Y A L L . Do you read Matchbook? If you read this blog, you should read Matchbook- it's like an explosion of awesome and inspiration and heart palpitations in print. In last month's issue, which is the "best of" issue, Matchbook gets up-close and personal via interviews and home tours to some of my very favorite leaders in the design industry like Kate Spade, The Greenbrier Hotel, Caitlin Wilson (previously on the blog), Trina Turk, Sid and Ann Mashburn, and more. They also featured Pencil and Paper Co. (previously on the blog) in several previous issues. I mean, it's like they KNOW me! Flipping through the March issue, my heart kept beating faster and faster because every time I flipped to the next article, I thought "I LOVE THIS PERSON TOO!! HOW DOES MATCHBOOK KNOW ME SO WELL?"
Seeing the inside of someone's home... anyone's home, really peels back and entire layer of understanding to their personality and life. So to view the homes of these iconic designers is like getting a glimpse of their brain- to understand their design philosophy, their history, and the things they draw inspiration from daily. It's such a blessing as a fan and fellow design enthusiast to get a glimpse into the minds and homes of the people I am inspired by.
Matchbook's target customer :: Except for the "sharing her last piece of gum" part, I think they know me
Here are some snapshots from the March Issue, which you can view in full on Matchbook's website. But I recommend purchasing a subscription because there's nothing like print. Digital will never compare to holding shiny pages of bliss in your hands.
The Greenbrier Hotel :: I am DYING to go back!! One of my favorite hotels in the world!
THE Kate Spade
So go on, girl. BUY PRINT! Dog ear it. Tear it. Highlight it. Save it for 50 years. No, Matchbook is not paying me to write this. I just really like print and beautiful magazines and Matchbook. And so should you!!
Mary Hester Williams
FASHIONABLE FINE ART
I'm a city girl living a small town life with my husband and baby boy. Here are my thoughts in type, my dreams in paint and my life in pictures.