With our upcoming move moving closer and closer, I’m trying to radically reduce the clutter in our current apartment. I’ve been pretty ruthless so far, except when it comes to my collection of magazines. I just can’t throw them away. James is right in asking if I’m ever going to read the issue of W again with Angelina Jolie on the cover, photographed by Brad Pitt. Probably not. But what a cover! What pictures! What a story! I’ve got to keep that magazine, even if I could find both text and photos online. It’s just not the same (spoke ye olde print journalist).
It makes sense to at least not keep buying more magazines at the moment that we’ll then have to pack. But I couldn’t resist the latest issue of Cabana. The design magazine, although it feels more like a book in both scope and effort, from publisher Martina Mondadori Sartogo comes out twice a year and I’ll probably want to look at it forever. I’d even happily wallpaper out new apartment with the current cover, designed by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, and the rest of the magazine is just as sumptuous. You can shop some of the contents over at 1stdibs, such as the chairs that Mondadori Sartogo designed together with Michele. Compared to those, the magazine itself is a bargain. And much, much easier to move.