Showing posts with label Apartamento. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apartamento. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Home Sweet Home

On my list of magazine reading priorities, features on interiors come last together with the yawn-inducing beauty and accessories pages. Usually they feature glossy, over-styled and unattainably perfect rooms owned by boring people like Allegra Hicks. They just tend to make you feel bad about your own shabby not-so-chic shoebox.

However, one magazine that gets it right is Apartamento - now I should, of course, be totally against a magazine devoted to interiors alone but I love this one. It features interesting people and is a little bit like The Selby but a lot less pretentious. In fact, the style of Apartamento is informal and understated, with pages completely free of PR copy. The latest issue features Chris Bollen of Interview magazine who lives in a cottage in the West Village and photographer Felix Friedmann whose home is an old library in London - yes, still utterly unattainable but at least these homes have personality, are often cluttered and untidy and look like people might actually live in them.