We started Small four years ago because at that point there was nothing similar available, and we really believed small scale and independent design deserved high quality editorial coverage and exposure. The internet seemed to be the way we could be both free to read and, importantly for us, editorially independent. We are glad to see now that there are so many online magazines featuring childrens design. Two of our favorites are LMNOP and Papier Mache.
We have let ourselves take a little break this winter, the first one we have had from producing the magazine in over four years. We live in different hemispheres and work long distance by email and phone, doing all the work at night after our children are asleep or early in the morning before work. We are so lucky we have such supportive families and for all the amazing work from the writers, artists, photographers, designers and stylists who have made Small possible by contributing their talent and their time. We are also lucky with our sponsors. Every one of them is a great independent designer or retailer, so please take the time to look at their sites.
We have some changes planned for later in the year but in the meantime we would love to hear what you want us to keep doing and covering in Small (...and Smaller too).
While you are waiting for the next issue of Small you can always look through our back issues!
The Spring issue should be in your inbox in about a month!