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Patrick Dempsey Graces Cover of Architectural Digest

Patrick Dempsey, better known to your mom as “McDreamy” from Grey’s Anatomy, is your latest Architectural Digest cover dude.

Dempsey’s Frank Gehry designed home sits on just over three acres of land and was purchased for $7 million in 2009. “We were looking for a little land and space, and a house with some architectural significance,” Dempsey explained to AD. “The exterior’s simplicity appealed to me, and the inside felt very expansive and calming. Everywhere you looked there was something visually pleasing.”

The 48-year-old actor shares his home with his wife, three kids, four donkeys, a turtle, several chickens, a dog and two goats. No word on if the animals snore at night, but we imagine they probably do.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Cover Battle: Architectural Digest or The Atlantic

Welcome back to another Cover Battle, FishbowlNY’s weekly post that asks readers to be as superficial as possible.

This week we have Architectural Digest versus The Atlantic. AD features Ralph Lauren looking as cool as a person can possibly look. Seriously, the only way this cover could make Lauren any cooler is if there was an explosion in the background. Don’t steal our idea AD.

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Lucky and Architectural Digest Launch iPad Editions

Lucky and Architectural Digest have finally come to the iPad. As of now, the only Condé titles not on the iPad are Details, W and Teen VogueWWD reports that the move to the iPad is especially important for Lucky, as ad pages are down 20 percent through September.

One of Lucky’s biggest lures on the iPad is giving users the ability to click on any single product and be directed to the designer’s site so they can purchase it. Brandon Holley, editor-in-chief of Lucky, told WWD that the app is, “The most shoppable digital edition of any magazine.” She’s surely not being biased.

Both Lucky and AD’s iPad apps are free for print subscribers. Single issues, monthly and yearly app subscriptions are also available.

Architectural Digest Adds Editor

Jeffrey Slonim is joining Architectural Digest as contributing editor-at-large. Previously Slonim was a contributing editor for Interview. He has also written for several publications, including Elle Decor, GQ, Hamptons Magazine, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, and Newsday. Slonim will continue to serve as a special correspondent for Allure.

At Architectural Digest Slonim will write a blog titled “The Inquisitive Guest” and contribute features for the magazine.

Slonim’s position with AD is effective immediately.

W’s Associate Publisher Moves to Architectural Digest

Susan Keena has been named the Associate Publisher at Architectural Digest. Keena was most recently Associate Publisher at W, where she had worked since 2008. Prior to W, Keena was Advertising Director at Gourmet.

Keena first came to Condé Nast in 2002, joining the team at Condé Nast Traveler as Sales Development Director. She has also previously held positions at Harper’s Bazaar and O, The Oprah Magazine.

The Best of Architectural Digest’s AD100

We have another list for you today. We’ve sorted through Architectural Digest’s “AD100,” which collects all the best individual designers and firms that create “imaginative, intelligent, and inspiring,” work, and picked out some of the best. What makes the FishbowlNY editors qualified to do that? Nothing! But we do like cool looking stuff, and the AD100 has plenty of it.

Below are our favorites from the January issue.

By Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. We love all the light the glass walls provide. However, your neighbors might buy you curtains as house warming gift.

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Architectural Digest Names New Style Editor

Architectural Digest has named Anne Monoky its new Style Editor. Monoky was most recently with Harper’s Bazaar as its Fashion News Editor.

Margaret Russell, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest, said Monoky will be responsible for attending shows on behalf of the title and cover home furnishings, luxury goods, fashion, and jewelry.

Under Russell, Architectural Digest Sees Huge Gains

The March ad page results are in – and according to min, Architectural Digest, in its first issue under new Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell – is the big winner. The magazine jumped from 50 pages in March, 2010 to 91 this year – a whopping 80 percent gain. We’d like to say that FishbowlNY’s positive thoughts about Russell were responsible somehow, even if they had nothing to do with it at all.

The rest of the top five magazines for March ad pages features a few familiar faces, and something called Texas Monthly. We have no idea either.

  1. Architectural Digest – 80 percent gain
  2. People StyleWatch – 75 percent gain
  3. Seventeen – 66 percent gain
  4. Texas Monthly – 43 percent gain
  5. Elle Decor – 39 percent gain

Three Titles See a Positive March

Food Network Magazine, Elle Decor and Architectural Digest all saw an improvement in ad pages for this year’s March issues, MinOnline is reporting.

The first themed issue for Food Network Magazine – Italian cooking/recipes – saw an almost nine percent increase in ad pages from March 2010, according to Publisher Vicki Wellington. Elle Decor got an even bigger increase, up 37 percent, from 80 ad pages last year, to 110 for March of this year. But Architectural Digest – with new Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell on board, was the biggest winner of the three – ad pages were up a staggering 80 percent from 50 in March 2010, to 90 this year.

Now those magazines only need to repeat that success for the rest of eternity.

Margaret Russell Speaks on the Revamped Architectural Digest

Margaret Russell is the Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest, and in today’s New York Times she describes how she’s going to save the faltering magazine.

For a magazine dedicated to design, the knock on Architectural Digest was that it didn’t keep up with the times and had a stiff look. Starting with the March issue, Russell intended to change all that – but not too much. She says her ultimate goal is “preserving and respecting the brand’s DNA. At its essence, AD is still a dream book: it’s about the dream of living well.”

She also says that her team is dedicating a lot of time to the website, making it more appealing to the younger reader the magazine is hoping to attract.

With the right amount of enthusiasm and talent, anything is possible, so here’s hoping she pulls it off.

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