12 Niche Magazines You Should Be Reading Right Now

In my mind many of the glossy magazines are getting more and more unnecessary, as they keep writing about the same things over and over again, following the same plan and layout year after year. And of course I am bias as a blogger, but I am the only one feeling this way? However, many newer niche magazines keep developing new and inspiring content, so if you like me, thinks that the monthly glossy magazines are last century, then check out these cool magazines, which will also look great on your coffee table or bookcase.


Cereal Magazine: is a travel and lifestyle magazine. The magazine, published twice a year, is divided into city-specific chapters. Each chapter comprises stories on places, people and products, paired with striking photography. An interlude section, included in every volume, features a selection of style and culture articles.

Drift Mag: is about coffee, the people who drink it, and the cities they inhabit. Our collection of writers and photographers, alongside coffee shop owners, baristas, street cart vendors, and patrons, capture a glimpse of what it’s like to drink coffee in a city at the time the magazine is printed. Each issue highlights a different city.

Fathers: is a unique combination of a book and a magazine. It’s a Polish concept, printed in two versions: Polish and international. Publication developed in accordance with the idea of “slow journalism”. It is full of timeless content related to the areas of conscious fatherhood, culture, travels and lifestyle.

My Residence Bookazine: is Swedish magazine’s, with the same name, annual English version about all the good Swedish interior and design. It tells the best stories and showcases and inspires to the best in Swedish décor.

Openhouse: is a twice yearly publication, that looks to bright, creative people from around the world, that open their homes or their private spaces to the public, to make different activities about gastronomy, art and design.

A New Type of Imprint: is a magazine and platform on creative culture and design. The magazine is published quarterly by ANTI, a full-service creative agency creating and building brands. It’s written in English and distributed all over the world.

Monocle: is a magazine briefing on global affairs, business, culture, design and much more. It is published 10 times a year, while launching books on better living and good business, travel guides to the best cities worldwide and producing daily radio.

Brown Book: is a bimonthly magazine that acts as an urban guide to the Middle East and North Africa. The magazine has endured a decade within its field, researching hundreds of cities in the region and Arab diasporas around the world.

Soffa: is a bi-monthly design and lifestyle magazine, rooted in a collective passion for: design, beautiful interiors, creative people, travel, craft and food. Each issue of SOFFA is filled with original content comprising stylish homes, interesting travel destinations, new DIY ideas, the best recipes, as well as profiles on products and people.

Oak The Nordic Journal: an international biannual bookazine featuring ambitious journalism and photography, Oak offers an intelligent perspective on the global resonance of Nordic culture – from art and design, to architecture, travel, food and more. Oak is arguably the only Danish produced magazine that keeps inspiring.

Another Escape: is an outdoor lifestyle, creative culture and sustainable living publication that explores the stories of passionate people, alluring landscapes and intriguing ideas. We cover a disparate selection of subject matter all deep-rooted in exploration, creativity, innovation and discovery, and aim to be a source of inspiration for those who seek an active and considered lifestyle by encouraging an optimistic, forward-thinking and responsible mindset.

Design Anthology: is an Asien quarterly magazine for interior design and more. Each issue features quality writing by an international team on art, interiors, design, architecture and travel, and you’ll quickly see we place great importance on the quality and size of the photographs we publish.


Pictures via Elisabeth Heier with thanks


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