Sunday, March 8, 2009

Holding On to a Favorite

I am not sure how many of you all are readers of Domino, but by now the sad news has reached most--Domino's most recent issue was their last :(

I have always loved Domino because I believe it took the Lucky magazine concept and applied it in the best possible way to the home decorating arena. Shopping guides, great ideas, and complete room makeovers in all sorts of home styles. Each month I would devour a new issue and I worked to save every issue so now at least I have a library to refer to when I eventually have a real house of my own!

With Domino gone, I wanted to hold on to all the great work they did by getting their book, Domino: The Book of Decorating. Its a great guide, room by room, of all sorts of decorating ideas, both big and small.

In light of my recent book post, this is what I have been "reading"--flipping through and getting inspiration for updates to the apartment. I love the book! I hope to keep it with my magazine library, which also holds JCrew catalogs and thebestmagazinethatnevermadeit, BluePrint--an AMAZING real-life design mag that combined clothes, products, decorating, and crafts from Martha Stewart--sadly, it only lasted a year or so.

What is your favorite magazine? Did you ready Domino or BluePrint? Anyone else have this book?


  1. I loved both BluePrint and Domino. I always looked forward to the new BluePrint and even had several copies at one point to keep in one in multiple rooms in my house. It's so sad that they've both gone the way of magazine heaven. :( I'd have to say my favorite magazine now is the J.Crew catalog. LOL!

    However, that being said, I am quite the magazine whore - so I love perusing through InStyle, Lucky (which has somewhat taken over the Domino obsession), Marie Claire, People StyleWatch and the occasional Washington Life (the local DC social magazine) and Esquire magazine.

    I'd have to pick up that book! Thanks for sharing!

  2. oh man, I read BOTH! I think I have every issue BluePrint came out with, and I had just received a gifted Domino subscription when the sad news came (I only received two magazines!). Both were infinite resources for inspiration, and I'm so sad all the good mags are going the way of the dodo bird!

  3. I read both. But my favorite magazine is Real Simple.

  4. I love(d) Domino. I started the book and love the tips so far. I'm going to miss the magazine. :(


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