Sunday, February 15, 2009
Requiem for Domino
Playroom for boys. Love the IKEA sofa!
A corner of the dining room - great displays.
Another - High/Low - Target window panels, old silver.
Living Room - with hand-stenciled walls - collection of glass.
My 30 and 40-something friends couldn't believe it! (And, neither could I since I live vicariously through them.) Domino magazine is on its deathbed. How could this be? It is without a doubt THE most cherished magazine among my hip, urban, educated, tasty friends. Even I got bitten by the Domino bug when I realized there is a place for both acrylic and sheepskin in each and every room!
But, alas, the economy has taken yet another life - it is merciless. No matter how many magazines this demographic buys at the newstand, it can't support a company going into $300,000,000 of debt over three years. (Did I get the number of zeros right? That is a slightly inside scoop.) In the magazine world, you have to be a whore to the advertisers, not your fans.
So, I'm feeling like picking up a little of the slack and will show you some really great rooms I've seen recently - a tribute to Domino's spirit of young, fresh, affordable, creative spaces. I'll see how long I can keep this up!
Here's a wonderful example of the creative spirit on a budget - from the home of Paul and Anne Cramer of Minneapolis. Anne is the genius behind this look, down to the hand-stenciled walls in the living room and fuzzy IKEA sofa in the playroom that looks like some Italian thing I saw at Moss in NY a few months ago (for $15,000!) Anne has a great eye! We sing the Domino dirge for Anne this week.