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    1. Domino
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    Asin: B000979370
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
    Sales Rank: 22
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This magazine has changed the way I think about my home
    Fun, Inspirational, And boy is my husband in TROUBLE....I have NEVER had more fun shopping for my home...I thought I had a "problem" before....as a decorator, I am constantly on the prowl for new and innovative resources...this magazine shares more insider resources than I could ever imagine...how did the editors find SO MUCH to cover?And How will they possibly fill 10 issues per year with SO MUCH tempting inspiration?domino also helps my clients explore merchandise helping me do my job even more efficiently.I read all the home magazines and domino has revolutionized the magazine world!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great new style mag for your home!
    I recently picked up the premiere issue of Domino. It was love from the first page. I style homes for a living and found this new magazine to be different from the usual decor magazines out there. Domino has hip cool pictures, innovative ideas, and encourages individual style. The best feasture is that this is a shopping magazine so exactly where to buy these chic items are listed right on the pages. ... Read more


    2. Southern Living
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    Asin: B00005R8B5
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Southern Progress
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    Average Customer Review: 4.92 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars As always a great magazine
    I have always LOVED Southern Living magazine. You can be assured that if you cook from the recipes contained in this magazine, they will usually be very delicious. I used to subscribe just for the recipes. I now also enjoy the articles on travel and on decorating. This is a great "home" magazine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the Best for Home Decor, Travel and Food
    I've just renewed my subscription to Southern Diving for the 12th time -- that's 12 years of the very best in home design, interior decoration, gardening, recipes and travel. My favorite feature is the Southern Journal that's always (now) on the back page -- this is a slice-of-life vignette of the little details that those of us who grew up in the Old South recognize -- and identify with -- at first glance. Subjects range from the front porch to hush puppies to SEC football to sweet tea and usually transport us into treasured memories.

    Although the magazine seems to be mostly appreciated for recipes (and the holiday issues especially are a treasure of traditional and stylish treats), Southern Living's travel pages are full of information on the best destinations in the South. Each month there's at least one, and often more, in-depth piece about some unusual and fascinating place to visit.

    The magazine features home designs, interior decoration and some sort of project -- instructions for making a complicated drapery valance or how to install a glass buffet shelf or the best way to organize a closet.

    I've subscribed to all the home magazines over the years but SL is the one I've been faithful to. I've traveled to new places, made their projects and cooked their food, all to a chorus of compliments and accolades from family and friends.

    Seems like there should be a reward for faithfulness in terms of subscription rate savings.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thick magazine full of color gardening photos and reviews.
    I just moved to the South so I thought I better learn about the area! This is a fun magazine. It's very thick, with sections on vacation spots, restaurant reviews, garden how-tos, home remodeling, and lots of recipes. I've already learned how to eat a steamed crab and that there are bed and breakfasts on islands off the Georgia coast.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Rip Off
    GREAT Magazine...BUT, Do NOT order through this site. They will charge you $19.97 on your credit card, then send you a bill in the mail for $32.00. You are getting ripped off!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just really interesting stuff
    The recipes are always too hard for me... well, o.k. I COULD make them, but anything with 15 steps--I am not interested. But the articles are intresting... the pictures are lush, and the magazine informative. ... Read more


    3. Real Simple
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    Asin: B00023J4H0
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: The Time Inc. Magazine Company
    Sales Rank: 4
    Average Customer Review: 3.41 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A magazine to savor
    I've subscribed to Real Simple since its first issue, and even now I look forward to getting it in the mail each month. I find that each issue has a wonderful combination of pertinent information and mouth-watering photography and design. In a world where a lot of magazines targeted towards me (independant working woman) are filled with hot pink headlines and sex advice, Real Simple offers the serene, practical, and understated. They don't pad the copy to make it fit on the page, and most articles are short and to the point. The women they feature are diverse, intelligent, and (finally!) have real bodies. And the longer feature pieces are inspiring without overdoing it.

    I recommend this magazine to anyone who strives for simplicity in their lives without sacrificing the aesthetics.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite!
    I read a lot of magazines, and this is my favorite (second favorite is Oprah's). There are so many useful articles. And this is the only magazine I actually keep after I read it - all the others I toss. I do this because I can refer back to them for helpful hints. This is a very well done magazine! Good job!

    4-0 out of 5 stars ohhhhmmmmm
    Martha Stewart I'm not, but I gotta admit I love reading this magazine. It has good, useful info and it's presented in a very laid back way. Perfect for sitting ont the deck.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Something useful in every issue
    Ignore the voices of righteous motherhood regarding a one-time unfortunate choice of words on the part of Real Simple's editing staff (the breast-feeding brouhaha you'll see in reviews below), and give this magazine a try. Yes, the magazine is filled with ads, but I'm often surprised by the sheer amount of content in each issue as well. In every issue I find some advice--or yes, even a product--that truly makes my life easier. The recipes are inventive and often turn out very well--many of them I've turned to again and again. I can always count on hip gift ideas in the December issue, too. The magazine is a few years old now and is just starting to recycle some of its content, but even when this happens the article takes into account new technologies, products, etc., so that the articles are not simply a rehashing of old material.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A magazine that I enjoy
    My mom has a subscription to "Real Simple" and I can't wait for it arrive so I can have the chance to read too. "Real Simple" gives its readers on organizing, meals, and what products are worth checking. I very much looking forward to reading the sections on debt. As someone in debt, it gives me idea on lowering my debt. The magazine it self is laid out very well and great value for the cost. This magazine is great for any single gal or guy just starting out. ... Read more


    4. Sunset
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    Asin: B00005NIOW
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Sunset Magazine
    Sales Rank: 90
    Average Customer Review: 4.77 out of 5 stars
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    Better living guide for the Western states, covering the areas of travel, food & entertaining, home & building and gardening.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Sunsets
    I have been a subscriber of Sunset magazine for 25 years. my first subscription was received in Texas and at that time our area was not included so was not impressed, but dreamed of being able to travel to the places in wonderful articles about California. Then I moved to Southern California and there I was very much interested in the magazine diffrently. There are always interesting recipies, gardening articles, places to go, and beautiful pictures. On a cold winter night when there is much rain looking at the beautiful pictures changes sadness into gladness. I give subscriptions as gifts to my adult children and they very much enjoy the articles.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An awesome magazine in every respect
    This magazine has it all! Excellent travel information, great decorating and gardening ideas, and wonderful recipes. It is extremely well organized, and the advertisement layout keeps the articles in the forefront.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for gardener's in the west
    The rest of the country be...well, anyway, the problem with most gardening books and magazines is they seem to be speaking to people who live in the tundra for 1/2 the year. Those whom God has blessed by ordaining us to live in the wonderful west do not have that problem. So it becomes tedious each year to read about how to "winter" your garden when you are still weeding and caring for it and would probably fined for stopping. This magazine is the answer to that annoyance.

