Augh! The Domino magazine website is gone. Architectural Digest is popping up now. I’m sorry, publisher, but it’s totally not the same. Domino: fresh, fun, home fashion you can actually implement. Not to mention, afford. Architectural Digest: stuffy, boring, overly decorated. Hyper-expensive.
Domino died January 30, 2009, but it still lives on Facebook, where it has 9218 friends. A farewell message was posted, and no one has taken down the page. It’s like watching an episode of Law & Order with Lenny, now that Jerry Orbach’s dead. Readers mourn. And fans try to resurrect the magic on Flickr.
I went searching for Domino, not because I was clueless (hey, I got my three copies of Architectural Digest last year, and declined to subscribe despite their fervent entreaties), but because it occurred to me that there was a book related to the magazine. I remember seeing it, but not recently. Might it still be available?
Yes! Amazon has it in stock, Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room by Room Guide to Creating a Home that Makes You Happy. Only $21.12, it’s 272 pages and almost 3 lbs. of book – such a bargain! Plus, it’s a great title. Who wouldn’t want a home that makes you happy?
One click ordering and it’s back to the halcyon days of Domino.