If you’re like most modern design enthusiasts, each month you await the digital release of your lineup of favorite shelter magazines,while impatiently frequenting your go-to design blogs to get your inspiration-fix in the meantime.  What online publications are your must-reads?  Quite the monumental task, but we’ve managed to narrow our favs down to the five featured below. Enjoy!

For every commercial interior designer and industry professional, Contract Magazine is a must. We love staying up with all of the latest trends, products and exceptional design projects from some of our favorite designers. 

A recent issue covered diverse topics including the announcement of Contract’s 35th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast to be held on January 24, 2014, the best workplace products chosen by Designer Rob Wood, while Chu Foxlin picks her favorite new furnishings for healthcare settings. In addition the magazine highlighted 2013 Editor’s Choice products. The Poltrona Frau Museum was also featured. (Image seen above.)


We never miss an issue of Dwell. The magazine’s tag line is “At Home in the Modern World” and we think its publishers, editors and writers strive to live up to that promise, bringing readers accessible modern design and real world homes inhabited by real people.

In a recent issue of Dwell, we loved the Japanese inspired summer retreat (as seen in the image above) the editors featured.  This 1960s house  outside of Oslo, Norway, has been re-imagined and expanded into a getaway for architect Irene Saevik.

Utter the tongue-lilting name “Lonny” and you immediately conjure up visions of stylish rooms, beautiful and interesting designs and most of all an honest straight forward yet slightly quirky point of view. You know, eye-catching interiors that sometimes come with a twist, but are always stunning. The magazine is a British, but its reach is global.

Recently featured in Lonny is an amazingly diverse range of people, objects and interior spaces, from winter whites and luxurious velvets to fabulous “parties in a box.” Ruthie Sommers also shares her California coastal ranch in that issue.


Offering an exclusive look behind the doors of the best designed and decorated homes in the New York metro area, each issue of New York Spaces ventures to chic city lofts, elegant uptown spaces, sensational suburban homes, coastal treasures, and unique vacation retreats.


A recent issue included a tip to check out the fabulous Foscarini’s Spazio Soho store for holiday lighting inspiration. (Image of the store’s lighting installation is seen above.)

The aesthetically eloquent, expressively edgy Kubikoff  Magazine, published annually and again periodically, comes from the design prolific minds of the Lemson brothers and  fellow designers of the Italian furniture brand Kubikoff.

The pub is released in dual editions, one in Italian and the other English, and  gives us a  great way to keep up with the company’s  boundary-defying artistic endeavors and  the creatively genius modern furniture design and launches.

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