it rates. The latest industry affected by the crappy economy and housing market is the shelter magazine business. In the last two weeks I have learned that I will no longer receive subscriptions to Home Companion, Domino, Country Home and Cottage Living. These magazines have been with me, in some cases, for ten years now. They inspired me on a regular basis, and will continue to as I have (thankfully) kept all my back issues. As the calendar page turns, I refresh my magazine basket with all the decor magazines from that month. Many of them are like old friends and through them I can see how my tastes have evolved or have been influenced. I have been educated on gardening and design by their pages. I loved learning about all the creative and interesing artists and designers. I loved satisfying my wanderlust for houses by imagining myself in the spaces featured. It simply won't be the same without them arriving in my mailbox waiting to be opened like the gifts they were, to me at least. Farewell deco magazines, you will be missed.