The Home An Australian Quarterly
An article in The Brisbane Telegraph, 27th March 1922, wrote of the launch of The Home magazine:
The directors of this new magazine announce that it is a definite attempt to serve, in one good Australian publication, a useful purpose which is achieved elsewhere by many good foreign publications— and that purpose may be stated as keeping readers well informed in matters of domestic taste. The architecture of homes, large and small, has its due place, and then come practical illustrations of Interior decorations. The cult of dress is not to be omitted (how could it be when you are dealing with the real home ?) and something good in the way of fashions from Paris, Lon don, and New York is provided. "All the arts which subserve the art of living will come within our scope." So say the directors. If there is an art of living, there must be many arts subserving it; and, beyond doubt, if the first number of "The Home" is a criterion, those subservient arts are not, merely useful, but productive of great beauty. Probably the very title of this new publication explains better what the directors aim at than thousands of words. All that need be said Is that "The Home" bids fair to live up to the hopes of its directors; "it will adopt a standard of its own, living solely for Australian needs." After all, we might just as well know of what Australia is capable in the way of building and beautifying homes.