Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Skirted Roundtable on Digital Shelter Magazines PLUS a One King's Lane Shopping Spree Giveaway!!

artwork courtesy of TSevis

On this week's podcast, Joni, Megan and Linda chatted about the state of digital Shelter Magazines-how they are to read, the big ones vs. little, their business models and how the heck does one remember to virtually pick it up again if it's not sitting on the coffee table?? [Note: there is a great business idea in there for some enterprising person...]

Among the publications we talked about are: Lonny, Rue, Nesting Newbies, High Gloss (launching 2011), Anthology, Sweet Paul, Ivy & Piper, Covet Garden, Array, Pure Green Living, Matchbook Magazine (launching 2011), Pigtown*Design and ::Surroundings::.

Ironically, while chatting about new media and technology, we had several technological problems of our own. First Joni crashed, so Megan and Linda chatted about without her. Then Joni came back on, and Linda crashed. Linda makes the recordings, so we lost much of what we recorded. So we postponed till the next night. So, this is all to say that this recording is a little more disjointed than others because we couldn't remember what we'd previously discussed. We also found it harder to maintain focus on the conversation thread without the magazines in our hands-which we thought was telling. 
        

                          
  
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Also, just in time for the holidays, we're very excited that Skirted Roundtable sponsor One King's Lane has offered a $200 Shopping Spree on their site to one of our listeners!!! All you have to do is visit their website (registration is free if you're not already registered) and poke around and come back here and let us know in the comments what you would buy if you win the Shopping Spree! Very simple. One lucky person will be drawn from all the comments. NOTE: Please make sure you leave your email address, or link to you blog with your contact info so we can get in touch if you are the winner!
 

87 comments:

Lori said...

Perhaps some of the beautiful picture frames on the site would be my pick. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and your wonderful podcasts. I appreciate the work you put into them!

Red Door Home said...

I was not aware of all the digital shelter magazines that are now available. I will be paying them a visit. I am already a member of One Kings Lane and would love a new throw to cozy up my house for the winter.

Tammy@InStitches said...

I would love to try those yummy candles or a cashmere throw !

Natasha said...

I just love the new digital way of reading magazines...especially Surroundings a of course! I haven't seen Anthology and Sweet Paul so thanks for telling me about them.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Matchbook Magazine said...

Hi ladies!

This was such a treat to listen to. Just had to let you know that Anthology is in fact a beautiful PRINT magazine! The 16 pages you speak of were simply a teaser on their website. Judging by your positive reaction to it you will absolutely adore the full hard copy edition (124 well-edited, handsome matte pages).

Thank you so much for the link to Matchbook. We thought we'd leave the "shelter" genre to Lonny and Rue and instead plan to emphasize lifestyle (fashion, beauty, travel, culture and perhaps one interior for good measure). We also look forward to publishing smaller, dare I say "modest" monthly issues as opposed to the gargantuan bi-monthly model. I think smaller, more frequent bites will be a nice change of pace and hopefully easier to digest and savor. Thank you so very much for this wealth of feedback for budding editors like myself!

Best,
Katie Armour

Matchbook Magazine
www.MatchbookMag.com

Splendid Sass said...

The Thornwillow stationary, and the pantry. Can't resist kitchen fun!
Great giveaway.
Teresa

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Aw, despite the tech problems, I love every installment! Thanks, ladies!

My One Kings Lane pick isn't all that exciting...I love the Mascot stuff for dogs. I'd buy a new collar & leash set for my golden retriever and then tuck the rest away for an impulse purchase. :)

Cindy McMahon said...

Love the Thornwillow stationery at One Kings Lane, although there is practically nothing I do not love there. Love their offerings on linens, as well. Wonderful website!

Pigtown-Design said...

Hi y'all! Thanks for the mention of Pigtown*Design magazine. I am just finishing up the Holiday/Winter issue.

As for OKL, anything cashmere catches my eye, as well as several of the wonderful books. I always anticipate their e-mails to see what goodies they're featuring.

I just got a package from them - Bunny Williams' new book - and it even came with a little present: a sweet frame!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Paula said...

I love One Kings Way. Just last night I was wanting those lovely linen round tablecloths for me and the Irish linen placemats and napkins as gifts for friends. Wanting/wishing. I also love their offerings of old alabaster lamps as well as unique tall vintage lamps. My recent purchases came with gifts from OKW. New to your site but will be returning frequently -- great podcasts and coverage of shelter mags. Thanks!

Mary C. said...

I, too, would love to have a go at a cashmere throw!

