Ah my guilty pleasure, thrown in with the supermarket shop at the last minute, read with pleasure and impatience over a cup of coffee. I've been meaning to review some of the burgeoning UK Craft scene magazines but there are so many these days. Also they often start off fab and then trail off into mediocre or worse just fill up with stuff from blogs or recently published craft books (annoying when you have just bought the book: another guilty pleasure but lets not go there now!)
Anyway in the interests of economy i have found a very lovely website of freely published journals, catalogues magazines etc on a hugely eclectic range of topics and have found a few real good items on offer FOR FREE!!! ISSUU is home to the world of open publishing, thank you e-media and the world wide web!
Heart Home http://hearthomemag.co.uk/ is very lovely for interior design and has free past issues, whats not to love? Its UK based too so some items, and artists are findable and recognisable.
91 mag http://www.91magazine.co.uk/home/4555291391 another UK lifestyle mag with focus on vintage interiors and design. Lots of free past issues in the archive.
Emma mag http://www.emmamag.com/ tagline A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR THE MODERN DOMESTIC is USA based but v cool and a nice mix of topics, and more free subscription and back issues. Whoohoo.
Tickle the imagination http://www.tickletheimagination.com.au/ an aussie mag with different themes. Still to explore all the back issues but looks very yummy.
I've mentioned Covet Garden before but it is a lovely browse so here is the link again http://covetgarden.com
So why store paper magazine ever again when these lovelies are on offer. There are loads of other types of mag on offer too ( i even spotted one on mens underwear trends oer!) so check it out.