The new issue of Prairie Hive magazine is online now and I spent a good chunk of this morning drinking a nice tea and reading it.  I can honestly say, it’s the first time I’ve actually read an online magazine with the same focus and enjoyment that I read print magazines with. 

These ladies are really putting together a great source of design inspiration and lovely formatting and I look forward to seeing the future issues.

Oh, and they are just so darn sweet!  I had the pleasure of meeting Dawn over the summer and have been working with Sarah on a fun little collaborative project for Prairie Hive and Indie Emporium.  Look for one of our make&take tables at Indie Emporium to be led by these creative ladies.  Just one more reason to come to Indie Emporium in a few months!

And make sure you check out the Prairie Hive blog as well.. lots of great content

I’m so happy that there are going to be some lovely design magazines coming back into my life!  I’ve missed domino oh so dearly, as I’ve posted about a lot.

So, first up, I’m really excited about Rue Magazine.  Their premier issue just hit stands the web this week.  I’m looking forward to finding some time to sit down and browse through the whole thing in depth.  I haven’t really gotten into the online magazine thing yet (yeah, I know I’m late to the game there), but goodness, just browsing through the first few pages has totally changed my mind.  Love it!  So effing cool (yeah, so cool it makes me want to use naughty language!).  Clicking on photos and being directed to the website where I can buy it??  This is going to make paying off my credit cards a lot harder.  Seriously, how ingenious is that?  And, bonus, the first issue has an article about Emily Henderson AKA thebrasspetal AKA my favorite Design Star contestant ever!  Which reminds me, when will there be another episode of Secrets of a Stylist?


Next up, Anthology!   I’m a little beyond excited about this.. and I have to admit, this is the one I’m looking forward to most.  Because it is going to be real print magazine and because it looks *beautiful*.  A magazine that I can keep in my purse to read through anytime I have a few minutes waiting somewhere.  Or that I can take to bed with me to read.  Or the bath.  I do miss real print.  And how much do I love this video?

A lot, that’s how much.  I don’t think that Meg Mateo-Ilasco can do anything poorly.  I’ve blogged about how much her books have helped me prioritize and was already in love with Anthology after that little stop motion video, but once I learned that she is the Creative Director, I knew that this magazine was going to be amazing. 

Lastly, is Lonny.  Lonny is being offered digitally AND in print.  Which is awesome, but the print copy is a bit pricey – $34 for the current issue.  I totally understand though – they are printing on FSC certified paper and printing on demand.  I just don’t think I can quite spend that much on a magazine until I know it a little better, so I’m going to check out some issues online only and re-evaluate.  Of course, it might be something good to ask for with the holidays approaching. It can’t hurt that one of the first things I noticed in it was the new John Derian collection at Target.  

Inspiration is running high around here – fall is in the air, lots of new pretty pages to browse, Indie Emporium next month, AND, Tulsa’s Anthropologie is opening NEXT FRIDAY.  Life is good.

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