Tuesday, April 28, 2009

domino's done

we are one of those people who deeply laments the demise of domino magazine. last month, they released their last issue without any indication that it was their last, not even a goodbye letter from the editor in chief. buti pa yung marie claire philipines, myrza got to say goodbye and thank you to their readers. now what shelter magazine are we gonna buy?? we love elle decoration (UK edition), but it's just too damn expensive, we resort to scrounging for back issues in book sale or mio magazine shop. maybe we'll just buy real living (philippine edition, not australian edition, para mura!), the most user-friendly local shelter publication. apparently, this blogger style redux lamented more deeply than we did that she came out with a faux cover for what she fantasized the domino april issue might look like! then two weekends ago, while doing some home improvement, we decided to go to the domino website for some inspiration. we were diverted to the architectural digest website and found this letter:

Dear Domino magazine reader,

Thank you for trying to visit the Domino magazine Web site. Sadly, Domino magazine and www.dominomag.com are no longer being published and the My Deco File application has shut down. You’ve been redirected to the Web site of Domino’s sister publication Architectural Digest.

Like dominomag.com, ArchitecturalDigest.com is home to inspiring photography, helpful design resources, tips and interviews with top architects and designers, plus galleries of unique furniture, art, tapestries, and other treasures.

We’d like to encourage you to explore ArchitecturalDigest.com by visiting some of our most popular features listed below. You can also sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest architecture, design, and celebrity homes delivered directly to your inbox.

We hope you will grow to love both our Web site and Architectural Digest magazine.

Sincerely,
Architectural Digest magazine

Domino magazine sweepstakes notification:
We regret to inform you that the My Deco File Paris Sweepstakes, My Deco File Daily $100 Grandinroad.com Gift Card Sweepstakes, and the Domino Deals $2,000 Target Shopping Spree Sweepstakes will not launch as promoted in the March 2009 issue of domino.


how sad! what a lame attempt at a goodbye? an apology? a sales pitch?? then yesterday, since we subscribed to domino directly through the condé nast website, we received this notice in the mail:

Dear The Fash Pack,

With regret, we have decided that we will no longer be publishing Domino.

In its place, we will be sending you Glamour, starting with the August 2009 issue, for the duration of your remaining Domino subscription term.

We think you'll love Glamour, especially if you haven't seen it lately. Like Domino, it's geared toward smart, style-savvy women like you, with inspiration and tips on fashion, hair & beauty, health & diet, and sex & relationships.

If for any reason you choose not to receive Glamour, please contact us at 1-800-xxx-xxxx for a full refund of the remaining issues still due on your subscription. if you are already a Glamour subcriber, the copies due will be added to your current subscription.

Sincerely,

Virginia Roberts
for Domino


glamour?? sige na nga. you had us at sex. lol

3 comments:

Edrick said...

love this post! :-)

cynical_witch said...

"You had us at sex." LOL! I wasn't much into shelter porn but I did like Domino. I didn't have a subscription, but I used to scrounge Booksale for it. ;)

Rachelle said...

Thanks for the pitch! :) It's a good thing they're sending you glamour instead of Arki Digest! Hehe