I’ve been subscribing to a handful of gorgeous magazines, recently (I’m reviewing them gradually here), and my most cherished so far is Anthology Magazine. I figured that as an artist, working on my own, I need to feed my creative muscles from outside sources, and this design magazine certainly does this for me.

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It’s a relatively new publication and it’s not cheap, but with just 4 issues a year, I think the format will not get tired, and I love the way that each issue focuses on a particular theme. Summer’s is ‘home is where the art is’, focussing on art and art collectors. I found this particularly relevant to me as we a doing up our own house at the moment, and I really want to incorporate more original art in our home, and seeing how this could ‘work’ in a very casual way was a great encouragement for me. The previous issue was food and drink, with features on refurbished restaurants, a woman who has set up a cooking school in France and lots of recipes (I didn’t get this issue sadly).

I’ve read my copy and reread it from cover to cover, and it has inspired me no end this last month or so. I was enticed into a world of art collectors and artists, with very alluring photos and images throughout. I can see I will be picking it up again and again for a quick flick through to help me get to that space where all the good ideas happen. Is it just me that does this? So if just for that reason, it’s well worth it from my point of view!

If you’d like a little taster, take a look at the current issue here:

Rachel x

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...