Saturday, August 15, 2009

DIY Magazines newstand -- 100 Idées

Today I spent some time browsing print magazines at Barnes & Noble newsstand to see what's available in the DIY aisle. Well, there is quite a bit on quilting, crocheting, scrapbooking, beads, sewing, knitting, and so on. It all seems to be aimed at a particular audience, more adult, kind of Good Housekeeping gone wild. I was trying in vain to find something hip, like for college students, artsy crowd - like 100 idées (see below). I suspect all of these groups are much better served by online blogs and communities.

When I lived in France in the 80's we had this really cool monthly magazine called 100 ideas -- 100 Ideés -- which really was a whole DIY movement without the technology. It stopped circulation in the late 80's but here's a website (unfortunately in French) with some pics. I actually once knitted the sweater with the clouds for someone -- believe it or not -- I still have the pattern!

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