August 12, 2009
For the Record
A brief publishing note for our readers in the contract-furniture industry
More gloomy publishing news arrived in our inbox last week from Monday Morning Quarterback, a contract-furniture industry newsletter, which wrote at length about Reed Elsevier’s plans to sell Interior Design magazine. We don’t have anything to add to that discussion–but we did want to correct a mistake. At one point, the article contrasts Interior Design with “general interest consumer titles like Metropolis.” Whoa, hang on. For the record, Metropolis is a trade magazine. Our target audience is professional architects and designers. If we happen to have a broader focus than other trade publications, we think this reflects our understanding of the interdisciplinary, collaborative nature of design, and the importance for all design professionals to confront big-picture issues like sustainability and social relevance.
And now back to our regularly scheduled blogging.