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4.09.2012

off switch giveaway.

i'm so very excited to kick off the week by offering you all a chance at your own print copy of off switch magazine (volume two). 

while you can already view the magazine online (and i highly encourage everyone to do so), it is also available in hard-copy form--(you better believe i'll be purchasing one!).  





in order to enter, peruse the magazine (volume two) and leave a comment below letting me know your favorite part. was there a particular article that spoke to you, a photo you can't stop thinking about, or did you like me go check out lower lights burning immediately? 

there will be two winners chosen thursday morning. giveaway will close thursday morning 9 EST. 



just a quick note:
i have to tell you there is something about most print fashion magazines that always leaves me feeling depleted. after an hour of looking at barely-there women and clothes i can't afford i inevitably feel like i've just indulged in way too much sugar and i'm already coming down from the high. that's not to say that vogue or elle or the like doesn't print some pretty fantastic articles (to this day i remember some damn good ones in elle about michelle williams and lindsay lohan). i suppose what i'm saying is that i'm excited about the shift in media that's allowing for the various online publications (and print!)--publications that focus more on content than sales, publications that when i look at the people photographed i'm struck by their joy and vivacity as opposed to the slimness of their face or the thousand dollar birkin bag they're carrying. 

28 comments:

Ana Magdalena said...
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Maggie said...

Os it fair to just say that the photography is my favorite part? I could get lost in those landscape photos especially. (And leave feeling healthy and adventurous and good about myself, unlike many photos in Elle...)
Congrats on your article!

Leah said...

That was amazing. I had never heard of the publication before and I just sat down and read it in its entirety. The Girl With the White Board was my favorite part because that's the kind of person I want to be. Someone who makes a difference even doing something small. I also really loved your article (I adore your blog, I save it for last every time you update because, of the ones I read, it's the most beautiful and the one I relate to most), any time I can read more of your work is awesome. The other parts that I really enjoyed were the For the Book Lover article, because I'm about to make a run back to the library to return some books and I have been looking for suggestions on what to read next, and the Put Some Color in Your Spring because I want to use their suggestions to appreciate spring fully. Thanks for both the giveaway opportunity, but more for introducing this magazine! I'm going to read volume one right now :)

kaity said...

I've never heard of this publication before! I can't wait to go check out lower lights burning - I loved reading their interview! photo-wise, the images in the landscape series at the beginning left me breathless. goodness. I knew right then that this magazine was going to be awesome.

Meghan said...

I read this back when you had posted about your article. Its such an eclectic publication and I sworn over those spring outfits with the pops of color!

The Little Flapper said...

I had not heard about it, but I will be checking it out. :) I love your thoughts on being captivated on a piece with content. Which is one of the reasons I visit your blog daily. Good Content :)

Marigold said...

I read the whole thing cover-to-cover online the day you posted the link on your blog. I definitely should have been studying, but it's ok, because I felt the best feeling ever after I finished. I felt hope, peace, love for myself and an awakening of the dream machine in my heart.

I loved, loved, LOVED the Jeff and Lisa Manning article and The Bounty. Maybe I'm so drawn to those two articles because I'm really aware that I'm growing (minus the fact that I love real love stories and anything to do with gardening) and the fact that two people can grow together and love what they do as they love each other, and the truth that lies in growing and harvesting simply light up my soul.

Read those. =)

stefanie said...

I'm in love! What a beautiful and inspiring collection of writing and photography and cooking and peace and beauty.
I looked through the entire online magazine, and all the while i kept thinking back to the picture at the bottom of page 8. It's of these green rolling hills in Basque Country, Spain. The landscape alone is enough to intrigue, but there's a little brown hat just floating... dreamlike, suspended in the air. My mind keeps rolling over reasons, both realistic and mystical, why the hat is there.
That's my favorite, for waking my imagination.

sadutt said...

I have to say, the photography is amazing! It gives me an itch for adventure.

Also, the article/pictures on Ebey's Landing in Seattle gives me reason to traverse out to the northwest.

I'd love to see this magazine in person!

Lamisa said...

I love the "The Bounty" article. I've dreamt of having a greenhouse for a long time, and always thought I could only have one if I was rich. It's so inspiring to know that doesn't have to be the case.

