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Don’t Read Your Magazine, Smell It

Personally, I loathe perfume ads in magazines. It’s impossible to tell what the scent actually smells like, because after languishing on the glossy page between a hundred other fragrances, the original essence is gone. But the magazine mono.kultur #23 decided that I’m wrong, and chose to create their latest issue entirely out of smells, as an homage to their feature subject, the Norwegian scientist and artist Sissel Tolaas. You see, her entire life has been devoted to the art of sniffing. No career counselor could have thought this up, but Sissel found a love for scents and went with it. So for the inventive issue, a total of 12 scents were infused onto the pages using microencapsulation, and release their aroma into the world once rubbed. Now, I’m all for innovation, and as we’re all well aware, glossies need to create new and different forms of communication to stay alive in these trying times. But reading a magazine through odors? That’s like asking for a headache. [PSFK] Keep reading »

Meet John Paul Thurlow, Magazine Cover Lover

While some of the recent bloggers-get-book-deals phenom has been a little crazy (“I Can Has Cheezburger” anyone?), here’s an internet personality with some real talent. Meet John Paul Thurlow. He’s an illustrator with a passion for magazine covers. After drawing his own interpretation of major magazine covers and sharing them with the world on his blog, his New Year’s resolution for 2010 is to present 100 of his best illustrations in Covers, a limited-edition book. The magazine cover choices vary, from Lady Gaga on V to Natalie Portman on Another magazine, and even older classics like issues of The Face. John Paul also plans on putting a few record covers in the mix. Use it to enhance your ever-growing library of fashion books, or just liven up your walls with his talent. A couple more looks, after the jump. Keep reading »

OMFG, Finally—Lonny Launches Today!

So we warned you it was coming, but after four months (it feels like way longer than that!) of waiting, the digital mag, Lonny, headed up by Rubie Green founder Michelle Adams and photographer Patrick Cline, is finally here—sweet Jesus, thank the Lord! (Can you tell I’ve been reading and re-reading and re-re-reading my old collection of Dominos every day since its demise?) You must check it out here. They’ve got sweetly chic bathrooms, rustically elegant table settings (by former “Top Design” contestant Eddie Ross), and a peek inside Deborah Needleman’s (former editor-in-chief of the magazine) country retreat, above. It feels a lot like Domino, especially all the product pages upfront, and with reason—loads of former staffers have helped in the creation of Lonny. Click over there now. It’s complete eye candy yumminess! [Lonny] Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Melanie Griffith & Brad Pitt Rehab Bound? Kendra & Kourtney Breastfeeding?

Just when you’ve eased into your week, the tabloids try to elbow their way in to distract you from your work. Look away! But you can’t. You must know who’s in love, who’s in rehab, and who’s having a much worse week than you. It’s only natural that you indulge in some guilty reading and we’ve summed up the top stories so you don’t have to even leave your desk/house. You’re welcome. Keep reading »

Jennifer Aniston Talks About Being Single In The Next Issue Of Elle

Jennifer Aniston lets it all hang out in the September issue of Elle. The actress graces the cover of the mag in a fierce leather dress, looking as confident as ever. And she sounds that way, too. After being dubbed “the lonely girl” by pretty much every tabloid magazine and gossip show ever, Jen seems nothing but awesome as she speaks out about her single status, her childhood, and how she’d loved to have worked in microsurgery if you know, that whole acting thing hadn’t work out for her. The full interview with Jen will hit newsstands soon, but here are the best bits to tide you over. [Elle] Keep reading »

Magazine Aims To Sex Up The Bible

Be honest, when was the last time you cracked open a Bible? I read it for the first time in college and only because my professor made me. But peeps from a publishing company called Illuminated World want to make God’s diary more…enticing to the unsaved. These publishers have created Bible Illuminated: The Book. This glossy, magazine-style book (which retails for $35) has given the Bible a major facelift. With big photographs and pop culture references galore, this sexy page turner is meant to appeal to more than just religious folk. Recognizable characters have been replaced with celebs like Angelina Jolie, Bono, and Muhammed Ali and concepts like pain and suffering are illustrated by recent photos of sickness in Africa instead of Jesus on a cross. What do you think? Is turning the Bible into a glossy magazine blasphemy or brilliant? [Bible Illuminated] Keep reading »

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