The First Issue of Architectural Digest under the tutelage of Margaret Russell is on the stands come March. The pink copy is a sign of a more optimistic outlook for the magazine, while the cover photo of an interior by Michael S. Smith is a nod to the iconic magazine's look under previous editor, Paige Rense Noland.
I have no doubt Margaret will WOW us with her fresh ideas and garner a younger, hipper audience.
Replacing Margaret at Elle Decor is Michael Boodro. He was the executive editor and the staff remains in place, so no doubt the magazine will remain the savvy, eclectic leader in the field.
Stephen Drucker replaced Pamela Fiori at Town and Country, for about 6 months, now he's out too and is being replaced by Jay Fielden. Jay comes from the defunct Men's Vogue and The New Yorker. I understand Town and Country will try to bring more design related material into the magazine and shed a little bit of its "older, affluent image".
Stephen Drucker had previously been at House Beautiful. Newell Turner, the creative director, took the top spot. Newell is experienced in publishing and a designer so I am looking forward to the magazine flourishing with his duel perspective.
Dana Caponigro from the, oh so popular, now shuttered, Domino magazine replaced Lisa Newsome, the editor for 20 years. Lisa will stay on as Editor at Large and work on other projects as well.
On line magazines are giving these stalwarts a run for their money. Some you may have heard of, others perhaps not. They are all really well done and worth a look.
TRAD HOME will be published semiannually by the crew from Lonny, again, in an effort to garner a younger audience.
The recession rocked the design industry. We have seen the loss of many manufacturers, retailers, magazines and related businesses. As we move forward, everyone is looking for ways to streamline their business models and use as many tools as are available to continue to do business in a profitable, creative way.
On that note - take note, the accomplished, creative Kelly Wearstler started a blog; My Vibe, My Life. Sign up for emails andexperience the design process thru Kelly's colorful eyes.