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No More Domino

*sniff, sob*

Domino and Blueprint Magazines

I suppose it’s fitting that I have every single issue, right beside every issue of Blueprint. All heavily bookmarked of course.

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  • kim@dti
    January 28, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I’m totally heartbroken.

  • dv
    January 28, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    =( i just died a little inside

  • Joy
    January 28, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    :( I’m gonna go cry now…just as I did with Blueprint…around this time last year! :(

  • Rosemary
    January 28, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Ah! Me too! When Blueprint closed, my only consolation was “At least I still have Domino.”


    Thank god I saved all those issues!

  • casey
    January 28, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    WHAT!!!!!!!! I hadn’t heard that! I had Blueprint too, and was sad to see it go, now Domino?! that sucks.

  • Brooke
    January 28, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Please, say it isn’t so-I hadn’t heard! I am so disappointed!!!! That was my favorite magazine-at least I saved all my issues.

  • .amanda.
    January 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    ugh, its so depressing, is it not!?

    and I was beginning to feel guilty keeping my 50+ issues..

    le sigh..

  • M
    January 28, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I will pay you a small fortune for your Domino collection! I’ve only started collecting recently and eBay has proven to be a terrible source for Domino past issues.

  • Making it Lovely
    January 28, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I can’t sell them — I love them too much!

  • i suwannee
    January 28, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    M, i have two of most issues. email me, we can talk.

  • Taylor
    January 28, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I saw this coming as Domino was sending out lots of surveys, I suppose to gage where the magazine should go next, and that was my first clue. What will happen? They will probably extend our issues to another magazine.
    Sad to see it go, as well. I’ve been with them since day one but I have not kept the issues. I pass them along to my mom to read and share with her friends.
    Lucky is still doing strong *knock on wood* but Cargo came and went and now Domino, which lasted longer than I thought and I’m glad for that. Who knows about Cookie as I am childless.

  • Alta Marie
    January 28, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Totally devastated. Do you think that they’ll maintain their online presence?

  • Sue @ My Party of 6
    January 28, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Domino and Cottage Living in the same month? So.very.very.sad. Do you know if Country Living is also folding? I thought I read they are, but they just sent me an invoice. :-(

  • Making it Lovely
    January 28, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I haven’t heard anything about Country Living. I have heard that the Domino website will be gone too though, and possibly quite soon.

  • katelynjane
    January 28, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Everyone is mentioning this! We’re all heartbroken!!

  • .amanda.
    January 28, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    their website is great! I am always going there for inspiration!

    ugh, ugh, ugh!

  • Megan E.
    January 28, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Oh gosh, I am insanely jealous of your amazing collection. Now I’m really kicking myself for everytime I passed their issues on news stands without buying.

  • josh (in wonderland)
    January 28, 2009 at 4:34 pm


    i just ordered a subscription recently, and haven’t even begun to get them yet. i wonder what will become of my order.

    i’m really not worried about the $10—but rather about losing a good magazine.

  • Dionne C
    January 28, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    This is so sad!

  • kelly
    January 28, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    UGH. I have every issue and my blueprints too. I’m so sad to see it go. Now I only get one magazine delivered. Poo!!

  • ~amy~
    January 28, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    This is sooo sad, love that mag…seems to be the unfortunate trend with print these days…

  • JuliaL
    January 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    What! The Domino Site gone too?! The magazine was bad enough, but this is just… I don’t even have the words! What about my deco file?! This can’t be happening…

  • morgan
    January 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME! This is the worst week ever! My mom just bought a subscription! I lost my cat on Sunday and now this…grrr!

  • Kerry
    January 28, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    It’s depressing to think that a small (and cheap!) little pleasure is being taken away. *sigh* Anyone have any ideas for a similar magazine out there?

  • Danielle Melnyczenko
    January 28, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    damn the recession. damn it all to hell. I collect Real Living Magazines. I’ve got about 4 years worth. I liked blueprint but they didn’t sell it on the shelves here, I had to make do with online.