    Aside from gardening information they also have ideas for decorating and camping and other family fun things. The only annoyance in this magazine can be found in their recipe section. It is nothing if not gourmet. To be perfectly honest, in CA I don't have time to be a gourmet cook. The weather is too nice to be stuck inside doing all that work. But, I do use their recipes once/month to have our "formal" meal. And they are quite delicious.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Tries To Be Too Much For Too Many
    The Sunset Western Garden Book is the definitive reference for anyone gardening in the west, but if you're expecting Sunset Magazine to be the definitive periodical for gardening in the west, you'll be disappointed.

    Each issue includes sections on gardening, travel, foods, home, and even books. After you subtract the ads, gardening content is down in the 10% range. And within that small section, the magazine tries to have something relevant for all western areas, from Alaska to Arizona to Idaho to Oregon, and everyplace in between. When they omit an area, the following month you'll see a letter to the editor complaining about it.

    The other sections have similar issues. The travel section has to have destinations in every region. The food section has to have regional cuisine from every region. The home section even has to feature homes in every region.

    Living alone, I don't cook much, let alone prepare fancy dishes. My biggest decorating issue is keeping the clutter down. The only travel I do is the commute to work. And I'd rather read books than read about books. I also don't care much about gardens in climates vastly different than my own, so I have no interest in the obligatory tropical plants covers. That leaves only a handful of pages that interest me.

    If you're a well-rounded person, with interests in more areas than just gardening, you may well find Sunset an interesting magazine. The articles are all well written. The whole magazine is the highest level of quality. They do a great job of writing about everything they write about. It's just that their scope is just far too wide to be a comprehensive guide to living in such a diverse area as the west.

    If you like Better Homes and Gardens, and you live in the west, you'll love Sunset Magazine. If you're looking for an extension of their definitive books on gardening in the west, you'll be disappointed by how little relevant content you'll find each month.

    One other thing to mention: Sunset Magazine has made most of their website available only to subscribers, unless you're on AOL. So if you want to get to any of their excellent online content, you might want to subscribe even if there only is enough content in the print magazine to hold your attention for the walk from the mailbox to the door.

    Overall, it's a great magazine that simply spreads itself too thin by trying to cover too much for too many different people. You may even find you can finish the parts that interest you while waiting in line at the grocery store check-out counter.

    On the other hand, if your interest include all of the departments (gardening, food, home, travel and books), and you're interested in all the regions that make up the western United States, then don't hesitate a minute longer. Subscribe. I'm just not that well rounded.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wish i still subscribed!
    I have many years' worth of bound copies of this treasure of a magazine. I lived in Southern California for 3 years in the early 80s and it was a magazine I really became addicted to, even after moving back to the East Coast. I subscribed for years after. When I was married, this helped me so much with home ideas, not to mention fabulous recipes that really, for the most part, never seem dated. The ideas I got from this magazine! It really helped me grow and see things differently. I can't bring myself to get rid of the many years of bound copies that I have. Such a classy publication! ... Read more


    5. Good Housekeeping
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    Asin: B00005N7QG
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    Sales Rank: 32
    Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
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    Articles of interest to homemakers, dealing with topics that include food, fashion, decorating, beauty, diet, health, fiction, current affairs.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars 2.50 Cover Price, Do Your Math!!!
    Ok, Amazon has it at 10.00 as of Feb 2004, and the cover price is 2.50 Enough said right there. But let me inspire you further, Amazon's price is even cheaper than directly from the publisher!!! OK, as for the magazine itself, this is another one my mom likes to read and which I find myself checking out from time to time. Good Housekeeping has existed for many years and is ranked 5th in the USA for sales! It has a circulation of over 4,000,000. It covers an array of topics including: food, fitness, beauty, child care, money management, health news, travel, and human interest stories. This is a magazine that would be great for any homemaker (is that one word or two?) If you are a parent or someone who has their own place, this magazine could be a big benefit to you. It's main aim is at women, though many men read it for its insightful articles.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love this magazine!
    Good Housekeeping is a wholesome, clean, serious magazine. Various topics that may be found in an issue - how to raise children, household tips, financial help, or marriage advice - suggest that the magazine is geared towards the middle-aged to the older woman. I'm married and only in my 20s, but I get so much out of reading the articles and advice anyway.

    I absolutely love this magazine! I was looking for a magazine with good, long articles to read, and I found this great one. They even re-designed the look, and it's excellent. Everything is more organized, clearly separated into their respective sections, and each page is clearly marked with the section heade so I'll always know which section I'm on.

    I particularly enjoy the articles about real-life triumphs and tragedies, Talk to Me by Joy Behar about relationship advice, and Peggy Post's Etiquette Dilemmas.

    4-0 out of 5 stars To the person from the UK...
    Ok, so you wrote in forever ago and will probably not see this... Size 8-16 in USA clothing is equivalent to about size 16-32 in the UK. As you can see, this magazine targets the average American woman.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not For Men!
    Seeing Nicole Kidman on the cover of a magazine called "Good Housekeeping" gave me goose bumps! But beware! This is not a fantasy magazine for men! I was expecting great pictures of the ladies, together with heightened stories about good looking chicks doing housework. You know, "She bent over in her French maid's uniform, blond hair sweeping across her pert shoulders, and proceeded to spread lemon-fresh floor wax across the freshly scrubbed floor, rythmically, in perfect circles..." Alas, there are no centerfolds or fantasies, or even great cartoons here. Instead, this is a magazine for women who want to learn shortcuts, and a lot of it has nothing to do with housekeeping! The articles have lots of numbers (7 ways to do this, 11 steps toward that), and the advertisements are the reason your woman crunches up funyons on top of your Cambell's soup. Again, Good Housekeeping is not for men! And I recommend that, for their own sake, men do not get it for women.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A worthy publication
    Usually has something of interest to read and/or save. Certainly in league with Ladies Home Journal or Redbook. Don't need a subscription to all of them, but all of equal quality ... Read more


    6. Dwell
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    Asin: B00008DGQY
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Dwell, LLC.
    Sales Rank: 89
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Modern Designs
    "Creativity is like life insurance. If you are creative, you are never afraid, because you can design yourself out of any situation." ~Li Edelkoort

    If you are interested in items like the Nissan Actic Concept Car (that has a matching trailer) or you want to discover new modern options for your bathroom, kitchen or garden, this magazine delivers.

    DWELL has a variety of articles to interest the casual decorator or the seriously focused chef. For example, the April/May 2004 issue has articles on:

    Home Cooking - a contractor and his three sons design a home with the kitchen at the heart of the home.

    Cutting It Up - A downtown Los Angeles loft gets a makeover.

    Stainless Chef - Designer John Picard finds a sanctuary with a high-tech steam oven and a hand-carved tub.

    Victorian Revival - A San Franscico couple is the inspiration for a dramatic culinary renovations.

