Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Domino magazine is no more.


HERE. The March issue will be the last, according to news reports.



More HERE.

Domino magazine will cease publication, it was announced today by Charles H. Townsend, President and CEO of Condé Nast. The final issue will be published in March 2009.

“This decision to cease publication of the magazine and its website is driven entirely by the economy,” Mr. Townsend said. “Although readership and advertising response was encouraging in the early years, we have concluded that this economic market will not support our business expectations.”

Domino was launched in April 2005. The magazine’s current ratebase is 800,000.

Condé Nast, a unit of Advance Publications, includes twenty-three consumer magazines, Condé Nast Digital, the Fairchild Fashion Group, Parade, the Condé Nast Media Group, and the Shared Services Centers.

106 comments:

Carrie said...

YOU ARE FREAKING KIDDING ME! i yelled that in my head bc i'm TIRED of all the bad mag news. mags are my secret love, what i go buy 27 of when i feel lonely, or happy, or bored, or anything really.

oh so disappointing.

Decorina said...

No surprise there. I never cared for the mag - but who we gonna talk about now???

kaili said...

Frack. I just sent them a renewal cheque in the hopes of helping them to stay afloat. And I just got a subscription to Cookie too. I hope that they at least keep the blogs/site going....

Emily said...

argh! that was my design brain candy mag! tear.

melissa said...

NO! I just renewed last month. GRR.

Anonymous said...

Seriously?! Design magazines are wonderful eye candy that keep me going in tough times...yes I may not be able to buy all the decorating crap but I enjoy looking at it.

Kwana said...

Get outta here! This economy is getting me way down. I love my magazines even when I don't love them. This makes me very sad. I'm tired of all the closing and all the good people out of work. Just another thing to be depressed about. So happy for the change in government but what an awful, avalanche of a mess to try and get out of.

DC David said...

With all the magazines going under that no longer gets my $$$ a subscription to Living Etc. seems a bit easier to justify.

Anonymous said...

The website is offline already!

Tamstyles said...

For real. This just pisses me off. I cant put it any other way! Sorry..but damn!

hunkate said...

I just renewed last month too! AND bought TWO gift subscriptions!!! ARGH! will they refund me the money?

ita darling. said...

uffda. bummed but not too heartbroken. i TRULY think that if they had been delivering a better product the last year or so, then they would've had a chance...i stopped buying after that HORRID green issue last spring. (lingering vom still in mouth). anyone heard the real story about readymade?

Anonymous said...

The website is still up.

SGM said...

What about My Deco File? They best not be touchin' My Deco File.

Anonymous said...

devastated, really. lots of amazing people packing boxes.

and their website really was one of the best sources of interior inspiration.

Devon said...

If every paper magazine is going to go bankrupt, why aren't we starting an online magazine (with subscriptions) and making some $$? Bloggers are unbelievably creative and, clearly, there is some serious magazine talent out there w/out jobs.

Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Ha! Serves them right for going off track. There was nothing interesting or original about them any more. D. Needleman and Sara Ruffin Costello turned into starfuckers and lowered their standards. They dumbed down their magazine just like everyone else. People are not stupid! I do not care about celebrities and clearly a whole bunch of readers don't either. They got lost in their fantasy land and all their celebrity photo shoots and couldn't stay focused on the product they originally developed. Too bad, because it was such a breath of fresh air for a while. Greedy and too fabulous. It's like when all the popular girls graduate and then they look around and their is no one looking at them any more and they finally realize they are not special. xo Violet

Anonymous said...

I'm crushed...even when I started hating on it after it began slipping...I still read it because it was the only home magazine out there in that niche. I'll have no "treats" now to look forward to in my maibox...just bills. I just renewed a couple of weeks ago two...the better refund me.

Anonymous said...

This downward spiral is getting very worrisome!

i suwannee said...

i think this is fucking ridiculous. can't they like, take a break or something while times are tough? do 4 quarterly mags?

just quit? no warning, no nothing... (yes, i'd heard the rumors, but still).

if they'dve said something, i would have helped. bake sales, cake walks, bikini car washes. bailouts? something.

but just up and quit. fucking terrible. just terrible.

