If you receive the West Elm, Pottery Barn, or Macy's catalog, then you have seen prop stylist Lance Boyd's work. He specializes in custom prop design, as well as fabrication, creative direction and concept development for many familiar retail outlets. Most recently, he began this personal blog to document his inspirations from around the world. Gorgeous.
Emma is a freelance stylist in Stockholm and while her taste leans towards Swedish design, the images are simple, modern and strong. She has a great sense of color, using and showing it sparingly, and the sweet writing that goes along with them is both charming and informative.
Ronda Carmen is a Texan living in Scotland so she has a unique perspective on design as she interviews industry icons and global tastemakes with a Proustian flare. While the site is about to unveil a new look, make sure you mine the archives for a fantastic look at what is happening around the world.
Julie, Janel, Sarah and Francesca care A LOT about interior and product design and their blog reflects their passions. Enjoy a mixture of products, interiors, and Q and As, and shopping tips that are up-to-the-minute chic.
The author of this blog, simply a woman who is a Sagittarius, is a creative soul who posts sparingly and only when something of importance is of interest. It's a more meditative look at design and is curated with a most creative eye.
I first met blogger Laura Silverman at her home in upstate New York, a most charming and cozy space that she shares with filmmaker George Billard. When she began documenting her life and love for food, home, travel and the outdoors, it seemed only a matter of time before Laura's corporate life as copy director at Saks Fifth Avenue would take a back seat. And it did. Here you will be inspired by her writing and delighted by the photos, as well as encouraged to try a recipe or two.
Just know that when you bookmark Mayer Rus' blog at the LA Times site, it is not for the faint of heart. Rus' pedigree, contributor to Vogue, The New York Times, and Elle Décor as well as design editor of House and Garden, and sense of humor bring a fresh perspective on design and his intelligent and spot-on writing is seeped in pop culture references and, quite frankly, sexual innuendos.
Called Solid Frog, Mia Linnma's blog is a mixture of art, culture, home, architecture and fashion from a painter's point of view. The images here are simply beautiful to look at and another voice from Sweden will prove to be a welcome site to your daily roster.
Photographer Todd Selby offers a sneak peek into the homes and studios of some of the most creative people in the world, including Karl Lagerfeld, Sally Stringer, Alexander Wang and Vladimir Kagam. Don't know some of those names yet? You will….
This is the spot to see which celebrity is selling/buying/leasing which property. With sly wit and biting humor, the sassy author of this blog is one to bookmark. Okay, so I am secretly obsessed. Well, who wouldn't want to know about Diane Keaton's house flipper, Glenn Campbell's Malibu estate and Ashton Kutcher's bachelor pad on the market?
The AP mission statement is simple: Help people make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas and community online. The site gives just that and much more. Practical, engaging and informative, it has created a strong online community that you will want to be a part of.
Keep up with what the kids are doing today through Grace Bonney's site. There are house tours and DIY projects as well as product guides and before and after shots. Really pay attention, however, to the city guides and print them out when you head out to your favorite destination. They are a comprehensive look at what's happening in major cities around the world and cover design, food, lodging and, or course, shopping.
If the simplicity of black, white, and gray is more your idea of home décor than try out this site from Dutch star Desiree (but you will swear she is French). It's a particular look at the world of art and interiors but one that feels authentic and edited by someone with an eye for style.
Known as automatism, this site is by an illustrator from Canada named Lori, who posts lovely photos of interiors and 'moments of beauty' that are eye-catching and inspiring. It is the simple pleasures of life, art, and interiors that make this a go-to address. Enjoy.
Last, but certainly not least, Monica and Jill are former colleagues from their days at I.D. magazine, who have teamed up to bring you the best of the best in new design—interiors, art, fashion, food, architecture, etc. It's all about stories, inspirations and obsessions that you won't see anywhere else. These women are on the forefront and anything you read here will surely create great dinner conversation at your next party. Don't miss it.