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The New (old) Domino

Have you checked out the new issue of Domino? I know that there have been many conflicting thoughts on the return of the beloved shelter mag (no Deborah Needleman?), but for me the positives by far outweigh any negatives. Domino was my first decor love, consistently highlighting a style that I really connected to. I thought the editors did a great job of re-establishing the Domino brand – it was nice to see familiar features, layouts, and even that great handwriting font. I’m also a huge fan of Suzanne and Lauren McGrath (the mother-daughter design team behind Good Bones, Great Pieces) so I was happy to see their work featured here. So, in sum, I’m very happy to have Domino back in my life. I’m intrigued by the new e-commerce site and its possibilities for the future of this kind of print publishing. I’m hoping this issue becomes a jumping-off point for even more innovations to come for the magazine. What are your thoughts on the relaunch? [image via]

Monday thoughts

It’s a rainy day in New York and I’ve definitely got a case of the Mondays. When I’m feeling down, there are a few things that usually help to remind me that life is ok (tea, reading, or going for a run, to name a few). Sometimes, however, you need an outside voice to reassure you. I first came across the poem below on A Cup of Jo last year, and have reread it many times since. It doesn’t fix everything, of course, but it does make me feel better. Do you have a tried-and-true way to lift your mood? … Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body …love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the …