Domino magazine: and another one bites the dust. [Ecorazzi]

Via on Jan 29, 2009

We’ve reported on, well, ourselves—elephant journal—and more recently green magazine Plenty, Alpinist, and Backpacking Light and Christian Science Monitor all folding or moving online…well (with thanks for the tip to Ecorazzi) another one just bit the bottomline: “domino.”

So let’s all take a moment and think of a few old media (as in print) that we love, and support ’em. I love the NY Times, and though I get all their content free 20 times a day via, I subscribe to the traditional Sunday New York Times (besides, it’s hard to read in the bath). 

Then, I subscribe to The New Yorker, a classic magazine’s magazine, and Dwell—which is about 40% thinner than it was just six months ago. I subscribe to Shambhala Sun, and Tricycle (two great Buddhist magazines). Given that your average subscription is $1 per copy, at most, there’s no reason not to subscribe to whatever you love.


Excerpt, via Ecorazzi:


…we are bummed that a publication with a strong focus on eco-friendly living is no longer gracing the shelves. From the release,

“In making the announcement, company president/CEO Chuck Townsend said the decision was purely based on the softened economy, which has already claimed a handful of other shelter books. This year through February, Domino’s ad pages tumbled 51 percent to 22 percent, per the Mediaweek Monitor. Launched in 2005, the title achieved a rate base of 800,000. But observers have said that in addition to the hard-hit housing market, the title had some difficulty explaining its positioning in the marketplace.”

Even more of a downer, the beautiful Domino website is also going bye-bye — which surprises me to no end since it’s a beautiful, functional design that should easily be more cost-effective to run than its print counterpart. Hey Condé Nast — contact me if you have any inkling of wanting to save the website. A brand does not have to die just because its print edition is no longer viable!

For the whole story, click here.


About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 


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