Sad news for readers of Domino magazine and those concerned about the health of print (specifically shelter) magazines: The fantastic, short-lived publication launched by Conde Nast in April of 2005 was shuttered yesterday due to the shaky economy. The March 2009 issue of the magazine will be its last.
Domino, which dubbed itself “The Guide to Living with Style,” was consistently chock-full of insights into the world of home décor and organization. It was also one of the first mainstream shelter titles to give a significant amount of press to the green design and homekeeping movement. Eerily, if Domino’s annual green issue runs in March, as it did last year and in 2007, that issue will be its final one. Excuse my gallows humor, but at least they might be going out with an eco-bang. From a statement issued by the publisher:
“This decision to cease publication of the magazine and its website is driven entirely by the economy. Although readership and advertising response was encouraging in the early years, we have concluded that this economic market will not support our business expectations.”
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