Being asked to be a guest editor of the first edition of a magazine is a little like being invited to a party held by a celebrity. You’re keen to take part but at the same time it’s unknown territory and you’re aware that if you say the wrong thing, you probably won’t be asked back.
Fortunately, when I was asked to be guest editor of Magnet‘s gorgeous new kitchen magazine, Ignite, I didn’t really have to worry about either of those things. Not only is it crammed with fantastic kitchen hacks, behind-the-scenes features and a recipe for Brioche Bread Pudding that’s deliciously moreish, there’s even a great competition to win a slow cooker!
One feature I enjoyed reading was an interview with Allan Mann, Magnet’s Stockton store manager. I love that he chose a bin as his favourite product because so often during a design, it’s the practical things that get overlooked. Yet they make such a difference if you’re a keen cook, love to entertain or have a busy family life that revolves around the kitchen.
Similarly, A Day in the Life of a Kitchen Designer makes fascinating reading – it’s easy to forget how much work goes into creating a dream kitchen.
As well as his everyday job, Magnet designer Nathan Cronin also has to keep on top of kitchen trends – something I love to do as well.
I’m particularly looking forward to seeing what 2016 holds, with forecasts ranging from the use of more unusual materials, such as copper, brass and black marble, to diverse colour palettes that predict everything from soft pink and blue pastels to dramatically dark shades and everything in-between.
In the meantime, I’d love to hear what you think of Ignite and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the next edition!
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