I’m a self-confessed hoarder…

If you looked under my bed, you would assume that I could be the next contestant on the TV show ‘hoarders’.
Before your mind gets too carried away – I am not some freak that collects ex-boyfriends toenail clippings or belly button fluff in a jar…
Over the years, I have seemed to have collected piles and piles of magazines. I admittedly am holding on to the illusion that I will revisit images or stories that I have fallen in love with.
It never happens.
Instead, they collect dust and are usually shoved under my bed.
Working at Indesign Publishing has definitely not helped my situation – Habitus & Indesign are gorgeous magazines…check out their websites. if anything it has fuelled my love for magazines even more. I love the escape magazines offer. In my eyes, digital versions are no comparison.
I’m not a total design snob – yes, i am obsessed with architecture , design & interior titles….But  Yes, I am ALSO guilty of devouring a good trashy mag – I can’t resist the the headlines when standing in the queue at woolies; “One Direction – Harry father at 18″….”Angelina spins a globe to choose the origin of her next child “.
I believe that magazines command a special type of attention – they offer a holistic sensorial experience – the distinct smell, the satin feel of the pages, the intense combination of colourful images and captions. They are easy to digest (not literally, I mean the information is easy to digest!). They are accessible. They are comforting.
Magazines are associated with relaxation and stillness. I always reach for a magazine when I know that I have time. Time to sit down. Time to make a coffee. Time to engage and fully immerse myself in the images and words.
They offer a distraction, an escape, a refuge from the ‘real world’.
However, after some scouring of the net, I have realised that piles of magazines do not need to be stashed under my bed & hidden away in shame – instead, they can be displayed in an aesthetically pleasing manner – adding some visual interest into a living or bedroom space!
Check out some ‘hoarder’ inspiration below…
Magazine interior design
(Image via Nordic Design) 
interior design magazine
interior design magazine
(Image via Pinterest)
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piles of magazines
 (Image via ffffound.com)
Magazine Pile by Convoy via Vosgesparis
interior design magazine
(Image via Pinterest)
OK, I better head off…I’m going to laneways festival….yeeewww!!!
N x
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