Former Domino Editor-in-Chief has just landed a new gig! Beginning September 1, Needleman will hold post as Editor-in-Chief of WSJ, The Wall Street Journal’s glossy lifestyle magazine, and will also oversee a new Saturday Lifestyle section that will debut this fall. She succeeds Tina Gaudoin who is moving back to London and will contribute to The Wall Street Journal Europe. For the last few months, Needleman has been consulting at WSJ, overseeing the redesign of the publication’s weekend pages. Now, with her permanent position, Needleman will really make her mark on the WSJ, enhancing its overall lifestyle travel and culture content as the publication looks to grow its female readership. We won’t see the first issue of WSJ under Needleman’s influence until December (it’s currently published 6x a year but rumored to be increasing its frequency) but her vision will definitely be seen sooner when the daily version’s new Saturday Lifestyle section launches. The Wall Street Journal isn’t necessarily a publication I’d look to for lifestyle content but now that Needleman is at the helm I’ll definitely be checking it out! Will you?
Photo: Michael Falco / NY Times
One of my favorite apartments from the now defunct Domino is the small but chic West Village apartment belonging to the magazine’s former decoration editor Tori Mellott. Her place wooed many-a-fans with its bold striped Farrow & Ball wall paper, glossy white floors, shutter-covered windows and perfectly curated wall of artwork.
Photo: Michael Falco/ NY Times
A few weeks ago, Tori’s place was featured in an an article in the New York Times about custom furniture. She was interviewed about her love for custom and the article highlighted her newer sofa shown above which was, of course, custom made. How beautiful! I LOVE those deep tufts, the rolled arms and English style legs. This dainty little sofa is perfection! Although the NYT article only gives us a small peek insider her living room, it’s fun to see how things have changed around since being featured in the Sept 08 issue of Domino. I actually like it better in its current incarnation. The new sofa is much more striking than the streamlined, slipcovered sofa shown in the magazine. The space also feels a little less propped and styled. Piles of magazines stacked under the sofa and in baskets along with books and objects stacked on her window sills make the space feel a bit more lived in and real. I also like that the sofa is now oriented in front of, rather than adjacent to the windows. Below is a look at her living room as featured in Domino last year. Which setup do you prefer? To read the NY Times article, click here.
Photo: Annie Schlecter / Domino
Photo: Annie Schlecter / Domino
A few months before Domino folded I heard some gossip that the magazine had recently shot the home of socialite and fashion PR maven Annelise Peterson. A frequent boldfaced name, Peterson spent years in New York working in the PR offices of top fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, Valentino and Alberta Ferretti before moving to LA to launch her own fashion and lifestyle consulting firm earlier this year. And rumor has it, her West Village apartment designed by Jesse Carrier of Carrier & Company, was to be featured in Domino’s April issue. I was recently perusing Carrier & Company’s website and noticed some updated and newly styled photos of Peterson’s apartment that were shot by Douglas Friedman, a regular Domino contributor. I am sure these were intended for Domino, whose spirit radiates throughout the images.
Photos Above: Douglas Friedman / Carrier & Company
Photo: Giorgio Niro
Annelise Peterson at home as featured in The Daily, Sept 08.
Mark your calendars! Another tag sale, brought to you by former Domino editors Tom Delevan, Dara Copinigro, Chase Booth and Tori Mellot, is coming next Saturday, June 13…and this time they're setting up shop in the Hamptons! Unless you were living under a rock, you probably heard about the last tag sale held here in New York City a few weeks ago at Delevan's West Village apartment. It was a huge hit. In fact, so many people showed up the line stretched down the block and around 5th Avenue! This time there will be a few new additions to the tastemaker's club selling their goods including Christiane Lemieux, founder and owner of Dwell Studio (who's unloading an entire storeage unit!), fashion PR maven Jennifer Carlston and photographer Matt Albiani. Expect a truckload of new, used and antique items which include furniture home accessories, designer and vintage clothing and to-the-trade fabric yardage. The sale is cash only and judging from the line at the last sale, savvy shoppers should show up early!
Tastemaker's Tage Sale #2
Saturday, June 13
75 Main Street
(on Rt 27, across from La Fondita)
*Rain date is Sunday, June 14
Photo: Michael Falco for NY TImes
We Love Domino, the new blog devoted to continuing the memory of Domino magazine, recently launched “The Domino Inspired My Home” contest. The rules were to submit photos of a room in your home and explain how Domino influenced the design. The winner will be crowned a “Domino Inspired Genius” and will also take home a few cool prizes. On a whim, I entered my living room. Above was my inspiration picture from Domino. Click here
to read my entry and hear about how my living room was inspired by Domino. Voting
starts tomorrow so be sure to vote
if you think its a winner!
Photo by François Dischinger from the Jan/Feb 06 issue of Domino