Wednesday, January 28, 2009

needing a pick-me-up (thank you, naomi)




I'm really needing a pick-me-up after the dreadful news that Domino is folding. I don't know why I am taking it so hard- but for me, this is really signaling that the economy is in awful shape. I know that sounds so stupid, but we have been very fortunate not to have anyone laid off in the family, so this is the event that is making it 'hit home' for me. If I were to choose one magazine to curl up with during any downtime I might have, it would be Domino. I've always hoarded each of my issues and poured over every single page. Why, why, why will magazines like US Weekly and People go on, but my dearest Domino fold?!? This is starting to explain for me why I received two copies of Lucky (last month and this month), even though I don't subscribe. I hate that policy of replacing with another mag, but not given a choice. But I digress...

On to these beautiful shots from flickr favorite Hello Naomi. If birds, flowers, ladybugs, owls and cupcakes don't lift the spirits, then I'm in real trouble.  

6 comments:

Natalie-Little Shindigs said...

I'm sorry to hear about Domino. you are right...how do those other Mags go on. Sooo sad.

on a different note. i love your blog and will follow:)

cowgirl in wellies said...

Well at least you have the peace of mind that you haven't had any job losses in your family. My family hasn't been so lucky. My free time is spent learning how to grow my own veg and looking after chickens. Not something I was into when I was a Usability Specialist in the Telecomms industry last year. I would imagine we'll be able to find Domino or a version of it online so we can still dream.

Melanie said...

Domino had gorgeous layouts. It really was a beautiful magazine. At the same time, it was out of touch (I think). I could only really relate to the magazine when they showcased an apartment they had redecorated for some charity cause. I understand that the point is not to go out and buy that $5,000 sofa, but to get inspiration from the layout. But when someone in the family has been laid off, it's hard to look at a $5,000 sofa or ponder redecorating.

And perhaps the economy doesn't have much to do with it at all. I stopped subscribing a couple of years ago, because I can get some great ideas and inspiration from blogs. For free. And I don't have to clutter up my tiny place with magazine issues.

Who knows.

But my thoughts are with you in this trying time.

Those cupcakes are quite lovely, by the way.

sara hicks malone of party perfect said...

Well said, ladies.

I agree that the $5K sofas (and sometimes much more!) are pretty much unattainable for the majority of Americans, but nonetheless- I thought it was a great place for inspiration. And I still feel like curling up with a magazine beats curling up with a computer/blog on many days.

Keren @ The Cupcake Company said...

yes sad day indeedy but Naomi's cuppies ALWAYS make me smile :o)

Pam Walter said...

These cupcakes are awesome! Am just getting into making cupcakes instead of cakes and this post provided lots of inspiration. Thanks!
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