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Magazines, Coffee, Laptop


Michelle Madsen, reading magazines

I find reading to be simultaneously really inspiring and really relaxing, so it’s something I try to make time for every morning and and evening to kind of bookend my day (see what I did there? :)) I also listen to audio books while I drive to make the time more productive and so that I don’t get too bored in all the traffic. I like a variety of genres, but one of my favorites is the hard-copy-gorgeous-paper-gorgeous-photos-style magazines. Kinfolk is probably the most well-known magazine of its kind in circulation right now, but I also love Darling, Cereal and Life & Thyme.

They’re always such beautiful publications that definitely give me creative ideas and inspire me to create high quality content for my own blog. Plus, to be honest, even if I end up not reading a lot of them, I just like to look at them.

Have you guys ever ordered any of these? Tell me your thoughts below!

Kinfolk | Darling | Cereal | Life & Thyme

Cereal, Kinfolk, Darling Magazines

Life & Thyme Magazine

Kinfolk Magazines, Work

Look at all those pretty pages

Work from home

Magazines, Coffee, Laptop

Kinfolk Magazine Spread

  • Mireia
    Posted at 08:13h, 19 January Reply

    I love that design so much!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Sharon
    Posted at 08:38h, 19 January Reply

    I haven’t bought a magazine for awhile because I know I’ll end up in the dilemma of “keep or toss” after awhile! :) These are such beautiful covers though… would make a pretty piece to frame up and decorate for a modern space!

    Having said that, I couldn’t help but to notice how your socks and shirt match. Super cute!

    sharon |

    • michelle
      Posted at 14:15h, 19 January Reply

      So true! They do make great decor on my coffee table currently :) Haha I didn’t even realize I matched!

  • Oroma
    Posted at 09:34h, 19 January Reply

    I totally agree with you. Unfortunately it’s difficult to get my hands on these publications!

    / O.R.R. – Life & Style Journal

    • michelle
      Posted at 14:14h, 19 January Reply

      If you’re in LA area, I found a couple at Barnes and Noble, and some at SEED in Costa Mesa! But I think you can order most online too :)

  • Samantha Lee
    Posted at 09:57h, 19 January Reply

    I have the Kinfolk cookbook, and to be honest, I mostly just bought it because it is BEAUTIFUL.

    • michelle
      Posted at 14:13h, 19 January Reply

      Right?! Sooo gorgeous. Sometimes I don’t even want to open them and crinkle the pages.

  • Shloka
    Posted at 10:25h, 19 January Reply

    I’ve read Cereal and it’s really inspiring! I think if you like magazines like this, I read this magazine called Suitcase which I think you’d really enjoy!
    Love your little pun by the way!


    • michelle
      Posted at 14:12h, 19 January Reply

      I’ll have to check it out, Thanks! And glad someone gets my jokes ;)

  • Imaan
    Posted at 11:00h, 19 January Reply

    Your photo’s are so beautiful! x

  • Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    Posted at 11:25h, 19 January Reply

    These look very inspirational! X

  • Amy
    Posted at 14:10h, 19 January Reply

    Kinfolk and Darling are so pretty… but gotta say my favorite ever is Crea!


    • michelle
      Posted at 14:12h, 19 January Reply

      Love Crea Magazine! <3

  • Margaret
    Posted at 18:38h, 19 January Reply

    I’ve never heard of the magazine but thanks for the recommendation!

    xx Margaret

  • Aria Di Bari
    Posted at 00:14h, 20 January Reply

    Love this selection, Cereal is one of my favourite!

    Posted at 05:57h, 20 January Reply

    I’m totally into magazines and buy way to many of those. I have a subscription of Cereal (my number 1 – also the gorgoeus, Kinfolk and The Gentlewoman – but buy also copies of iD-Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Travel Almanac, and…. way too many as I said. But I still love paper Inspiration :)
    xx Mirjam |

    • michelle
      Posted at 15:40h, 23 January Reply

      Ooh thanks for the recommendations – I’ll have to check out some of those!

  • Alexandra
    Posted at 13:55h, 22 January Reply

    Oh wow they are pretty! And so aesthetically pleasing xx

    • michelle
      Posted at 15:42h, 23 January Reply

      I know!!

  • Mackenzie Dunn
    Posted at 08:14h, 23 January Reply

    I love your site!! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous :)

    • michelle
      Posted at 15:42h, 23 January Reply

      Thanks Mackenzie!

  • Brandi Matthews
    Posted at 14:58h, 23 January Reply

    Love these!!!!!!
    Xx Brandi

    • michelle
      Posted at 15:42h, 23 January Reply

      Are you a big print magazine fan too?!

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