A while ago I discovered a magazine called Kinfolk.
Developed to respond to a gap on the newsstand, Kinfolk caters to a growing readership of young artists and food enthusiasts by focusing on simple ways to spend time together.
Each issue combines lyrical essays, recipes, interviews, personal stories and practical tips with a keen attention to design and details. Readers look to Kinfolk as a trusted resource for both enticing and meaningful activities - whether it's a new cooking skill, road trip route, or camping guide, Kinfolk is a blueprint for a balanced, intentional lifestyle.
My son Sam has discovered an amazing magazine called Cereal.
What is Cereal? Foremost, it’s a magazine rooted in passions – for food, for travel. And for books too, with all the wonderful things they can teach us. Isn’t every day better when you learn something new? The enjoyment of food and travel are two significant elements of a good life, and more and more of us are in a position to enjoy both on a fairly regular basis now – so much so, that knowing what to experience first can be daunting at times. This is where Cereal come in. Each quarterly issue of Cereal will contain detailed expositions of edible topics, travel destinations, as well as profiles on products, people and places – chosen because they’re relevant, interesting, or have simply caught our attention. Because we adore books and their inherent ability to teach, we have structured our magazine as one. Each topic is treated as a chapter, often featuring various articles within it
Rosie my youngest's sons girlfriend has discovered the magazine called Oh Comely. It is a magazine that makes people smile, full of quiet moments and stories. Read it with a cup of tea or a toddy.
It inspires people to be creative, talk to their neighbours and explore new things. There are adventures that capture the feeling of being free, stories from people with tales to tell, recipes to warm your heart, and crafty things to make. All these things, wrapped up in beautiful words, illustration and photography.
There is definitely a theme going on here don't you think? Funny how we seem to like the same things, Rosie suggested we should make our own magazine instead of buying other peoples. We suggest a lot of things! Maybe instead of suggesting we should actually do something about it. Did I mention I would like to renovate old houses and run a art gallery by the sea, and ........................
The magazines are lovely, they are not full of adverts, they are printed on really nice paper, they have amazing photography and great articles that make you think. Expensive? Yes. Worth the money? Yes.
Actually they are more like small books, try one and see what you think.