Yesterday Deborah Needleman’s new book, The Perfectly Imperfect Home was released. Needleman was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Domino magazine and now serves as the E.I.C. over at WSJ.Magazine (have you noticed how much fun the “Off Duty” section of The Wall Street Journal is? Needleman is the reason). As someone who has hoarded every issue of Domino and has been getting by re-reading those and her Domino: The Book of Decorating, I had been anxiously awaiting this one. It’s not only full of great advice about making decorating easy and fun, but also charming illustrations by Virginia Johnson. This is a great one to put on your holiday wishlist or to pick up for a loved one who still has those stacks of Domino mags carefully preserved in an honored spot. Needleman understands that decorating is fun in the same way that my favorite designers Dorothy Draper, Elsie de Wolfe and Billy Baldwin did, making reading it a delight.
Sorry for the delay in inspiration. I’m not sure where my Monday went! Besides a mountain of laundry and a bunch of catch-up phone calls, a good part of it got sucked into AtticMag, the online magazine founded by Jane Freiman. It’s filling a good part of the dominomag.com hole for me. Here are a few images from a whitewashed room post:
AtticMag is also chock-full of yummy recipes, great renovation advice, and marketplace resources.
images via AtticMag.com, I believe via Living etc. if I am reading correctly.
Wowzers, all of the eulogies were so heartfelt and emotional! I think some true tears were shed. Domino, you certainly touched our hearts and homes. Yes, that was utterly cliche but I had to say it.
Ok, now I’ll cut the chase. The randomly picked winners of the Domino book giveaway were Barbara (commenter #18) and Miss Ford (commenter #28). I’ll be contacting both of you today! Thanks to all who wrote such creative eulogies. R.I.P Domino.
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.
If you are a domino magazine junkie, you’ll appreciate this…their first book titled Domino: The Book of Decorating hits store shelves today. Whoo hoo! The book is a room-by-room guide where domino’s editors share an array of insider interior design tips, expert shopping strategies and their experiences decorating their own spaces.
If you are curious about the book, flip through a number of pages online to get a taste for the visuals, content and tips.
When Domino folks are not busy writing for their magazine or book they are preparing for the upcoming Domino Bazaar which will be held at the H.D. Buttercup in Los Angeles this coming Friday-Sunday (Oct 17-19). If you need 20,000 square feet of inspiration, classes, design consultations or just an excuse to shop…this is a major opportunity.
Now I just need to learn how to be teleported to SoCal this weekend…