Friday, August 7, 2009

HELLO?!?!?!?! IS ANYONE LISTENING?!?!?! ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

HELLO?!?!?!?!?! HELLLLOOOOOO?!?!?!?! You there!!!! The Bigwigs at Time, etc. ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?!?!?!?! This was actually the start to another post I was going to do today about how much I really do miss all the shelter magazines that have folded. I was filing all my old magazines last weekend and it hit me like a ton of bricks how many magazines I missed, craved really. Yes, blogs are great but they are not even close to the same as a magazine. Ironically, as I was about to post this with images from Domino, Cottage Living, etc. I found out that Southern Accents is now folding too. PLEASE SOMEONE STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!


When I look at pictures on blogs/websites I think, "Oh that is a great room", but then I move on. When I am reading magazines I STUDY every aspect of a room. There really is no comparison. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring some of the dead shelter magazines back to life and into my mailbox!

**All images Southern Accents

27 comments:

DesBisoux said...

Love pictures 6, 7 and 8! and hope someone that can do something will hear you (because i do hear you but really, really, i can only sympathise!)have a great weekend.xxx

Design Esquire said...

I completely agree. If I don't save a photo from a blog right away, I can never find it again. With a magazine, you can dogear the pages and keep coming back to it again and again to get inspiration. I love blogs too, but they are not the same as magazines. And what lovely images to start off Friday!

Jennifer, Inside Out Colour and Design said...

I've been following my American Blog friends and reading that you are losing a great number of magazines. I agree, there's nothing like a magazine to look at again and again and again. Our Aussie ones are safe at the moment, or so I believe, but I'm sure the powers that be are watching intently on what is happening in your neck of the woods.

my favorite and my best said...

i agree completely. no blog can offer that feeling i get when a favorite magazine comes in the mail or one brought home from the newsstand. and you're right about being able to see up close the rooms in the magazine vs. the blogs. it is not the same at all. i miss domino and cottage living the most. it's confusing to me how those 3 folded over say architectutal digest or one of the hundred others that are out there that i have NEVER touched.

Smyrna Townie said...

I could not agree more. What the heck is happening out there? All that is going to be left is Southern Living. I hope Coastal Living isn't next.

New England Girl said...

It is so sad to see and hear about all of these wonderful magazines going under. I agree with most- not much can compare to flipping through a newly arrived favorite magazine. Blogs are wonderful, but magazines are completely different...I'm sorry you're losing another one of your favorites!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I totally agree with you. I love the blog world, but there is just someting about getting a magazine in your hands. It's just different. You feel it, you inspect it, you obsess over it. I love going back and reading over old issues and getting excited all over again.

I found out about Southern Accents recently and signed up for my subscription a couple of months ago. So sad to hear that the sept/oct issue will be it's last.

Hmm maybe I should go to the TIME inc building and chain myself to something as protest....

Southern Aspirations said...

No, no no! Say it isn't so! To me, blogs are very different than magazines. Both have their worth. But of magazines, Southern Accents was special! This may by heresy, but I will miss this one more than Domino!

JMW said...

Southern Accents too?? Say it ain't so! I love that magazine. I still have the hardcopy issue that features the boy looking out the porch door, surrounded by that divine green wallpaper (see above). We are living in tough times, my friends.

Sweet Nothings said...

i feel the same way! These magazines were like textbooks! blogs, as great as they are, aren't the same!

short southern momma said...

Isn't it a shame that so many great magazines are going under?

Lauren said...

And I was just, just about to re-subscribe to Southern Accents! How horrible! :( I agree with you...There is just something about having my own magazine copy! I keep them and always go back to look!

Lauren said...

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i can't believe this!!!! :(

urbansardines said...

no, no, no, no!!! I am having an online temper tantrum! What is wrong with these people? I can't believe there is no market for these great magazines, so what is going on???!!!! Did you say Living Etc. is going under? That was my Domino replacement. Seriously, people...

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I know. This is most definitely NOT helping my blog depression. Back to the Twinkies I go!

urbansardines said...

Oh, I just realized you said Cottage Living, not Living Etc. I am going to get a subscription to that expensive L.E. just so another good magazine doesn't go under!

bluehydrangea said...

When will the madness end? Big executives are mean. Funny, none of my husband's golf magazines have been shut down...

Blueprint Bliss said...

I know- I'm right there with you. I guess our wine nights of looking at magazines will all consist of looking at old issues- or having our laptops out!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

The news made me soooooo sad! I can't stand that all the magazines are folding. Something has to be done!

LindsB said...

its so depressing, makes me so sad! Where is all the amazing inspiration going to come from?!?

Ugg, I need a cocktail

Rita said...

It's a sad day for women everywhere. Count me in if there is a march or burning of anything in protest. I support the 3/50 Project to save my favorite locally-owned stores. I guess I need to take my actions to the next level of personally stimulating the economy and do the 3/50 with my favorite magazines. Thank goodness I have stock-piled my old issues of SA and Dom.

Maria Killam said...

Was that the best of? I know it's so sad! Thanks for the beautiful images!

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Marianne!

R.I.P ....I know --the tangible is necessary because we are in a physical field. We need magazines to absorb and study and affirm our instincts!

Kellie Collis said...

Very sad to see these great magazines cease in existence.... A bad time.x

Down Pillow said...

It's really a shame about all the magazines going under. I'm holding out some hope that a few will be able to come back once the economy turns around.

Under a Green Roof said...

I could not agree more!!! what are people thinking?!?!? I feel like organizing a protest, telling them to increase my subscription price, anything!

down and out chic said...

oh no! so sad. blogs simply cannot replace magazines, ever.