on my recent trip to kanga kanga i subscribed to ku:nel magazine. i just can't wait to receive this little bundle of goodness in the mail once every two months. ku:nel is a japanese magazine with a non-consumerist, homey focus - homecooking recipes, beautifully understated interiors and stories on healthy, sustainable living. because i just can't wait, i have been poring over the ku:nel site, and discovered the little section called my room. ku:nel asks what makes a home a home, and readers submit pictures of their most loved lived in rooms and interiors. a lovely insight into not only quintessentially japanese interiors, but also the universal idea of home. it's also nice to have a look at the everyday my bento section, where ku:nel bento fans submit their daily bento.
the new york times blog the moment has a little bit on the pleasures of ku:nel in english.
magazineworld publishers unfortunately don't take overseas subscriptions (i asked). but kanga kanga in melbourne can do subscriptions to ku:nel, and i am sure kinokuniya would sell it. or yes asia. if it cannot be accessed via direct stores, perhaps an etsy re-seller such as a little goodness might do a bit of magazine-middle-management.