Sew Bettie said...

I am so freaking bummed. I love Domino.

joyandjanet said...

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Who will me make fun of now?

Joy and Janet
moggit.com

Anonymous said...

Damn it - my two year subscription renewal was supposed to begin in Feb.

Jules said...

It's not that surprising, really (and yet I still sent in my card last month like an idiot.)

I'm not convinced that this is entirely related to the economy. To a large degree, yes, of course. People are not concerned with the latest umbrella stand when can worry about things like keeping their jobs and paying the mortgage. But, additionally, with the large number of quality design blogs out there I think we will see more and more of this.

If an ad in Elle Decor costs $30,000 for one month and a blog ad on a popular blog costs around $1500-$3,000, where would you put your advertising dollars? Plus, with a blog, you click on the banner and within seconds are on said company's website checking out the merchandise, which is tracked. The consumer gets instant gratification and the merchant quantifiable results. Suddenly, advertisement becomes less nebulous.

And, blogs are free for us to read. No subscriptions, no fees, no wasted issues to store even though you thought it sucked.

I think the closing of all these magazines reflects not just the economy, but a change in the medium as well.

Anonymous said...

NOOOOO. Okay Decorno, it's all on you and the rest of the design bloggers to provide me with home design porn. No pressure though...

Hanako66 said...

sucks

valerie said...

this is an absolute joke. i'm actually MAD!

Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering where all of the bloggers like yourself are going to be able to rip off content without crediting it when all the magazines fold?!

Anonymous said...

I'm never reading anything by Conde Nast again. They screwed me once with Jane, and now they're screwing me again with Domino.

Conde Nast has a reputation for closing down intelligent publications. Call me when they decide to pull the plug on oatmeal-brained Glamour. That'd be a day to celebrate.

i suwannee said...

i had a thought last weekend that living etc. might be my new domino. now i feel guilty. like i caused this.

Anonymous said...

Who cares! They sucked! It serves them right for not paying attention. They got no game! If they had been on point instead of sitting around in each others fabulous apartments circle jerking a lot of people would still have their jobs!!! But it was more important to them to publish idiotic and vapid spaces by celebrities rather than publish interesting stories and spaces by "unknown" talent. Losers. D. Needleman et. al. are just a bunch of scared little sheep! Sycophants!

Anonymous said...

Economy? Please, gotta blame someone, something, someplace, right? It has nothing to do with the economy. How about they look to themselves to blame for publishing shite every month. Disrespecting and wasting valuable talents time by shooting their stories then screwing them over and publishing less than worthy material!!! Editorial Department is to blame. Bad choices and bad decisions all in the name of going to fabulous locations and parties! Wake up people!!! Smell the shame! louisa in nyc

tired and true said...

A very good afternoon to you, Ms. Decorno -

These days it is so easy to blame everything on the economy - why I just blamed the awful dinner I made last night on the very same thing!
Why take responsibility for producing the most insipid, unfocused, poorly edited, photographed and designed decor mag ever?
Good Riddance Domino, you are truly helping us all go greener by not leaving your crappy carbon footprint every month.
Now if someone could figure out a way to get Dominique Browning, Mayer Rus, and the charming Nick Olsen together to make a real magazine.
In the meantime, we need you more than ever, Ms. Decorno.

Anonymous said...

I've always had a love hate relationship with Domino anyway. At least I've still got you, babe, and with you, it's only love ! :)

AnonShelli

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
I'm just wondering where all of the bloggers like yourself are going to be able to rip off content without crediting it when all the magazines fold?!"
January 28, 2009 10:43 AM

Wondering that myself.

becky from hatch said...

I'm really sad, I loved Domino, even if the past few issues were not up to par. As soon as I heard about Cottage Living, I knew Domino would be next and immediately stopped wasting time on "my deco file."

Isn't it time these magazines lowered their "business expectations" to reflect the economy? All websites are suffering from the diminished advertising dollars coming in as well.

