I would like to introduce you to my new favorite magazine - Flow Magazine.
I guess I should begin at the beginning. I was interviewed to be in a magazine! (holy crap right?!) The last issue of Flow had a big section devoted to 365 projects and my Granny a Day project must have caught their eye. I was contacted by a freelance writer who was doing the story and have a nice little mention (and quote) in the magazine. Did I mention the magazine is in Dutch? haha Sheldon thought it was really funny when he saw the quote and said, "oh really, you said that? I didn't know you knew Dutch."
Anyway, lets get back to why this is really my new favorite magazine... This is my new favorite magazine because it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Seriously, the thought that went into designing this thing is amazing -- some of the pages are normal glossy pages, some are wonderfully thick kraft paper which is very aesthetically pleasing.
The artwork is brilliant throughout.
This issue had a huge spread of pages about Dutch Illustrator Fiep Westendorp and I got lost in the pages about her.
In the back were these really cute postcards you can tear out and use and... a little to-do notebook! It's just too cute :)
Sadly, there is a big drawback. I suppose no matter how beautiful a magazine is, I can't justify a subscription to it if I don't know the language. I guess I just need to learn Dutch!
I've noticed in the past few months how there are these really amazing magazines coming out of other countries that are beautiful and full of crafty details. (Mollie Makes anyone?) We all know how bad the US magazine and newspaper industry is doing. Is it not the same in other countries? I guess these magazines are becoming more aesthetically pleasing to make their place in this world of online media. I'll admit I'd rather read a normal old glossy magazine online than have it clutter my house. Then again, there's just something about getting a new magazine and holding it and tearing out pages for inspiration boards. It must be the crafter (and a little bit of the hoarder) in me that needs print publications.