Blogging Domino: 02.07 - First Look

Blogging Domino: 02.07 - First Look

Janel Laban
Jan 16, 2007

Fresh from the mailbox, we had our page of stickers out and ready to go.

This issue's theme: Organizing. Tips on cleaning, de-cluttering and letting go of stuff.

Big Features: The Domino Design Project (it's 18 pages long and chock full of good ideas - a complete post on all of it is coming tomorrow), Laura Vinroot Poole's home, the apartment of Amedeo Pace and Kazu Makino (of Blonde Redhead) and three Hollywood Power offices...

There is lots to like, clip, covet and blog in this issue. Here's a look at just a few of our favorite pages:

Page 80: 5 Easy eBay tips. Includes info on how to take the photos (neutral background is best, stay away from prop styling), copywriting tips (the title is key, put strong words and the beginning and ends of lines) and how to "rig" your auction to your best advantage (end it on a Sunday night so people have all weekend to shop, use reserves rather than setting a high starting bid).

Page 93: The Workbook. Anita Calero's tips on repurposing materials in useful ways. This is a total keeper - lots of great ideas here. We love the idea of using the super thick (4 inch) hunk/plank of wood across the entire length of the radiator as a shelf; it's absolutely gorgeous and the most simple idea for creating an additional useful surface. The other diy's (corkboard fronted fridge, a hide your telephone box with a magnetic closure and the meat-hook coatrack) all look really well executed and add a ton of texture to Calero's home.

Page 96: Audacious Elegance in North Carolina. A 10 page spread on the home of boutique owner Laura Vinroot Poole - a 1950's house with shiny white terrazzo floors, flowery wallpapers, a chinese daybed and a custom teak wall. It's pretty and it manages to exude a retro homey feel as well as a cool design-y vibe.

Local designer Barrie Benson worked on the project which has lots of white, cream, pale robins egg blue, and coral. Our first thought about the space overall: the luxurious natural materials used is what elevates the whole design sky high - the use of terrazzo, teak and marble (in the kitchen) keep the more fun and frivolous design elements from taking over.

Stay tuned - lots more from the February Domino to come...

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