Sunset Names Allison Arieff Editor-at-Large

May 5, 2008

Sunset magazine has named Allison Arieff Editor-at-Large, Katie Tamony, Sunset Editor-in-Chief has announced. In this role, Arieff will write a new monthly column for Sunset on design changes shaping the West, which will debut in the September 2008 issue. She will also write regularly for the Sunset home blog, www.homebysunset. Arieff will edit architecture and design stories for the magazine as well as serve as architecture and design consultant for the magazine's Idea House program. The magazine's 2008 Idea Houses are located in Menlo Park, CA and Monterey, CA, both to open this summer. Arieff currently writes the "By Design" column for the New York Times.

"We're thrilled that Allison is joining the Sunset team," said Tamony. "She brings a wealth of design knowledge and savvy about the changing West to our brand."

Prior to joining Sunset, Arieff was the Senior Content Lead for the global design and innovation firm, IDEO. From 2002 to 2006, she was the Editor-in-Chief of Dwell and was the magazine's founding senior editor. Arieff has lectured extensively on architecture and design at prestigious institutions including the Architectural League of New York, the Hearst Lectures at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and the Commonwealth Club of California.

Arieff began her editorial career in book publishing including stints at Random House, Oxford University Press, and Chronicle Books where she edited titles on art, design, and popular culture including Airstream: A History of the Land Yacht and Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop.

Sunset magazine is the premier guide to life in the West, covering the newest and best ideas in Western home design and landscaping, food and entertaining, and regional travel in 13 Western states. The magazine has five zoned editions and is read by nearly five million people each month. Sunset is published by Southern Progress Corporation, a subsidiary of Time Inc. and leader in lifestyle information.

A leader in lifestyle information, Birmingham, Ala.-based Southern Progress Corporation publishes Southern Living, Cooking Light, Health, Coastal Living, Southern Accents, Cottage Living, and Sunset magazines, and books through Oxmoor House. It also operates a direct-selling division, Southern Living At HOME, and has a strong Web presence through branded portals, including and, as well as 10 individual Web sites. Southern Progress is a subsidiary of Time Inc.

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