favorite adds of 2009

i'm amazed at the community here in bloggerland - i've made some fantastic connections, gotten oodles of inspiration, discovered new artists & found great resource upon great resource. today, i'd like to share my personal faves of the year - the blogs & sites i try to get to daily, weekly or as often as humanly possible (in no particular order). here is my little collection of must reads.

design blogs:

black*eiffel - clean, fun design inspiration. rachel has a wonderful sense of style.

how about orange - jessica is on top of it. she posts tutorials, crafts, time-wasters & design inspiration.

please sir - diana finds the things no one else is; quirky, beautiful inspiration.

sfgirlbybay - victoria was one of the first blogs i read daily. love love love, that's all.

the bedlam of beefy
- one of my local faves. your uncle has some beautiful posts & a great personality.

treasuring - jess gonacha finds the best indie artists & loves to share her gorgeous patterns.

whorange - i met tula at a design lab this year, she's the cutest ever & her blog is fun of fun, kitschy design.

pacific standard - strath keeps it personal most of the time, but his collection of album covers, small town photography & design inspiration make my day.

bliss - she hearts the most gorgeous stuff.

design for mankind - erin is a master, she has the most thorough, original posts out there. don't forget to check out mankind mag!

{frolic!} - styling & inspiration at it's best, chelsea posts daily love.

coco+kelley - we have a different general aesthetic, but her collection of luxury is out of control - interiors & fashion.

creature comforts - out of control, ez finds & posts everything a girl could want to see or own.

crafty love:

the small object steno pad - cute, kitschy ideas for everyday

craft: - great collection of tutorials & inspiration

whip up - again, a thorough collection of what's happening in the crafty world

etsy - because all sorts of wonderful artists & crafters are here, selling their work to you.

graphic design/illustration/photography:

design you trust - user fed blog, most posts are new & gorgeous finds

form fifty five - 30 collabos, beautiful design & illustration.

drawn! - yup, illustration

quipsologies - quick links to everything in the world of graphic design

smashing magazine
- resource upon resource upon resource

veer - the skinny - general posts about everything awesome


the stranger - ummmm do you want to know what's going on in seattle or no?

there are so many other places bookmarked, places i wish i visited more often, but i decided to post my real situation. these are my faves - these are the blogs i read when i'm living in the real world. maybe sometime soon i'll give you the deep, i need to find some crazy inspirations, i'm redecorating or what should i be wearing these days blogs.

image courtesy of hownowdesign.

1 comment:

Uncle Beefy said...

Thanks for the props! And a "right back atcha!"....atcha! Ms. Thang!