Most of us still remember a world before Pinterest, before Instagram and before all of the new media that have digitized many of our experiences. This was a time when glossy magazines were the unchallenged go-to places for seekers of beauty and inspiration for all things in vogue – luxury, fashion, art, interior design and so much more. But with the advent and proliferation of social media and digitized information of every format, many predicted that the end of print-based magazine and books would surly be at hand… Luckily however, that has not been the case.
Today, various online platforms and supplements have happily enhanced our experiences in many ways – we have as yet been unable to replace the unique, physical affects of print-based media and demand has never been greater. There is still nothing out there to replicate the satisfaction of time spent thumbing through the beautiful pictures and finding inspirations amongst the glossy pages. Today’s magazines remained the go-to-place for curated inspirations for designers, visionaries and dreamers alike.
Here are our Design Team’s Top Three, for your reading pleasure:
In the world of home and architectural design, there is no higher power than Architectural Digest Magazine. Architectural Digest is a vibrant monthly celebration of international design talents, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, and travel. Launched in 1920 as a California trade quarterly, the magazine evolved over the years, increasing in frequency and broadening in scope until it became the byword for living well. Today AD publishes nine international editions, and its brand has immeasurable influence in the world of interior design. Just this past January’s issue – with it’s AD100 “The Designers of the Year List” was filled cover to cover with the sort of inspiration and insight that get a true design aficionado’s heart a-flutter with every turn of the page.
2. Elle Décor
Elle Décor Magazine is the ultimate guide to decorating and design and the indispensable go-to source for everyone who wants to create a more beautiful life. You’ll discover stylish finds, chic shops, art, culture, travel guides, recipes and advice for entertaining – so many of the things you would need to live well! Elle Décor is the perfect visual feast for a lazy Sunday afternoon on the couch, seeking inspiration for your next beauty-seeking adventure. Tour celebrity homes, get inspired by famous interior designers, and explore the world’s architectural treasures.
House & Home Magazine is a premiere design, decorating and lifestyle brand that takes you inside the most unique and beautiful homes in North America and abroad. It brings you the best in design trends, products and stores to inspire you, and decorating advice that will help you create the home you dream of. Our favourite feature of this publication is that it always offers a range of price categories for every taste and budget – as well as giving you all the information you need to get your hands on it right away!