This coming September, the UK-based Future Publishing is releasing a new magazine focused on post-materialist life, life in the recession pressured times we seem to find ourselves in right now. what looks interesting is that the magazine is attempting to reflect a shift in ethics and values that corresponds to these times. It's going to be called The Simple Things and there is a sample issue to look at here. It is not anti-consumerist, far from it in fact, but it does seem to reflect the ready-made/homemade/organic/local streams that more and more people seem to be exploring. I have been spending a bit of the summer thinking about the relationship between values and commodification and how those seemingly colliding things are intertwined and perhaps even inter-dependent in our time. Give it a look and let me kow what you think.