Green Door Magazine
Over three years and 13 issues, Ellie Ohiso and Akira Ohiso co-founded the popular quarterly niche print publication, Green Door Magazine.
Based in the central Hudson Valley of New York State, Green Door Magazine espoused the benefits of country living in a socially conscious society, while retaining an attachment to the realities of urban life. It was ‘a journal of responsible living,’ as the magazine profiled artists, residences, food, wine, local farms, events and the evolution of transplanted city-dwellers.
The editorial vision was that living away from big cities does not mean losing important values and elements of your lifestyle. The magazine targeted successful and success-minded New Yorkers seeking a more comfortable lifestyle without having to give up what matters. Green Door served a readership of local Catskills and Hudson Valley residents and second-home owners, primarily based in and around Metro New York City.
Green Door Magazine’s editorial content informed city dwellers about the quality of rural life and communal principles and encouraged interaction and participation among those who have sought out country life for a primary or secondary residence. Green Door Magazine was not NY unplugged, as much as it was NY wireless, a seamless part of a greater New York State.