Vickie H. said...

I confess to looking forward to every single offering from Lonny and Rue, as well as Linda's e-mag and a couple of others. Can't help myself. But still wish I had it in book form to thumb through time after time when I have a few spare minutes to while away.

Today on One Kings Lane I am loving the Mascot accessories for pooches and could easily exhaust my winnings on new leashes and doggy coats for my very special Chihuahua, Carson.

Happy Thanksgiving, girls!!!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Has it really been a year?? Happy Birthday to you three. You provide me with lots of entertainment when I'm at my desk working. I turn on your podcast and work away, nodding and laughing as I go. Wonderful interviews!

As for the generous giveaway... I am tempted by OKL every morning with their emails! Right now, I'd probably go for one of those adorable Steiff bears! Something to hug when I'm holiday stressed!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...
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J. Henderson said...

I adore everything Russell Johnson Vintage Gifts. Already depressed that many are sold out. Thank you for the opportunity!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Thank you for mentioning High Gloss! I really enjoyed this podcast and agree with so many of the points that you all made. We have been very cognizant of these criticisms since our inception and are working very hard to create a magazine that is different from the existing ones. High Gloss is a more of a lifestyle publication and we will focus on interiors, fashion, entertaining, and travel, providing "a guide to a well-lived life".

Joni, it's interesting that you mentioned we might focus more on Southern and Western style because that is certainly part of our focus. We definitely want to offer a print option, though you'll notice with Lonny, etc the price per issue is high at the moment. We want to keep the length of our magazine palatable since it is a digital mag and will most likely end up between 130-150 pages of really high-quality content. We have some very exciting features planned!

We can't wait to share our first issue with you in January and are honored that you mentioned High Gloss today. Thank you, ladies!

www.highglossmagazine.com
Tweet us @highglossmag

Style Maniac said...

online mags are great, especially for the sheer depth and breadth of images they can offer ... but I still love to sit down and page through the paper version.

As for One Kings Lane ... just ordered the "Imagine" pillow from them (and just had a sweet personal phone call from the manufacturer updating me on delivery status) so I'd have to pick that as my fave!

Anonymous said...

Ladies,

Extending to you and your families a wish for a wonderful, peace filled Thanksgiving.

I have enjoyed being able to view the shops at One Kings Lane for some time, now.

Several unique items items at One Kings Lane stood out to me, on this viewing. The Footed Glass Chocolate Truffle Stand - vintage, clear and a rectangle beauty. I do like clear glass. The Tufted Cashmere Throw, in Grey/Ivory classic sophistication with an air of romance. Cashmere Bedspread with Suede, Coral with its air of gracious simplicity. (lovely color blending)

Kindly,
CJF

yieldingto(at)(aoldotcom)

S@sha said...

I love the accessibility of online shelter mags, but still prefer printed material just because I find it more satisfying to hold it in my hand. Maybe it's better on a digital reader device?

As for One King's Lane, who knows what they'll have when you're giveaway is actually rewarded, but if I were going to buy something today I think I'd choose some of the Archipelago candles!

Nancy said...

The Home James collection is stunning----I only wish I had gotten there sooner! However, I spied an Irish linen tablecloth and 4 napkins in blue that would be perfect in my dining room. Pick me, please!
nancymason55@gmail.com

The Yellow Button boutique said...

I am in LOVE with the old telephones and apothecary jars that are in the russell johnson tastemaker tag sales! Ohhhhh, and the cashmere blankets look so cozy:)

Anonymous said...

Thank You for the giveaway. I enjoyed my first visit to OKL's website! I would pick the "Chic Canvas" option.

K. Cornelsen
kcornelsen5@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

OKL and I are old friends. A cashmere throw would be divine!

Anna
sageabf@mail.com

Anonymous said...

OKL and I are old friends. A cashmere throw would be divine!

Anna
sageabf@mail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I am already a member of One Kings Lane, and would love to have one of the cashmere throws.

Karen T.
jkg4121@att.net

Anonymous said...

I was fascinated by the designers providing access to one of a kind items they have found at estate sales etc. I'm sure if I won, I would seek out a unique one of a kind item.
lesliescottdsign@sbcglobal.net

Sarah said...

Hi Ladies: A couple of points to add to your discussion...I agree with Megan - I love mags and love holding and reading them...how will I know when to look at a digital mag??? Also, I love Linda's e-zine BECAUSE it is short - I just read through Rue's second issue and OMG, it went on and on...I thought, wow, how many features are they going to do?? it was almost TOO long. The smaller issues can be read and devoured in a shorter amount of time.

