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I miss Nest Magazine.

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

NEST magazines by Nubby Twiglet.

I have been really feeling the absence of Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors magazine lately, more than four years after it became defunct. On a whim I Google searched “I miss Nest Magazine” this week and found out how very not alone I am. Photos of people’s Nest Mag collections above are from Flickr—see here, here, here and here. I think it can be argued that no interior design and architecture magazine has ever matched Nest for creativity and artistry. Its smart and well-researched essays, its wildly imaginative layouts and covers, and its heterogenous, outward-looking understanding of design have all helped elevate it to cult status. Deservedly. It was unique in American if not international publishing and it’s sad that its breadth of vision is now gone. My rare copy of Nest Mag no. 1 was “borrowed” at some point – they’re worth about $150 or more on eBay now. (Note: Nest is to be distinguished from the new shelter magazine which has decided to call itself The Nest). Here’s a small initial sample from my own collection of Nest volumes, and I’ll be posting more:
Nest: Quarterly of Interiors - layout

Nest: Quarterly of Interiors - layout

Nest: Quarterly of Interiors - layout

Nest: Quarterly of Interiors - layout

Nest: Quarterly of Interiors - layout

And for a visual archive of all Nest’s issues and covers look here (but don’t click the “Look inside…” as it leads to annoying popups). More page spreads here, and in the next post.

A commenter below has photographed all of the covers; see his Flickr set.

RIP Nest 1997 – 2004.