To me, magazines fall into two categories…those where every picture is so breathtaking and every article so interesting that they need to be kept whole and those with a few great shots or ideas.
|The first category is, thankfully, relatively small and mainly consists of copies of French and British Vogue, Jalouse, and the semi-annual collection issues of l’Officiel.|
Any “keepers” are stored flat on bookshelves, sorted by title (yes, I need help).
I used to buy the upright magazine holders that are available but, apart from being expensive, they didn’t keep the magazines in as good condition. Plus, laying them flat on bookshelves means I can store a lot more in the space I have available.
|The second category is much easier to deal with. Once I’ve read the magazine I go through and tear out any pictures or articles that I want to keep.|
These are then trimmed and placed in my clippings box.
|Then, when I have some spare time, I create look/idea-books from the cuttings that I’ve collected. So far, I’m working on my third book and I find them useful in so many ways:|