My all time favourite design magazine is Inside Out - "inspiring homes with heart." It is in its tenth year and I have been a subscriber since the first issue. They take up prime position in my shed in Australia and I regularly refer to past issues for ideas, product info and architectural porn. My mum dutifully collects each magazine from my mailbox and forwards it to a friend on the Gold Coast who brings them over on his regular jaunts to Indo. I may receive them a month or two late, but the joy of pouring over every word and image is worth the wait. At first I do the "flick" to get an overall feel for the features, eager to devour the visual stimulation. Then I make a cuppa and sit down for the extended read. Later there will be a second read, and a third, and with plenty of time, but precious few magazines, I even find myself reading the fine print in the adverts. Finally I get the scissors out and cut and paste into my sketchbook my favourite shots, note down websites to visit and paint colours to catalogue.
They also have a blog here, where the staff reveal their favourite things.
My dream is to shoot a feature for Inside Out, so if any of the staffers are out there, or if someone knows someone who knows someone...I'm ready and willing.
Long live Inside Out.