January 21, 2011
iPad Users! Martha Stewart Living Magazine Goes Digital!
When I was first introduced to the Apple iPad, I knew I wanted my magazine, Martha Stewart Living, featured on its screen. You may recall my blog about Boundless Beauty, our very first digital magazine, created specifically for the iPad. Boundless Beauty, with its lovely unfurling peony on the cover, was warmly received and now, I am very happy to announce that Living has just launched its first monthly digital issue for the iPad and you can preview and download the February edition here. Seeing our content come to life in an entirely new format is not only visually exhilarating, but also a fascinating exercise in thinking about all the exciting possibilities that this new medium has to offer. Nearly every page has some fantastic digital extra from pop-ups to videos. For iPad users, this is really the best of both worlds – interesting stories and beautiful photography, as well as informative digital extras. Please let us know what you think.
1 This is the cover of our digital February issue of Martha Stewart Living. You actually get to see the chocolate being drizzled over the ice cream!
2 You can watch a video of me teaching how to make the classic meringue Pavlova. There's also a recipe for a variation called an île flottante wtih caramel.
3 This delicious Pavlova combines tart passion fruit with crisp-soft meringue and slightly sweetened whipped cream.
4 Our Good Things section gives great ideas for little love bites, like these rich, chocolaty brownies.
5 And cherry scones
6 And French toast bites
7 Sauteed polenta
8 And a heart-shaped roasted beet salad
9 Armed with a camera and a sense of humor, we teach you how to create fun custom cards for any recipient and every occasion.
10 With some wax lips and a frame, you can create a goofy Valentine greeting.
11 Or create a 'Thinking of You' greeting - make word bubbles out of foam board using a template from our website, then write your message directly on the photo.
12 Inspire your child to write thank-you notes by having him or her hold a magnetic alphabet board with the message spelled out.
13 There is a lovely story about camellia flowers with a focus on the Backus camellia garden in Savannah, Georgia. This beautiful specimen is called 'Otome.'
14 As is our custom, there is a wonderful glossary of camellias that shows the vast range of colors and forms of this species.
15 You simply tap each flower and its name and description pops up.
16 This story is about a group of talented crafters who gathered together to create amazing handmade valentines.
17 This gathering is called Handmade Crafternoon, a monthly salon held at the main branch of the New York Public Library.
18 These crafters spread out their supplies and share them around the table. The results are fantastic!
19 And last, but not least, is 'Make and Give.' These beautifully packaged Valentine gifts are chocolate chunk-cherry cookies. You can make the lovely cherry tag labels using clip art from marthastewart.com.