Friday, July 22, 2011

Is it just me, or is Canadian House and Home anemic?


Love the cover, was so excited to buy the issue, and then it seemed like there were only 12 pages of homes. Underwhelming, to say the least.

Sad face.

Comments, please.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes. Agreed. The only answer is more whiskey.

Elizabeth said...

I haven't seen it yet but it seems this is the case with most shelter mags these days...bummer.
-e (modern24seven.blogspot.com)

Maison Luxe said...

agreed. after the last couple issues, i let my subscription drop. sad face for sure.

KTryon said...

I was amazed at how boring it was while browsing the glossy pages the other night before bed! Sad!

eileen @ happyhorsesh-t said...

I picked it up at the bookstore last night and thought the same thing.

penelopebianchi said...

I totally agree. Really bad issue.

Lavender said...

While I was a subscriber for many years, keeping each copy, I let my subscription lapse after Cobi Ladner left. Loved her, don't like Suzanne Dimma (too preachy and smiles like the cat that ate the mouse). Dimma also should find new words to replace her “pop of colour” and “on trend” descriptives.

One of the things I came to dislike about this magazine was that they kept featuring the same designers all the time...kinda like an incestuous nepotism...hello!!! we have over 35 million people in Canada, surely some of them are designers. Also they started featuring too few homes or ones too similar in style and colourway (beige, brown, white and coffee neutral hell) or now just trying too hard to remake its image into another American shelter mag featuring American designer gods (albeit terrific designer gods) instead of showcasing new talent.

As for Linda Reeves, she should focus on her merchandizing empire and leave her magazine to a self-sufficient editor with balls. Actually, come to think of it, is Drucker available?....I have no qualms about taking an American editor!!! Give us Drucker!!! We have clean water up here and we're a friendly lot!

B

Lavender said...

While I was a subscriber for many years, keeping each copy, I let my subscription lapse after Cobi Ladner left. Loved her, don't like Suzanne Dimma (too preachy and smiles like the cat that ate the mouse). Dimma also should find new words to replace her “pop of colour” and “on trend” descriptives.

One of the things I came to dislike about this magazine was that they kept featuring the same designers all the time...kinda like an incestuous nepotism thingy...hello!!! we have over 35 million people in Canada, surely some of them are designers. Also they started featuring too few homes or ones too similar in style and colourway (beige, brown, white and coffee neutrals hell) or now just trying too hard to remake its image into another American shelter mag featuring American designer gods (albeit terrific designer gods) instead of showcasing new talent.

As for Linda Reeves, she should focus on her H&H merchandizing empire and leave her magazine to a self-sufficient editor with balls. Actually, come to think of it, is Drucker available?....I have no qualms about taking an American editor!!! Give us Drucker!!! We have clean water up here and we're a friendly lot!

B

Sarah said...

blowin' it for the last two months

Cheryl said...

After Domino arrived, I realized how boring and "safe" House & Home was. I haven't bought a copy since.

Ara said...

How can it be anemic when they are cooking up In-N-Out burgers in there!?

Lisa Hunter said...

H&H is all about how to follow trends, as if that were a good thing. For people who really follow design and read blogs, most of the stuff in H&H feels like, "Oh, that again."