Over the last few years, we said goodbye to some of our favorite shelter prints and watched in awe as the online magazine phenomenon exploded. Our most beloved stylists, bloggers, former editors, and designers took matters into their own hands by shaking up the publishing world of interior design and launching a multitude of inspiring online magazines.
“The odd thing I’ve noticed is that while of course the South is more and more indistinguishable from the rest of the country (Atlanta, for example, has become one of the three or four megalopolises of the U.S.), the fact is that as Faulkner said fifty years ago, as soon as you cross the Mason-Dixon line, you still know it. This, after fifty years of listening to the same radio and watching millions of hours of Barnaby Jones. I don’t know whether it’s the heat or a certain lingering civility but people will slow down on interstates to let you get in traffic. Strangers speak in post offices, hold doors for each other without being thought queer or running a con game or making a sexual advance. I could have killed the last cab driver I had in New York. Ask Eudora Welty, she was in the same cab.”—Walker Percy, The Art of Fiction No. 97, Interviewed by Zoltán Abádi-Nagy, May 4, 1973; thePARIS REVIEW (via binxbolling)
“More than any other part of America, the South stands apart…Thousands of Northerners and foreigners have migrated to it…but Southerners they will not become. For this is still a place where you must have either been born or have ‘people’ there, to feel it is your native ground. “Natives will tell you this. They are proud to be Americans, but they are also proud to be Virginians, South Carolinians, Tennesseeans, Mississippians and Texans. But they are conscious of another loyalty too, one that transcends the usual ties of national patriotism and state pride. It is a loyalty to a place where habits are strong and memories are long. If those memories could speak, they would tell stories of a region powerfully shaped by its history and determined to pass it on to future generations.”— Tim Jacobson, Heritage of the South (via southern-cinderella-mc)