As for OKL, I love Gail DeLoach's pillows - gorgeous...and the Three Designing Women stationary (the one on the top of the page matches my blog colors!) - thanks for the giveaway!

catss99 said...

Urban Accents Popcorn Collection sounds delicious:-)
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

Annette said...

I'm already a member and my favorites at OKL are the Tastemaker Tag Sales and stationery sets.

Nanner said...

Hello, regarding the magazines, I don't think I'd get as much enjoyment from the online versions. I like looking thru mine over and over and there is something calming in flipping thru the pages.

As to OKL, I would love any of the cashmere home items.

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Great discussions! I can't wait to take a closer look at some of these online mags.

... and on Ones King's Lane my favorite pick is the Hunters Return Service Bowl.

Loretta

Nancy said...

I do miss magazines like Domino and I haven't been able to throw any of them away. But, I also love Lonny and Rue and adore Surroudings (I've been a film buff all my life and I'm often inspired by set design)... I think there's room for both and I'm looking forward to checking out the other online magazines since I'm about to start redecorating my little in-law apartment.

I have a love for all things cashmere and a new cashmere throw or even cashmere travel socks would be delightful!

Thanks for the ideas and keep them coming! The internet can be a great thing!

Nancy

Sharon said...

Ugh, what fun to pick something from OKL. Me? I'm looking forward to Jennifer Boles / the peak of chic tastemaker sale that starts Monday.

jpsews said...

I would love anything from the Tastemaker tag sales but especially the vintage cocktail glasses or the vintage metal sign.

Jeanne
At Your Service Custom Window Treatments Belmont,MA

The Avarice said...

Right now I am loving all of the antiques and vintage finds from Suzan Fellman and David Desmond, but this time of year, when the weather outside is frightful, I would love to curl up with one of OKLs cashmere throws!

clustres said...

Most recently, I have been interested in the various Bibles and other books in the Tastemaker sale by Kimberly Lynn.

Katie said...

I would love one of the cashmere robes!

Audra said...

I just now discovered your blog! I'm already a member of One King's Lane. If I win, I'd be getting some new pots and pans!

Kerry said...

I love One King's Lane. If I were picking from their offerings today, it would be some fun personalized labels with photos on them from Erin Condren. But, reality is, I am positive I would hold onto the certificate and find something at one of the next Tastemaker sale. They inevitably have something that I would love to have, especially some great pillows!

RAENOVATE said...

i've been eying the gilded weave vera wang all-purpose bowl on one kings lane. happy holidays!

kennylane said...

I've learned so much from this site as I'm just decorating my first home. Thank you for being such a great resource even for a design ignoramus.
As for OKL, i'd save the money for the tagsales!

Natasha said...

I just realised that I didn't include what I would love to buy if I was lucky enough to win! The Petit Coterie Merry Christmas Santa Pillow looks so gorgeous! Not sure if I can enter being from Australia but it would be lovely.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

mandarinastudio said...

Great discussion, ladies. Love listening to the podcast during my runs.

Thanks for the OKL shopping spree chance - I'd select something from a Tastemaker Tag sale or one of the Classic Book Gift sets.

areid(at)mandarinastudio(dot)net

Halcyon House said...

Just in time for the holidays, what a great giveaway ladies! Hummmm....what to buy...the cashmere is always appealing.

GingerLand said...

So hard to choose... I'm thinking I might go with the Rani Arabella Throw in Charcoal. How cozy that seems for the upcoming long winter!

gthorton@gmail.com

Daisy said...

What a great subject matter! For OKL, I love the Sophie Dahy Magnolia Wreath with Berries. Just in time for a little holiday fun!

Emily Covey said...

I'm already a member of One Kings Lane and love it. I've been eyeing the Chic Canvas sales for a while, as I have some photos that I took in India and Africa that I'd like to put on one. :-)

The Girl said...

To The Skirted Roundtable Ladies -

What a fabulous giveaway, I couldn't resist entering.

To me the most lovely part of OKL (which I have stalked since it's inception) is the relatively recent addition of their Tastemaker Tag Sales.

What design aficionado hasn't trawled through a luscious design book (being newlyweds in new york, my husband calls these books my "real estate porn"), dreaming of the day we too can have our pick of a range of antiques and beautiful hand curated items from a top interior designer? OKL allows us to realize this and all at a click away.

