Blogs I Like: January 2011

A couple month break not withstanding, I am happy to share with you the latest edition of Blogs I Like.  See you in February!

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The Gardeners Eden – Michaela writes in a lovely style about her garden (called Ferncliff), gardening, photography and living a beautiful design inspired life in Vermont.  Its worth a visit for some great photography at least.

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@ Issue Journal @ issue is a “journal of business and design, dedicated to communicating how quality design contributes to business success.”  It is a must read for inspiration, interesting design news and generally exciting design-y stuff (make sure you check out this post about the BMW commercial – so cool)

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Designers Block UK – I have been reading Designers Block for years, I am not sure why I didn’t post it earlier.  It is a rich collection of designers inspiration. Lots of stuff here, I can’t even begin to sum it all up.  It is what I love about being a designer and being around other designers….we all just like to fill our heads (and others) up with beautiful, inspiring things and ideas.

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automatism – Quite similar to Designers Block, but Canadian rather than British and therefore with a different and uniquely interesting perspective. .

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VANISHING THRESHOLD: Garden Life Home – This is the blog of Tara Dillard a fellow garden designer and GDRT member.  Tara’s website is full of insight on both interior and garden design and she shares it with all the richness of story that a true southern belle ought to have.

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Good Food is new to the Good (news) lineup.  I am so excited at the addition to this already great website.   Already Nichola Twilley, the food editor has lined up a excellent collection of food articles (43 to be exact) to kick off the site.  It is keeping me in thoughtful reading for at least a few days.

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Purple Area – Perhaps I am an Apartment Therapy lemming (of sorts) but when there is a blog (from Sweden) that is so full of goodness and interesting bits, I can’t help but follow the AT masses and check it out…(and then revisit again and again and again…)

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Naturliga Ting – You will need to turn on google translate to read what Swedish Annika, the preschool teacher by day and garden photographer by night, is writing about.  Or you can just look at her images, which are really beautiful and well worth a peruse all on their own.

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  1. Hello Rochelle, Thank you so much for including The Gardener’s Eden in your list of January favorites {as well as the lovely mention in your Bodnant Viburnum feature. Her buds are pink yet, beneath the ice and snow; a promise of spring} I too, am a fan of Automatism, and I’ll look forward to browsing your other pics.
    xo Michaela

  2. Banner Designing says:

    It’s great and interesting blog. I like this blog.

  3. Di Overton says:

    Thank you so much I am very flattered. xx

  4. louise says:

    Loved peeking at your latest blog mentions, Rochelle, found Gardeners Eden Ferncliff photos particularly full of great planting combination ideas, thanks Michaela! Please note the link to Ted Dillards tips for photographers on GE and then to his youtube portfolio- wow! Nice work.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have read Di Overton’s Designer’s Block blog since she started it. We are friends from way back when she was a fashion designer. Seeing as you like her blog I shall spend an evening checking out your other recomendations as I feel sure that there are treasures amongst them.
    Ps. I think it is hedge laying day in the Lake District, England any time now.

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