I love magazines.
When I work(ed) as a set decorator, leadman, and/or shopper they would serve as research as well as dressing and so it was actually part of my job to buy magazines.
However, I found it hard to curb my addiction even when I wasn't working.
And my collection, grew and grew and grew. Which was fine when we lived in a big house and had plenty of room. I actually had a closet where I had made shelves to hold my collection. They were well organized. I had magazines on almost any subject you can imagine.
Just a sampling from one of my newsstand forays and the title of the blog-post that followed.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Magazines--The Obsession Continues
When we sold our house and moved toward being semi-nomadic, I gave away or recycled most of my collection. I kept a bunch that were nostalgic for one reason or another.
And then there were some that I couldn't just get rid of and yet couldn't justify putting into storage.
What's funny is how relatively few magazines I actually hold onto. I am far more likely to tear out the article that interests me and file that into a binder. Which meant I had several binders full of old articles. I had to cull these as well.
I ended up bringing a flip-top bin full of magazines and a couple of binders across the country determined to whittle it down further.
Of course, upon arriving in Atlanta, I needed to catch up with the local culture and one of the best ways to do that is, you guessed it magazines.
I couldn't really pass up on Boar Hunter or Garden & Gun for that matter.
I have some interesting blog-posts in mind when it comes to this little collection.
I have found so much amazing information in these publications. Very interesting reads, eye-opening and full of promise and ways of living and life that I hadn't thought of.
I get inspiration as well as the latest on techniques and skills and of course products. It is all about selling stuff after all.
I found a tiny little article on Croatia in a travel mag when we were in Montreal and were looking for a Mediterranean vacation.
A trip of a lifetime; we didn't hear an American or English accent for 6 weeks and it was much cheaper than Spain or Italy.
That was in 2001, now it's much more popular and expensive.
These are some of less than a dozen that made the cut and will survive in L.A. Storage.
Gear Magazine threw in the towel in 2003, Le Femme Nikita made it till 2001, in 2009 Run–D.M.C. was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is cool but is slightly out shadowed by the second Iraq war and the second Bush presidency.
Yikes, that was one hell of a Premiere issue.
I have a few weeks to figure out what to do with these survivors. It's hard to break a habit that is relatively benign and gives such pleasure and at time insight. Particularly with such easy access. Remember, Cindy did just do a Costco set after all.