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Us Weekly has caused yet another stir within the celebrity weekly category with an attack on its competition.

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HOME SWEET HOME: Evidently the perks of being a Condé Nast editor in chief go beyond car service and hefty expense accounts — they also include redecorating tips. While Allure editor in chief Linda Wells' home was simply featured in the March House & Garden, Self editor in chief Lucy Danziger got Domino's help in redecorating her new Long Island vacation home in three weeks' time, as seen in Domino's May issue. (Besides their shared corporate parent — also WWD's owner — the two magazines have Domino publisher Beth Fuchs Brenner, formerly of Self, in common.) But there was little fabled excess at hand. As is Domino's wont in makeover stories, Danziger and her husband paid for the pieces, many ordered online from sources such as Restoration Hardware, Ikea and Pottery Barn. And Domino takes care to note the relatively modest budget, described by Danziger in the magazine as being "as little as we dared….We spent a boatload for the view." The Self brand is also manifest: "When the Danzigers aren't bodysurfing (Josie) or skim-boarding (Julian) they're loafing about outdoors," reads the copy, referring to Danziger's children. Synergy knows no limit. — I.C.

office space:
O, which lost any claim to being the Susan Lucci of the National Magazine Awards when it won last week for Leisure Interests after seven nominations in previous years, has added several staffers. Kate Julian has joined from The New Yorker and will be a senior editor; Jessica Matlin, formerly of Allure, is now beauty editor, and Celia Barbour is the food editor. (She previously freelanced for The New York Times and others). The magazine also has added John Hastings, previously deputy editor at Prevention, as a contributing editor, and has landed "Vagina Monologues" author Eve Ensler to write a new interview column, "A Million Ways to Save the World." Starting August, former "Sex and the City" writer and executive producer Cindy Chupack will begin writing an advice column on relationships, sex and love. — I.C.
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