We were having a conversation in the studio today about how hard it is to truly escape at Christmas time. With family, friends and even distant relatives coming out of the woodwork to say hello and share a mince pie or two, it can get rather overwhelming and well, just a bit too much. But a great way to sneak off for a bit of quiet is to have an excuse – and the best one we came up with was to have something to read. And the top of our list? Always the fantastic Ernest Journal…
Self describing as a ‘journal for curious and adventurous gentlefolk’, Ernest Journal is also ‘a guide for those who appreciate true craftsmanship, who are fascinated by curious histories and eccentric traditions and who care more for timeless style than trends.’ Ah. A perfect tonic against all things over complicated, over packaged and over priced. Goodbye relentless consumerism and depressing news – I want to learn about the traditional carvings of native Icelanders, or solagraphy.
With matt finish paper stock that sets off the stunning imagery in a staggering way, this is no magazine to be ploughed through (although ploughing may be kind of story you could find in Ernest). No – it is something to be savoured, like a bloody nice glass of whisky. Take your time and read it like a book – preferably in a comfy chair next to a fire.
So if you are looking for an excuse to disappear this Christmas, or know someone who will thank you dearly for such a precious and beautiful get-out-of-partygames card, then look no further than Ernest Journal. Whether it is a gift subscription for the biannual printed journal alone, or one of the limited edition gift bundles available for the season, Ernest will be your saviour this season.
PS – It will be ours too.
*but get in quick – last orders for gift bundles need to be in by midday 16th December!)
(images via Ernest Journal)