Once it became clear that the January/February issue of Lonny magazine wasn't going to publish, fans of the online magazine dreaded the worst. In the midst of rumored reports that the publication might be folding, Lonny editors blogged about an upcoming announcement and placated readers with a teaser for the upcoming March/April issue. Yesterday, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Adams shared that Lonny magazine will begin publishing monthly beginning with the May issue. The long-anticipated March/April issue will be on schedule to go live on March 10.As a pioneer in the realm of online shelter publications, it seems fitting that Lonny would be the first to switch to a monthly publishing schedule, but as Adams mentions in her announcement, Lonny surely won't be the last. "We admire and embrace our competitors, as they have brought excitement and legitimacy to the industry," says Adams. And surely they have. In the past year alone, we've watched our favorite budding and newly launched online magazines become increasingly popular — an exciting accomplishment for cyber journalism and design enthusiasts, indeed. Cheers to Lonny!
Over the last few years, we said goodbye to some of our favorite shelter prints and watched in awe as the online magazine phenomenon exploded. Our most beloved stylists, bloggers, former editors, and designers took matters into their own hands by shaking up the publishing world of interior design and launching a multitude of inspiring online magazines. Despite the hours we clock in working in front of our computers every day, these publications have introduced us to the new joy of turning a digital page. Take a look at some of our favorite online design reads and let us know which one inspired you the most in 2011!
The second issue of Horchow@Home Magazine launches tomorrow, and features the home of Trey Hoffman, senior art director at the magazine.
Horchow gave CasaSugar a sneak peek of Trey's cool home, which features an eclectic mix of furniture and decor that incorporates his love of family heirlooms and items he's collected while traveling. In the issue, Trey also offers advice on quick ideas for updating a room. Keep reading to check out more photos from Hoffman's home, as well as learn about the magazine's new contest.
According to an article in WWD, Lonny co-founders Michelle Adams and Patrick Cline, are collaborating with Traditional Home magazine on a new online magazine, Trad Home. The hot design duo will lend their expertise in reaching the next generation of design enthusiasts, who may have overlooked Traditional Home in the past.
“This is a new gateway to expand the brand,” said Traditional Home editor in chief Ann Maine. Trad Home will debut two issues in 2011, the first issue in May and the second in September. The articles will be original content separate from the print magazine; however, Lonny and Trad Home will share articles.
Trad Home is the latest in a long line of online magazines that have recently launched, or announced plans to do so. I highlighted six in my Best of 2010 poll, including Rue, Lonny, Ivy & Piper, Nesting Newbies, Pure Green, and Sweet Paul. Given the number of online shelter mags right now, do you think you'll take the time to digitally leaf through Trad Home?
New online magazine Pure Green Living, a bimonthly online publication for green living and design, just launched its second issue. While I'm a little late to learn of its arrival on the scene (its first issue debuted in July), I couldn't be any more excited.
The magazine features handmade and independent designers and artists, eco style picks, new products and ideas, DIY projects, green homes, travel, and organic recipes. In the current issue, I'm particularly taken with an interview with Daniel and Valeria of Hindsvik Vintage; a gorgeous photo spread featuring a horse and a wedding quilt; and a tour of a restored Brooklyn home.
The highly anticipated premiere issue of Rue magazine is live! A few weeks ago, I gave you a sneak peek of the issue, along with an interview with editor in chief Crystal Gentilello. As expected, the magazine brims with beautiful rooms, stylish décor, genius design advice, stunning spaces, and wonderful faces.
Inside you'll get a peek into the homes of celebrated interior designer Vicente Wolf, HGTV Design Star and Secrets from a Stylist host Emily Henderson, buzzworthy Bay Area blogger Victoria Smith of Sfgirlbybay, and Gentilello herself, to name a few. What's more, the editors have called upon the brightest stars in the design world to contribute, from photographers to graphic designers to stationery designers (yes, there's a free download!). The premiere issue oozes with creativity from contemporary greats, and the proof is in the pudding. What are you waiting for? Check it out now.
When quirky-cool model Agyness Deyn and her friend and writer Fiona Byrne collaborate, the results are fantastic. Proof is in the pudding, their newly launched online mag, NAAG (named with the first two letters of Aggy's name and the last two of Fiona's), which features beauty, culture, travel, music, and fashion written with wit and charm.
With much of the editorial crafted by Fiona, who's also written for New York Magazine and serves as NAAG's editor-in-chief, Agyness serves as the creative director. So far, we're loving the fabulous photography, plus personalized content and original spin on bits like It's Not a Headband, It's a 21st Century Crown, Actually, or posts like the one on Gap's $70 jeans, proving that this duo's totally tuned in. Check in with them to get insider details on cool people, places, music, fashion — even donuts. Delicious.
Living in such an Internet-savvy world, it was no surprise to learn that there's a company putting our favorite fashion mags on the computer. Zinio.com, a digital publishing company, does precisely that. There are countless selections, but the categories that pertain to us Fab gals are Women's and Teen.
They include Elle, Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Girl, Seventeen, Harper's Bazaar and more (my only complaint is that they don't have Vogue, InStyle and W). The prices vary according to the publication, but they are relatively inexpensive; Elle is merely $12 for a year's subscription. Curious? Find out how it works and sign up!