Farewell, domino magazine.

January 31, 2009

While many of you likely know the sad fate of domino magazine, I nevertheless feel obliged to eulogize the glossy upon its passing. Apparently, the March issue marks the last in a long line of well-done shelter-focused publications (Et tu, Condé Nast?). domino, I will miss you — you and your ultra-expensive ottomans and paeans to Greek Key patterns and leopard-print carpeting.

In the big scheme, however, is it not better for the environment that fewer magazines are being printed? That’s a lot of paper to make every month, and heaven knows that not all of it gets recycled (a process that, while better than landfilling, won’t save us anyhow).

But what about the future of print publications? Surely technology can’t replace all print matter. Can it?