7 Under-the-Radar Magazines

Contrary to popular belief, print is not dead! In the last couple of years a plethora of independent lifestyle magazines have popped up and taken the place of some big names. These publications are surprisingly accessible and refreshingly ad-free, or produced with limited advertising. Not quite, indie zines but nothing near big media, these little magazines are filled with stunning photography, recipes, how-to’s, and beautiful writing. Click through to see my favorites. (Top photo: 3191).

  • Anthology 1 of 7
    Anthology is a quarterly magazine with an emphasis on interiors. With stunning photos, gorgeous graphics, and thoughtful articles, Anthology features artisans and homeowners with interesting stories. The magazine has limited ads so it's an absolute joy to read through.
    $38 for 4 issues at
  • Diner Journal 2 of 7
    Diner Journal
    A quarterly publication produced by a group of restauranteurs. The magazine features original writing, art work and recipes. Diner Journal is ad-free.
    $15 at Old Faithful
  • Frankie 3 of 7
    Frankie is a bi-monthly magazine from Australia with a focus on fashion, photography, travel, art, music, interiors, and crafts. The stunning photography and sweet graphics make this magazine a go-to for inspiration.
    $129.32 for 6 issues at Amazon
  • 3191 Quarterly 4 of 7
    3191 Quarterly
    3191 Quarterly is another inspiring collaboration from the duo of Stephanie Congdon Barnes and Maria Alexandra Vettese who first made a splash with their Year of Mornings web project and book. Inside, their stunning magazine, you'll find easy craft projects, recipes, travel stories, and stunning photography. 3191 shows how to live a beautiful life without spending money and encourages the reader to embrace each season. The magazine is ad-free.
    $28 per issue at 3191
  • Kinfolk 5 of 7
    Kinfolk is "a guide for small gatherings" and a collaboration between over 50 artists worldwide. Inside, you'll find stories on entertaining for one, for two and for a few. Kinfolk focuses on simple ideas to create beautiful, everyday gatherings. The reflective writing and quiet photography and styling will inspire you to invite friends over for tea, or cook a special, sit down dinner for your family.
    $18 for Volume 2 at
  • Wilder Quarterly 6 of 7
    Wilder Quarterly
    Wilder is a quarterly publication focusing on gardening and horticulture as well as food. Inside their first issue, you'll find a piece on gardening by Dominique Browning, fall recipes by Josh Adams, as well as advice for different gardening zones, canning and preserving your harvest, and more.
    $59.99 for a year's subscription at Wilder
  • Lula 7 of 7
    Lula is a dreamy fashion magazine from London with a focus on gorgeous photography. You'll find feminine, whimsical photo shoots and wardrobe inspiration.
    $75.63 for two issues at Amazon

Any of these magazine subscriptions would make fantastic Christmas gifts! Do you have a favorite I should add to the list?

Top photo: 3191. All other photos from respective sources.

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