a number of online design mags have popped up in recent years and although i enjoy flipping, or clicking, through the pages i often feel a disconnect. maybe it's because the approach is too saccharine?

in any case, i was relieved and refreshed to open up the premier issue of the collaboration between my good friend, jessica comingore, and her publishing partner, krista schrock. collected is just that, the very definition of the word, "not perturbed or distracted." each image is eternally interesting and each interview is a pleasure to read. i would have stayed for 90 more pages but alas, i'll have to wait until the next issue.

job well done, ladies.

photo via collected