This just in from the New York Post:
There will be no more renovations at House & Garden after Condé
Nast Chairman S.I. Newhouse Jr. pulled the plug on the magazine after
11 years of losses.
The failed monthly is believed to have
burned through close to $100 million since its re-launch in 1996, and
there had been no sign of things turning around in the near term.
$100 million in 10 years. Yeah well, it’s hard to get anything done for $100 million.
In other news, Garden Design will now publish eight times per year instead of six. How will they fill those extra pages? According to their e-mail newsletter:
In addition, the recently
released 2008 editorial calendar is a reflection of the magazine’s commitment to
highlight elite designers and their concepts for outdoor living. Featured
material ranges from exclusive gardens in Provence, Holland, Belgium, Spain, and
Brazil, to the latest in outdoor entertaining with internationally renowned
chef, Daniel Boulud. Plus we continue to expand our profiles on the leaders of
the most significant landscape architecture of our time, while offering the
latest coverage of products, furnishings and décor that shape the future of
outdoor living style.
What do you think? Thumbs up? Thumbs down? They’re asking for feedback…