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Would you pay £25 for a magazine?

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As we head to the end of the first month of the new year I think I’ve now read enough reflection on the past one – all that ‘best of 2018’ stuff, the various lists and all the expert predictions for what’s ahead. It used to be mostly editorial filler but the staggering proliferation of new media channels means there’s now a surplus of opinion on just about everything. I therefore limit myself to a few trusted authorities on music and the tiny handful of sage observers who regularly update us about print stuff. When it comes to magazines it...

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Mushpit

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Mushpit

The lovechild of journalist Bertie Brandes and stylist Charlotte Roberts, Mushpit is full of nervous, restless energy and good humour. To the untrained eye, it appears a cacophony of bad Photoshop, peculiar typography and garish design, but look a little deeper and you’ll find that this is not trash, but very clever treasure. Founded in 2011, Mushpit began as many other magazines do. There was nothing out there Bertie or Charlotte felt spoke to them, so they decided to create something that did. Inspired by the magazines of the late 90s and early 2000s, it is a light medicine to treat jaded millennials. It’s...

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Meet Lucy

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Meet Lucy

We’re always being asked who our customers are. We’re still trying to work that out, but from day one we realised that the people who buy from us are usually well informed, often opinionated and, it goes without saying, very tasteful. So we just have to quiz them. Today we're meeting Lucy... Hello Lucy! What do you do? I am an artist, and I specialise in depicting nature. Where do you come from? Born in Bath, but my father is from the south of France and my mother is from the north of England. So not really Bath through and through... How did...

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Lionheart

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Lionheart

With the seventh issue of Lionheart flying off the shelves at Magalleria these past few weeks we thought we'd ask its founder, Helen Martin, why her magazine is going from strength to strength. Let's begin at the beginning. Tell us how Lionheart came about. It was early 2011 and I remember looking at the reading choice for women, which included the glossies, the magnificently cool magazines and the blogs. I enjoyed elements of all of these, but there was nothing that I felt I could truly identify with. I wanted to feel inspired, intrigued and understood. I wanted to feel really good when I...

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Space Magazine

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Space Magazine

We sell a lot of Apartamento at Magalleria. It seems we can never order enough so we’re always scouting for similar interior design magazines. We think we’ve found one, but we didn’t think it would come out of Denmark. Meet Space Magazine… Like the eccentric Spanish magazine, Space, too, tracks a less conventional species of celebrity – achievers who continue to make their own path, doing things their way, living how they want. In the process they offer us unlikely but no less useful inspiration. You’ll get this impression quickly from the understated covers of Space which seem to make...

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