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.
HEART – Soul food & body balms. How to have a lunch hour adventure. Why we love librarians (and steampunks). Nurturing new habits. Blood orange negronis and winter crafternoons. Being a good neighbour. Embracing the urge to grow. Posters that changed the world. Keeping diaries & the comfort of things.
At first glance, February seems a month empty of amusement, especially this year, nearing the end of the most discontented of winters. But take another look and you’ll find the exuberance and optimism of Chinese New Year and the urge to sow and grow that arrives with the ancient festival of Imbolc. Shrove Tuesday provides an opportunity to make, toss, share and scoff pancakes and, of course, there is St Valentine’s Day, the most Marmite of calendar dates, yet still an invitation to remind loved ones that we care. They can all be embraced at home or marked with a small, thoughtful act of celebration; providing much-needed punctuation to stop the weeks blurring, while also seeing us through to the first glimpses of spring. Take heart, the year is turning.
If you like the sound of this, might we suggest a subscription? You can get this issue straight away to start it off, it’s cheaper, easier and delivered to your door each month. Clickhereto find out more.