FU magazine debuts in Canada

Fashion Unlimited magazine coverFASHION UNLIMITED is a new Canadian title launching in mid-November.

It will target readers “obsessed with art, culture and fashion” and “style savvy ‘influentials’ with an average household income of $140,000.” Each edition will cover the work of emerging visual artists, designers, painters, collage artists, and photographers.

One issue costs CAN$13.99. Publisher is Flash Reproductions and Paul Sych, info@fashionunlimited.ca, is the founder. There is no website (that we can find) but the publisher is on Twitter at @flash_repro

New Canadian magazine covers life in British Columbia

BCLiving magazine coverBCLIVING is a new Canadian print lifestyle magazine from publisher Canada Wide Media covering home decor, fashion and design, food and outdoor life.

Frequency will be 10 times per year with a distribution of 31,000, including 15,000 inserted in the west coast edition of the newspaper Globe and Mail.

Editorial inquiries should be directed to Tom Gierasimczuk, VP of Editorial, tomg@canadawide.com

HOMEMADE WITH LOVE Targets Crafty Readers

HOMEMADE WITH LOVE is a new bimonthly magazine that provides inspiration and instruction for its crafty readers. It encourages them to explore their creative world through color, texture and taste.homemade with love blog post

This magazine is targeted at women who enjoy the hands-on experience of making and sharing things with friends and family. It includes beautiful photography, simple instructions, mood boards, inspirational books and “Meet the Maker” interviews. Extra themed sections include vintage and upcyling. Each issue contains 30 craft ideas.

Homemade With Love is based in Orpington, Kent in the UK, and is available in Europe, USA and Canada. Jane Rae is the editor, editorial@hmdwlove.com.

New Bilingual Magazine Helps Migrant Farm Workers in Canada

ATOCTLI, a new Canadian magazine in Spanish and English, will help migrant farm workers deal with the culture shock of working in Canada.
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According to its website, every year in Canada, thousands of dollars in productivity are lost because farmers and migrant workers have difficulties communicating and working together due to language and cultural differences. AtocTli (which in the Nahuatl language means fertile soil) is a free magazine that provides techniques, communication strategies, intercultural information, resources and advice to both farmers and migrant workers. In the Workers Wellbeing section, the magazine also covers finances, diet, recipes and psychological advice.

This magazine is published every other month in Canada and Mexico. For more information, contact Margarita Caropresi at info@atoctli.com.

New Magazine Explores Mindfulness in All Aspects of Life

MINDFULImage, a new bimonthly Canadian publication, explores being mindful in all aspects of life through personal stories, advice and insights.

Mindfulness is the moment-by-moment awareness of whatever arises in people’s bodies, minds, emotions and the world around them. It can be a formal practice and a way of living. This magazine covers the incorporation of mindfulness in a wide range of topics, including business, technology, food, health and the arts. According to its media kit, Mindful Magazine’s target readership is 60% female, with a median income of $115,000 and over 87% holding a college or university degree.

In the US Mindful is sold in most bookstores; in select mass market retails such as Giant Foods, Harris Teeter and Wegmans; and in specialty stores such as Whole Foods. In Canada Mindful is sold in retailers such as Shoppers Drug Mart.

Mindful is published by the Foundation for a Mindful Society in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Barry Boyce is the editor-in-chief, barry@mindful.org.

New Canadian Fashion Magazine Investigates Excess and Simplicity

GRAY is a new CaImagenadian fashion magazine that wants its readers to think critically about fashion.

Its mission is to investigate the politics of excess and simplicity inside fashion, and it hopes to relieve the skepticism around pre-established notions of fashion by looking at dress as an agent for creative and social responsibility. If you’re wondering exactly what that means, you can view the first issue online at graypublications.org.

Gray is a quarterly magazine published in Vancouver and distributed in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, New York, Chicago, LA, London, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, Prague, Budapest and Moscow. The magazine is edited by Holly Goldsmith-Jones and Tobin Gibson and they can be reached at graypublications@gmail.com.

Wednesday News Round-Up for October 17th

We spent some time over the weekend watching skydiver Felix Baumbartner’s 24-mile fall from the stratosphere to terra firma.  For those of us who get queasy on a Ferris wheel at the fair, it was pretty remarkable—remarkable meaning terrifying.  Anyhoo, check out the magazine industry news while you’re here.  As always, titles with an asterisk* can be found in our helpful Wooden Horse Database.

T: THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE will relaunch on February 17 of next year.  The glossy will sport a new look and higher-quality paper stock, as well as a broader range of culture and style topics related to fashion, beauty, art, design, travel and lifestyle.  Two of the four design-themed issues will be eliminated, as the magazine reduces frequency from 15 to 13 issues per year in 2013, but every issue will contain some design content…

VARIETY reportedly may move its headquarters away from its current Wilshire Boulevard location when its lease expires in February of 2014…

UPTOWN, a regional magazine in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is being absorbed by the Winnipeg Free Press, and will be relaunched as a newspaper supplement on November 1…

PRIVATE LABEL, PRIVATE LABEL INTERNATIONAL and PRIVATE LABEL CHINA, three B2B titles covering store-branded retail products, were acquired by Stagnito Media from E.W. Williams Publications.  The terms of the deal were undisclosed.  Stagnito plans to combine Private Label with their existing title, STORE BRANDS, to create a new magazine, PRIVATE LABEL→ STORE BRANDS…

HARPER’S BAZAAR* lost executive editor Kristina O’Neill, who had been with the magazine for 12 years…

WSJ. MAGAZINE* snagged Kristina O’Neill, Kristina.oneill@wsj.com, as the new editor-in-chief, beginning on October 29.  She replaces Deborah Needleman, who recently left to take the helm at T: THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE…

MARIE CLAIRE* bid farewell to executive editor Joyce Chang…

COSMOPOLITAN* tapped Joyce Chang, joycechang@hearst.com and @moycemarg, as the new executive editor…

TV GUIDE* brought in new executive editor Doug Brod, doug.brod@tvguidemagazine.com…

MEN’S HEALTH* promoted Julie Stewart, julie.stewart@rodale.com and @stewartjulie, as the assistant editor for the magazine…

POZ* magazine promoted Oriol Gutierrez, oriolg@poz.com and @oriolgutierrez, from deputy editor to the new editor-in-chief…

WHIRL MAGAZINE in Pittsburgh hired Andrea Bosco, abosco@whirlmagazine.com, as a senior editor overseeing both the home and wedding guide sections…

FRESH CUT food industry magazine named Lee Dean, fcedit@freshcut.com, as the new editor-in-chief…