Bedside table blues

My appetite for information and entertainment is getting me down! I simply can’t stop buying ‘easy-reader’ books, ostensibly to read in bed, which I do, for about a week until I get behind with my magazine-reading and then the pile of Vogues, Elles and Easy Livings (yes, I read everything) starts to obscure the book pile and I forget all about Helmut, Twyla and Poppy.

Matters weren’t helped this morning when D dropped a heap of Sunday papers on the bed. At first glimpse of the Observer O magazine in collaboration with Tank I rolled my eyes. “I’m a bit over all these half-arsed fashion supplements” I said grumpily, while turning the pages anyway. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. It was good! Boasting an interview with Helmut Lang, features on ‘the men who make fashion happen’ and Calvin Klein menswear designer Italo Zucchelli, plus a really nice understated design and matt paper akin to Man About Town and Fantastic Man magazines, this special mens edition of O impressed me far more than any of the previous 12. Alas, it does of course mean I’m reading about Helmut Lang rather than Helmut Newton and that’s before I’ve even opened the Independent on Sunday and yesterday’s FT. ¬†Sigh. So much to know, so little time…

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11 Responses to Bedside table blues

  1. Ondo Lady says:

    Sigh, don’t you just love the Sunday papers. Even though they take you a week to read they are just so seductive.

  2. pretty face says:

    I love, love, love supplements. That’s what I spend all of Monday morning doing.

    But I completely echo your ‘so much to know’ sentiment.

  3. Make Do and Mend says:

    Mmm I’m very interested in the Twyla Tharp book, must give it a flick!
    Least you saved yourself ST’s Style mag with these most (as if the rest weren’t) mind numbingly boring interview with Kate Moss

  4. enc says:

    Too much good reading material? These are the problems I like to have!

  5. susie_bubble says:

    I’m currently thumbing through the exact supplement…. by far the best Tank fashion supplement for Observer…mens mags are that bit weightier aren’t they?

  6. Becky says:

    I’ve just finished reading the Observer/Tank mag, bizarrely. It was beautifully produced and art directed. I love that weighty paper stock. Sunday Times Style WAS a bit shit apart from a truly lovely photospread with pink, florals and guns. Working off the whole Madonna/Chanel gun bootie thing, probably.

    Ah, I do enjoy a bit of bloggy synchronicity!


  7. etoilee8 says:

    Your bedside reading looks the same as mine. On my bed sitting next to me, I have "The Cheap Date Guide To Style" by Kira Jolliffe & Bay Garnett and "Entre Nouse, A Woman's Guide To Finding Her Inner French Girl" – shameful, I know :)

  8. Top bird says:

    How are you finding Poppy’s book? I’m quite keen to read it. I’ve still got that Tank supplement in my ever-growing ‘to-read’ pile.

  9. VDOprincess says:

    Ooooh. I lurrrved that Twyla Tharp book when I read it about two years ago. I really need to by a copy and put it on my “read this regularly” list.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Oooh that paper looks delicious- I looove Fantastic Man. Tell me, Disneyrollergirl, how do you afford all these magazines?

  11. Rollergirl says:

    Top Bird: It’s good! It’s the one I’m reading at the moment when I’m not reading the mags…

    Anonymous: It’s a perk of being freelance…I can put them all on expenses! In fact, I do it with some of the books as well ;)

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