I stopped by the grocery store this afternoon to pick up medicine for my cold. As I was waiting for my prescription, I flipped through the latest issue of House Beautiful. I’ve always been a fan of the magazine. Editor Stephen Drucker (once a newspaper guy) is brilliant and my old Los Angeles Times colleague Barbara King works there as the executive editor.
As good as their previous issues have been, the April magazine feels different. It’s more like — dare I say it? — Domino. (my former glossy fav.) In this new HB, my favorite feature — an enthralling Q & A with interior designer Cristine Gillespie — is called “Getting Cozy with Quirky.” Like music to my ears. Some of the stills in “The Mix” also caught my eye. Here’s a little sampling from both stories….
Dominoesque? What do you think? And there’s something else delightful in this month’s edition: There’s a feature on Etsy artists. It seems like an unmistakable nod to the online decor blogs who have championed Etsy and its artisans from the start. (A quote from the magazine’s website: “Etsy.com is changing the way we look at handmade and becoming the ultimate online crafts fair.”) A few of the featured artists below…
I left the store with my cold medicine and the magazine, feeling much better.
(PS. The Etsy artisans starting from the top left: palomasnest; annaspots; jetsetpaper; jennyleefowler; whitneysmith; avrilloreti; jillrosenwald.)