    Trend Diva - Jane Szita talks about nesting and nihilism.

    Other interesting articles include information on houses that become art, short reviews for books on subjects such as living in a small space or strange little "Furcozies" for your coffee cup when you buy an espresso or latte. Is it fake fur? They don't say.

    I was intrigued by the house designed with mostly windows on page 45 and high tech enthusiasts will also love features for speakers or CD changers which are most modern.

    Well, until I can afford a 9,500 buck oven, I'll keep reading and dreaming. The library in the April/May issue is to die for! Big windows and shelves galore.

    Dwell is a magazine designed to inspire and inspire it did! Even some of the text is in color. The Marketplace section gives you a wealth of sources to encourage you to start on your own dream design, house or otherwise. The sourcing section also provides page by page information on sources.

    ~TheRebeccaReview.com

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Design Magazine, Period.
    I have been a 'Dwell' subscriber since it first went on sale. Since the first issue it has been easily my favorite design magazine. It is for upper middle class homeowners who can't afford the homes in 'Architectural Digest', or just hate the ultra cluttered styles found there.

    I like 'Dwell' because it emphasizes more contemporary design (some of it is even verging on stark) and puts particular emphasis on utility and durability, as well as the obvious aesthetic values in a design. There is some high end stuff in 'Dwell' (especially appliances and cabinetry), but I feel the vast bulk of the magazine is devoted to a modern two income home with annual household income between $100,000 and $200,000. As such, there are some extravagances shown, but most of the designs are fairly down to earth and practical. I especially like the coverage of cutting edge materials and structures: for instance, some of the pre-fab homes they have shown (some starting below $100,000) are beautiful, practical, and don't look like something from a trailer park. Well done!

    'Dwell' is excellent for anyone who likes contemporary, practical, and relatively affordable design. One warning: once you start reading it, it becomes very addictive. It is definitely one of my favorite magazines on any subject. Highly recommended!

    5-0 out of 5 stars When You Want To Think About The Very Best
    I originally picked this magazine up because I couldn't find a copy of Metropolitan Home and was promptly won over. While Dwell focuses primarily on the young up-and-coming, there is still plenty of the middle-aged not-quite-stuffy generation as well. But the magazine does cater to the harder edged modern, moneyed lifestyle more than it does to the comfy and inexpensive. It's nice to look at, but a bit impersonal at times.

    The target audience is people who don't raise eyebrows at $5,000+ stoves and garage facelifts that cost as much as many starter homes. A bit rich for my tastes, but there are plenty of good ideas as well. And it's always fun to page through and dream. For those of you with the income and a yen to redecorate, Dwell is a practical necessity. It is one of the best ways to see how all the bits and pieces fit together to make a place to live. The rest of us will catch up some day!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very trend home magazine
    If you like "Metropolitan Home", "House Beautiful", "Natural Home" --and if you'd like them all mixed up together, "Dwell" is your magazine. I ran across a copy of this in the ultra-stylish W Hotel in Seattle. This is definitely my taste, and I found the combination of house tech articles, style, and listings of furnishings to be inspiring. While I might not want to plunk down some of the mega-cash prices that some of these goodies go for, the ideas are sound for redecorating and re-engineering your house.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I would DWELL here
    A perfect combination of inventively modern products and imaginative structures/interiors. It is a rare thing to find such a magazine that actually has overwhelmingly more editorial content than advertising. Rare, rare, rare.

    I hope it stays that way. ... Read more


    7. Architectural Digest
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    Asin: B00005N7OM
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
    Sales Rank: 48
    Average Customer Review: 2.91 out of 5 stars
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    Architectural Digest, the leading international magazine of interior design, embarks on exotic adventures to homes of celebrities and leaders in entertainment, business, society, and the arts. Discover extraordinary architectural design in Majorca or travel to a baroness's home in the Greek isles with Architectural Digest's topnotch writers and photographers. Or perhaps that 18th-century villa and estate in Tuscany you've been eyeing is finally for sale? Whether you hold a master's degree in interior design or simply love the pictures, you'll enjoy the fascinating and eclectic styles this magazine has to offer. --Alison Gubser ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars great stuff
    I always enjoy flipping through Architectural Digest, even though I am by no means one who is in the know when it comes to architecture or interior design. The pictures are high quality and range from the ultra modern to Old World classical to American traditional. The celebrity features are always interesting to take a look at, and I especially enjoyed the March 2004 one on George Lucas's Skywalker ranch.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Architectural Digest: the source for interior designers
    Architectural Digest is not an "architecture" magazine as many people believe it is. It began as an architecture magazine, but slowly became known for its coverage of building interiors that consumers wanted to see. This is true today, as the cover article is generally the about the interior of a famed actor, politician, designer, or artist's home. These articles are remniscent of a paper version of MTV's show "Cribs." While the articles about the interiors dominate, an accompanying photograph of the exterior tags along when appropriate. The articles discuss the ideas, sources, materials and inspiration behind the designs pictured. Each magazine generally has about one dozen such articles plus features.
    The magazine caters to the needs of interior designers and those who can, or wish they could hire them. The magazine does not promote or favor either traditional or modern design.
    AD (as it calls itself) is full of advertisements. Some people may find this irritating, but for a designer, decorator, or client searching for inspiration or sources this information is equally valuable as the articles and features. Ads are just as telling of where the industry is going and where it has been as any picture or text.
    If you subscribe, do it because you know and want what AD is. It is expensive, thick, and very useful if you are interested with the cutting edge of interior design. Do not get it to learn more about architecture or for the quality or readability of its text. Pictures and advertisements are the game with AD.If you are still unsure, pick up one at the newsstand and check it out before you buy 12 issues - most issues are like the others and "special" issues are frequent but not really that different from the norm.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Try 'Architecture' and 'Dwell' Instead
    'Architectural Digest' has changed over the years to become fussier and more lifestyle oriented than substantial architecture and design commentary. I still have a subscription, but intend to allow it to lapse when it expires for three primary reasons:

    1) The magazine is huge and cumbersome, largely due to the massive quantity of advertisements;
    2) The magazine exclusively highlights gazillion dollar homes, that only are a factor for celebrities;
    3) Stylistically, the magazine seems stuck in a rut of cluttered end tables and credenzas, overstuffed pillows, and no space on a wall unoccupied by a huge, gold, gilded framed picture from eighteenth century France.

    I don't like clutter, and I don't like being ornate to make a house look rich. That's why I no longer think this is a magazine that I really need. For me I will read 'Architecture' for serious architectural commentary, and 'Dwell' for reasonable (and financially attainable) interior design commentary. Thanks, but no thanks.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Mixed Bag
    I used to love Architectural Digest. I got to admire and be inspired by incredible homes, and I couldn't wait to get my issue every month.

    However, lately, I have seen less Architecture than Interior Design, and more ads than ever. I've even let my subscription lapse. Every now and again, I'll pick it up on the magazine rack, but only if the issue is architecture heavy, or covers a particularly interesting project in depth.