  • Christine
    January 28, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Your shelf looks so familiar.. I’ve got my Blueprints and Dominos all lined up with many folded corners and paper scraps poking out.

    Sad day.

  • Alexandra Gibson
    January 28, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    It really is too bad. When House and Garden folded, they replaced that subscription with Domino. Now what will they replace our Domino subscription with?!

  • Stacy
    January 28, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Two great magazines – so sad to see them go. I am not a huge magazine person to begin with – but these two were exceptions. Thank goodness for blogs like yours to keep my creative juices flowing!

  • Blondie
    January 28, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I can’t believe it! I just picked up my February issue yesterday! First Blueprint, then Mary Engelbreit Home Companion and now Domino!

    I’m devastated!

    PS I’m a longtime lurker, first time commenting, Love Love Love your blog!

  • Nicholle
    January 28, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    That IS a disappointment. However, I will use this as weight in the argument (with my wife) to keep my back issues of Interior Living, Dwell, and Architectural Digest. She thinks I’m insane to keep stacks of old magazines (and she’s an architect!).

  • Kandice
    January 28, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I can’t believe this! First Blueprint now this??!! I can’t take much more of this! What’s next on the chopping block? Bust? VenusZine? I guess I should be content with cosmo and Veranda!!! Seriously Nicole, you should start your own magazine and bring some light at the end of this tunnel.

  • Kerry
    January 28, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    This really is a bummer — Blueprint . . . ah, what memories!

  • beth
    January 28, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Wahhhhhhhhhh! And as a magazine publisher, this news hurts me for two reasons. Phfffffffffft.

  • Jennae @ Green Your Decor
    January 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I know! I LOVED Domino! Blueprint too. This is a sad day for the magazine business :(

  • D
    January 28, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    What sad a horrible news. I did not know this.

  • Katrina Doe Parker
    January 28, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    This is insanity! I was so thrilled when those two mags came on the scene because the US was due for some really great interior/style design mags. I had a subscription to BOTH & now all I have are Elle Decoration & Living, Etc. but they’re both out of the UK so I have to buy them in the store. (Don’t even get me started on Elle Decor, which, in my opinion, is quite sub-par compared to the rest.) We have a subscription to Dwell but, although it’s great in it’s own right, it’s no Domino or Blueprint.

    I am truly devastated.

  • fabiola
    January 28, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I’m going to begin mourning right this minute!! Incredibly heartbreaking…

    My boyfriend never understands why it is that I must keep every Domino issue I currently own (about 25), but now I am so happy that I have them. I thought the latest issue was lacking a bit and now I understand why.

    Very sad day!

  • Natalie M.
    January 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    NO! I hadn’t heard, and now I’m heartbroken.

  • Sadie A
    January 28, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Whyyyyyy God? Whhhhyyyyyy?

  • Deidre
    January 28, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Couldn’t they at least ween us off by continuing to post the website? And, what’s going to happen to My Deco file?! Sooo distressing.

  • Fiona
    January 28, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    That makes me so mad. I loved Blueprint, too. Domino was either fabulous (the J.Crew creative director issue, for example) or so-so, but even the so-so was better than most other magazines. I also really liked Cottage Living. So sad!

  • Amanda Elizabeth
    January 28, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    oh man! your shelf looks very similar to mine, I think I need a support group for my “no longer published” magazine collection :( Cottage Living just sent me a letter saying that what was left of my subscription is now Country Living, any ideas what subscribers will get instead? When Jane went under I got glamour, talk about awkward!!! :(

  • heather fuentes
    January 28, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    i am SO sad! i am furiously downloading stuff from the site now!

  • Alison
    January 28, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Hi there … just found your blog, and I just wanted to say I think it’s really great … oh and I totally loved Blueprint and Domino, too — I was crushed when I heard the news. If Lucky folds, I think I might have a stroke. Anyway, looking forward to reading!

  • CH
    January 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I heard rumors about this, and went ahead and paid for my three year subscription anyway!!! Now what am I supposed to do? man….

