I'm thrilled to be able to share an exciting new venture in the world of magazine publishing with you. The magazine is called FOLK and it has quickly become one of my favourite lifestyle reads. It was started by Ben Ashby (that's him on the cover, below) a 23 year-old student at the University of Kentucky, who launched the first issue in September, 2011. In just over a year, the magazine's profile has risen dramatically, with new subscribers and readers from all across the United States and Canada. Ben, who is not only the founder but the editor-in-chief as well, is studying rural development, a subject he parlays into FOLK's content. Essentially, the magazine is about 'living authentically' with a definite focus on rural American lifestyle. This is not to say readers in the big cities or in other countries are forgotten, however. As long as there is an interest in craftsmanship, quality and authenticity, there will be interest in FOLK.
I'm really proud to say that I have a feature in the winter issue of FOLK magazine, which will be finding its way to newsstands this week! My contribution is an artist profile on Rebecca Rebouche, a Louisiana painter I became interested in through my work at Anthropologie. Other faces familar to Martha Moments readers are profiled as well, including stylist Eddie Ross (formerly of Martha Stewart Living) and Paul Lowe, of Sweet Paul fame. This issue of the magazine is utterly beautiful. Each page is a study in excellent photography and inspiring content. I think fans of Martha Stewart Living will not only identify with the magazine's personality but will find it inspiring and useful, since it is filled with simple and delicious seasonal recipes and craft ideas. You can read the digital issue here. I will be contributing more pieces to the magazine in the future, so please do subscribe! You can also catch up with the people who keep the magazine in fine form by visiting their blog. I hope FOLK finds its way onto your coffee table and into your life soon! Below are some photographic highlights from the winter issue.