Thursday, September 3, 2009

"i'm now a blog addict... thanks a lot"

... That was the subject line of an email sent to me by KS with the links to a few new blogs she wanted to recommend. She was about four feet to my right at the time, as we sat on couches in the same room. Sometimes we even gchat while under the same roof, which, if you're wondering, is completely normal.

KS is in interior design school. She has a huge drafting board that fits perfectly in the landscape of our even more huge front room and always has scrolls of very thin white paper surrounding her, right next to Ruby (MG's lab) who will prop her chin up on the window and lounge under the desk to keep her company while she measures, draws, erases, reads and draws again. She also has subscriptions to most every design magazine you can imagine.

Being a blog lover and still in need of some decor throughout our little house, I started looking through design blogs a few weeks ago. As evidenced by KS's email, she now joins me in this new search, and even though I started sending them her way initially, she now reads even more of them than I do.

My favorite design blogs are full of pictures, blips of creativity and color in an otherwise text-filled day. Some of them even incorporate clothing, shoes and jewelry inspired by a similar design, which I personally love. Since I know nothing of professional design and my creativity usually comes more in the form of words or meddling around in the kitchen, I look to places like these for inspiration:

Delight by Design
Pink Wallpaper
Absolutely Beautiful Things
Annechovie

A girl can dream.

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.
-Georgia O'Keeffe

6 comments:

Bluebelle said...

Ooh those are cool. I have to not look at home design blogs too much because then I start yearning for a house of our own to decorate and I'm trying not to think about that at the moment! But I did enjoy sharing the dreaming for a little while, thanks! :)

B said...

oh i love these blogs too!! welcome to the club, luv!

Esquiress said...

I've been looking for ideas for my new place, and I think you've led me down a great path! Now if only I could decide on how I want the office...

Blair said...

Aww!! Thank you so much for including me in your list:)

Pink Wallpaper said...

blushing...thanks for reading my blog!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

oh yes, a girl can dream! going to check out your recommendations!