Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Domino Book Giveaway!


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domino, the book of decorating

By now we all know that Domino magazine and website are long gone, but by no means are they forgotten, no, no! Luckily for all of us crazed Domino fans, the folks at Simon & Schuster are helping to preserve the memory of such a great resource by providing DP with two Domino books to give away.

To enter: Comment on this posting with a EULOGY commemorating Domino mag. Eulogies will be accepted up until midnight PST on Thursday, May 14th and the two winners will be chosen at random and announced on Friday the 15th. Have fun and get creative.

About Ali:
I enjoy wood paneled station wagons, German food and senior citizens (I am 80 years old at heart). Nearly every weekend I am taking photos at other people's weddings and I have a blog of my own (but I don't update it often enough). I love to paint, sew and knit. Check out my DP Staff profile on Hatch.

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I enjoy wood paneled station wagons, German food and senior citizens (I am 80 years old at heart). Nearly every weekend I am taking photos at other people's weddings and I have a blog of my own (but I don't update it often enough). I love to paint, sew and knit. Check out my DP Staff profile on Hatch.


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  1. Holly Marie Gibbs says:

    May 7th, 2009 at 10:32 am (#)

    R.I.P. Domino

    Our beloved friend and trusted companion, Domino was lost in early 2009, despite earnest efforts to keep her alive. Domino was the light in our lives — a little spark in the mailbox that, once a month, delivered not only a smile but an escape from the world of pricey, outlandish furniture that would never make its way to our humble abodes. She showed us the best shopping spots in cities around the world, took us inside the fabulous homes of her friends and showed us all how to do it all ourselves. Her kindness, support, comfort, advice and know-how was never boastful and always welcomed — into both our homes and our hearts.

    Let’s not remember the way she died, but rather the way she’d lived — with a joyful effervescence that inspired all who spoke her name.

  2. Tiffany says:

    May 7th, 2009 at 10:36 am (#)

    Ode to Domino
    You’ve left me so low
    No more of your pillows and drapes
    but this book-
    Off the hook!
    It will help me not miss you so.

  3. Lauren says:

    May 7th, 2009 at 10:36 am (#)

    O Domino, You were always there for me with punches of color, inspiring interiors and affordable art. I miss you so.

  4. Michelle Rose-Larochelle says:

    May 7th, 2009 at 10:39 am (#)

    Domino Magazine had an amazing run on this place we call earth. It filled our lives with color and inspiration. And although there will not be any new additions, we will always have the back issues to pull off out and look at from time to time. The death of Domino magazine is not so much a death as it leaves behind many wonderful issues to be looked over again and again.


  5. stephanie says:

    May 7th, 2009 at 10:54 am (#)

    i did not know you long but i felt like you knew me well, oh domino. you will be greatly missed!

  6. jo says:

    May 7th, 2009 at 11:11 am (#)

    a heartfelt ode to domino:
    oh, domino. from the very first time i saw the cover of your premiere issue, i knew you would change my life forever. before i knew you i didn’t know my danish modern from my hollywood regency. an entire room of furniture bought from the same store seemed just fine. i had no sense of how lovely and fun and eclectic good design could really be.
    so thank you. though you are gone in the sense that you will no longer be physically present in my mailbox every month, you are not forgotten in the sense that your pages still fill my inspiration binders and your back issues are still honored in their space on my bookshelf. goodbye dear friend! (she sniffles)

  7. Meredith says:

    May 7th, 2009 at 11:13 am (#)

    Eulogy for Domino

    Our beloved Domino,
    No doubt we will miss you so.
    Nods to Ikea, Target and such,
    Good decorating didn’t have to cost us so much.

    Every month your sweet mag would arrive in my box
    And I wished I could own all the furniture
    And the frocks
    That your young hipsters wore on the cover, and inside,
    Except for that crazy taxodermy feature (who wants something that just died). Ew.

    You were among the first to do chandeliers,
    And owls, and antlers, and woodland animals and deer.
    We will long for you Domino; when Glamour arrives instead,
    We will mourn your loss as the new teen mag gathers dust by our bed.

  8. Maggie says:

    May 7th, 2009 at 11:27 am (#)

    Oh Domino
    How I harken for your siren song still
    Thou has removed the fog from before mine eyes
    And then bitterly allowed the fog to return
    Without your sweet sweet sentiments I am ever more to suffer the delusion of my own decor.
    I prevail upon Domino, the brand of sugar, to attempt in sating my search for your good.

  9. T says:

    May 7th, 2009 at 3:41 pm (#)

    I picked up my ex-boss’ pilot issue in and till today I was so happy that I did. It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship between me and Domino. I was a newcomer to decor and design and Domino helped me greatly. I was blown away by the inspiration I was gaining. Everything from mod/contemporary to chic and cool, I was happy with every issue. Domino helped my decision to get a degree in interior architectural design.

    You will be missed, Domino but we will all remember what you meant to us.

    So long and farewell.

    There will be no better than you.

  10. Sheri says:

    May 7th, 2009 at 4:41 pm (#)

    Dear friend, Domino, you shall be terribly missed by all. You took us into the homes of celebrities and taught us how to style with color and flare. You showed us how to design beauitful rooms without breaking the bank. You had our best interest in mind and our gratitude towards you can never be measured. You are one of a kind and cannot ever be replaced.


  11. michelle says:

    May 7th, 2009 at 9:56 pm (#)

    Oh Domino, I shed a tiny tear every time I glance or page through one of my cherished issues. Without sarcasm, I sincerely feel a pit in my stomach knowing that I won’t see you waiting in my mailbox anymore. There were many a cozy night that I would curl up and read you from cover to cover. You were my comfort food of magazines!

