Although a giant source of creative inspiration, the internet can often be a little overwhelming. Wonderful creations like pinterest, tumblr and the thousands of amazing blogs out there make finding ideas so simple and fast, but often mean we are bombarded with images, words and other peoples thoughts which isn’t always what you need, and sometimes you just need to switch off.
I was never a fan of magazines when I thought the selection was restricted to the editions you could find on the end of the aisle at the supermarket, which turns out is rather incorrect. It’s so refreshing to discover that there is life in print based media outside glossy tabloids and tacky headlines. Independent stockists are popping up all over the country, and being able to order magazines online has somewhat changed the game. It’s almost as if these blogs and online content that we love so much has taken a giant leap off the internet, and grown into these beautifully printed books to enjoy time and time again. Once I’d discovered this little world of beautifully curated photographic lifestyle pieces I was hooked, and have bought regular issues as often as I can since. A few of my favourites include:
In Clover is a bi-annual publication focusing on the joy of offline pursuits. It’s a new one and only on Volume 3, with lovely features covering travel, decor and food. This is a magical magazine if you’re looking for photography inspiration and is a treat for the eyes from cover to cover.
Betty started in 2010, created to offer a ‘more intelligent choice for girls’, which they have certainly succeeded. This is the perfect antidote to trashy gossip, featuring inspirational women, attainable fashion and some delicious food pieces thrown in!
Oh Comely is one of my absolutely favourites. It’s bi-monthly and packed full of beautifully written features with a lovely balance of fashion, music, and stories from real humans supported by beautiful photography and illustration throughout.
Frankie is a little larger and comes from Australia, but is a brilliant source of inspiration for creative ladies, covering a huge range of subjects including creative pursuits, personal editorials, fashion and art. This is one where every page leaves you full of ideas and is beautifully put together.
91 Magazine. This is the newest one in my collection and a rather lovely one. It’s a bi-annual print, focusing on attainable and affordable living with craft, DIYs and home styling with stunning photography throughout. This is a twice yearly publication.
What are your favourite sources of offline inspiration?