March 26, 2009

Grief Counseling

I'm hooked on Domino Magazine and devastated that March is the last Domino Magazine ever, and now having read the last issue cover to cover, I'm trying to figure out out to survive without it in my life anymore. I am sure some of you must be equally as upset. I have a strategy called "get it out of your system." It's been highly successful with clothing and accessories that I fall in love with, but know that I probably shouldn't buy.

It goes like this: Try it on MULTIPLE times usually by the end you've realized that it doesn't actually look as good on, or fit right or whatever, and you realize that while it's a beautiful dress etc, it's just not meant to be.. and you can get over it and don't want it anymore. This helped my friend Kimi when she wanted an $800 jacket!

When that doesn't do it, I've taken it a step further as I did with these Chanel Sunglasses and this ring from Tiffany's. I'd been wanting them for MONTHS! Tried then both on in stores multiple times, but still desperately needed them.So I bought them! Wore them around in front of a mirror in my apartment and realized that maybe they weren't as amazing as I thought they were! I no longer pine over them. I realized they weren't as amazing as I thought they were and returned them. I GOT THEM OUT OF MY SYSTEM!

So I'm trying to see if perhaps I spent loads and loads of time looking at Domino maybe just maybe I can start to get it out of my system! I kind of doubt it, but it's worth a shot!

While doing this, I found these pictures of Dana Caponigro's house. She's the style director of Domino and I really love what she's done with her house. Her mantra is "don't let anything into your house that you're not in love with." And I think that advice definitely works! She's created such clean beautiful spaces.
In her master bedroom, she broke through to the attic and added a window. I love that she left the woodwork from the attic rather than sheet-rocking over it. The beams' texture gives it a loft-like feel.
Previously, this bedroom was just a storage space, but Dana notes that it has now become "everyone's favorite space" in her home. Again, I love how she left the original materials exposed - gives the room so much character! I know that I am such a sucker for all things white, but I think this fireplace and sitting area are just so pretty. Dana doesn't use a lot of color or objects but she makes a room feel comfortable by keeping the original charming architectural details like this fire place.
Hmm, I don't really feel any better about Domino... perhaps I need to blog more about it tomorrow!
Photo Credits: Domino, Chanel, Tiffany & Co


  1. I like the mantra of not letting anything into your house that you're not totally in love with. Her style is so fresh and clean - thanks for sharing!

  2. I've ordered Domino for years and I'm SO bummed that they closed their doors! I hope something else comes out soon that can fill its place.
    Mrs. Petrie @

  3. I love Domino too!! It is sad that all these magazines are shutting down....

  4. Oh, I agree, it's so sad to see magazines like this closing down. I'm a freelance writer, so I really feel for all of the creative people who are put out of work when something like this happens, too.

    Love that photo of the white room with the fireplace!

  5. Did you get the Domino book! I love it. LOVE IT!

  6. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.