I loved reading about how Charlotte Moss has in her home pieces from some of her decorating idols, like Madeleine Castaing. Rather than having to go to an auction at Sotheby's, OKL makes hand picked pieces from our favorite design stars easily accessible to a design do-it-yourself-er, and gives us a story we will have for years to come (hopefully when we are writing our own design books...:)

My dream item for this reason would certainly be from a Tastemaker Tag Sale. I would have to say my weakness is for good lighting - good lighting absolutely makes a small space and makes everyone look gorgeous. I would use the voucher towards something with a patina - I love the sculptural brass empire lamps in the S.Fellman&D.Desmond Sale, and the antique brass sconces from Rela Gleason's current sale - the unexpected pink shades are divine - but there are droolworthy lighting options in every tag sale! I can already see them, mounted on either side of my fireplace, glinting off my collection of hotel silver, lighting up my apartment so it looks warm and cozy through the windows on a cold winters new york city night.

Always enjoy reading your blog.

xo
PDC

Morgen said...

I love OKL. One time, they had Julia Gray and I was too late to buy anything. If I won the shopping spree I would hold on until some furniture or antiques showed up for sale. I just love how they have a little bit of everything.

Erratt Family said...

I love the variety at One Kings Lane. If I had to narrow down my choices, I would choose either the Kevin O'Brien Linen Pillows or the MicroCotton Bath Set in Moss. I am getting married in March, and we have to fill a house...

Since it is near Christmas, I might use part of the money to get the 4-Volume Children's Classics book set for my sister who is studying Children's Literature.

Teri said...

I would get a couple of the Melange Bow pillows for Christmas.

A piece of art from 20x200.

And, I would save the rest for another day!

zuwkeeper@gmail.com

ennistbp said...

I would love to buy Lela Gleason's gorgeous wall sconces for my living room. Thanks so much!
jrlsubmariner@yahoo.com

Diane said...

I would just love the Cashmere Queen Blanket in Charcoal. The perfect color for me.

Serena said...

Love your blog and all your info! I would definitely go for the Lisa Carrier Cameo candles. Thanks!

serena@stevenson.org

Anonymous said...

Joni Megan and Linda

Hard to choose! OKL cashmere throws, please! Great giveaway!

onmulberry {{{@}}} yahoo.com

Kathy S said...

I just love the variety of luxury goods...but the cashmere throw and
the candles are fabulous.
Wish me luck!

Mary Casey said...

I think I would get holiday decor items, like the sack pillows , or tree box. maybe one of the throws. No, for sure the lillies on the blue and white vase. All of its so pretty. Thanks for an amazing give away.
Mary Casey
caseym@stpiusx-pdx.org

Valerie said...

I love anything cashmere. The cashmere throws are beautiful. Thanks for the great give away. Happy Holidays!

Tokyo Jinja said...

I'll take the Dranfield & Ross Nailhead Lizard Table in Gunmetal please!. And I love all the new digital magazines, but they will never be the same as printed magazines. Kind of how I feel about my Kindle. I aways need to buy the books I truly love in hardcover.

Anne said...

What a great giveaway. I'd add some of my own money to the kitty and buy a piece of Bric's luggage. Have luggage will travel.

meadzmail@aol.com

Anonymous said...

The Prada Marfa photograghs on One King's Lane would be fantastic in the small bedroom I turned into a dressing room!
Janelle Monroe
jmonroe3908@yahoo.com

priscilla s. said...

I would get something cashmere, something silver, something paper. Thanks!
(throw, sterling frame, poster picture)

Baylor Love said...

Great giveaway! I've been clamoring for those Dransfield and Ross crocodile side tables FOREVER. Love the desk accessories too.

Thanks!

lmbe@yahoo.com

GrannySmithGreen said...

I'm with you. I've got to really be struck by the images or the text to "digitally" go back and revisit. I do love to have magazine in hand. It's like good stationery--there's something that the computer just can't quite capture. Oh, and by the way, at OKL, I'd have to select some of the fine stationery and a sterling frame!

Deanna G. said...

I would buy the Calvin Klein Home Graffiti 4-Piece Set, Black and the Set of 4 Salad Plates, Graffiti Charcoal :)

All that is Pie said...

I would get the micro cotton three piece bath set by home environment. I am stalking the towels on OKL, anyway. I enjoy the podcasts, and have saved many of them on my computer. Thanks. email starts after
this:jrjinaustin at grandecom dot net

Anonymous said...

Hi Ladies,

As always, another good discussion on TSRT! Thank you for your efforts - I truly enjoy listening and look forward to the next one.

