Over the next few weeks -- perhaps even years -- there will be a lot of discussion about the domino pages that inspired us most: The creatively outfitted apartment that helped us see our own digs in a new light, or the Los Angeles house we aspired to own. Everyone has their favorites. But I want to pause and remember David Netto's beautifully written essays, better known as the style chronicles.
Two were published. The first was a moving -- yet not sappy -- tribute to his grounded mom and the role she played in shaping Netto's sense of style. (The 1970s were a general influence too.) The second essay was fascinating and educational. In that one he shared an insider's view of his godfather, textile designer Alan Campbell. If you need to go back and refresh your memory, the chronicles appeared in domino October 2006 and August 2008.
Above, Campbell's Zig Zag.