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The Plant

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The Plant

Let us begin with a cliché (since you won’t find any in this gardening magazine). The Plant really grows on you. Back with a new design, wider and higher page dimensions with a more bookish feel this Spanish/UK hybrid, is living in the world of botanicals, but there any resemblance to common gardening magazines will end. Confession time: I love the Sunday supplements aspirational porn, with their ‘planning for your border with colour all year round’, ‘transform your dark corners with the latest succulents’ and my personal favourite ‘no fuss gardening for the non-gardening fan’. Just pick up a trowel the glossy...

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Autodidact

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Autodidact

 We’ve always stocked a lot of art magazines. Possibly far too many, and in the middle of last year, after we worked out how many we sold in relation to the focus we put on them and the space they took up in Magalleria, we decided to move them somewhere else. We put interior design magazines in their place. Suddenly people started asking for them again and buying them in improved numbers. By the end of the year we’d pretty much moved them back where they were. I don’t really know why this is. As we went into 2017...

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Run for Your Life

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I’ve written or edited scores of patient information resources. My big takeaway from health comms was working out that we prefer or trust the information we get from fellow sufferers, people who’ve also experienced what we have, or are likely to. Clinicians can give us the facts, but we may not want to hear them. Often we just don’t understand the language they use. And, more than likely, it lacks empathy. Run for Your Life is a new magazine that shares the viewpoint of the everyday runner and, although I am not one of those and I'm still unlikely to...

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Marimo

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Marimo

Whether it’s Kubo in his firelit cave, Belle bursting from the cosy cottage or Woody meeting Buzz, most journeys in animation begin at home. The hero is yet to set out on an adventure, whether they want one or not. It is also where Marimo begins its story, silhouetted by a roaring pink fire bursting from a television screen. Quite an entrance. Animation receives very little pomp and ceremony for the effort it takes to make films this way. It is all too often seen as solely for children, regarded by adults as irrelevant to informing their own journey through...

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Lodestars Anthology

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Lodestars Anthology

A lodestar is a guiding star, helping travellers navigate the ocean and thus, the world. Now in its third year of publication, Lodestars Anthology has swept across continents, gathering like-minded travellers along the way. Currently moored in New Zealand, Lodestars is set to sail on to France and India in the coming year. We caught up with Liz Schaffer, founding editor of the magazine, to find out more. Hi Liz! The last time we spoke you'd just been in Japan. Where are you currently? I am in gloriously grey London for three weeks and absolutely loving it. Travel is what I live for,...

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