It's a snowy day here in Toronto, presenting me with the perfect opportunity to stay indoors and continue my weeklong pursuit of de-cluttering. So far the closets, dressers and cabinets have been purged, manifesting in several bags full of clothing for donation. The storage locker's 'enema' resulted in the selling of a huge box of VHS films that were gathering dust and today it is the magazines and books that are getting some attention. Going through my magazine holders with the purpose of editing them means completely avoiding my untouchable Martha Stewart collection of magazines: a full 22 holders in all, each containing between 10 and 14 issues of the magazine, special issues, catalogs and other Martha paraphernalia.
Among my treasures is the complete collection of Blueprint magazine. Going through them today made me so nostalgic for this beautiful little book, which sadly only published eight issues before it folded. I feel that Blueprint along with Domino - another defunct beauty - were such trend-setters, ushering in a new era of magazine philosophy and design, which also had wide implications for the online delivery of lifestyle/design content as well. I miss Blueprint to this day.
In the interest of archiving, I took the liberty of scanning each of the covers. From my files, to yours.