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Millennium Magazines: Cabinet Magazine

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

New York-based Cabinet Magazine is an arts periodical by way of the history, philosophy, tastebuds, know-how and know-what, aesthetics, opinions and poetics of its contributors. It looks like a design magazine and reads like a curiosity journal with regular columns that include Colours (when a guest writer is assigned a colour e.g. Jonathan Ames on “bice”) and Leftovers (when a writer investigates the “larger context of some from of cultural detritus”), a thematic section, an unthematic section and Special Artist Projects. It’s a wonderful magazine that genuinely makes you feel like you’re stepping out of some greyscale hinterland and into the high culture of NY-Oz.

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.

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