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Favorite Magazines

I'm a collector of many things. Magazines are at the top of my list of favorite things to collect.  Jane and I together have a vast library.  Australian home decor magazines are fantastic to collect!  I love Inside Out and Vogue Living Australia.  American home decor magazines are fine, and I like them, but they tend to be too pretty sometimes.  I love how Australian magazines find the beauty in imperfection, and all of the amazing art and artists that are featured.  Things we would likely never hear about in the states.  Here are a few pics of a 12th century farmhouse in Italy that was featured in Inside Out.

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I love these chandeliers….

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Cute dinosaur from a coloring book I purchased at the Louvre many years ago….

Another fav is Selvedge.  This is an English Textiles magazine that is always surprising and beautiful.  Barnes and Noble carries it from time to time.  If you like to sew, you will definitely want to pick up a copy.  Below are photos from an older issue.

This woman is so beautiful, and I love her blouse.


Velvet string quilt.

Bye for now…
  • enna.
    January 6, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Clearly, I am obsessed with kitchens, because that one is awesome.
    And: Aww, the dinosaur. I want to snuggle it.

  • stephanie
    January 6, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Great collection of chairs in that first photo. I saw that tin can fabric (third picture from the bottom) at an exhibit in London and it is soo amazing. Made from smashed up aluminum cans.

  • Megan
    January 7, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Hi Judy
    Just wanted to say I’m really enjoying reading both your’s and Jane’s blogs. I’ve only recently discovered them, so have had a bit of catching up to do with Jane’s, but the mix of fashion and interiors has definitely captured my interest!
    I’m australian, and the mags you mention are great. If you are interested, another one along the same lines is Country Style (link below)

  • carlotta
    January 7, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Its true that Vogue Living Australia is consistently beautiful and inspiring but Vogue Australia on the other hand is utter crap!

  • Jiji
    January 7, 2009 at 5:23 am

    If you love the imperfectionism (don’t think that a real word) of Australian architect and design then you will LOVE Green magazine.
    Imagine houses powered by solar panels, recycled materials, quirky ideas whilst still managing to look fabulous. Enjoy!

  • tricia of bitsandbobbins.com
    January 7, 2009 at 7:09 am

    what issue of selvedge are those photos from? they are STUNNING.

  • Henrietta
    January 7, 2009 at 8:56 am

    What a happy person you seem to be, Judy.
    It’s nice.

  • Mrs Gorman
    January 7, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I’m an Australian who has been in London for 9 years now and I subscribe to both those magazines. I’m so glad someone else loves the Australian aesthetic!
    I find Martin Grant’s apartment in Paris particularly inspiring. Must go dig out that issue for a revisit…
    Really enjoying your blog so far.
    X MrsGorman

  • Niki
    January 7, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Love these textile shots. Reminds me of the Gee’s Bend Quilts
    and Jane’s post about the old kimonos made from rags, beautiful and inspiring stuff to be sure!

  • arline Jernigan
    January 7, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    I tried to make a post earlier, but had trouble.
    Anyway, I agree with you on the magazines, and these are all beautiful shots.

  • chauss
    January 7, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    hey judy, i don’t if you or jane like to read bizare novels, but if you love dinosaurs, this is a MUST read, “Anonymous Rex” by Eric Garcia.
    i was in paris telling a french friend how i get high eating fresh “basil”,( i just feel the energy,) and she immediately sent me her copy of the book…

  • isa vintageflowers
    January 8, 2009 at 1:12 am

    lovely textiles thanks for the tip I did not know this selvedge mag will try to find it here it should be easy in London thanks so much it s all very inspiring!!!also looking forward to see your vintage collection!

  • lis
    January 8, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Luv you and your daughter jane’s blogs. I also luv the fact that you are from Dallas or TX for that matter! I lived in the Big D for 23 years and up unitl about a year ago decided to move up and move out. I live in Germany now with my husband and baby girl. We moved to my husband’s farm house he inherited. Its 200 years old and in need of a serious facelift. We are planning new heating system, insulation, floors, walls, kitchen, bath, ETC. Judy, point me in the right direction as to how to design this diamond in the rough. I love minimalism/country/nature design. Any mags or blogs you might know of would be great. Love your style…why I ask…..SERVUS! (bavarian: at your service)

  • jebrew
    February 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    How do you display/store all your magazines. I am also a collector and I struggle with various ways to fit them into my life without feeling like a clutter junkie! Thanks!

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