Maybe it has something to do with my line of work, but my magazines are precious. I love the new smell, the smooth cover, and the crisp pages. I save and collect them carefully, for future inspiration and entertainment. Unfortunately, as precious as they may be, I tend to toss my magazines into purses, beach bags, and suitcases, where they often get dog-eared and ripped.
I recently transformed a cheap reusable tote into a "magazine sleeve," in hopes of preserving my beauties exactly as they were when plucked from the newsstand, or pulled from my mailbox.
I love this tote bag material (somewhere between plastic and textile). It won't rip or fray, and it has an interesting texture. How else can we use it?