Here Comes Cottage Living….
Martha Steward Living (or should we just say “Living”) magazine has been mortally wounded. Organic Style is no longer quite so fresh, and Budget Living still seems a bit austere. This must be what they think over at Time, Inc., (the same people who bring you Real Simple,) as today they launched yet another “Fill-In-The-Blank Living” magazine: Cottage Living. We managed to get our hands on one of the very first issues — which hit the streets in New York earlier this morning. We’re sympathetic to the basic idea — the tagline is “Comfort. Simplicity. Style.” And what’s not to like about cottage-y things? But we also can’t help thinking that, well, it’s just another big, glossy, corporate magazine that will require lugging to the recycling area. On the other hand, it’s also a great new source of material for intrepid bloggers. Naturally, we’ll keep you posted on the gems. For now, we’re pleased to see that they too have discovered the joys of floor painting…..