Thursday, February 14, 2008

This is an old card from when I still ran my crafty biz Flying Fish Design

Happy Valentines Day, I'm in the Chicago airport on my way to Tucson, AZ to visit a friend and warm up a bit. On my way to Chicago via bus from Milwaukee I took notes on CRAFT INC. the first book I will be reviewing out of the stack I received last week.

Today marks the laucnh of a new online magazine called DIY City Magazine, editor Wendy did a phone interview with me a few weeks back about the documentary and you can see their article and fantastic layout HERE.

From the mouth of the editors:
DIY City is an online magazine that celebrates the independent artist and the DIY spirit. The idea for the mag grew out of a need to find art supplies and resources in New York City. NYC was a natural pick for our first issue as it seems that just about everyone moonlights doing some type of creative work. DIY, or do-it-yourself, has a broad range of meanings. For us it represents the creative spirit of individuals making things in a move away from mass production. Some of the DIYs we've met make wares to give or trade with others, while many others make them to sell in the ever growing DIY marketplace.

In our first issue you will find NYC themed products, as well as some of our favorite DIY resources. We will also bring you an inside look at some indie designers living and working in New York. Each issue will highlight a different, exciting DIY city. In the second issue of DIY City mag, we will bring you DIY stories and resources from New Orleans. We will also bring you daily stories of DIYs from around the globe at DIY City. DIY City mag may be coming soon to a city near you. Be sure to join our DIY City community at to help us build the most comprehensive resource guide for DIY. DIY City Community will be your place to locate do-it-yourself supplies, resources and indie artists in a city near you.

Look for the NYC symbol – this will be an indication that the indie designer or shop is located in NYC. We are always looking for contributors and DIY project submissions – e-mail us at diycitymag at with your ideas.

We would like to thank all our contributors, designers, shop owners and friends that we have met along the way – without all of you DIY City would not exist.

Deb and Wendy

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