Sometimes when I see an A-List celebrity on the cover of a magazine, I think to myself, “I wonder who does their draperies?” Unhealthy? Yes. Justified? Kinda—since I assume glamorous stars who pocket $20M per movie must be living in designer homes. And if they’re not—shame on them. Not to mention, whether it’s decorating or grocery shopping, stars doing stuff in their personal time is, for some odd reason, FASCINATING!
This leads me to another curiosity: What blogs are designers and design bloggers reading and why? This new-found need-to-know started when I noticed that the Editor in Chief of Traditional Home (which I considered to be The Bible) recently became a fan of Decor Demon on Facebook. Some of the most influential people in the design and shelter magazine world are reading our words and loving our images—that’s HUGE!
For real, use this blog post as a forum to tell us all about where you spend the most time on the blogosphere and why.
See What I’m Reading
Sometimes it takes two to make a blog go right. That’s the case with Jo and Kim, the self-proclaimed “design junkies” behind Desire to Inspire.
Kim and Jo met sharing images on Flickr and decided to create a blog where together they could both share inspirational photos of their search for “the perfect room.” Sounds like a design fairytale come true, right? Design lover meets like-minded design lover, they fall in love with the same mid-century modern chairs and the rest is history? Here’s the catch – the two have never met in the four years they’ve been co-blogging. Kim lives in Canada and Jo is Australian. That’s one long-distance interior design affair!
Check Out the Rest of the Fairytale
Forty design bloggers came to New York this week for a host of events, from the launch of Rue Magazine to the New York Design Center’s What’s New, What’s Next. We invited them over for lunch, where we piled into a conference room at our Manhattan office, noshed on sandwiches and thumb-sized cupcakes, and finally put faces with the names we’ve known and loved online. Talk about palpable energy — get 40 bloggers into one room and inspiration pops out all over!
Here we are around the table, making our introductions.
I was thrilled to meet HGTV contributors, the Moggit Girls (check them out on our Dos & Don’ts guides). I also made new friends like Diane from In My Own Style, Jean from Swee10 and Tina from Laidback. Yes, Tina, I will be buying some of your pillows.
Emily Henderson, HGTV Design Star and blogger from The Brass Petal.
Emily Henderson, HGTV Design Star 2010, made a surprise appearance. And can I just say? She’s one of my new favorite people. Sweet, funny and oh-so-creative and talented.
Will and his friend from Bright.Bazaar get the prize for traveling the farthest…they came all the way from London.
Our photographer, Melissa Blemur, uploaded a slideshow of the pictures. Go check them out! And if you were there, give a shout-out in the comments so we can say hi.
The Fabric of My Life is an award-winning design and lifestyle blog by Kate, an interior designer from London.
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