Let us rejoice for Vogue has moved into 2014. They launched a redesigned website that matches the look of their magazine. You guys, I really couldn’t be happier.
Vogue is one the few women’s fashion magazines (aka ONLY) that I read. The photography and writing is top notch and inspired me to be a writer. Even the ads are beautiful.
I remember the first time I read Vogue. It was the summer of 2007, the June issue with Keira Knightley on a safari as the cover story. I was staying on a golf course in Oregon, sipping on tea and having my life changed. (I actually just bought a reprint of the issue because I love it so much.)
Yes, the articles and clothes can be utterly ridiculous and bougouis, but its art and its beautiful. I love holding the magazine and smelling the perfume, but what about my daily fix? As a designer, I found their old website to a horrendous mish mash of content. Couldn’t stand it, so I never read online. As I scroll through today, I feel like maybe now the reading experience will be just as enjoyable and exciting as the June 2007 issue.
Check it out for yourself. http://www.vogue.com/
It is kinda similar to mine, but I suppose that’s the future of web design. ;)
"One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us." - Cassandra Clare
Just Kids - Patti Smith: The story of two kids in New York City loving each other and creating art.
The Artisan’s Soul - Raphael Erwin McManus: Insight on how to live a life of creativity that tells your unique story
A Movable Feast - Ernest Hemingway: How better to be inspired than read about the every day lives of famous authors and artists?
The Elephant Vanishes - Haruku Murakami: A collection of short stories, some will unnerve you, move you and make you think differently about storytelling.
Riffing on Strings - Sean Miller: A collection of works based on string theory. #science
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern: A magical circus opens at midnight and its much more than it seems.
The Essential Rumi: Poems about love, life, spirituality and existence. After 800 years, it must have some staying power.
95 Poems - E. E. Cummings: These poems are short and to the point, but say so much in such few words.
Residence on Earth - Pablo Neruda: A surrealist philosophers view of the world’s decay. Pessimistic and spirited.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl: If you didn’t read this as a child, you were robbed and should read it immediately.
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes - Bill Watterson: A long running comic that is philosophical and humorous.
Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll: Strange and imaginative, Alice continues her adventures in wonderland.