    Architectural Digest used to be the pinnacle in the field, but now it is just a mixed bag.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Way Too Much Filler, but still "Required Reading"
    AD has lost its edge over the years as it has become more focused on life style rather than interior design (witness the extensive sections dedicated to world hotels and properties for sale, or look at the breezy, non-substantive "Letters to the Editor" to get an idea that AD is not taken seriously by designers).

    Still, AD usually presents one designer, or two, whose work is inspiring, and it's Special Editions ("before and after," or "designers' own homes") usually make up for some disappointing months. ... Read more


    8. Martha Stewart Living
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    Asin: B00005NIOA
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Martha Stewart Living
    Sales Rank: 57
    Average Customer Review: 3.85 out of 5 stars
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    Even if you will never make a "gourd candle" or a "Fortuny-inspired tablecloth," Martha Stewart Living can't be beat for its wealth of ideas concerning what Martha calls "good things." A crafter for craft's sake, and an obsessively organized woman (just look at her personal calendar, included in the first few pages), there is no concept or task that is too mundane for Martha. Like Martha herself, the magazine is impeccably organized--recipes and decorating instructions appear with full-color photos, each filed in their own sections of "cooking," "keeping," "crafts," "home," and "collecting." Learn to slip matched sets of bed linens into one of their pillowcases for easy and convenient shelving, make washcloth mitts, and coordinate mismatched towels with decorative ribbon. A whiz at flower arranging, dinner parties, card and sewing crafts, and decorating, Martha covers and conquers all areas of the home--plus weddings, baby showers, and holidays. --Daphne Durham ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars She's an inspiration
    I've bought all her magazines since 1997 from Living to Weddings to Baby to Kids to all her Special Issues and I love them all. I've kept every single issue. Martha is a teacher. I've learnt how to make bridal bouquets with her awesome step-by-step instructions (Summer 2000, page 128) How to clean hard-wood floors (Sept '01, page 130) annual gardening issues (March). Articles featuring various types of tomatoes, squash, eggplants, peppercorns, mustard ... the list is endless. Her 101 articles is awesome too, e.g. pumpkin pie 101, fried chicken 101. I enjoy cooking from her recipes (and also Julia Child's 'Way to Cook' - whom I admire tremendously as well). Cooking, gardening, house-keeping ... it's all a passion, it's how well you want to do it. I wasn't happy just slapping dinner down on the table, each time I cook something, I want it to be even better than the first time I did it. Martha shows you how and she truly loves to teach, when you read the magazine from cover to cover, you will realise that. You will learn many things. Read about a 97 year old gentleman hybridzing at least 150 Siberian Iris, how he did it etc. (March '99) you will be amazed at the colors and his energy. I look forward to seeing it at the news-stands every month. I hope you do too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Favorite in Europe!
    "Martha Steward Living" is the only American home magazine my wife really enjoys reading. We live in Europe, but are able to buy some American magazines from a shop near my office. The other home journals that I've bought in the past were quickly discarded. However, "Living" turned out to be a big hit and the only American journal equal to the stylish Italian and French magazines she reads. I think she likes "Living" so much because the writers seem to combine the best of American and European food, interior design, and crafts. Being on the receiving end, I can tell you that I've really enjoyed eating some of the recipes in "Living", like the chocolate pumpkin pie in the November issue. My wife isn't really a crafts person, but she's had a lot of fun with some of the projects that have appeared in the journal (with patterns available on the Martha Steward web site). Now I'm no judge of home journals myself, but I do know that this is the only magazine that she now always asks me to check for at the shop. You'll probably like it too if you want a magazine that's a bit more eclectic and upscale.

    5-0 out of 5 stars style for the masses
    This is a fine magazine with truly scrumptious recipes if you're into the kitchen/food thing, home ideas that one can actually use (or that will inspire one to do something similar), and exquisite photography, usually quite stark and simple, of ways to enhance the aesthetic beauty of one's life.
    One can serve a plain meal of soup and bread, and make it look like a feast, if you get into Martha's way of looking at things, and it does not take a spending spree to have a "Martha Look". Her basic table settings tend to be white china (one can use mix and match white plates from the local thrift store), clear glass, and colorful fabric...add some well shaped twigs in a glass vase for a centerpiece, and voila ! you have a table that could be shown in this lovely magazine; a rule for "The Look" seems to be the absence of clutter.

    Of the regular monthly articles, I like "Ask Martha", which solves problems posed by readers, from health issues to how best to clean your eyeglasses, to "How can I get the coating on my chicken to stay in place when I am frying it ?".
    "Clip-Art Craft" is another I appreciate, where in the August '04 edition for example, there are attractive templates for postcards, which one can copy onto card stock, glue a 4 x 6 photo to, and send to your friends. It's another grand idea from Martha !
    You'll find articles on antiques, pets, gardening, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and much more, and on the last page, the yummy "Cookie of the Month".

    Martha Stewart has brought style and good merchandise at affordable prices for those of us who are budget conscious, but like nice things. I have bought her bedding, and her bathroom accessories have graceful shapes and are an excellent value, and this magazine is one of my favorite aspects of the "Martha industry". The Patricians I know are not usually kind to Martha, but Proles & Plebes like me tend to greatly appreciate her.
    Martha, we're going to stick by you through thick and thin !

    1-0 out of 5 stars Subscription stopped - account "disappeared"
    I love the Martha Stewart Living magazine. I did not receive my July 2004 issue and called customer service to find out why. I had sent them a check for $57 in Oct 2001 extending my subscription for 3 years; it should have expired in Feb 2005. Customer service told me they had no record that I ever had a subscription. I subscribed when I lived in London, when I lived in Rio de Janeiro, and when I lived in Sydney; I received all issues while outside the U.S. I don't keep cancelled checks for 3 years so cannot prove that I really do have a subscription that just "disappeared" from their data base. Not happy about this!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars i love it
    This is the most well rounded magazine. Outstanding photography and truly well written articelsmake this a one of a kind. ... Read more


    9. House Beautiful
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    Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    Sales Rank: 74
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Homeowners looking for design ideas will appreciate the wide selection of styles and treatments offered in House Beautiful. From the latest in simplistic style, new takes on Bauhaus-influenced furniture, lighter approaches to Victorian architecture, and a return to the gaudy patterns of 18th-century French room treatments, House Beautiful tends toward no particular school of design. It offers the best of a wide range of ideas, trusting the readers to make decisions of taste on their own. That said, one theme tends to run throughout. People looking for low-cost designs for small homes with simple architecture are more likely to find a sense of direction in these pages than those people of mightier means looking for the full-treatment solutions. --Brian Trinen ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
    I just received my first order, and I love it! This magazine covers a broad range of topics and includes designer techniques, current trends, period styles and so much more. It has tons of vibrant pictures to illustrate the articles. I think this magazine would be ideal for someone just starting out in design to gain a basic understanding on a wide range of topics, and also for the experienced designer to keep up with current trends and fill in the gaps with knowledgeable tidbits.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Quality
    As a potential interior designer, I find that this magazine is both realistic and elegant in the articles it provides for the professional and for the hobbiest. I have a subscription and I find that studying the designers, the styles and the themes I have learned so much about the work of a designer. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys color, fabrics or just pictures of beautifully designed rooms and interiors.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a terrific value
    House Beautiful has as much quality to offer the reader as many magazines that are at a higher price range; thick glossy pages, superb photography, and for those who need some inspiration for home and garden improvements, a plethora of useful design ideas.
    I just received my September 2003 issue, and some of the contents are:

