It is finally here! Our bumper, extra special issue to celebrate 10 years of 91 Magazine! It’s been quite some time in the making, I’d been thinking about it since 2019, and first mentioned it on Instagram in January 2020, and myself and the team worked on it probably for the best part of the last year. So after all that time, to finally have it in my hands has been an especially proud moment, and I am absolutely thrilled with the results. HUGE thanks to Myf who created all the layouts and worked really closely with me and our printers to finesse the gorgeous cover, Sine for her meticulous sub-editing, Olivia for liaising with our wonderful advertisers and to Hannah for her admin skills. Also, massive thank you to every single contributor whose words, photographs and illustrations are what truly makes the magazine great – you are all superstars!
So, without further ado, here’s a peek inside and a little more about the edition….
The edition is a bumper 200 pages – it really is chunky and will keep you busy for quite some time! I’m so pleased with how the cover turned out – it is a fold out with a gorgeous textured finish and I just love the embossed gold logo. It is split into three sections – LIVE, WORK and EAT – I wanted it to be a real celebration of everything 91 is about – beautiful photography, gorgeous interiors, inspiring people and creativity.
There is a nod to themes of celebration, reflection and longevity, and as it felt like such a personal project for me I wanted to highlight a few people who have inspired me creatively over the years, as well as new discoveries, as this is also a huge part of our ethos. We have a feature by Laura Pashby, who was my deputy editor from 2016-2019 who shares how she celebrates the change of seasons throughout the year. We also feature another ex-team member – Lucy Rowan – who was our designer on the first five print issues, and is now an established textile designer and author of craft books.
We have a profile on Swedish brand Fine Little Day, who have been an inspiration to me for many many years. We featured founder Elisabeth Dunker’s summer house back in the A/W 2016 issue, so it was lovely to catch up with her, talking about how her brand has stood the test of time and continues to grow and thrive.
We revisited some of my favourite makers and designers who we had previously featured on the blog, to find out how their businesses had developed, including Carrie Lau of OM Ceramic and Natalie Cardew of Wonder and Rah.
While we are a UK-based magazine and feature lots of talent from around the country, I am equally as inspired by so many creatives globally and try to reflect this in the magazine. This edition is no exception and we’ve included homes and spaces from Sweden, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, the US and Australia. Keeping it local too – I’ve included Cafe Chai, a relatively new cafe that opened just before the pandemic in my own village and has become a regular haunt for 91 Magazine meetings (when restrictions allowed!)
Every single page and feature has special meaning to me in some way, and perhaps that is self-indulgent, but for this celebration issue that’s what felt right to me and I hope the love, passion and commitment for creating a beautiful & inspirational magazine shines through. As you will read in my editor’s letter at the start of the issue – 91 is my ‘great thing’ and I hope it inspires you to find yours. 🙂
The special edition is now available to buy in print for £19 or in digital format for £11.50. We did a limited print run on this and have already sold nearly half through pre-orders, so if you would like it in print, don’t delay and get your order in!
Photography: Georgia de Lotz
TAKE A PEEK AT A FEW OF THE GORGEOUS IMAGES
FEATURED IN THE SPECIAL EDITIOn in the post below…