I've shopped before at One King's Lane and have been pleased with my orders. My choice on One Kings Lane would be the offering cachepots or Venetian mirror.

Thanks again Ladies!
K.J. of Dallas

kblen@yahoo.com

The Farmer's Wife said...

Just back from the holidays; hope I'm not too late! I'd love a classic gift book set. Those would be beautiful on my 1940s English pine shelves...and great fun to read, too!

The Farmer's Wife said...

I forgot to leave my e-mail:
juliannafarmer@att.net a.k.a. the farmer's wife

katiedid said...

Great give away! Love those gals at OKL! Anything from Bric will do me fine! ANd Lulu is coming this Saturday!!!

BTW...if you all have a chance, come over and say "hi" at my give away of a baby alpaca throw from Bodmer....I think you will like it!!

Anonymous said...

I would love anything from the Tastemaker Tag sales or some nice Bric's luggage. This is a GREAT giveaway. Jessica

beajoy123@yahoo.com

Walters Press said...

I would get a piece of art from 20x200!

Thanks,
Elizabeth
wittliz@gmail.com

Laura Jenkins said...

Anything by Peacock Alley...sale starting Friday!!
sjenk25847@aol.com

Willow Decor said...

Count me in! Need a mirror or some new linens - love Peacock Alley!! Just bought the canvases for my daughter's room so she can make some awesome art.
xx-Gina

Lisa Stevens said...

The Custom oil painting of my home would make me very happy!! Thanks, Ladies! lisistevens(at)hotmail(dot)com

Windlost said...

Happy Anniversary. I have listened to EVERY podcast and many more than once. I am like a junkie waiting for a fix every time I have to wait for new ones. :)

Congrats on your anniversary - your podcast is fascinating and very important to me to stay connected with a vibrant design world (not so much available here)!

Sadly, One Kings Lane doesn't like Canadians - it rejected my postal code and insists on a zip code. I bet they don't ship to Canada either. Darn! :(

xo anyway, Terri

getgrounded said...

I see an upcoming Peacock Alley sale...I could certainly use more of that high end bedding. Thanks for the giveaway.
robinm at austin dot rr dot com

Wendy said...

What a lovely website! I would definitely have to purchase a Swaziland bowl---they're beautiful!

Enjoying your blogs so much!

Fillman said...

I would love the Khmer speckled green vase from the current tag sale because it would be a fabulous addition to my collection that includes small vases from around the world,including celadon from Korea, small dark pots from Greece and Egypt, and dark green leaf decoupage from ?

Campbell Kids said...

I love OKL! A cashmere throw would be a luxury!
I enjoy the online shelter mags but still love the feel of a real magazine.

Happy Holidays Ladies!

Room Parent said...

Love the Beeson Antique Urns...gorgeous. KSpillers@aol.com

Cindy D. said...

Great post on an interesting subject! I will not be giving up my print magazines for digital for all the reasons you all mentioned. I don't want to spend any more time, sitting in front of my computer, than I already do! I want to curl up with the magazines and, I want to take them in the car, to the beach, rip out pages for inspiration, refer back to travel and food articles etc.
I love seeing my HB,AD,CL,ED, all lying on my coffee table just waiting for me to pick them up and start in where I left off from the night before!
OKL- Anything from any of the Tastemakers! I recently purchased some Barbara Cosgrove lamps that I love!
Thanks again,
Cindy

Anonymous said...

I would buy new bed linens.
cathycomm@aol.com

Jen said...

Love, love the Gossip Throw in Charcoal, and maybe a Sandalwood & Neroli Candle for my bedroom. I'm a nut for scents and sumptuous bed linens. What wonderful gifts at this site. Thanks for the referral! Jeneice at jambera_1@yahoo.com.

Anonymous said...

I love the pillows by the designer Martin Lawrence Bullard. Our couch came with boring and bland pillows, these would definately spice it up!! sallyjlien@hotmail.com

niartist said...

Hey Joni, Megan, and Linda - what a fab giveaway, and to one of my FAVORITE places, too! It's so hard to pick just one thing, two things, heck even three from One Kings Lane, but I guess if I HAD to, (and I assume I do), I'd put it toward one of those gorgeous mohair travel blankets! mmmmm, cozy! :) Thanks for the opportunity. Fingers crossed!

Angela said...

I love so many things in the Tastemaker Tag Sale of Martha Angus, including the "Lavender and Blue Chair" painting. Also, the Room for Children book in the Gifts We Love section.
http://www.debuttheblog.blogspot.com/