* Goodbye design mags

Posted on January 28th, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Crafty Review.


Ugh, annoying, apparently Domino is going under, taking its website with it.  Time to export all my Deco File links before they disappear.  I sporadically subscribed to Domino, until it would get repetitive, then I would quit until eventually another subscription deal would present itself.  Also a favorite airplane read.

The Design Sponge comments also mentioned that Mary Engelbreit Home Companion is gone.  It’s another magazine that I found generally annoying, but it occasionally had good artist features, and hey, bonus points for paperdolls.

And there’s speculation that Readymade‘s days are numbered.  I realized the other day that I’ve never made a single thing from Readymade, but I still subscribe to it for some reason.  Hmm.

And let us observe a moment of blog silence for the long departed Blueprint.

Never leave me, Martha.



9 Responses to “Goodbye design mags”

  1. Becket Says:

    what does this all mean? it’s all so sad. I just subscribed to Craft mag – in a large part because I’m hoping to get a free ticket to the Maker’s Faire in SF (I heard that they did this last year for new subscribers. Hoping that doesn’t go under too…

  2. Nicole Says:

    Visting ReadyMade I was struck by inspiration… I’ve been wanting to make football shaped cookies for the Super Bowl this weekend and when I looked down and saw an oval shaped tin leftover from some office holiday treats – Eureka! Thanks for getting me to look.

  3. meg Says:

    I just saw that Wondertime is shutting down too (not in the same genre, but it’s a good magazine). What am I going to read on the plane?

  4. Regina Says:

    dang! that’s a major bummer.

  5. Kari Says:

    I miss Blueprint SO much. Domino was my sad second, but damn it all to hell, now they’ll both be gone!

    Does this mean there’s no market in the magazine publishing world for a young, DIY gal; or is it just the calm before the next Sassy??? (Dear sweet Jesus, I can only hope…)

  6. Mindy Says:

    That is certainly sad to see! I used to follow the Readymade blog but have noticed recently that they haven’t been updating. Hope that’s not a sign of anything!

  7. geek+nerd Says:

    I bought Domino for awhile – but found it to be a little “let’s sell this product in lieu of a feature,” so I stopped buying. However – I would always thumb through it at the store because I absolutely loved the interiors that they would feature. So creative and awesome. I’m sad they’ll be no more of that.

    I loved Blueprint much more. I feel like it really filled a generation gap in that genre of magazine. Yes, I’m 26 and I’ve been reading MSL since I was…16?! But I don’t think I was an average kid in that regard. Sigh I miss Blueprint so much.

    And Readymade? Really? This is the first that I’ve heard of it. I’m a subscriber as well, and I’d be very sad to see that one go.

    I know that we’re in a technological age, but really, nothing compares to the experience of sitting down with a cup of coffee or tea and actually holding a real book, or magazine. I read so many blogs I probably am burning my eyeballs out of their sockets, I don’t need another blog! Give me my magazines!

    Rant over.

    P.S. Agreed – I hope Martha never leaves me, and if Bust ever tanked I think I would DIE. The end.

  8. Sara Says:

    I heard about Home Companion. I did like that magazine…particulary the artist profiles they did. Oh I HOPE ReadyMade doesn’t tank.

    I agree..Martha don’t leave! What would the world come to?? Honestly..I’m not a big magazine reader, but all the ones I do read seem to be going away.

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