9 Amazing Magazines to Read in Print or Online
The editors of FMM recommend nine magazines to read in print or online.
Here at FMM, we love blogs. We adore blogs. There are moments, however, in the life of a digital editor, when she feels the need to step away from the computer screen, go outside, sit in the park and read a magazine. That’s right, a magazine. Sure, it’s old fashioned but it’s also a lovely way to stimulate the mind and immerse one’s self in a curated content experience in a completely different format. (Of course, you can read these magazines online as well, if you’re committed to consuming media in the digital format.)
Here’s a list of the nine magazines most likely to make your world more beautiful, courtesy of the editors of FMM.
1. Anthology: This is one of the few print magazines that makes our heart skip a beat. The magazine’s motto is “Living with Style and Substance.” It was an instant favorite when issue #5, “Going Global,” featured California, New Mexico and New York, all places we find ourselves living in or visiting quite consistently. Anthology was established in 2010 when the San Francisco-based founders Anh-Minh Le and Meg Mateo Ilasco saw their favorite magazines folding and were determined to keep the print medium alive. We couldn’t be more pleased that they created this “lifestyle magazine that takes a narrative approach to its coverage of home decor, travel, design, entertaining and culture.”
2. We Heart: Okay, so We Heart is an online-only magazine, but we could not resist including it because it is gorgeous. We Heart is an online lifestyle and design magazine that features lust-worthy offerings from
design, music, art, culture, travel and fashion. Gorgeous responsive website format. Want everything on it, pretty much.
3. KENTON: Another online-only magazine, KENTON (which means meaning “from the King’s town,” “Regal” and “Bold.”) is a fashion and lifestyle magazine for professional men and women. Sleek, clean and intelligent, this is a fantastic fashion and lifestyle resource for executives. What sets Kenton apart? Its photography. It’s compelling, flawless and highest-quality.
4. Bust: If you haven’t encountered Bust yet, you’re welcome. It’s rare to find a women’s magazine for women with a sense of humor. Editor-in-chief Debbie Stoller may look familiar–she’s the author of Stitch & Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook, a hip girl’s guide to knitting published in 2003. The magazine is rich in girl power, great jokes and stories you want to read.
5. Moco Loco: This is where you get your design fix. Moco Loco offers photos and information about breathtaking interiors, lighting, tech, gadgets and all kinds of sublime art. In addition, they provide in-depth features on truly innovative products, and Moco Mr, a site dedicated to toys targeted to men.
6. Dossier: Brooklyn-based Dossier magazine is a bi-annual arts and culture journal incorporating fashion, photography, creative writing, art, music and culinary pursuits. Inspired by the French word for file, Dossier has no set themes, features or specific guidelines. Each issue is different. Dossier Journal is the online arm of the quarterly journal. See if you don’t get addicted to the smart, young New York attitude.
7. Monocle: Monocle made the list because of its whip-smart, traditional feature stories; its comprehensive coverage of culture reporting that includes global business trends; and its world view, delivering relevant stories from around the globe. Oh, and did we mention that they have an internet radio station? Monocle 24 features an international playlist with hits from all over the world, as well as news reports with special emphasis on the global timeshift, e.g. what’s going to affect the Asian markets when they open. Current, relevant, brilliant.
8. Eliza: We just love Eliza magazine. It’s a fresh, young voice in fashion magazines for young women who are sophisticated and classy, not trashy. The magazine provides fresh, on-trend ideas for great outfits that you can wear to work without getting reported to human resources or mistaken for anything but a nice young woman. When you can’t wait for the next issue, get inspired by the Eliza blog.
9. Foam: Yes, we’re California girls. We can’t help but love a magazine with four sections: fashion, art, music and ocean. With offices in Masschusetts and California, this magazine perfectly captures the laid back coastal attitude and style. If you’re a surfer or you just want to check out the culture, Foam will take you there.