Monday, June 7, 2010

Taming the Magazine Madness: 11 Magazine Racks

magazine rack

So you've gotten rid of the stack of old magazines you'll never get around to reading, and winnowed your subscription list down to a reasonable number. And now you're looking for a nice magazine rack to keep your latest editions.

Fortunately, there's a huge range of interesting choices. Let's start with the To You To Me storage unit from The Life Aesthetic. Update on Nov. 22, 2010: You can also see this product on the new website of the designer/maker, Gary Moore.

stainless steel magazine rack

Zack makes this stainless steel magazine rack; there are a number of on-line vendors.

leather magazine rack

And here's an eye-catching leather magazine rack from Hagform, in Sweden. It comes in a number of colors: green, orange, red, black, etc. Update on June 2, 2012: This magazine rack is actually made by Midipy, a French company; Hagform is the French distributor.

lacquered steel magazine rack

Here's another product from Sweden: The Stackmag, from Paug - available from Scand. Design Online in black, orange, purple, white and green. Update on January 14, 2015: I'm no longer finding this product.

magazine rack, wall-mounted

And yet another Swedish magazine rack is this one designed by Anne Krook, from Krookodil. Again, you can buy it at Scand. Design Online. [via Apartment Therapy] Update on March 5, 2011: I'm no longer finding this one available for online sales.

over-the-door magazine rack

This over-the-door reading rack from Jokari isn't as attractive as some - but it might fit your space perfectly.

black cat magazine rack

Returning to the more fanciful designs, this is just one of the magazine racks from Paolo Design. Since these are made in France, it's no surprise that there's also a design featuring a dog.

cat magazine rack

As Retro to Go notes, this magazine rack by Fornasetti "may not leave you with much money for magazines to put in it." But if you're interested, you can find it at Unica Home.

rattan magazine basket, lined

Another option is a magazine basket. Update on March 5, 2011: The site that had sold this basket no longer carries it.

canvas magazine basket, 3-tier

And then there are the canvas magazine baskets sold by KC Hawaii. This 3-level version comes in your choice of four colors; there's also a single-basket version with different designs.

magazine rack for the bathroom

And finally, MD. Iron Designs has a magazine rack designed specifically for the bathroom.

Related Posts:
Magazine Racks for Any Room
Magazine Racks: Some Mighty Fine Choices
Five Fantastic Magazine Racks


rachel @ springpad said...

Oh, I definitely like the stainless steel one best! Clean cut and easy.

Claire Josefine said...

The over-the-door rack would also work beautifully for ADDers and other out-of-sight-out-of-mind folks to hold project/task folders. I saw something similar (in a cheerful red) in a teaching supply catalogue. One of my clients uses it and is quite happy with it.

Jeri Dansky said...

Rachel, thanks for sharing your favorite. I've had that one bookmarked for a while, waiting for other interesting ones to come along.

Claire, thanks for pointing out that these items can certainly be used for more than just magazines!

Anonymous said...

love the swedish design. the one designed by Anne Krook, from Krookodil. the look is so minnimal and awesome.

SueBK said...

I do like the loo library.

I cancelled all subscriptions to magazines and aim to only borrow them from the library. Mainly because - I have a collection of quilting mags that were all freebies. Just one shelf (a whole shelf, mind). One day I went through them, tagged & catalogued everything that appealed to me - designs, fabrics, shops, patterns etc. I have over 200 "one day" projects tagged. I figure - if I can't find something to make in what I already own (that's mags only, not books) I'm obviously not that interested in making anything!.

However, the loo library one does appeal 'cause we get assorted mags from church and things we're members of. I was finding I was never doing more than flicking through these (during the offering not the sermon ;-) So, I put them in the loo. When a new one comes home, I ditch the old one.

Cathy said...

That over the door magazine holder would make a really good action center in a limited space.

Tommy B. McDonell said...

I'm hoping this goes to someone! I am looking for a colorful magazine rack. I looked through the blog articles but most of the ones that I see and like, the web pages don't exist anymore. Do you know of other sites I might look at? Thanks. Tommy

Jeri Dansky said...

Tommy, I've updated the links on this post and the other related ones - some of the products are still available, but a few are not.

I'll write a new magazine file post in the next week or so, with some more choices.

Jeri Dansky said...

OK, Tommy - I've found you some nice ones!