    The interior: A nice "How to" page, with solutions that will fit your pocketbook, and make your home interesting; "Designer Challenge", a new series where experts tackle "problem areas"; a long article on "The Next Wave", profiling twentyfive up-and-coming designers who are "rising stars from coast to coast"; an in-depth look at 4 gorgeous homes: A sparse but elegant Edwardian house in Dallas, a plantation-style house in Georgia, a classic home in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C., and my favorite, a minimalist, lavishly comfortable duplex in Miami, Florida.

    The exterior: "Art Imitating Nature", a Phoenix Arizona garden that uses native plants in a way that blends into the architecture. Food: "Fruit Under Fire", a luscious collection of recipes for grilled fruit, with close-up illustrations that are enough to stir up the appetite.
    Every issue will spark some ideas on how to enhance your surroundings, how to buy on a budget, how to experiment by mixing styles, and much more. I enjoy every issue, and think House Beautiful is one of the best magazine values on the market.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Photography and sources for layman or trade
    Love the art direction and styling of this interiors magazine. It offers more sophisticated and real-life homes than Architectural Digest.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Ecclectic ideas
    I love House Beautiful! It gives so many wonderful ideas. This is a collection of ecclectic styles, patterns, and methods that will suit anyone's taste. And these ideas aren't hard to follow. With the smallest effort, anyone can follow the look they have in the magazine. ... Read more


    10. Womans Day
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    Asin: B00005N7TM
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hachette Filipacchi Magazines
    Sales Rank: 95
    Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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    Edited to meet the daily needs of today's American woman. Including info & advice on beauty, fashion, food, health/fitness, home, family, relationships, careers, money, management, crafts & current issues.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Full of good stuff
    If it's important to women, they cover it. Each month I keep pages from this publication--recipes, articles, websites or products to try... bits of info to pass along to other women. Just a damn fine publication.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Boring, Really Boring
    .... The articles and spreads are not at all remarkable; there's nothing here that will blow your mind. The projects are fun but they don't look good at all. The recipes are ok but nothing you couldn't find in any cookbook. I understand that for a very low price you get 17 issues but if you actually hold an individual issue, it's incredibly thin. I noticed that even the binding is bigger than the amount of paper! .... Woman's Day is the school marm of the bunch.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Very Happy
    Subscriptions started promptly and I loved every issues. I cant say enough about Amazon.com. Everything they do is 1st class. You have a customer for life. Thanks!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Creative Recipe Ideas & Fun, Colorful Articles about Life
    A real favorite in this magazine is the page of quotes, It is sure to bring a smile or teach you something about life. They also always have cleaning tips, health topics, diet and exercise solutions, true stories, beauty hints, inspirational articles, soul nourishing tips, recipes, recipes and more recipes, family/children, flowers, end of the magazine article to make you think about life, and gardening hints.

    If you want to find a cover story fast, they have an "on our cover" section in the index. In Every Issue there is a shopper's guide and a recipe index.

    The articles are helpful and in the March 2002 issue they had an article on how to be less stressed. They also had an article on PCOS which is apparently more common than we women think.

    The beauty sections show you the newest fashion and you can decide if you want to adapt your style to the trends. Always seems rather chic.

    Some of the recipes in the March 2002 issue included:

    A luscious Lemon Coconut Pound Cake
    Coconut Macaroons
    Peanut Butter Oat Bars
    Baby Cheesecakes - really cute
    Banana Salsa
    French Oven Beef Stew
    Pasta with Shrimp

    The recipes are not difficult and seem practical.

    Even the advertising in this magazine is colorful and fun.

    A Very "American Gal" type magazine.
    Nothing fancy, just real life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars it's just great
    I'VE BEEN READING SO MANY MAGAZINE SINCE I WAS A TEEN AND I THINK THIS ONE IS THE BEST. IT IS NOT MUCH INTO SEXY STUFF OR STYLE OR...BUT STILL IT HAS A PICK OF EVERY USEFUL SUBJECT. ... Read more


    11. Bark

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    Asin: B00006K5BD
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    Publisher: Bark
    Sales Rank: 101
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent magazine
    Not your usual magazine. Great articles - helpful information. Interesting stories.

    5-0 out of 5 stars NPR for Dog Lovers
    Smart, fair, funny and informative. I often refer to this periodical as the NPR for dog lovers. Actually you can see that many times contributors are people from NPR. Our dogs are our family and we enjoy them very much. I read this magazine from cover to cover. I have given many gifts subscriptions!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Bark is The Best!
    The Bark is by far the greatest magazine for dog lovers ever printed! Insightful articles, essay, stories, and artwork keep you waiting eagerly for the next issue. They cover health, training, home decorating, entrepreneurs, absolutely everything! And maybe most importantly, the Bark does not cater to breeders or exploiters. Instead of advertisements for kennels, they promote shelters and spay/neuter programs. No AKC elitists here! Every dog counts. And if you are looking for the lastest and greatest pet products, their advertisers have the most original and unusual things to be found anywhere. This magazine focuses on human relationships with the dogs that share our world, housepets to service dogs. When each new issue arrives (and there aren't enough!) we make popcorn for ourselves and for our dogs and the we all hit the couch for the entire evening. If you have one dog, no dog, or many, this is the quintessential reading for any person who has ever loved a canine!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The New Yorker, for people who live with dogs
    Bark is not a how-to-care-for-your-dog magazine. It's a magazine about living with dogs. It has fascinating articles about the lives of dogs and people with dogs. It has history of dogs and poems about dogs and interviews with dog trainers and sheep herders and canine rescue squads ... If you want the latest pet grooming tricks, you won't find it here, but if you want insight into what dogs mean to people and what people mean to dogs, this is your magazine. Charming, touching, smart and simply wonderful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A different dog magazine
    I can't wait to open each issue of The Bark when it arrives; it never fails to inspire. My dog is part of my family, and The Bark reflects that way of life. Life with my dog. Unlike other dog magazines, The Bark doesn't tell me how to train my dog or what type of dog food I should buy; instead I find articles written by those who share their lives with dogs, and who have something to say about it to readers who live with dogs. If you don't live with a dog, you might after you read The Bark! ... Read more