  12. null001 says:

    May 8th, 2009 at 2:52 am (#)

    Domino, your demise did not go unnoticed. You taught us all well and you will be remembered forever.
    God bless…

  13. Monica says:

    May 8th, 2009 at 12:06 pm (#)

    Domino gave us permission to indulge our own eclectic style and let our personality shine through in our decor. We’ll never decorate the same again. Inspiration, handy shopping resource, teacher, and entertainer, Domino is deeply missed.

  14. Sparkie says:

    May 8th, 2009 at 3:19 pm (#)

    Here lies the body of Domino Mag.
    Decorator to the Stars. Now.

  15. zzipper says:

    May 9th, 2009 at 11:03 am (#)

    Domino, you will never be forgotten. Always an inspiration. You can never be replaced.

  16. steph says:

    May 9th, 2009 at 2:24 pm (#)

    Domino taught us to love color, design, and how to do great projects of our own. It was much more than a magazine. It’s unfortunate it no longer exists, but we are lucky they produced a book.

  17. Kate says:

    May 9th, 2009 at 3:48 pm (#)

    The death of Domino has left such a hole. There no design magazine out there that mixes high and low end, country and modern. In a few years when the economy is better, I’m sure there will be a replacement but it still leaves me with nothing to read now!

  18. Barbara says:

    May 9th, 2009 at 4:10 pm (#)

    Oh Domino – just as I was getting to know you, you were snatched from my arms never to be seen again. I was so looking forward to knowing you better, but alas, it was not to be.

  19. [TSS] Big List of Book Giveaways, Non-fiction Edition – May 10 - Ms. Bookish says:

    May 10th, 2009 at 4:24 am (#)

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  20. French Furniture says:

    May 10th, 2009 at 4:10 pm (#)

    You will definitely be missed. No doubt about that!

  21. Noriko says:

    May 11th, 2009 at 5:57 am (#)

    Domino – I’ve known you since the day one, the very first issue. You were always there for me when I needed help with decorating and inspiration. Glamour cannot replace you… Domino, I miss you!

  22. Valerie Wills Interiors says:

    May 11th, 2009 at 1:00 pm (#)

    Domnino – don’t leave us….. you were so different and always gave us some much more information than any of the other interior design magazines. Miss you so much.

  23. Amy says:

    May 11th, 2009 at 5:04 pm (#)

    Domino – I read every issue from the first to the last. As time went by I loved the issues a little less, but still always looked forward to them. Now I am jaded and much too cheap to buy the book so I keep entering giveaways to win it. But like you I will fail.

  24. Wendy Leonardo says:

    May 11th, 2009 at 5:59 pm (#)

    Oh Domino, you are gone much too soon….just as we were getting to know one another. There is no substitute.

  25. Kristen says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 6:45 am (#)

    I will miss you terribly Domino. You were always there for me when I needed inspiration. We’ve been through 2 cities and you’ve left me with a beautiful room to remember you by. R.I.P

  26. Kat says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 8:29 am (#)

    Long live the back issues.
    I heart Domino.

  27. lieludalis says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 8:56 am (#)

    my lamp was ugly
    Domino showed me the light
    how will we shop now?

  28. Miss Ford says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 9:18 am (#)

    Domino and I go way back, from its inception — I had greedily turned to the back page of InStyle all those moons, looking at the groovy design/digs featured, and my heart leapt when Domino’s birth was announced! I loved it — especially genius were features such as: mix these colors together; mix these types of chairs & desks together; here’s a cool DIY; and probably my all-time fave: an outfit inspiration for a room & translation of same. NOW you’re talkin’ to a female! Ah, Domino. We shall remember not your demise, but how you LIVED … in the perfect light.

  29. Marsha says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 9:21 am (#)

    Oh Domino, Domino…you were the only one who could appreciate my multi-colored livingroom walls. I swear, no more white walls for this girl!

  30. Cass King says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 9:53 am (#)

    I can’t say goodbye.
    I’ll keep hoping Conde Nast brings you back!!!!!

  31. Stephanie Council says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 9:54 am (#)

    Oh Domino Magazine…

    For mod design and even green…
    You will be missed
    The others dissed

    Oh Domino, My Domino Magazine.

  32. G says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 10:54 am (#)

    R.I.P. Domino…
    The world will be sadder (& uglier) without you.

  33. rita says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 10:54 am (#)

    thank you for the hours of eye candy you provided after dreary days in the office. I will miss you so.

  34. Liesel says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 11:31 am (#)

    Oh Domino,
    How I miss the joy of seeing you in my mailbox all wrapped up in plastic with new great ideas on how to spruce up my abode. I would drag you along on the bus to work, devouring each page, making inspirational notes and dog earing pages. I will miss your magic of transporting me from my dreary four walled apt to swanky affordable spaces that represent not what “is” but what “could be”!

    Thanks for being my friend, my decorator, and my muse!
    You are gone but not forgotten, as my recently beautifully decorated apt will always be a testament to your success

  35. SewEnglish says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 2:57 pm (#)

    Dominio, Dominio … DOMINIO a

    D …. Decorators delight with,

    O …. Ooodles of fab design/

    M …. Marvelous inspirations that,

    I …. Indulged me and my home with lots of

    N …. Nested ideas.

    O …. Ohhh Domino, we’ll miss you!

  36. Mary says:

    May 13th, 2009 at 7:25 am (#)


    Too cool for school, you schooled me.

    My education incomplete, an inadequate attempt at fulfillment,

    Oh, un-Lucky!

  37. tricia says:

    May 13th, 2009 at 11:48 am (#)

    Roses are Red
    Violets are Blue
    My Heart Breaks for Domino
    and Lucky is Poo…

  38. Hatch: The Design Public ® Blog » Blog Archive » Domino Book Giveaway Winners! says:

    May 15th, 2009 at 10:03 am (#)

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