Sublime Magazine launched their Taster ‘Issue 0’ this month, a 28 page forerunner of the full 120 page version due January 2007. We talked about this first international ethical lifestyle magazine here and are now even more thrilled to hold this beautiful and glossy magazine in our hands. Yes, you read correctly: glossy! The magazine is printed on Emerald FSC made from up to 75% recycled post consumer waste and 25% FSC certified fibre. But it doesn’t just feel good, it also looks good with edgy graphics and delighting pictures. And it reads good news: aesthetic eco-friendly architecture, pedalling in style through various cities, autumn & winter fashion, folk music & Tim van Eyken, fashion missionary Lee Lapthorne and last but not least designs made in prison which features our very own TreeHugger StuffBump.
Damian Santamaria, co-director of Sublime, says: ‘our intention is to inspire and stimulate readers towards a more enriched, sustainable and virtuous lifestyle, without resorting to campaigning or lobbying.’ These guys know you don’t have to wear sandals and a beard to live an ethical life, instead they believe: ‘you can bring ethics and aesthetics together, that style and soul are not mutually exclusive’.
To find out more (much more!) about Sublime visit their web site. If you like what you see, you can subscribe to receive 6 bi-monthly issues (& free gift) for £30. For a preview of all 6 issues, check page 28 in one of the 200.000 taster issues. Issue 1 (January/February 07), ‘Reversing The Order’, is about what would happen if the poor were suddenly rich and our vision of beauty turned on its head… Oh, and don't forget: their next Sublime Think-Tanks are held November 16th both in London and New York. :: Sublime Magazine