Inventory Magazine was launched in 2009 as an online and biannual publication. With focus on design, craftsmanship and culture, they definitely stand out from other publications out there!
The founders focus on exploring a unique and global perspective on design, craftsmanship and culture, instead of only scouting trends.
Furthermore, the goal is to offer an experience based on brands, designers and artists that have the commitment to quality and desire for innovation!
The magazine emphasizes on accomplished journalism and amazing imagery. In addition, they are working to represent contemporary icons alongside future influencers.
So, guided by the same principles, the Inventory store offers a carefully considered selection of brands, publications and objects. They are all available online and at retail spaces in New York and Vancouver. You can also find them at Dover Street Market’s London and Tokyo locations.
Unfortunately, they’ve decided to stop publishing the magazine in 2016.
Below you can see the letter written by Ryan Willms, the Founder:
“Inventory Magazine: 2009-2016 — After seven years, we’ve decided to stop publishing Inventory. We’re extremely grateful to everyone that has supported the magazine by advertising with us or selling it in their stores; to those of you that have purchased a copy; and to the people and brands that have helped to bring our pages to life over the course of thirteen issues.
Making this magazine has been such a valuable experience. The lessons learned, knowledge gained, and relationships cemented will never be replaced, and it’s a journey that I’ll remember forever. Due to the content and the people involved, it’s been a very personal project from the start, and I have to say the biggest thank you to my colleagues along the way. Plus, I want to acknowledge the pivotal work of Simon Roe from the beginning to the very end, as well as the roles played by Philip Watts and Owen Parrott, Stephen Mann and Anthony Hooper, Matthew Klassen and Chris Allen. Without your dedication Inventory would not have reached the same heights.
I look back on the legacy of what we’ve created with awe and pride, but the publishing landscape has shifted and it feels like the right time to move on, to conclude things with arguably our best issue, and pursue new challenges and opportunities.
We wish you guys all the best and can’t wait to see your upcoming projects!
With design in mind, you might want to take a look at a post we did about Bang & Olufsen. They have a fantastic vintage collection that will enrich your home’s design.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Inventory Magazine
*Last Update on March/2020.*