To all of you who just renewed, don't fret; they'll start sending you another Conde magazine in its place, or offer to refund your subscription dollars.

becky

Lynn said...

NOOOOOOOO! Agree with all the starfucker/inbreeding comments, but this was still the magazine I looked forward to receiving each month, even using those little stickers to mark pages. I am sad.

pillow mint said...

Oh my! This news saddens me on two fronts: 1) I actually liked the magazine and 2) they were *just* in my store photographing for April's "Destinations" segment!! Rita Konig herself was here with two photographers. Rita is a lovely person and I was thrilled to meet her! Sigh.
If anyone is curious, my shop is located in Charlottesville, VA.
Website: www.pillowmint.net

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm just wondering where all of the bloggers like yourself are going to be able to rip off content without crediting it when all the magazines fold?!


Let's see:
Blame economy.
Then blame bloggers.


Yeah, that solves it.

Robin said...

I won't post this as anon, because I really love Domino Magazine and am completely proud of it. I've known since I was a child that I wanted to be a designer and because of years of hard work and planning I got the chance to work at domino in the style department for two years after college.

Sometimes it sucked. Sometimes, it more than sucked. But that's why we call it WORK and not HAPPY FUN CUPCAKE WHEEEEE.

Has every word, idea, project anyone has ever put out been solid gold? Of course not. But we're all here, with the same passion, and Domino was a pioneer in a niche of home decor that will be nearly impossible to fill.

Even as an insider, of course, there were stories I felt were bland, but as is the case with ALL magazines.

As my friend are packing up their boxes and entering a really scary situation, I can't help but feel massive frustration with people who HATE domino because of its "starfucking" and unoriginal content. I was Sara Ruffin Costello's assistant and although I don't think I'll ever be as physically and mentally drained as I was working for a magazine, EVERY last person on that staff was oozing with talent and passion for the product they worked like dogs to put out every month.

The website will be gone in a week, and I will probably throw up in my mouth a lot a bit when I see bloggers passing judgment, on a magazine they should only be so lucky to be a part of, poaching the well planned website pictures and posting them with no credit as "inspiration."

I'm devastated to see Domino go. What magazine DOESN'T have ONE questionable issue? what magazine DOESN'T have celebrities on the cover? Please.

And if you take umbrage with anything I've said, please email me at DecoratedLifeBlog@gmail.com

I'd LOVE to hear what you have to say.

Robin

ita darling. said...

HAHahahahah. i just thought this up: decourning = decor + mourning

Michelle said...

Is it Ok if I cry, like CRY, and buy chocolates and sit on the couch and MORN this mo-fo? Freaking sucks balls! BALLS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I too am suspicious of the old "economy" excuse. I think the socials are just bored with being magazine editors. They were all gallery owners and fashion desigers 10 years ago.

Or maybe they are positioning their magazine to become the next Flair. Better to burn out than fade away...

Ms. Molly said...

OMG I can't believe it. Well, really I can with the fall of so many other magazines as of late. Still very sad news.

Anonymous said...

"I'm just wondering where all of the bloggers like yourself are going to be able to rip off content without crediting it when all the magazines fold?!"

This is a good question. Where will the photos come from? The home that you have decorated, flickr, friends?

I wonder this about news blogs also as the newspapers are folding.

No blame intended. Just a question.

I do enjoy this blog.

tired and true said...

Hello again, Ms. Decorno,
I just read now-unemployed Robin's post, and I do feel sorry that she and so many others @ Domino are out of work. It does not make Domino any less awful.
Simply because one works long hard hours with passionate, talented people does not guarantee success. Look at "Mama Mia!" with Meryl Streep. If this seems cold, know that I am a photographer and have photographed for magazines in the Conde Nast building, Hearst building and others.
Some shoots were brilliant and many not. Everyone involved is generally passionate and hardworking, that's how you get to work in NYC. Often what makes the difference is the person in charge, and in this case it is Ms. Needleman.
She seemed less like an editor and more like a BFF. This magazine celebrated nothing more than the dumbing-down of design, Cosmo Girl for homes.

Lauren said...

