Domino Special Edition Magazine on Newsstands Now

by hookedonhouses on April 14, 2012

Last night while standing in line at Lowe’s, I spotted a copy of Domino Quick Fixesthe first of a series of special editions based on the popular (but dearly departed) shelter mag. According to the press release I saw, it wasn’t supposed to hit the shelves until April 17. So for those of you who have been waiting for it, I thought I’d let you know it’s out there now!

On Twitter lots of people are reporting sightings of the mag, and there are rumors that it’s already selling out at some stores. According to the magazine’s Facebook page, some places got it early but it’ll be nationwide next week.

Publisher Condé Nast says the special edition features “Domino’s best home decorating stories, focusing on easy, often inexpensive changes that make a big difference—from quick spruce-ups of dowdy furniture to more involved DIY projects.”

From what I could tell by flipping through it, it doesn’t look like any of the original staff had much to do with it, and there are “repeats” of some old photos you might recognize. It looks great, though.

A second special edition is in the works for fall. Some fans are hoping that if the special editions sell well, it might convince the publisher to bring it back on a regular basis, which is something readers have been clamoring for since it was shuttered in 2009.

But more magazines are turning to the special edition format, which is less expensive for them to produce than a monthly, so this may be as good as it gets. Guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Do you miss Domino? Enough to shell out $11 for a special edition of the mag? I have to admit that after my initial excitement at seeing it and flipping through it, when I saw the price tag I slowly…put it back…on the shelf.

P.S. Curbed has a detailed first look at the mag if you want to get a peek inside. Snapshot above is theirs.

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Janet April 14, 2012 at 9:12 am

Yes yes yes! I still have all of my old copies. Subscribed from day one until it’s death. :(

Eleanor April 14, 2012 at 9:22 am

I miss that magazine so much that yes, I will pay $11 for this issue!

Cynthia Stevenson April 14, 2012 at 9:38 am

Loved Domino Magazine and used to subscribe to it. Don’t think I’ll pay $11.00 for the special editions that are coming out. Also, does anyone remember “Cottage Living” magazine? One of my all time favorites!!! Wish they would bring it back. It was one of the best for cottage design.

hookedonhouses April 14, 2012 at 9:50 am

I loved Cottage Living and still miss it. Wish they’d do some special editions of it!

Amy April 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

I loved Cottage Living too……………….I think I saved a few issues…………….so glad:)

Sarah @ housecrazy April 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

yep Cottage Living would be a good one to revive… I still have an old copy of one.

Kelly April 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I actually did run across a Special Editin for Cottage Living a couple of months ago at Target, but it was Cottage Living best gardens or something like that. Wish they do one in the actual houses, I loved that magazine too!!

Kelly April 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I actually did run across a Special Edition for Cottage Living a couple of months ago at Target, but it was Cottage Living best gardens or something like that and was $12. Wish they do one in the actual houses, I loved that magazine too!!

Carmen June 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Loved, Loved , Loved! Cottage Living magazine. Luckily I saved all my copies including the premier issue. Still refer back to them for great ideas , colors and styling.

Amy April 14, 2012 at 9:41 am

Wow, thanks for the info……………………I was so ready to buy the issue…………but, not at that price………….! It’s pretty sad, I’m not sure any mag warrants this price and I loved Domino. I guess I’ll read an old issue:)

Alaina April 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

I have noticed several magazines out there that have that SPECIAL look about them, only to glance through and see the SAME homes, pictures, articles from magazines past. I recently went through many of my old magazines from at least 5 years ago till most recent and it really bothered me that they are still using many of the same homes from that long ago, same pictures. Really, and you want me to pay even more for it this time. I DON’T THINK SO. I have stopped all of my subscriptions that I could and now I try to get my inspiration from my favorite blogger, yourself included.

Karen April 14, 2012 at 10:53 am

I don’t ever recollect looking at Domino. Cottage Living I do remember. I also still like Cottages & Bungalows and American Bungalow mags, because that is just the kind of girl that I am. If I’m going to shell more money for something it is usually landscaping, because I never get tired of looking at flowers and everything about gardening. It keeps me going during winter or it torments me.

Karena April 14, 2012 at 11:54 am

Adore Domino, however am not going to spend 11 on it!
Julia, I am having a $100 Gift Card Giveaway from Soft Surroundings If you would like to enter.

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Denise April 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I must admit that I never really understood Domino. Most (not all) of the rooms pictured looked like they were DIY jobs. If I’m going to spend money for a magazine, I want to see something truly pretty or inspirational, not a mish-mash of flea market furniture, vinatge textiles and brightly painted walls.

Rebecca April 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I looooooooved Domino. It was one of the only magazines where I could see an amazing room and see how I could imply that inspiration to my own life. It was aspirational living that could actually be achieved. Sadly this new magazine won’t be the same. The staff has moved on and they provided the magic. I treasure my old copies though.

Denise April 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm

If it’s $11 and it’s mostly “repeats”, it sounds like it’s worth skipping.

Linda Leyble April 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Hey Julia…Thanks for the heads up. Yes, of course I’ll pay the $$ to buy a copy. I hope it’s very successful so that it has some staying power!

Thanks again,


stuccohouse April 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I find it hard to pay the high $$ for some of those magazines that are recycled articles and photos (was just disappointed by a MS mag that was also repeats) when you can get personalized inspiration for free at sites like Pinterest, etc.

Jodi from New Jersey April 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Hi Julia. Thanks, but I’ m still holding out hope for Donna Talley’s “bookazine” Color Made Easy from your post in January. Maybe it wasn’t available in the northeast? Anyway , thanks for all—you’re the best!!

Jane April 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Jodi- if you put your name on the email alert list, you can get a copy through Amazon from time to time. It does appear there- or has.

belledame April 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm
hookedonhouses April 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Thanks, guys!

Emma April 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I just bought it at Whole Foods and would have hesitate had I looked at the price….yikes! But so glad it’s kind of back!

Jen H. April 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

The one magazine I miss the most is Country Home. I usually shell out for the special edition they put out from time to time. It’s pricey, but there are no advertisements in the mag so they need to recoup their costs somehow. I assume the special edition of Domino is the same? I haven’t seen it on newsstands here in Ontario, Canada yet. I used to subscribe and liked it, but whether or not I buy this edition will depend on my mood when I see it! :)

Kim April 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Domino is just ok. The magazines I love are “Country Home”, “Coastal Living”, and “Architectural Digest”.

Ron April 17, 2012 at 9:34 am

I purchased my copy at Target and only paid about 6 dollars for it!

hookedonhouses April 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

Didn’t know they were cheaper at Target! Good to know.

Mike Woods from Indianapolis April 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I like Domino, but I would rather pay a lesser amount for an online version. I think it would make sense for the reader as well as the publisher.

Carolyn in Utah April 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I have been waiting so long for this edition of Domino– glad to hear it’s at Lowe’s!!!
I very much miss Cottage Living and Mary Engelbreit mag also…..

julieta May 3, 2012 at 7:31 pm

i want the new magazine..were a can get it!!!

hookedonhouses May 4, 2012 at 6:32 am

Well, I saw it at Lowe’s. Not sure if it’s sold out yet or not, though. Look for it anywhere that magazines are sold!

Charlene October 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I LOVED DOMINO magazine, was one of their first subscribers & was honestly sad by their untimely & abrupt demise. I still have all of their amazingly cool, chic and glamorously fabulous magazines.
Looking forward to the Special Editions.

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