i got a second shot









hi everybody! hope you’re having a relaxing evening at home as you surf the wonderful web. guess where ALL the above images came from including the top one? the domino website. (have you written to them yet to at least keep the website)? just asking cause i’m embarrassed to tell you how many hours i was on their site that first day. i collected over 300 pictures from there, one prettier than the next. but then i crashed last week and all my pics were gone…18,000 in total over the years! but thanks to my dear young dad he was able to retrieve them yesterday (remotely at that) and save the day! danke dad! (i vow to back up better =)


truth is i also had saved a bunch of things when i went to the conde nast website store to search for a contact name and was blown away by their collection too! who knows how many more hours were lost over there that day


anyway the whole thing got me thinking about saving images. what am i waiting for? thank god for blogging. we can empty our folders and share them with each other. i bet you have tons of stuff too, right?



anyway, if you have to have a reason to write conde nast about keeping the domino website up, this is about as good as it will get


the site is loaded with history


wonderful images of america, month by month


capsules of color and hope


and they’re suitable for framing…

in fact they sell the service.


funny thing is that they really make great artwork


and it just goes to show how deep decorating is in our culture, how much we enjoy it and always have


(schiaparelli above)

so if you have some time go get lost


i have to go now but wanted to share some that were saved in my files.


but what’s the use in keeping them


in a folder for some time in the future


i’m gonna be unloading my archives, my files are stuffed. what about yours? do you love to save images for a rainy day? what are your plans for them?


no one but an obsessed nut could go thru it all their stuff..


domino is in a league with classics that conde nast has let come and go





domino mag sure is part of a colorful past. at least now they’re collectors items, instant classics.

but if you still at least want the website don’t forget to write to them. i personally think it’s an important body of work that should be respected just like any of the magazines above. it’s a new era. maybe blogs are the new magazines and magazines are the new books! well then sites are the new encyclopedias! come on conde, don’t leave us hangin!


(i even found lucite hangers on their site. nuf said)? bon nuit!

Conde Nast contact info:

maurie_perl@condenast.com or


Corporate Communications
The Condé Nast Publications
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036

ps i just added a bunch of new chandeliers,


some are made with natural crystals and semi precious stones. let me know what you think! (i know they’re cher, one day i want one…)



February 13, 2009. Uncategorized.


  1. Bonnie replied:

    Wow those are great photos! I’ve never seen them before which makes your site so wonderful! Always something new to see! I’m so glad your dad was able to rescue your photos from the deep abyss. Yea!
    ps. Finally I got first! lol :)


  2. Paul replied:

    What an incredible series of photos and art, Claudia!
    Congrats to Dad on saving the day for you.


  3. Di Overton replied:

    I think people really under estimate magazines. Some of them are true works of art and make great collectors items. It’s lovely to see that Conde Nast has put all this together for us all to enjoy.


  4. theparisapartment replied:

    thanks ladies, i will tell my dad you’re proud of him too:)
    and i totally agree with you di, to think we threw them out without a second thought. boy have times changed overnight!
    bonnie just sent me this:


  5. petunia replied:

    Fab collection of images, Claudia! I just love magazine covers.


  6. Denise Elizabeth replied:

    Hi Lovely blog and photo! Denise Elizabeth


  7. Vicki replied:

    Thanks for all the wonderful eye candy C….hope your have a wonderful heart day!!!


  8. petunia replied:

    Okay, Claudia. We need to have a little talk. It is so NOT fair that you added additional OMG gorgeous chandeliers to your boutique! I mean come on. My daydreams and night dreams of what I already saw before them have not even run dry yet. They are spectacular, indeed. I love Miss Jasmine.


  9. theparisapartment replied:

    merci mes amis! and petunia, i do hope to get one of them myself someday when i can afford one. maybe i can start planning out my colors. citrine and aquamarine sounds nice…


  10. YSLGuy replied:

    Beautiful pictures as always. I like to load all my photos to photobucket.com so in case of a computer crash I can access them on the net. Flickr is great as well.

    I still keep them on my computer for easy access as well though. Sorry about the crash, that must have been rough to deal with.


  11. theparisapartment replied:

    what a brilliant idea! i’m coming to visit you, guy!


  12. YSLGuy replied:

    I thought I’d post back here. I do love my iPhone. I have the first generation and it works perfectly. Of course having all the fun applications to download makes it more fun.


  13. theparisapartment replied:

    hmmm i love the pictures they take.


  14. Kelli replied:

    So glad to hear you were able to save your photos!! I am browsing Domino again, where do you find all the vintage/old shots?
    Happy Valentine’s Day!


  15. zelda replied:

    they were so much artistic at that time than today . those illustrations are pc of art !


  16. fromtherightbank replied:

    I’ve been busy downloading pics too and I see we have many of the same ones(!) I love those vintage covers – what a great find!


  17. Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall replied:

    These images are positively gorgeous. I would love to have each one of these frames on hung along my wall. Love the color and drawings on each one! Thanks for sharing your folder with us:)


  18. Christine replied:

    Oooh, la la. Again with the white peacocks! I loooove them – they are so elegant! Was on the net a few days ago, after I saw them on another of your blogs, looking for prints.
    Too much inspiration and not enough time!

    Thanks, Claudia!


  19. Jen replied:

    It’s great to see that someone is as obsessed with magazines as I am! I’ve been collecting magazines since I was 12 and I’ve always thought of them as works of art. Funny post about Domino Mag. I haven’t written to them but bought the March edition yesterday. Not sure if that’s their last?


  20. Caouette replied:

    I was cruising thru Blogs and I came across yours. Its funny-I have some vintage framed Vogue art. My nighbor gave me a set of 2 lithographs when he moved out. I have no idea what to do with them as right now I live in a small cottage with no room to hang anymore framed art. EBay maybe? Seems like a waste as I have a feeling they would be treasured by someone who truly loves this art.


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  22. Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs replied:

    that staircase is my DREAM staircase. i heart books and i heart “organized clutter”.


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