    12. Metropolitan Home
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    Asin: B00005N7RE
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hachette Filipacchi Magazines
    Sales Rank: 119
    Average Customer Review: 3.11 out of 5 stars
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    Filled with the latest in home design inspiration, Metropolitan Home offers its readers full-color layouts of innovative and classic homes, insightful commentary on architectural trends and interior decoration, and notes on home peripherals in its "TechNotes" and "Collecting" sections. Beautiful home pictorials offer a wide variety of visual examples for the aspiring designer. The magazine tends to focus on multibedroom homes, but it does sometimes branch out to cover smaller city dwellings such as apartments and condominiums, and even, in one 2001 issue, rooftop gardens. --Jonathon Tudor ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars They'll Take The Money and Run
    Don't purchase a subscription to this magazine if you would like to recieve the issues in this century. I purchased a subscription in July 2003. It is now Jan 2004 and I haven't recieved an issue yet.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful classic modern design. But not cheap.
    Each issue carefully covers the latest in interior design, focusing on modern, form follows function style. Not a how-to publicaton. Not trendy. Great photos of stunning architecture and design.

    4-0 out of 5 stars missing metropolitan home
    I just tried to resubscribe to Metopolitan Home.
    I was a subscriber for many years while living in the US, taking many "can't live without" issues with me when I moved to Australia 12 years ago. I found it very inspiring and am sorry to have just found out I cannot be a subcriber unless I live in the US.
    Bit too difficult to move back right this moment.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I couldn't wait for my subscription to end!
    I made the mistake of subscribing to this magazine, and couldn't wait for my subscription to run out! If viewing the same minimalist designs over and over every month is your cup of tea, this just might be the mag for you, but I found the articles and pictorials to be lacking in imagination, warmth, and screaming with redundancy. Every once and awhile I was surprised to find an article or feature that had some originality and expression, but unfortunately, this was more often the exception than the rule.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Publish More Issues Annually!
    Having followed Met Home since its infancy (as Apartment Life!), I respect it for its mix of visuals as well as lack of pretension. Always loaded with ideas--albeit dreamy at times, but what "shelter book" isn't?--it's grounded in "modern" (i.e., crisp, clean) that may not appeal to every taste...but it serves its niche extremely well. I also like the fact that each issue generally includes an article with a "socially conscious" theme.

    My only beef: 6 times a year is not enough. I understand the economics of publishing, but 8-10 issues a year would be welcomed! ... Read more


    13. House & Garden
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    Asin: B00005N7UF
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
    Sales Rank: 112
    Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Uninspring Name. Great Magazine.
    The magazine first started about a 100 years ago and was revived about 10-15 years ago. As with its straightforward name, it is simply the best general interest decorating and design lifestyle magazine in the U.S. right now.

    House & Garden is an aspiration and upscale magazine (as most lifestyle mags out there - who aspires to less than what they have? :-).

    While they do explain some aspects of "doing-it yourself," that is not the focus of this magazine. Its very broad based in the styles it presents (architecture, design, furnishings, styles, garden design, etc ...). Unlike some more specific magazines, they showcase the full gamut of choices available to you not only in design but also in price. While it is upscale, they are not pretentious and present the full range from traditional to whimsical and from Ikea to limited designer pieces.

    While ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST tends to tell you how you should one-up your neighbors in gold-plated faucets and how you should arrange a 15-piece Rodin scuplture garden on your 75 acres, HOUSE & GARDEN is more for people who have money, a sense of real value, and an understanding of style already - that you might have a decorator but you don't just hand over a blank check - that you are actively managing the process of designing or re-decorating your house.

    ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST also used to bring furnishings and art for their 'celebrity' coverage - not exactly sure how that is useful for anyone.

    As for ELLE DECOR or METRO HOME - both are useful for the ads but style-wise and as information sources - very weak. BTW, ELLE DECOR and METRO HOME are owned by the same publisher so they alternate months - it's virtually impossible to tell them apart now. Again, both of them are more magalog that magazine. Which can be useful in decorating but if you're looking for solid editorial - H&G is the only one of the 4 here that does that.

    And yes, there are ads in H&G but then again, if you are in the process of decorating or remodeling - you should find the ads useful and relevant.

    H&G is the like a decorator who understands you will have some say in how you furnish your house - they understand that you want to know what's out there and will pick and choose not only on style but on price - that you might pair an expensive table next to a lamp from Ikea. If that sounds like what you're looking for - H&G is a great source of useful & relefant info & photo examples.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not at all what I thought...
    I made the mistake of subscribing to this magazine sight unseen. I received a very good offer to subscribe, that I didn't want to turn down. I thought this was going to be like a Better Homes and Gardens, or Country Living but it wasn't. This appears to be a good choice for design professionals. I was just not very impressed.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Good Magazine - If you like ads.
    It seemed like there were 2 articles & 80 pages of advertisements.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST for someone that is interested in Interior Decorating
    I was on this kick for about 4 years now on Fabrics and Colors for a Bed and Breakfast (I want to open one) and I subscribed to "Victoria" and "Country Living" for that Country feel.... well I subscribed to "House and Garden" for every thing else. I LOVE this Magazine. The pictures are gourgeous, the ideas are innovative and you can tell that the editors and writers take their job seriously because this Magazine is done with such Pizazz.

    It's not as costly at "Architectural Digest" but I rate it right up there with it. Minus the celebrity portions in each edition. In the mass of the many subscriptions I was getting (a whopping 16!!!) I still get this one and Glad of it.

    Happy Reading

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, inspiring
    I've subscribed to House and Garden in all of its incarnations since the mid 1980s when I was in law school, pulling together fabric and paint for my desolate study area. The current version of H&G is under the very capable leadership of Dominique Browning, who also writes beautiful, thoughtful editorials every month about anything - from her home's cracked retaining walls to cooking with her sister. I beeline for her writing first, then I disappear into the pages of stunningly gorgeous interior designs and architecture. The annual "color" issue is always good. Sometimes an issue is devoted to an entire city and all its charms regarding interiors, antiques, architecture, public gardens, private unique homes and "must -sees". The issues about Chicago and about Paris France were particularly well done, even though I may not visit either anytime soon. There's a nice dusting of garden stories throughout the year that are informative and helpful without being too much. Every time I decide to let the subscription go for any number of reasons that have nothing to do with H&G, I always...somehow... come back. ... Read more


    14. Country Living
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    Asin: B00005N7PN
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    Sales Rank: 73
    Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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    Home magazine for those interested in all aspects of country life.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great
    I love this magazine. It provides great ideas that look good. Country is a lifestyle. This magazine exemplifies that. It shows all different styles of country. You don't have to fit into one look. I prefer this to Country Home, which generally is dated in their decorating.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Too Many Ads
    I used to like this magazine. However,it is so difficult now to find the text due to the ad-heavy format.I would pay more for a subscription and have a cleaner, less cluttered format.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Country Living is geared Toward American Antiques
    and especially the family heirlooms that have been passed
    onto you. The ordinary everyday chairs,linens,and china that
    belong to the agarian era of the Family Farmhouse.
    In an inventive an unique way, Country Living uses the antiques
    to compliment our modern way of living.Nothing is wasted.
    Beauty can be found in the placement of objects.
    A kitchen will have a dishwasher camouflaged among a one
    hundred year old table and chairs.
    The pictures are beautiful and the price of the magazine is
    very reasonable.
    Usually there is an article for the 20 somethings. It
    is 60's retro, or how to be country in a city loft...

