One of my favourite things about Martha Stewart Living is its layout and its very carefully-designed pages. Among the most popular features of the magazine is the photographic glossary, an idea that was developed by Martha Stewart and Gael Towey when the magazine first began. Nearly each issue would contain a glossary of one subject or another: rice, peonies, tomatoes, peas, tulips, spices, etc. It's a feature that continues to this day. "Our Glossaries are the perfect confluence of information and inspiration," Gael Towey writes on her website. "They work like visual encyclopedias. We endeavored to be as comprehensive as a scientific journal, conceiving of our Glossaries as a sensuous marriage of words and photographs. Glossaries put us in touch with growers across the country and it was a privilege to meet them. The photography for our Glossaries has a heroic simplicity and coveys the respect and awe the photo team felt for the farmers who grew these treasures." You can see more of these glossaries, plus much more of Gael's design work with the magazine, by clicking here. Below are some of my favourites.