Round of applause for Robin.

jamie said...

So lame! Why don't they try going only online?

marlazz said...

I'm not surprised but am so sad. I have every issue of Domino, mostly enjoyed them all (except the green issue, and yeah the one with Joy Bryant on the cover) and often flipped through old issues for inspiration.

Hopefully Ms Caponigro and the rest of the talented crew find jobs elsewhere even in these sucky times.

At least I'll still have my 'domino book of decorating' but it just won't be the same.... I hope the last issue rocks!

Btw, I, for one, loved 'Mamma Mia'... and yeah, and they better not touch my Deco file.

Robin said...

Actually, my passion for this topic does not stem from being a current staff member who lost my job today, I quit 6 months ago to be a designer.

I've seen blogland grow, and grow, and grow, and I can't help but notice trends and inspiration and palates from many places in our world seems to be drenched in the domino vibe.

Domino didn't DUMB DOWN design. They made a rubric for design to make it possible for people who do not have $300,000 furniture budgets to bring beauty and style into their homes.

There's room for AD, and room for Elle Decor and room for Domino. Each bring something to the table and I'm really sad to be an interior designer with no more new domino mags on my shelf.

Anonymous said...

Hooray for Robin? why? Junior varsity cheerleader got her bloomers in a bunch? She left Domino in August. She did not lose her job. And I am "frustrated" at how sucky and cliquey that magazine became! It started out without no celebrities on the covers. Just a bunch of really cute and interesting and inspiring girls, women, and ladies on the covers. Julianne Moore? Please. A before and after? A makeover? What? It sucked.

perfect bound said...

Sorry to see it go. The website will be no more soon too, so snag all those photos before it's too late. Oh domino....

Anonymous said...

when an editor caves to the whims, demands and petulant tantrums of one of its to be featured story subjects(michael bruno,1stdibs)who refuses to be featured with other talent in same story, i have no love. NO INTEGRITY! only one of the many reasons i lost all interest in said magazine.

paul said...

It's about goddamned time!

What a shitrag from day 1.

I lost my Cottage Living in December and now it's time to spread the misery to all the naive, tasteless hipsters.

This is an opportunity for one of you people to pick up the slack and provide a better product for all of Domino's (misguided) fanbase.

Anonymous said...

800000 readers, just a lousy 4% less ad pages and they're blaming the economy? That sounds like a bad excuse if ever I heard one.
As with all mags some features were better than others but as a whole I'm really sad to see Domino disappear. And now I'm off to make sure all 'mydesignfile' pics are backupped on my computer...

drollgirl said...

well this blows. everything is in the shitter right now and i am so tired of it. SIGH.

Anonymous said...

what's this about?

http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/28/domino-dancing-with-conde-nast/

Christina said...

I loved Domino- some issues better than others. But I do believe them when they say it's the economy- Cottage Living, Country Living, O at Home all gone too. (And Budget Living before that-- ironically.) I wouldn't be surprised if Real Simple follows soon. It's just sad. Now I just get bills in my mailbox. :(

eeps. said...

robin, i know how you feel. a long time ago, i interned at shop, etc. at hearst and within a year after i left, the mag folded. while i didn't love the magazine, nearly everybody working there in a junior level sounded like they were blessed to be there everyday at the job.

my subscription to domino is coming to an end anyway, and i wasn't going to renew simply because i need to save some $$. but i had every intention of subscribing again once my finances were in check. reading it once a month was a nice way to feel like i could live in someone else's rose-colored life for a bit.

for those of you who just renewed, etc., usually publishers will send you a letter giving you a selection of magazines to move your subscription to, or refund the cost of your subscription. it usually comes 4-6 weeks after the announcement, i think.

Michele said...

Well, that is really interesting. Like we don't have enough depressing news. I ended up with a Domino subscription after they closed House and Garden and they bumped the subscription over to them. That gutted me - losing Dominique Browning was just too sad. And they did that before this economic crisis. There are just too many shelter magazines and the bottom line is ridiculous. And be warned - the website will go very quickly. I think I am done with Conde Nast - I have spent an absolute fortune with them over my lifetime and they obviously don't value loyal readers. I will go to the library.

