I worked for a design firm in Denver and the previous tenants in our building were a veterinary clinic. We would laugh at the magazines we would receive each month. Cat Fancy. Horse and Hound. An entire world we had no idea about existed! There are such specific magazines out for each industry it is amazing. My friends laugh because you can find home decor and style magazines next to Field & Stream (my husband is an avid fly fisherman).
Netflix changed my TV viewing world. I just cancelled my home cable package and saved $70 a month – I can still binge watch tv shows on Netflix. I just devoured the entire second seasons of Suits in a week. I want to introduce to you my newest life changing idea.
Next Issue is about to change your magazine reading world. Its the netflix of magazines.
Do you read magazines each week or month? I subscribe to a few of my favorite design magazines (Dwell Magazine, House Beautiful, Elle Decor and Architectural Digest) and many others and splurge on gossip and style magazines when I travel. The only issue is that I tend to hoard magazines in order to flip through for inspiration when I am working on different design projects. As much as I love to read them, I hate to haul them around or have them stacked in my living room because I know I will want to go back through them when I am researching for a specific project.
NOT ONLY IS IT GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IT’S ALSO GOOD FOR THE CLUTTER IN MY HOUSE!
So, Next Issue not only allows you to read the current issues of your favorite magazines you can also go back and read the archives as well. If you are doubting me or questioning if its worth the $9 a month go sign up for a free one month trial!
Chatelaine Magazine has a new Home Editor – its Emma Reddington of the blog The Marion House Book. Talk about an amazing decision. I am now a large fan of Chatelaine. They have great ideas and photos for their home decor (the rest of it is good too, but this is why I love it).
Better Homes and Gardens not only has great inspiration, they have well done how-to’s, organization tips and realistic ideas. Because dealing with the clutter is 80% of the work to getting your home to look amazing.
Elle Decor has great ideas for trends and new products for the home and fashion (they do inspire each other) and its got a great resource list. This is a great example of how reading digital magazines is more visually appealing and organized.
I click on the dress above that I like and a a new image comes up showing me where I can buy the dress and how much it costs. I love that it helps keep the page less cluttered but still allows me to access the information on what I find. It reminds me of pop up video (tell me you remember that on Much Music) where you can get behind the scenes information you normally would never know about. I like me some information.
What magazines do you love to read? Anything that people outside of your work wouldn’t understand?
Check out Next Issue and see if it has your favorites!
This post was sponsored by Next Issue, but as always all opinions and manifestations of love are all mine!