Oh, domino

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Oh, domino

domino Magazine met its demise last week, unable to stay afloat due to lack of advertising revenue. The self-proclaimed "guide to living with style" was a breath of fresh air for readers like me who enjoy home decorating but can only do so on a Target budget. Here’s an excerpt of a message the editors of domino posted on the web site: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. It’s sad to lose domino because it made home design and style so accessible and, better yet, affordable. As a subscriber, I looked forward to my monthly issue. It was packed with helpful advice, such as decorating ideas for renters or how to brighten up a dark room.What’s more, domino’s articles were thoughtfully presented and written in an authoritative yet easily understood voice. In a feature on shops in Palm Springs, Florida, writer Rita Konig said: "This antiques shop—probably the quirkiest in town—is housed in a divine building by the same name built in the ’40s and done in the European Arcade style. The Galleria store itself had delightful things—serious (and by serious I mean the prices) but fabulous."Yesterday, The New York Times wrote about the magazine’s passing and the hoards of fans now in mourning.Unfortunately, I imagine this isn’t the only print magazine that will fold this year. Hopefully they can maintain a web presence.-Karen