I feel guilty for thinking about this, let alone posting for all the world to read (delusions of grandeur much?).
First and foremost, I’d like to formally announce that I was one of the very first to purchase a PRINT copy of Lonny (the online domino replacement, sniff). This act heavily outweighs any other actions I may or may not have taken with other shelter mags in the past few days.
I just couldn’t resist.
Yesterday was not only the unveiling of Lonny’s new-and-even-more-beautiful (if that’s possible) website, but it was also the launching of yet another online shelter magazine — Rue. At first glance, it looks eerily similar to Lonny, but then again, don’t most magazines in the same genre reflect a similar style? Also, who doesn’t want to see more Lonny-like design?
Reading further, Rue seems to take a slightly different approach — one that not only nods to, but embraces the community involvement in such a risky endeavor. Launching and sustaining a publication is no easy feat — just ask the former domino editors.
Rue also includes a section that I must admit I wish Lonny had — FOOD! My passion for food rivals my love of design, so I was happily surprised to discover some mouth-watering photos (and downloadable recipes) in Rue’s first issue.