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for home and business design
    An outstanding magazine even if all you wish to do is look at the pictures. Great ideas and for a great price.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A STEAL at Amazon prices!!!!!!
    I have continued to get this Magazine subscription for almost 4 years now. I really enjoy the pictures and the many different ways to do "country". I began subscribing because I was gathering information on opening a "Bed and Breakfast" and I wanted to see the looks that were out there that said "cozy" and "homey". This Magazine has never let me down I find that I enjoy the section that they have called "Real Estate Sampler" as well as the product information that they have in the back of the book.

    I used to get over 16 Magazine Subscriptions, and for me to keep subscribing to this one speaks volumes(please check out my other Magazine reviews)The other Magazine that I liked about as much as this one along the same lines is House & Garden.

    Happy Reading ... Read more


    15. Elle Decor
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    Asin: B00005N7PY
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    Publisher: Hachette Filipacchi Magazines
    Sales Rank: 252
    Average Customer Review: 2.83 out of 5 stars
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    Elle Decor presents top-of-the-line interiors with a younger, more sophisticated, and more whimsical air than most of its competitors. Nestled somewhere between pristine Architectural Digest and the Gen-X Wallpaper, Elle Decor is a colorful, imaginative, and reliable source for interior design ideas and trends. It's a little bit of fantasy for all tastes, with its visits to gardens, grand estates, city townhouses, tiny apartments, bungalows, and country homes. The magazine also synthesizes fashion and décor by including shots from runways, swatches of garment and decorating fabrics, and matching décor accessories. Correspondents travel the world to report on food, style, and interior design, and every issue includes a handy listing of its findings for globetrotting collectors and foodies. Aware that some of their readers are urban dwellers with limited space, the editors offer a monthly "Solutions" column with ideas from various designers on solving small-space challenges. --Gilia Angell ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Get UK Elle Decor Instead
    As another reviewer pointed out, the British version is much better, with great features and much better graphic layout. The U.S. edition is all ads with very little interest or resources regardless of your budget. Skip the U.S. version totally.

    2-0 out of 5 stars over 95% ads, pricey furniture
    The first Elle Decor that I got in the mail I sat down to flip through it page by page. After going through the entire thing, I had to go back to the table of contents to specifically look for any articles. Yes, there are articles, but you have to do some hunting, and even when you find the page number, the article is usually just a small paragraph in the corner of a page surrounded by ads. On the plus side, the magazine is nicely bound and thicker than most house decorating magazines.

    The reason I am not giving it 1 star is because there are some good decorating ideas for someone with contemporary taste. The furniture is pricey (couple thousand for a simple plastic chair, for example) but easy to emulate for the frugally-minded person. You could easily find knock-offs at your local Target. If, however, you wanted the exact piece and had the money to pay for it, you would have to travel to select places in New York or California, or get in contact with the artist him/herself. That is just not practical for most homeowners.

    The decorating style is very modern, with simple clean lines, minimal distractions, and 1 of 2 color schemes - either bright colors (think Todd Oldham of Target) or black/silver. Occasionally they will feature eclectic styles, such as log benches from one artist in CA. But for the most part, highly contemporary. The magazine is best geared towards professional interior decorators with elite clients.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Nothing inside
    This magazine is so full of ads. The worst part is that most of the ads are for things that I could never afford. By the time I flip through all the ads, it only take 15 minutes to see everything that is in the magazine. Also, there is little to no explanation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Subscribe at all costs!
    While other reviews are far from glowing, I find that I love this magazine and await its arrival each month. While there are plenty of ads (like any magazine), these ads are as interesting and visually stimulating as the wonderful articles. I subscribe to over 10 architecture and interior design magazines and this is by far my favorite. It highlights interiors which are stylishly current while staying traditionally rooted. Definitely an Urbanist's magazine.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Ads ads ads...it should be free!
    The covers are very deceiving! This magazine is so full of articles that I can hardly find anything else in it! The publishers might as well give them out for free considering all the money they're making off the advertisements. It's disappointing to say the least... ... Read more


    16. Better Homes and Gardens
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    Asin: B00005N7OV
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Meredith Corporation
    Sales Rank: 66
    Average Customer Review: 3.62 out of 5 stars
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    For home and family-oriented people; features decorating, repair, health, gardening, travel, entertainment and product news.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy living for women and their families
    Better Homes and Gardens is really about easy living. Each issue includes articles about friends and family, gardening, interior design, building, family matters, food, health, and shopping. This is the magazine I reach for between work and errands because the articles are easy to read and brief yet interesting and inspiring. A few feature examples: window box herbs, dieting myths, cooking scones, what's new in family cars, and more. Better Homes also emphasizes family by incorporating activities for children or for the whole family from season to season. Better Homes is a good magazine for holiday ideas, too, with recipes and crafts to decorate your home and enjoy with your children. Although there are more sophisticated home magazines out there, I'm glad I have Better Homes lying around when I have a minute to relax.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful photography, lousy articles, too much advertising
    After hearing such good reviews of this magazine, I picked up a copy of this month's Better Homes and Gardens from the grocery store as a trial before subscription. The photography was wonderful, and it boasted some great ideas through the photography, but the articles were too brief and lousy. Moreover, I was thoroughly disappointed with the overabundance of advertisement that litters this magazine. I was very much disappointed. I was expecting more than just good ideas from pictures.

    2-0 out of 5 stars AKA...Better Homes and Advertising
    I ordered this magazine recently only to cancel my subscription. There is way too much advertising in the magazine and none of the crafts or projects really enticed me to get creative. It's too bad. Go with Martha Stewart Living or Sunset magazines instead, both high quality.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hello...
    For those of you that complain about advertisments in magazines, what are you whining about? How do you think
    magazines get a nice chunk of their funding? They have companies pay to have their products advertised in the mag.
    so shut up.

