The biggest headline in the interior design industry this year came early when at the end of January Conde Nast's beloved decorating glossy Domino folded. Founded by Deborah Needleman as a "guide to living with style," the magazine resonated with busy, style-conscious young women looking for new and unique ways to decorate their homes. But despite the crowds of readers, the publisher reported that Domino's ad revenues couldn't keep up with its expenses in the down economy.
Nearly a year after its closure, the design world seems to still be in mourning, with petitions to resurrect it still lingering and even a Flickr group devoted to immortalizing the mag's images.
So it's no surprise that as a part of my Best of 2009 polls, you named Domino your favorite shelter magazine this year. Hopefully, there'll one day be another mag worthy of taking its place. But until then, we can look back at Domino: The Book of Decorating for inspiration and decorating tips.