So, if you have been reading, you know I posted an open letter to Domino with some gentle (ok... not so gentle) feedback about the issue.
Good news - - Domino has responded:
I'm Catherine Halley, the web editor at domino. Thanks for your honest remarks. I'm so sorry to hear that so many of you were disappointed in this issue. I will make sure everyone around here sees this discussion.
If there's anything you'd like to see on the website, feel free to let me know. You can post something here or on my blog and I'll see what I can do.
Catharine, thanks for responding, especially since the readers of Decorno have helped make this blog a place where we can all be particularly honest about trends and publications, and some of the comments probably weren't as pleasantly delivered as they would have been if, say, we had run into you at a cocktail party.
Nevertheless, I do think the message was clear: we love Domino. Domino is my PORN, no question. I think everyone who reads this blog feels his/her heart race a bit when we see the new issue in our mailboxes or on the newsstand. It's a great publication that we expect to continue to get even better.
So... where does this leave us? What would you like to see more of? What should Domino feature? What kinds of homes and trends would you like to see?
Now that we know they are listening, this is your chance to tell them what you're willing to keep paying to see.
Here are some suggestions:
I *love* reading about stores. I would like to see expanded city-guide sections ("Destinations") with more photography of these stores. I think a lot of readers are avid travelers and would like this.
What about manufacturers? I would like to see a feature on Oly designers, or makers of Bungalow 5. I think that the internet has taken down the wall between consumers and producers of goods and it would be cool to know more about the designers behind the scenes.
More home features, especially funky homes (like Diallo's) that really reflect a collected-cool kind of style. Something achievable and not too Elle Decor-ish.
Features about what to buy when you're starting out... this blog had an interesting reader discussion about how to furnish your first place. In many respects, people still have a lot of their "first apartment" furniture when they are in their 30s and 40s. It would be great to have a recurring feature on what to collect & when and feature people who made interesting design investments (even if it was a $50 flea market chair) when they were younger... something about avoiding reaching age 35 with nothing more than a house full of Ikea. I would love to see profiles on stylish people who have made a point of decorating with great finds NOT picked up at their local Poverty Barn.
What else do you guys want to see? Here's our chance.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008