2007 Departures: House & Garden magazine


In a tribute to the irony of life, House & Garden magazine's last cover blares, "Never Go Out of Style!" and its editorial letter mourns the renovation (and attendant stylistic destruction) of a classic London hotel.

No, House & Garden never will go out of style. Its covers from 2001 and 1971 could be interchangeable, always maintaining an old-money aesthetic that was, nevertheless, eternally fashionable. No matter what the decade, this was the life that its readers (young and old, though mostly, old) wanted to live.

The staff learned that the magazine's December 2007 issue would be its last only in November; when the magazine had been (at least nearly) finalized and sent to press. 2007 was, amazingly, the magazine's 100th year.