A few weeks ago I finally unpacked my issues of Interiorismo, the interior design magazine I created back home in the DR. When we moved to the States last year, I had to close it down since it would have been impossible for me to continue publishing it being so far away. Interiorismo was a dream come true for me in so many ways. I love design, I love reading and writing, and at some point in my life I remember thinking that working in a magazine must be one of the coolest things in the world. It never occurred to me I'd be running my very own in the future.
The idea for the magazine came while I was a design student in college. A few of my classmates and I realized that there were no real Interior Design publications in our country. We had architecture and decorating magazines, and a lot of people tended to mix up the roles of each profession. And that's how it all started. As you can imagine, it wasn't easy starting a magazine from scratch, specially when we had no clue on how the publishing industry worked. In the end there were only two of us left, but we kept working hard. We knew we had a great idea in our hands, and we just had to keep focused and make it happen. 5 months after our college graduation we released the first issue. And thank God it was a huge success, not only in the DR, but in Latin America as well.
I couldn't help remembering all the amazing things I got to do because of Interiorismo, as I looked through each issue and carefully placed them on our living room bookcase. For 4 years, it helped shape and define who I was as a designer, each issue a true labor of love. I can't believe it took me this long to post about it here on Confessions. This blog is about a new start, new adventures, new challenges to conquer. But it all started with an idea who grew to become a success. Hopefully I'll do it again here in the States!
P.S. Next week I'll begin sharing some of the projects we featured in the magazine, so stay tuned!
"Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." Psalm 37:5