Friday, August 8, 2008

Domino Effect

Seattle-based design blogger stilldottie asked a bunch of different people (including me) to choose three or four magazines they can't live without. Seems Domino is the winner—almost everyone but me had that on their list. Check the whole thing out here.

My dad makes custom furniture, and my mom was a weaver and textile designer–so various home magazines (I refuse to call them "shelter" magazines) were always floating around—House & Garden, Metropolitan Home, Architectural Digest, Interiors—but I haven't picked them up much since. (Actually, scratch that, we did subscribe to Dwell for awhile but didn't renew when they re-designed it last year.) Anyway, I guess moving time is as good a time as any to check out some home magazines, so maybe I'll do that and report back.

[One I really miss is the color-forecasting magazine View On Colour. We used to have it around the office when I was at Martha Stewart, and the Parsons library had a subscription, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere for the past several years...nothing on eBay, very little around the web. Snap it up if you see it—they had really imaginative ways of displaying different color palettes.]


Kandas - Custom Furniture Consultant said...

Your father's furniture is amazing! I enjoy home magazines but my top 5 does not include Domino, either. Hmmm. Wonder what I'm missing?

JMW said...

Your dad's furniture is great, and so is the fact that you linked to that piece about him.

The magazine thing raises so many questions -- Am I missing something in Domino? Do people really call them "shelter magazines"? Etc.

I guess the question was aimed more at the design aspect of things. I do think Print is awesome, even though I can't always afford to buy the regional design issue, which bums me out.

Though I'm a magazine junkie, the only one I can't imagine living without is The New Yorker. But I'm sure that I would manage to live, somehow.