  • Jennifer
    January 29, 2009 at 12:32 am

    I’m thouroughly heart broken over this. We just got our new house. Where am I going to look for inspirations?

  • Jenny
    January 29, 2009 at 1:01 am

    UGH! First, Cottage Living, my all-time favorite, then Home Companion, plus Blueprint, and back in the day, Martha Stewart Kids (which I luckily have every issue of)…Where will it end?! And I am an obsessed, extremely avid reader of such magazines; they are on many a shelf and in plenty of baskets throughout our house, and I refer to them time and time again. What a bummer.

  • Kristin
    January 29, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I should have seen this coming! My subscriptions are dying off faster than the dinosaurs!

  • donna
    January 29, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Hopefully something will come along to fill the void and maybe it will be as cool as Domino was when it first started. It lost its way a bit imo. Still, I will be disappointed not to see it in my mailbox. We just lost a pretty fantastic Canadian mag (Wish magazine) too. All we have left are Canadian House & Home, Style at Home and Canadian Home and Country magazine. Check them out.

  • Ali
    January 29, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Seriously, this is such a bummer.

  • Brooke
    January 29, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Wha?!? Oh no! That’s my only subscription! This is just a scary replay of when Blueprint went away. Bummer!

  • tammy
    January 29, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I’m sorry, I think this may be my fault… I just FINALLY got a subscription to Domino instead of just buying it at Borders. Last year it was Blueprint, and the year before that, Martha Stewart Kids.

    I am a magazine albatross.

  • CHIC Sensibility
    January 29, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Wow I thought I was bad. You gotta love Domino. Put it this way. My cat’s name is Domino. No kiddng. We’re obsessed (in a good way)he he.

  • Claire
    January 29, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I mourn with you…sad! But congrats on having the entire collection!

  • bungalowbliss
    January 29, 2009 at 11:05 am

    This is tragic, for sure.

  • marcy wacker
    January 29, 2009 at 11:50 am

    uggh. this has been all over the blogosphere the past couple of days and while i am so sad, i’m not surprised. along with the rest of you i was devastated by the demise of blueprint and cottage living (plus h&g and country home…etc.) what’s next?

  • coral
    January 29, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I’ve had every single issue of both domino and blueprint but I cut them up after tiring of having stacks and stacks of mags taking residence in my house. I’m going to miss all the color and digging through past issues whenever I’m looking for inspiration on certain projects. I can’t imagine finding another magazine I will love as much as those two.

  • CariAnn
    January 29, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    What are we going to do?!!!! It’s nice to have a network that feels the same way I do. No one really understands how sad this is but bloggers like all of you.

  • Julie
    January 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    No I just suscribed and was anxiously awaiting my first issue!

    So sad!

  • Mandy
    January 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I just subscribed to as a xmas present to myself – I am still awaiting my first issue! I am sad :(

  • Belinda
    January 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Total devastation! More so because it hits home when you work for a similar title – hopefully Real Living is safe as, er, houses but you’re all welcome to buy a suscription to up our numbers just in case! ha!

  • Paula
    January 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I cried when I read this. I was an avid subscriber and collector of the decorating magazines – my hubby never understood. We lost our home to Hurricane Ike, and of course, there went my collection. We were living in the youth room at our church until we found this one bedroom apartment (which now seems enormous). I promised him no home magazines until we got “home”, though I have been hitting the websites and bookmarking ideas. Guess I better get him out of the house and start printing what I can. I am thrilled to have found your website!

  • lauren
    January 29, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    where did you get your information from? as a die-hard domino (and blueprint!) fan, i’m really hoping you’re wrong . . .

    i love your style, by the way!

  • amychristina
    January 29, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    what?! why am i only hearing of this now…? boo. i’ve been so happy w/my subscription!

  • fabiola
    January 29, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    For those of us with subscriptions, I believe if you cancel in the next few weeks, you should be getting your last issue AND also a check with $$ for any remaining part of your subscription. That’s what I’m going to do. Just extended thru 2011!! Had a few free subscriptions from the Domino “Book of Decorating” that came with it.

