We are Pics & Ink - a new way of buying interesting and unusual magazines, the type most people can’t find in their local newsagent.
The internet is great, it means we can access pretty much anything from pretty much anywhere. Magazines have yet to benefit from this. We aren’t about reading magazines online because we really like the touch, smell and beauty of great paper.
So let us be your guide through the world of independent magazines. We’ll tell you about them, show you a few pages, then we will pack them up very carefully and post them to your door.
Interview with US electro pop duo Sylvan Esso. Sylvan Esso’s music is totally uplifting and grounding at the same time. This interview is about balmy summer days, lockdown videos, dancing (as freedom), some politics, standing up for what you believe, creative expression bouncing around with another and how actually LOVE and kindness is fundamental and what we all need.
Vintage love – what do we love about it (so much), the personal stories and connections, how to find the best vintage, how to change it up, embellish and pass something on.
Interview with ceramicist Amanda Banham, who makes small ceramic houses within which she weaves stories about those who dwell inside. There’s something incredibly wise and comforting about these houses, it’s like a familiar but also quite magical world.
Fashion accessories and lifestyle designer Tihara Smith creates brilliantly bold and colourful clothing and accessories using traditional and contemporary techniques, taking her inspiration from her Caribbean heritage, with a London twist.
Imagination – what is it and how can we work with our imagination when we are perhaps overwhelmed or simply have no time to access it? Nicola Appleton is writing a book and she wants to find out how she can merge her book writing with her daily life – do we need a room (or even a quiet corner) of one’s own?
Blackberry pie is just so delicious – a recipe for blackberry pie. Just add Cornish cream.
Running – Laura Pashby started running relatively recently after believing for so long that she just ‘wasn’t a runner’. One day she challenged her own belief and she’s been running ever since. Through tears and joy, it’s seen her through and lifted her.
Camping – what do you need? All the tips from camping.
Books – a list of books, both new and older, recommended by Amy Bebbington, who also talks about how fiction allows her mind to dream.
Mumologist’sDr Emma Svanberg – an interview about psychology, motherhood, toddler life, support and BEING KIND TO OURSELVES.