    On a happier note, I love this magazine. It has wonderfuly lovely ideas for make your house look beautiful though some of the ideas do seem a little pricey.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Every other page is an advertisment
    Better Homes and Gardens has enticing covers, but once you flip through the pages, you are bombarded with advertising. It seems that the magazine's actual content consists of less than 10 pages. I'm left feeling short changed every month that my issue arrives. I do not plan on renewing this subscription. ... Read more


    17. Family Handyman
    list price: $29.90
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    Asin: B00005N7Q1
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: RD Publications, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 59
    Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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    Presents articles for homeowners on do-it-yourself home improvement, repair, maintenance and remodeling with step-by-step photos & illustrations.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars wife of handyman
    This is a great magazine. It has inspired my husband to undertake numerous projects and to do them well. The instructions, from my perspective, seem detailed and easy to follow. There are a lot of pictures which really helps. I also enjoy perusing the magazine, specially the goofs section and reader ideas.

    I am giving this as a gift to my brother-in-law because he just bought his 1st house.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Bunch
    I am a DIY'er and have not yet found a better home improvement magazine than "The Family Handyman." An easy read with easy instructions for weekend projects, along with many tips and tricks.
    When and if I find a better magazine I'll be sure to let you know.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for DIY stuff...
    My only complaint - only 10 issues per year!!! That means twice a year I have to wait TWO whole months in anticipation for the next issue!!!!

    That should about sum up how much I appreciate this magazine......

    5-0 out of 5 stars Move over Pop! Love you, but this mag let's me do it myself!
    What we liked about it was how practical (and even ingenious) their ideas were for solutions to common household problems. Make a twine dispenser out of half a liquid detergent bottle...build a storage shed...grow seedlings in eggshells. If we didn't know any better we'd think they got half these ideas from what our previous owner did in our own basement over the last 70 years!

    Got an idea of your own? Family Handyman even pays $100 for any "handy hint" or "great goof" they publish! (So it is educational AND entertaining!)

    Finally, like all of our favorite publications, it was very explicit about the steps for a project and had lots of educational photos. It's a great practical money-saver and consistent with the principles of the self-sufficient Arts & Crafts era, too!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Useful articles throughout
    I have been very pleased with Family Handyman since receiving my first copy. The featured articles are particularly well done. I especially like how each project they present is well photographed and labeled. If you want a monthly installment of ideas and guidance that will really help you learn and execute some great home improvement projects give Family Handyman a try. ... Read more


    18. This Old House
    list price: $45.00
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    Asin: B00005R8BL
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Time4Media
    Sales Rank: 96
    Average Customer Review: 3.54 out of 5 stars
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    Incorporated with Today's Homeowner Solutions.
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Not much there.
    This Old House is published, naturally enough, as an adjunct to the popular PBS show, but it doesn't really offer much by itself. It's mostly a read-and-toss sort of magazine. If you're really interested in home building and remodeling, there are two far superior magazines: Fine Homebuilding and Old Home Journal. Each of them offers far more depth and useful information than This Old House, not to mention better photography and a wider range of topics. Fine Homebuilding in particular is a magazine you'll want to keep- and most readers do.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Resource Material
    If you are a fan of This Old House, then you probably want to get this magazine. If you have been watching the show for a long time (who hasn't?) then you will feel like you are reading a magazine about family, as there is usually something in each issue from each of the show's participants.

    The magazine offers more in-depth information about the projects you see on television. A big reason to get the magazine is to learn more about the materials used in the projects and where you can get them. In addition, there are projects covered in the magazine which are not done on the television series.

    While the magazine, in my opinion, is a bit short on exact specifics, or "how-to's," one has to keep in mind that a lot of the attitude of the show seems to be "use a professional." While I can understand doing that if you have the financial resources, it just isn't always practical. Still, if you want to be informed when you do call the professionals, this is one way to do it.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Just an ad for the TV show
    This Old House magazine is great for keeping up to date on other peoples remodels and what the TV show is doing. It is not however good at teaching you how to do much of anything. There is too much time spent reminding readers that all the "experts" quoted in the magazine can also be seen on the various TV shows.

    Compared to the other magazine I get, Family Handyman, This Old House has very little in the way of useful tips and detailed instructions for projects. When projects are explained in detail, they are too high a level for most home handymen.

    Good for ideas on what to do: Somewhat
    Good for how to implent those ideas: Not

    4-0 out of 5 stars Northwest Fan
    I've found that the magazine is a good companion to the TV program. Where the TV program often deals with home projects that are far outside the average person's economic means (unlike its early days), this magazine offers details and hints that are useful for all homeowners that like to swing hammers and delight in "demo dust".

    1-0 out of 5 stars Just like the TV show! - which ain't good in this case
    I used to watch TOH all the time and do enjoy watching it now. However keep in mind that they show you what is going on, give some quick instructions on what they are doing, but it is up to you, the viewer, to actually do it. Watching a 30 second job on TV is not the same thing! For example, if they pour a foundation you don't just go dig a hole and pour in concrete.

    The magazine is exactly the same from what I have seen.

    Save your money and get one of the other home improvement magazines. I get more info out of one issue of Family Handyman or Fine Homebuilding than I will ever get out of a decade's worth of This Old House. ... Read more


    19. Dog Fancy
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    Asin: B00005NINS
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Fancy Publications
    Sales Rank: 157
    Average Customer Review: 4.41 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars My absolute favorite magazine
    Each month I am so excited when I receive my DF issue! I always read it cover to cover and learn so much about how to properly care for my dog. It has wonderful training tips and expert methods, talks about finding the right diet, profiles different breeds, and even provides stories and news straight from the dog world. And so much more! Another reason I like it so much is because I sent in two letters, and they published them both! That was exciting. I always learn something new with each issue! So I suggest you subscribe to DF if you are a dog lover, a dog owner, or both (like me).

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have for Any Dog Owner!!!!
    Dog Fancy is definitely one of the best magazines around for dog owners. There's information on practically every topic available, including health care, training, nutrition, exercise, safety, traveling, selecting a dog, an annual puppy issue, and even cleaning tips. While Dog Fancy praises shelter dogs and mixed-breeds, they also feature 3 breeds in each magazine--usually two fairly well-known dogs and a rare breed. Definitely a must-buy!

    1-0 out of 5 stars check out Dog and Kennel
    this magazine is not at all what i expected. if you want the most for your money, check out dog and kennel magazine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars every month a joy
    i have more animals than I know, I love best my gang of dogs, and this mag. has it all products, reviews, vet info, wonderful stories

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you have a dog, you need this magazine
    this is my favorite dog magazine...lots of useful information and the price on Amazon is really cheap compared to buying it from the mag company ... Read more


    20. Architectural Record
    list price: $96.00
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    Asin: B000065ALD
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
    Sales Rank: 348
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Professional magazine for architects and engineers in areas of business, design and engineering. www.architecturalrecord.com
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Architectural Record, Record
    Architectural Record displays great photography including very exotic and intriguing designs. Reading this magazine is very enjoyable because of its easy layout, and of couses because of what it contains. Architectural Record is truly worth giving 5 stars. My personal favorite architect of all times must be Frank Lloyd Wright. To know that he wrote in this magazine, is so truly encouraging to me. ... Read more


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