    There goes my Deco! By the way, I also bookmark via “Kaboodle”, (love it!) and ShopStyle.

  • Asia
    January 29, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Does anyone know where I can get back issues of Domino? I’ve only started collecting them!

  • Lynn
    January 29, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    I’m totally bummed. I just threw a bunch out…thinking there will be more to replace them. Yikes, what publication will everyone now read? I’m at a loss to find another good one.

  • Christina
    January 29, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Totally sad. When Cottage Living folded they sent me a letter telling me I’ll get Sunset as a replacement. Haven’t received my first copy yet, though. I have heard rumors that Lucky will replace Domino; I stopped my subscription to Lucky about 2 years ago because I thought all the models and the fashion felt the same every month.

    Domino is the best! This breaks my heart. I have all the issues staring with Spring/Summer 2005, and I go back to them all the time. Where there issues before that one?

  • Christina
    January 29, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Oops, I meant WERE there issues before that one…see, I’m so upset, I can’t spell anymore!

  • Kelly
    January 30, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Nicole, you should write a blog post dedicated to magazines: how you store them in your own home, what you love to read and collect now, and what you used to read/collect in younger days. Your photography is always inspiring. Then us blog readers and lurkers (me!) can discuss via comments what we’re reading now, and going to read given all the closings. I need some new ideas, getting pretty tired of the same old same old.

  • Karen in Maryland
    January 30, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Drat! I think Country Home is also gone.

  • kacia
    January 30, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Hi Nicole!

    I’m a frequent peruser of your blog – it’s great! I admire your taste, your perserverance (redoing a home is TEDIOUS, albeit fun), and your business savvy!

    I live in DC and actually came across a little feature on your Periodic Table of Sentiments cards in the Washington Express today. I’m not sure if you knew of this and I wanted to let you know! I can scan it and send it to you – I looked for an email address but couldn’t find one. They’re looking very cute and witty!

  • academichic
    January 30, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I love your design ideas. I too live in a bungalow (1927) and have been pouring quite a bit of time, money, and love into fixing it up. Your site has provided much inspiration. I just tagged you on my site

  • salley
    January 30, 2009 at 10:39 am

    i feel the same, and will now look more and more to blogs for my inspiration.
    first heartbreak, for me, was the closing of budget living. then blueprint. then cottage living. now this!
    i have to question what it is about the demographic buying these magazines that makes them fold- are we generally lower wealth and its harder to attract advertisers? i know the industry is having a hard time generally but it seems like every, litterally every, magazine i like ends up folding. (it probably didnt help that i read budget living for free at the library…)

  • lauren
    January 30, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    ugh. sigh. bummed.

  • Courtey
    January 31, 2009 at 12:33 am

    I feel sick! i LOVe this magazine! I have never thrown away an issue and I really like throwing things out too!

  • Melanie
    January 31, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I can’t believe this! Domino’s website is actually how I indirectly found your blog … I don’t remember how, but through looking through their links, and those links’ links … I discovered you and your blog! What a bummer…

    I’ve been reading your blog for about a year and a half and I think this is the first time I’ve commented. I absolutely love everything that you do. Your house is amazing and really inspires me … for when I eventually will have a house of my own someday. Just wanted to let you know that I think you’re pretty awesome!

  • Misti of Studio M Designs
    February 1, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    So sad about Domino, mine too are heavily bookmarked. Country Home will go after March, I believe, and Mary Engelbreit too, I can’t keep up with them all!

    I have to say… I have read many blogs, but yours is by far the coolest looking blog I have seen. What an awesome job on the design. My favorite is the “so so” photo layout, very sharp!

    Have a great week!

  • Betsy
    February 4, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I started a blog to save Domino! Please join me in my personal crusade to convince Conde Naste to save Domino!! Tell everyone you know – we have to stop this!!

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  • angie
    February 15, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    I’m confused. I just subscribed to Domino