Inspire-theworld said...

I heard about OFFSWITCH magazine just a week ago and I was really surprised by the quality of it. It's so refreshing to see a magazine that's about the things that really matter, about things that are real, close to earth, creative and inspiring. The thing I loved most (and what actually brought me to the magazine's website) was the feature of Elias and Theresa Carlson. First there are those photos, made by Elias and then there's an article written by the two of them, about making one photo per hour. I was really inspired by the idea of making one photo an hour, I will definitely give that a try myself. And the photos they make... they are so breathtakingly beautilful, just like the other photo's that are featured.

J said...

my favorite part is feeling like i'm reading something real and not looking at the airbrushed, photoshopped, and unattainable :)

christine said...

I liked The Bold Year. :)

shelbyisrad said...

I'd been meaning to read offswitch and finally took the time to do it! ohmyword was it wonderful!! I loved the article The Bold Year the best! I love music and I love that she developed her own library. so good!

Lizzy said...

I love the media shift, more magazines like Off Switch and less on pure fashion and body image, would benefit our generation and the next. It gets me so excited!
I also really love the picture in the article "his & hers" with one photograph of his back and part of the golden gate bridge, and the other photo completing the bridge with her silhouette in front of it. I dream of going to san francisco, and the picture captures the amazing water color sky so well.

Kyra G. said...

I really love the landscape photography. It reminds me of all the vacations my family and I used to go on before we became too old.
I completely agree with you about fashion magazines, and I feel like they are mainly just advertising space; another great thing about off switch: no full page distracting ads :)

viktorija said...

I love LOVE the photo shoot (the last pic you posted...). The photos were beautiful and the location...ahh, it made me want to travel. :D

Jade said...

LOVE the article on Whitney and Dave of His & Hers. I am a big fan of theirs! Not only am I a fellow Portlander, but I am also an instant film junkie!

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cara said...

i went from cover to back page in order. i loved how you started and end with the earthy scenic woodsy mountain photography scenes...great bookends to really give an extra depth and feeling of substance to the whole thing. those were my favorites. his and hers was cute too and i appreciated the instant film focus.

Julia said...

Perhaps it is the wanderlust-y mood I have been in as of late, but I am really diggin' the photographs. The trees, the mountains, and the promise of escape.

Katie said...

honestly? your article. music has become such a big deal in my life lately, and your words echoed what I'm feeling.

Nikki said...

lovely publication! simply lovely! I vehemently agree with you on the effect of print fashion magazines; I have the same reaction too.

also, the Bold Year was just great to read! I just most recently attended my first music concert ever {Gotye + Kimbra} and have become addicted to them. So magical!

Erin said...

i am a photography hoarder so i can definitely say i'd buy the magazine simply for the photos, especially those at the beginning - the landscapes. wow! this mag is chock full of gorgeous photos. i also like the article about the yoga/art studio and i adore your article, meg. then again, i'm a sucker for your writing style.

L.A. said...

I was inspired by both "Seasons of Change" and "The Girl with the Whiteboard". "Seasons of Change" allowed me to see someone who has bravely taken a step off of the beaten path and pursued their dreams the way I would like to in terms of possibly turning my writing into a career. "The Girl with the Whiteboard" reminded me just how easy it is to make a difference in others' lives if you're willing to put yourself out there. And what is greater in life than to pursue dreams and change lives?

I honestly loved the entire magazine though. It was very real in a world that has become consumed with the superficial. Refreshing.

Anna said...

i'm smitten, madly, unabashedly in love with words. so this, this would be a wonderful addition to my bookcase/heart.

xo

jamie said...

my fave? the entire thing! love the realness of it. especially the polaroid his n hers and the girl with a white board. amazing.

meme-and-he said...

my favorite picture is the hat over the mountains. What a GREAT magazine! Seriously!

Sonja said...

I don't know if I'm too late for this, but the magazine is so beautiful I figure it's worth a comment regardless. I flipped through when you had first mentioned your article, and loved your addition to it!!! I haven't had the chance to read it all but all the articles seem really interesting and are so beautifully laid out! I thought the photo an hour project was a really neat idea, I tried similar once...and failed miserably. :o)