STYLEBEAT DESIGN DEAL OF THE WEEK: FORMER DOMINO EDITORS HAVE A TAG SALE

by Marisa Marcantonio

In case you missed the New York Times Home Section today: Deborah Needleman, Dara Caponigro, Tom Delavan, Rita Konig, others from Domino and a few designers have gotten their chic castoffs together for a sale. After collecting stuff over the years, stylists and editors end up with just too many gew gaws. In the spirit of spontaneity, check it out:

Perhaps you will find that perfect Mothers Day gift!

DOMINO MAGAZINE SAYS FAREWELL VIA WEBSITE

by Marisa Marcantonio

On Friday, Domino editors left a parting note on their website. Along with the cover of the final March issue, they say thank you for the huge amount of support their audience has shown:

Photo and content courtesy of dominomag.com

dear readers

It is with very heavy hearts that we say farewell. Over the last 4 years, in 28 issues, we have done our best to create a great magazine. We started with a real idea—that style is for everyone—and tried to carry it out with stories that provide inspiration and empower you to act on it. From your tremendous response, we know that we were onto something. In this tough economy, however, we simply weren't able to get the advertising support we needed.

As domino evolved, we never lost sight of our original democratic premise. Looking back at the manifesto we published in the premiere issue, the first tenet of domino is still the truest: Home should make you happy. We hope we have played a part in making this come true for you.

Love,
All the editors of domino

STYLEBEAT'S BREAKING NEWS: CONDE NAST'S DOMINO FOLDS

by Marisa Marcantonio

This release was just put out:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2009
CONDE NAST TO CEASE PUBLICATION OF DOMINO

New York, NY, January 28, 2009 -- Domino magazine will cease publication, it was announced today by Charles H. Townsend, President and CEO of Conde 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."

More to come....