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I’m sad to report that Domino, one of my favorite shelter magazines, has folded.

From New York magazine:

“This decision to cease publication of the magazine and its website is driven entirely by the economy,” Condé Nast CEO Chuck Townsend says in a press release that went out just now. “Although readership and advertising response was encouraging in the early years, we have concluded that this economic market will not support our business expectations.”

What does that mean for those of us with subscriptions? Do we get our money back?

(image source)

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If you don’t live in Washington, DC you probably haven’t heard the story of a famous violinist, Joshua Bell, posing as a street musician at a metro station. You can read a summary of what happened here. It was a fascinating social experiment.

(via I Heart You)

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One more fabulous photo of Malia Obama and her camera! Here she is taking a picture of her father, President Obama, all dressed up for the inaugural balls on January 20, 2009.

(Pete Souza / The White House)

(Pete Souza / The White House)

And how can you not love Sasha’s little dance of excitement?!

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How adorable is it that Malia Obama, now a celebrity herself and subject of countless photos, pulled out her digital camera at all the big events she attended leading up to her father’s inauguration?

(images via The Huffington Post)

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No, these aren’t the photos that I took at the inauguration of President Obama. (I still need to upload and edit mine.) These come from The Boston Globe online, and I learned about them from @rebekahead on Twitter. (BTW, if you are on Twitter, I hope you’ll follow me @pjinomaha!)

Here are some of of the incredible photographs taken on January 20, 2009.

I was standing near the 2nd Jumbotron on the right. So close (almost)!

I was standing near the 2nd Jumbotron on the right. So close (almost)!

I think Sasha Obama is the cutest thing ever, and I love her and Malias custom J.Crew jackets.

I think Sasha Obama is the cutest thing ever, and I love her and Malia's custom J.Crew jackets.

So long, W!

So long, W!

Who care is Michelles dress too closely resembled a wedding dress? The President and First Lady look like royalty here.

Who care if Michelle's dress too closely resembled a wedding dress? The President and First Lady look like royalty.

The letter President Bush left for Obama, the 44th president, in the Oval Office.

The letter President Bush left for Obama, the 44th president, in the Oval Office.

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Have you seen the article, “For Craft Sales, the Recession Is a Help,” in today’s New York Times? If not, click on over and read the online version.

Because of the recession, business is up for craft stores and online marketplaces like Etsy. To save money, many gift-givers are making their own presents or buying handmade gifts from others.

Last year, 42 million households gave handmade gifts, according to the Craft & Hobby Association, a trade group, and that number is expected to increase greatly this year, its spokesman, Victor Domine, said.

“Across the country, people are crafting more,” he said. “With the recession, people are looking for ways to save money, and doctors are recommending it as a major form of stress relief.”

Are you giving more handmade presents than last year?

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