10 March 2007

So Fresh, So Clean

The fresh and clean I refer to is the design of Selvedge, a journal about textiles--only not stodgy and insufferably boring--or pitiful in that tacky art-to-wear kind of way. The issues are works of art, as one would expect from people passionate about the beauty of textiles. Each issue has a theme. There's something for everyone: "Directed towards an international, discerning audience, [it] covers fine textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping." The only uncool thing about Selvedge is how sodding expensive it is. "How can a magazine cost $20 dollars?!" I yelped the first time I encountered a copy at the Barnes & Noble on the east side of Madison, WI. Yep, $20. Selvedge is British--and Britmags do cost a bit more. Subscribing, though, is nominally less expensive!

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