Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The World of Interiors - Old Bags

There's a magazine store in my neighborhood that sells back issues of popular magazines and my boyfriend has amassed this beautiful stack of old copies of The World of Interiors. I think it's safe to say that it's probably my favorite magazine .. but I never look at them. Funny to say something is your favorite but never even thumb through it. But, it's like they're too good and I know I'll get crazy obsessive over it. I even have the stack on the very top shelf to keep myself away.

Well, I think it's time to get over my weird thing, give the book shelf a makeover and get those magazines a good home on the bottom shelf. I'm hoping to do a little weekly series (maybe bi-weekly though?) of scans from the stack.

To start it off we have an article from 1984's May issue.

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The World of Interiors - Old Bags

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The World of Interioirs - Old Bags

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The World of Interiors - Old Bags
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26 years later (this spread is older then me!) and these bags look like something that would still be featured today. I guess that's why I like World of Interiors so much. A steadily beautiful and classic aesthetic that transcends time and trends... Well, except that backdrop. Kind of wish they would have stuck with a more neutral color - but, whatever.. it was the 80s.

(for the complete scan of the article, please go to my flickr!)

12 comments:

anabela / fieldguided said...

Geoff and I had this exact discussion about magazines yesterday. We were talking about how Dwell is okay to flip through at the bookstore, but we wouldn't care to own it. Meanwhile, I consider Russh & Lula "must buys," yet I flip through them a few times, then file them away... I think the difference is that I enjoy pulling those ones out from time to time and flipping through, finding different things. World of Interiors is excellent for that! Practically gives me Stendhal syndrome!

rebekka said...

I wish I had about a thousand old bags lying around. For real.

renvintage said...

What fantastic cases! I usually prefer 60s and 70s styles but that spread makes me wish I was a traveler in those times instead, being on steam trains and in 1930's motor cars, my flapper dresses and pearls packed neatly and my hair cut into a boyish bob style... :)

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esme and the lane way said...

hehe I know what you mean about the backgrounds. But the cases are beautiful, I love them!

Holly Springett said...

Gorgeous images, just discovered your lovely blog!

Darling L said...

Wouldn't mind to fly away with one of those suitcases while reading one of those magazines... :)

Sharon said...

These are fantastic, the backdrop somewhat gives it an almost retro//futuristic feel - if that even makes sense!

sharon xx

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Caitlin said...

Beautiful! What a neat little store!

LadyNoir said...

I like old bags:)

Clio said...

Ah I love this post! Vintage suitcases make me want to travel on the Orient Express and eat in silver service carriages...
Your blog is lovely btw

Nome Alone said...

love the "old bags" typography.

Green Glass Vintage said...

These pictures are wonderful - I wish I had a lot of lovely bags!

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