Friday Five: Blogs
Whoa. Friday already. After an amazingly fun birthday weekend, I barely feel ready to face this one. I do predict, however, that it will involve less drinking, more sleep and probably not nearly as many references to 1992. And that, dear friends, is a shame.
But without further ado, let me present to you the five design blogs I read daily. Maybe even more than daily. Obsessively might be a better word for it.
Young House Love is written by John and Sherry Petersik of Richmond, VA. They are both former advertising people–she’s a writer, and I think he was an account guy. Sherry’s been running the blog full-time for a few years, but when they had their daughter, Clara, John became a full-time blogger too. Anyway, I love reading about what they do with their home, though sometimes they get WAY too detailed, ie. this recent post when Sherry talked about rearranging the contents of an end table. However, they have something like 80,000 hits a day, so there ya go. End tables are fascinating. Sherry commented on this post of mine last night and I feel like I just had a brush with fame.
Design*Sponge was started by a former Domino editor and features a lot of beautiful things. Some crafts, some how-to’s, some inspiration, some just-for-fun stuff. It’s lovely and sweet. Can border on the woodsy granola at times, but overall, if a blog were a house, I would definitely move in.
Jenny is a designer who just moved to NYC from Boston (Delaware? Not sure.) But I love her stuff because she’s a realist but still has wonderful taste. I really like her use of color—so many modern designs are monochromatic, which I like too–but I like how Jenny’s not afraid to go for it. She’s also got a zillion tips that I regularly steal (or hope to, someday).
Good Bones, Great Pieces is a Mother/Daughter blog. Mom was a producer for Martha Stewart Living. The daughter is essentially Whitney Port, which is to say, worked at Teen Vogue and was a model. They are a little snooty, which I kind of enjoy. They really advocate the classics, but try to bring them to an attainable level for all. Their blog was recently redesigned, so they might be heading for the big time.
I gotta hand it to my pal, Amy. She is a dedicated blogger. With snappy writing and fun photography, Amy’s Old Sweet Song celebrates all things charming. Sometimes it’s design. Sometimes it’s food. Sometimes it’s cute boys. But it’s always bite-sized and adorable, and puts me in a good mood for the day. It is truly a dream of mine to set up shop on a screened in porch in Atlanta and create pretty things all the day long.
Happy weekend, friends!