Anonymous said...

Please God do not let House Beautiful and Elle Decor be next.

Anonymous said...

NOOOOO. i just bought some old issues at a thrift store today. Domino always cheered me up.

Rachel said...

Hmmm.... all very interesting comments.

I was one of the people who was really sad to see Cottage Living go.
I'm not as sad to see Domino go, though. Yes, I think when they started out they definitely shot for and filled a niche in interior design. But, what turned me off of their magazine (much like it did their sister mag Lucky) was that what was supposed to be "affordable" and down-to-earth design started to become really expensive for what it was, in my opinion. Plus, it was often really trendy, or something I would have gotten tired of soon.
But - that's my personal feeling of the mag, and I know that many others liked it.

It is a sad day to lose another option and outlet for ideas - whether we agree with or like what they put out or not.

By the way - I totally think Jules is on to something.

kristin said...

I'm bummed. I love Domino. It's the only mag that gets me riled up if I think the issue is bad! I hope the last issue is good.

mudrick said...

I'm sad to see it go. I didn't love everything about it but I loved it enough to pay the paltry subscription price. I do love that new magazine smell and cracking the spine open. Except for House Beautiful and Elle Decor there's not much left out there.

I too wonder about where some bloggers will get their content. I think the interior designers who are creating blogs featuring their own work and others who create original content will rise to the top in the design blogosphere. I'm getting tired of seeing the same magazine photos and press release content appear all over blog land.

I did love the original Domino premise of seeing how real people with great style live at all pricepoints. The blog world can fill that role and I think we're seeing the cream rise to the top through blogs like Eddie Ross's.

Are other country's magazine industries suffering? Canadian House and Home is launching a new title in French. Living, Etc. and other overseas pubs seem okay.

Anonymous 12:57, Scrappy Girl confirmed Domino's demise in the comments on her Domino blog. That article you reference was confusing.

magnaverde said...

I must be the only person around who's never bought an issue of Domino. I looked at it a few times on the newsstand, but I didn't see anything worth spending my hard-earned dollars on & I put it back on the shelf. I didn't object to the scorned 'celebrity' features, but then, I probably wouldn't have recognized those people anyway, because when you don't have a TV & seldom go to movies, celebrities tend to look just like everybody else.

No, my objection was to the rooms themselves, which seemed to me pretty unremarkable, trendy though they might have been, although I don't really remember any of them. Then again, maybe that's just because I'd already seen those rooms--that style, anyway--plastered all over the blogs for a few weeks before the issue ever hit the stands. And sure, without magazines as their free source material, many blogs wouldn't exist--a Jewish pal says blogs are to magazines as the Talmud is to Torah--but, at best, blogs are merely a complement, a commentary on magazines, not a replacement for them, not even the magazines I don't like.

But whether I, personally, happen to like a particular shelter maagazine or not is irrelevant. What matters is the sickening implosion of the entire category--and worse, the industry--that spurred my interest in the way things looked, clear back when I was still in junior hich school. The loss of any title (as well as the loss of the all the people & voices & talents who, every month, put all those titles together) is a loss for all of us. Who--or, given the curent conditions, what--can absorb all that suddenly-homeless talent?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I have my back issues.

Amanda said...

I'm absolutely stunned. And heartbroken. And mad at the state of the economy for allowing this to happen! F'ing Conde Nast doing something like this to a publication with such a loyal and dedicated subscriber base.

ARRGH! What am I supposed to do now?

Robin said...

Let's picket.

Anonymous said...

great idea robin. you make your picket sign in imperial trellis and i'll do one in a jeweled tone velvet...but i'll have to wait for julianne moore to bring back my glue gun.

Anonymous said...

Robin wrote, "I've seen blogland grow, and grow, and grow, and I can't help but notice trends and inspiration and palates from many places in our world seems to be drenched in the domino vibe."

