I’m currently taking Holly Becker’s e-class ‘Blogging Your Way’ where Holly shares her vast blogging knowledge and valuable business and design experience which is amazing and so inspiring for me. My assignment - read blogs and learn from others. Post 5 new blogs that I am following and why.
Leo Babauta is the creator and writer of Zen Habits. Babauta is a former journalist of 18 years, a husband, father of six children, and in 2010 moved from Guam to San Francisco, where he leads a simple life. I fond Leo’s blog amazing, while chocked full of mindfulness practice, simplifying and de-cluttering your schedule to creating space for the important things in your life to healthy eating habits and fun exercise. Leo is like my personal Zen coach and will be the ‘go to’ blog for me to stay focused and energized. Zen Habits is one of the top 50 websites/blogs in the world.
Ikea Hackers is the place to go for ideas and DIY projects. Within the last year IKEA has opened a new store located in the Denver area making this blog a necessity for me to follow. IKEA Hackers was created by ‘Jules’ which is her blog name taken from the IKEA catalogue of the Jules chair. It is fun, silly at times and a very eclectic and entertaining blog to visit and share IKEA hacking ideas. The Bead Organizer idea posted by My Girlish Whims.
Fresh News is designer and owner Jessica Colaluca’s amazing and addictive blog where she posts color trends and the latest happenings with Design Seed which is total ‘eye candy’ and amazing photography, styling and a powerhouse of design information.
Design Sponge is a design blog run by Grace Bonney who was contributing editor at Domino magazine, as well as numerous other top publications like New York Home, CITY Magazine, and currently is working as Style Editor of HGTV’S Ideas Magazine. Design Sponge has top notch, classy and clean design projects, fresh and uncluttered with fun artsy designs and color DIY projects which are neatly categorized by difficulty, cost, materials, and technique. Wow, what a concept! All projects have easy to follow instructions with exceptionally clear and artistic photos. If you have any interest at all with DIY projects, this is the number one site to visit for inspiration and amazing design ideas. I discovered this blog while attending Holly Becker’s Blogging Your Way class.
Igor Josifovic’s Happy Interior Blog: From Place to Space is full of sunshine and Mediterranean colors with superb photography sprinkled with little gems of cobbled streets lined up with shops and restaurants and a plethora of local artisans. Actually, all the travel history you could ever imagine along with wonderful food and unique sight stops and vibrant colors. Be prepared upon your visit to this blog site for a deep aching pain for a travel adventure with Igor.