Thursday, January 13, 2011

Required Reading

My dear friend Lianna of The Real Homeowners of San Jose wrote a post about which design magazines she should read to inspire her and her new hubby to get their remodel on. I agreed with many of her assessments about the glossies out there, but I discovered I had a lot to say on the subject, and a comment on her post is just not enough. So I thought I would share my thoughts with the blogosphere.

Like Lianna, I am still mourning the loss of Domino (and Blueprint). Fortunately, the folks behind Domino have reincarnated it as the online magazine Lonny. And lucky for us, their latest issue just came out at the start of the week. You can check it out here: Jan/Feb 2011 |

There is nothing quite like the weight and smell of a real magazine, in my humble opinion - I still prefer a good old-fashioned book over a Kindle - but I am really coming around to many of the online magazines that have cropped up in the last year. Especially Rue.

Although I worshipped for years at the altar of Domino, I actually look forward to reading Rue more than Lonny. Gasp! And while I think that the spaces in Lonny might be fun to visit for awhile, I see more of myself in the spaces in Rue.

With all the schoolwork I bring home regularly, I don't have a ton of time to read, but I do look forward to perusing Sunset and In Style before bed or on a lazy weekend morning. I always want to steal ideas from Sunset's featured remodels, take their suggested trips, and and try their recipes. I keep hoping maybe one day I will get into the garden and landscaping portion, and I think Ryan does too...

And although I don't keep up with the latest celebrity gossip these days, a small part of me enjoys being let into a celebrity's home or hearing their takes on the season's fashions, so I really enjoy the fashion and celebrity highlights in In Style.

Lastly, as soon as we move I am going to subscribe to House Beautiful. Whenever I see some eye candy on another blog or a pic that inspired someone's room redo, 9 times out of 10 it comes out of this magazine.

Now it's your turn. What's your bedtime and weekend reading? Am I missing anything out there?

1 comment:

  1. I totally just subscribed to House Beautiful too friend, ha! And I will definitely check out the online mags, I knew I could count on you for some good input. Thanks!