Extra Curricular

20 September 2014
Written by Sacha Kenny | Images by Sacha Kenny
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With Diana off exploring the beauty of Ireland, Sacha gives this month's book, well magazine, review - sharing her thoughts on a very special creative journal

Every once in a while you come across something really special, something that almost radiates the love, care and attention that has so obviously been poured into it – that’s how I felt when I discovered Extra Curricular. Beautifully presented Extra Curricular is an arts and crafts journal featuring “up-and-coming creatives from both sides of the Tasman. Creatives who care about the world and what they are putting out into it.”

Published three times a year out of Auckland, by creator Ellie Smith and a small team of dedicated contributors described as ‘passionate about making and doing’ - Extra Curricular is both visually stunning and a great read.

I recently subscribed and received two of the three editions in a year lovingly wrapped in old-fashioned brown paper with a handwritten note thanking me for my subscription. These personal touches added to the experience of sitting down with my coffee to enjoy the array of interviews, ideas, recipes, creative and insightful cheat sheets, fantastic images and so much more.

"Whether they have a 9-5 job, a fledgling business or a young family, the people profiled in Extra Curricular are connected by their passion for keeping the right side of the brain active in their off-hours. They do it for the love of it - driven by a creative urge, they stay up late and work weekends in order to complete their latest side project."

Extra Curricular is printed in full colour on beautiful recycled stock. Check out their funky website to subscribe online or find out where you can buy this great journal. The website also has a excellent blog with interviews and links to an array of people doing awesome creative things.



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