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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Taking his toys and leaving

Guess who's going to be the new editor-in-chief of Town & Country? Ole Schnozz Stephen Drucker himself! He will be replacing Pamela Fiori who will become editor-at-large.

Now Drucker won't have to worry about all of that mean blog snark because T&C readers can't be bothered to read a blog when there's Verdura and Goyard shopping to do. And if they do read blogs, I'm betting they dictate their snark to the household staff to type. Mustn't chip the buff-colored mani, you know.

Newell Turner, House Beautiful's style director, will replace Drucker.

In other interesting shelter mag news, Susie from Eye Spy passed on this juicy little tidbit: "The former editor of Domino is in discussions with one of the Huffington Post financiers to start a Domino-esque website." That would be Miz Deborah Needleman who enjoys gardening whilst wearing drapery treatments 'round her neck.

Oh hunnee! What does that mean for Lonny (LonNY? lonny? lOnnY?)?

[Apartment Therapy]

21 comments:

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

I think we're going to see the digital market heat up a lot in the next year or so. Zinio seems to be a site where almost every major magazine is available in the same format as Lonny and Nesting Newbies.

I think I read somewhere (maybe in the last Met Home) that someone big just left traditional media to work with one of the companies behind these digital publications.

Keri Batchelder Hoffman said...

Without snark life just isn't worth living. Thank you for my daily dose!

Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} said...

I'm with Jeannine @ Small and Chic but why are they doing that when they have us? They can give me and you some of the money they're paying these folks who are doing nothing but scanning the blogs to see whats what. what's not what not, whats in what out....do I need to go on?

The Shiny Pebble said...

hear hear Tonia. Also, I am glad I am not the only one that thinks Town and Country is for snots. My husband brought me one home one day and the opening lines from the editor's column were something like: "we are a magazine for the discerning, sophisticated, blah blah blah" . Give me a break. I don't need anyone telling me what I am or am not.

my favorite and my best said...

bring it needleman!! only bring it on paper(smack smack smack)
that was me slapping sense into her face.

susieq said...

Totally agree with MFAMB Jenny. We're already all over digital. I want paper, dammit.

Marija said...

This has to be an improvement for Town & Country. Who, other than brides paying to be noticed in the "who is marrying who" column, even knew that magazine was still in print. I'm giving Stevie a chance to take this magazine to a better place. I want more good magazines in PRINT! Marija

AB HOME Interiors said...

Well I have a feeling that house beautiful will loose it's luster. It was just starting to get good again. Who cares about town and country anyways?

pillow mint said...

what exactly is a domino-esque website? shopping? or a new name for lonny?
(i hate that name, by the way. i would've nixed it from the get-go, had they asked me.)

ticklishfromadistance said...

I am so with Jenny. Paper, puhleeze.....love the drapery comment.

erin@designcrisis said...

So many goings on in the papersphere... Wonder where that will leave the virtual powerhouses who are on the rise? Half the time I feel like Elle Decs, HB, etc, are just watching the street (blogs) and siphoning off their creativity. On the other hand, who among us (and I use that term broadly) has the $$$ and power to make it happen in print? Tough game, all around.

GL to Drucker. Wasps without irony are no kind of fun.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Ya know Raina, it's an interesting thing (to me anyway). For all that I blog about a lot of old stuff, the fact is that magazines that do what I call Talbot's or Brooks Brothers interiors, like Mr. Drucker's former magazine, the infinitely boring 'Traditional Home' are just like fingernails on a blackboard. And poor Mr. Drucker, though clearly trying to be edgy, just made HB into a temple of taupe. One wishes him luck at T&C, a magazine with absolutely nowhere to go but up...but, LOL, poor fellow, if he thinks the design world is mean, wait'll he hits the magazine of nouveau riche social climging head on....poor bambi.

The Down East Dilettante said...

PS, don't think I didn't notice you still snuck a scnozz remark.

PPS, drapery treatments around her neck, very funny

My verification word is 'nexpansy'. I'll try not to be insulted.....

The Zhush said...

omg! I could lurk here in your comments "LIKE FOREVAH"! :)

Raina Cox said...

AB HOME Interiors - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

Pillow Mint - I have no idea what Needleman is up to, but I am intrigued.

DED - I'm so glad you're hanging out here now.

The Zhush - Isn't this the most fun clubhouse? La Lamp Shade has the smartest, most clever, and best-lookin' commenters in the history of ever.

Naomi said...

Oh My I love your commentary!
I wonder if he wrote that last editorial after he had been canned or something?

And yes to a dominio website. obviously paper is better, but i'll take what I can get!

Karena said...

The paper trade is going to get more and more diffcult, to stand out, get the attention of any of us in the blogworld, where we do hear it first!

Karena
Art by Karena

None: That was not called for!

Cashon&Co said...

hmmmmm... interesting! I love Town & Country. Can't wait to see what stays and what changes there! thanks for the info!

nicole said...

You forgot to mention that Dara Caponigro is going to be EIC of Veranda. Or did you?

HB and Elle Decs are the only magazines I even bother with these days... I only hope that this swap fest will improve some others!

Oh- and I cant wait to try Lonny on the iPad. If they figure out some really awesome way to have it work on the ipad I think it might be a hit. Cause you know with in 1 year there are going to be a billion faux-pads for everyone in the world and their mother to own. But knowing LONNY, there is no way it will look good on the ipad.

BASICALLY, I am saying that any online magazine better get with the ipad, tablet format ASAP! All the apps I have seen that were made for it are WAY better than the websites.

Raina Cox said...

Nicole - Thanks for mentioning the Verandah move. I've always liked the interiors they feature, but Verandah should ditch the staid fabric houses and furniture manufacturers articles (basically their pay-for-play advertisers).

I will say that it seems in recent months Verandah has moved beyond the minimal French chairs and milagros look.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Of course all of it funny! But, I myself can not understand the colorful choking facination as shown above in pink!!!