20090421

where the birds wait and the tall grasses wave

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the first time i laid eyes on antler magazine, i was curled up in a giant bed, bookended by sara and josh to my right and left, an elderly portuguese water dog named sadie calmly resting at my feet. tucked away from responsibilities and trouble somewhere on kiawah island, my companions and i drifted in and out of sleep, shifting to keep the streaming sunlight out of our eyes and awaking only to instigate pillow fights and flip channels. the hazy, natural imagery of the magazine matched the room's easy calm, and i plunged headfirst into the text: candid interviews and spotlights on independent designers and artists - straightforward, but with the uncanny ability to leave you wanting to know more.

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charmed as i was, the harsh return to a reality of deadlines and stress whipped about by a constant northeastern wind pushed the enchantment of antler towards the back of my mind, joined with dreamlike memories of carolina beaches and the egalitarianism of interstate 95. imagine my delight at receiving an email heralding the release of antler's second issue. the formula has remained delightfully similar, drawing from an even wider pool of talent. a travel piece and film retrospective broaden the magazine's spectrum, as well, promising new directions for following issues. now that antler is firmly reinstated at the forefront of my consciousness, i'm excited to see what's next for the fledgling publication.

12 comments:

Julie K said...

Antler looks superb!

and I'm jealous you will be in the city for the summer, I have to go home for another three months. Oh well, that's what I get for getting a crappy job that doesn't pay me enough to stay!

visit the Hampton's for me!

Cari (isnotfashion) said...

I love the hat in the second picture. xo Cari
http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

Cas Ruffin said...

The pictures look good. You should post up more when you get them.

Hemaly said...

Antler magazine is like a dream come true for me. It's so perfect in everyway.
Thanks so much for posting it!

La Couturier said...

I need to get my hands on a copy!

Bisous,
La C.

WildNTheStreets said...

i love the first pic the way the hat sits on her head. thats and awesome hat [:

Elizabeth Victoria C said...

I've never heard of this magazine before, but I love underground publications, the styling and editorials are always so creative.

zoƫ said...

it looks like a peaceful read ..
not enough magazines with that genre out there .

Austere said...

I really like the last one. It seems like you're having a great tiem, despite being completely busy.

Olive the Brave said...

fantastic photos :]

noirohio vintage said...

i LOVE that lasy photo and how it makes me feel when i look at it.
xo

Slanelle said...

love this song ! "tiger mountain peasant song " <3