For most bloggers, Frankie magazine needs no introduction. The bi-monthly Australian women’s publication was established in 2004 & this month it’s celebrating the release of it’s 50 issue!
As much as I’ve loved looking at issues online, I haven’t previously bought any issues because shipping from Australia is pretty steep & Frankie doesn’t have any local stockists. I do have two copies of their spin-off magazine for men, Smith Journal & they’re lovely.
But when images of their latest issue started popping up, I knew I couldn’t miss it. The 50 issue features a unique embossed cover that actually looks embroidery featuring things that have been the focus of the magazine over the past few years, namely design, art, photography, fashion, travel, music, craft, homes & life. I’ve already placed my order & can’t wait for it to arrive.
And since I was ordering from the frankie press shop anyway, I decided to indulge & buy their 2013 Daily Journal. The journal features linen binding & darling illustrations by Amy Borrell. Frankie has been making these in limited numbers since 2011, they always sell out quickly so I feel lucky to have booked mine.
Keeping a paper journal / planner can seem cumbersome, what with dedicated apps for come with our smartphones (I don’t know where I would be without iCal & Reminders). But then I was reminded of a quote I read in Smith Journal vol. 2 –
I like the idea of paying respect to the old ways. There’s something wonderful about making a grocery list. We’re losing that day by by day. We’re making stuff that just might remind you to slow the fuck down a bit. Take a second & write down some thoughts, work on that penmanship.
Aaron Draplin, co-founder of Field Notes
I start new journal or planners almost every year but my resolve to keep one usually melts away by February. I’m sincerely hoping to change that, this year. Are you buying (or have you bought) a paper journal for 2013?