You mean drinking the kool-aid? I'm glad you got some valuable and meaningful experience at Domino. However, this is a great thing. Now, maybe, things can start to look like anything else, and in 5 years, all that Domino pumped into the drinking water will look dated and hackneyed, just like it does to the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

We will inevidibly be reduced to international editions of the mags. I too am wondering what the fuck is wrong with the US publications? Why is it that we can't seem to come up with another way to keep a publication on the newstands? Can someone enlighten me as to why this is happening in the US and not, say in Europe? I mean, everyones economy is in the toilet. What the hell are the powers that be doin'? Are they in bed with some fat bankers? WTF!

Anonymous said...

can somebody with a lot of time on their hands go through and save all the pictures in their databases on to flickr or something? I love to look at the pretty pretty pictures. now what?!

Little Lantern said...

Very sad indeed. If they ever stop publishing Elle Decor though, I will be inconsolable. Thank God, they're not owned by Conde Nasty.

Anonymous said...

I have never bought a copy of Domino either.

Lindsay said...

I have to say I'm completely confused by the love people had for Domino Magazine. It always seemed lacklustre to me, a little amateurish and cutesy rather than bold or creative. If you put it beside, say, Vogue Living Australia, and it ends up looking pretty pedestrian. The economic crisis is really bad for publishing in some ways, but in others it may be cutting out the dead wood. I'm not sorry to see it go. Particularly not after "Chinaman"Gate last month, which I only learned about thanks to Decorno.

Anonymous said...

"And if you take umbrage with anything I've said, please email me at DecoratedLifeBlog@gmail.com"

Classy marketing! Like handing out business cards at a funeral.

amandromeda said...

Sigh. :(

IzzyLu said...

This cannot be true! Please say it is not true. I am the person that has two copies of each issue. I don't love every page or article, but I learn something each time. Can we send some of the stimulus package their way?

Sacheverelle said...

But they just put out a book isn't that bringing in any revenue?
Damn, how many shelter magazines are left now like 4?
Holy shit that SUCKS!

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Anonymous said...

They should rename it "Obamino" - it would be a huge hit.

pve design said...

Just too narrow a focus, I think that was part of the demise. Economy, schmonomy.

Maria said...

Sadly, I could see this one coming with Domino.

Material Lust said...

I'm with the others that think that this isn't 100% because of the economy. I mean, c'mon: a subscription is 12 bucks and I'd venture to say that most of us would get rid of a lot of things before we started canceling our magazine subscriptions. I think the issue is that they lost their focus awhile ago and they tried getting it back recently, but their efforts were probably too little, too late.

Anyway, I'm interested to hear people's recommendations for other shelter mags. I feel out of the loop.

Anonymous said...

Hi Material Lust,
The best shelter magazines are, sadly, the expensive imports. Vogue Living Australia is a prime example, and costs what a year's subscription to any US publication would. If you like modern, LivingEtc., from London, is great.
As for US, Elle Decor is, in my opinion, the best. The editor, Margaret Russell runs a tight ship. There is variety, novelty, and every home has a distinct point of view. And the photography is second to none.
House Beautiful gets better and better.
Some people find Veranda nice, but I am not in that camp.
If you like modern, Met Home may be for you, although each issue is wildly hit-or-miss. Sometimes boringly spare, other times tacky beyond belief.
And many people are are stuck on Dwell. They have lots of ad pages so clearly someone loves them. They are more cerebral - less pretty pictures, lots of words.. And more architecture-driven than decor-driven.
Happy Sheltering!

Anonymous said...

Funny comment about this over at Gawker:

"Domino was born during the housing boom when all the bright young things were buying apartments they'd need to decorate. So the bubble burst the economy tanked and the members of Domino's core demographic are all out of work and can't afford pashmina throws and pet portraits."

Great Dame said...

I had a feeling this was coming when Scrappy Girl Catherine Halley suddenly announced she was moving - in the middle of renovating her kitchen! Like a lot of you, I wasn't always a fan of the content, but I'm still bummed that Domino is gone.

Creme de la Mode said...

ONNONONONNONNOOOOOOO!

This is so upsetting. I would so much rather let Real Simple or one of the other ones go. Boo.

domino collector said...

