The Print Longing
As a blog creator and reader, I'm obviously an advocate for online publications. It's cheaper and easier, and anyone can do it. I read an incredible variety of content, and it really is a wonderful thing. However, I still love print. I love seeing stacks of magazines on my work space, and I love having a little book of inspiration at my fingertips - no electrical outlet needed. I love the obvious work put into them, and the way they're better preserved than a blog post that won't ever be seen again.
Now, I have to mention that everything in the photos above is free. It's a Target catalog (that I stole from my mother), a Free People catalog, and RH source books. The latter two are definitely free, and you can go to each respective website and request one. I simply can't afford nice print magazines. Publications like Muse, Cereal, and The Gentlewoman seem fascinating, but it's sort of like window shopping. I'm getting a peak, but I won't get to call it mine, and I'll never see the full product. One day I will though. One day I won't be 21 and afraid to check my bank balance, and I hope printed publications will still be around then. If you can, support them. Buy them, romanticize them, and talk about them all the time. Print Magazines are actually a dying breed, and we need them.