I was so excited to have my first project featured in the Autumn/Winter edition of Scoop Homes & Art, but was sad to hear that it will be the last edition of the magazine. Scoop Publishing announced this week that after 19 years it will no longer publish its magazines – although Scoop Digital will continue to exist online.
I think many Perth residents will miss the familiar sight of Scoop magazines - on newsagent shelves, on their coffee table, on a friend’s coffee table, in a hotel room down south, or in waiting room at the dentist … I think one of the nice things about Scoop magazines was that even if you didn’t buy a particular edition, you were likely to come across it somewhere by chance and enjoy a quiet moment reading an article.
I love printed magazines and will continue to buy them as long as they exist. My book shelves are filled with my collection of beautiful magazines – some from the 1980s and 1990s. Of course I also read online magazines and have recently discovered the fun of Instagram but somehow it is different. Perhaps it is the sense of familiarity (or nostalgia?) of sitting on the couch with your favourite magazine in your hands and marking the pages for future inspiration.