Bravo to everything Robin wrote.
It's hilarious to read the comments here from people who are clearly have no idea of all the work that goes into producing the glossies they love to deride. ALL magazines purchased by women have been trending toward celebs for years. That's because CELEBS SELL COVERS. I'd bet that domino's editor was forced to feature more celebs and 1st dibs by higher ups.

But more important. Once the decorating magazines are gone, what WILL design bloggers have to write about? Few know how to do any original reporting or photography.

Anonymous said...

This discussion is making me crazy, with everyone so concerned that there will be no more shelter magazines.
Dwell has about eight zillion advertising pages each month. Elle Decor has plenty, too.
Domino lost out, because it had NO POINT OF VIEW. How is an advertiser going to put $$$ into a magazine that one month is giving stupid etiquette advice, the next month makeup tips, then badly done fashion, strawberry pie recipes, "green" crap, Julianne Moore celeb suck-ups. Who the hell is the target audience???
A bad economy just helps the cream rise to the top faster. And if a few design blogs go away that's cool too.
Decorno is only beginning to make it's mark. These type of blogs may soon be the "magazines"...Creative people will innovate and find a way to collaborate. Don't be surprised if a year from now are seeing original photography from this genius blog.

Maison Luxe said...

NO WAY. no way. i cannot believe it.

if elle decor goes, i'm not sure i can maintain the will to live.

wow. WOW.

Stacy said...

I'd be very interested to know what Decorno's readers like in a shelter mag...not trying to jack a thread but I'm genuinely curious what "the perfect decor mag" would be like...Decorno, perhaps you have some suggestions?

Anonymous said...

Do you think online will be the new magazine? I can't figure this out.

Anonymous said...

This is the saddest news I've heard in a long time. I think we should all do a campaign to SAVE DOMINO! and send a domino chip to Charles Townsend at Conde Nast!

~M said...

Sh*t. Now I'll get some lame Ladies Home Journal to replace the rest of my subscription.

Christine in DC said...

I decided not to renew my subscription last month...I just wasn't excited by it anymore. Worse, it annoyed me. And, a lot of bloggers didn't help--I felt like I'd seen most of the magazine before it even came in the mail. (Not hating on bloggers...just saying.) Actually, the fact so many bloggers picked up on Domino each month kind of showed the dearth of material out there...hmmm....

Oh, and they will give you another subscription (my House and Garden moved over to Domino), but I think they gave me the option of a refund too.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't conde nast try something different?

Ok, we get it, nobody is spending advertising dollars. Why not try a scaled back version, that's just published on the web. I'd pay for an on-line "e-subscription". Right?

I mean, come on...you blogger's find time in your day to create inspirational posts outside of your busy lives. Surely putting a couple of those writers, stylists, editors and photographers back to work can create an "e-mag". How about conde nast?

e. love said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.
Are you kidding?? This sucks something awful.

It was such a good day when my Domino came. It made my day. My bf even knew it. He would text me when it came in theh mail.

Life Sucks.

e. love said...

P.S. It was SUCH a good idea to clean up my computer and save all my extra room pics on Domino's My Deco File.
Fuck.

JEnny said...

So why fob you off with those emails in response to your constructive comments, if they were going to fold anyway. Oh, of course, BECAUSE they were going to fold.

It's sad people are out of work. I think companies that have been reaping profits in the good times have a social and moral responsibility to have some courage in the harder times and KEEP PEOPLE IN WORK. Who knew these big salaried folk were souch cowards? They make me VERY cross.

Sorry for shouting but I'm CROSS!

Betsy said...

I am starting a blog to try to prevent this tragedy...everyone please join me to help save Domino!

s. said...

I'm betting that WS Home and Restoration Hardware will follow soon.

Lisa said...

Good riddance to a waste of paper. Maybe the "unemployed" débutantes that worked on it can devote their time to writing about keeping house and home together on a low/zero-income budget.

abletree said...

Souper-duper sad about this, I just subscribed and have LOVED my first 3 issues. Sigh. Maybe it will come back one day?

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