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Nest

Notebook: 24 February 2016 | MAGAZINES


I’ve just discovered three old copies of Nest magazine in the shed. I must have stuffed them in there ten years ago or more. Nest was a crazy and wonderful US quarterly interiors magazine than was published between 1997 and 2004. It featured a collection of unusual and left-field homes, environments and interiors including, for instance, an igloo, an Edwardian style Italian garret, a weird ‘telescopic’ summer house, a desert shelter and a woman’s prison cell – which all appeared in issue 2 and are shown below. The design was almost ‘anti-design‘ with ornamental borders, a jarring palette of colours and a curious mix of both ugly and beautiful fonts. The paper was gloss but with odd pages bound in and printed on unusual stocks such as tracing paper or plastic film. What was most unusual was that each issue of Nest was trimmed to a different shape with rounded corners, wavy edges or parts of the edges nibbled away. The finished result was a rich feast of design and a publishing triumph. You can see more nest delights here on pinterest

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