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28 January 2009

Domino to Close?

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Look here (though I can't read the full article Decorno links to as I'm not a subscriber to WWD).

I can't say I'm surprised.  It's been really dreadful recently and the articles have only been good for 'Go Fug Your Room' posts. I'll miss the website though.

I do wish the editors of shelter magazines stateside (which are all closing rapidly) would take a look at their British counterparts, such as Living etc, Elle Deco and even Ideal Home. All fabulous, and none, as far as I know, in danger of closing.

Living etc. there's a huge gap in the US market now.  Come and launch here!

 

UPDATE: Here's the full text of the WWD article, again courtesy of Decorno.

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.

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Now c'mon, Paola! What gap? Why would we need a wonderfully stylish British mag to come over here when we have such periodical delights as "Cat Fancy" or "Rachel Ray"?

Living, Etc.... if you do happen to be reading this post ...PLEASE HURRY! America needs your help!

Damn! I'm so sad. At least they should try to go online?

I last bought a copy of Domino back in the spring of 08 when I was in Canada, and vowed not to waste my money again. I was soooo disappointed by it that I'm not surprised it is folding.

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