Blogs We Love (and Know You Will, Too)
The blogosphere. That space where everyone has something to say. At times, it can be the virtual version of dreaded holiday dinners with extended family.
The blogosphere covers the gamut: you have the incessant diatribes on too-personal topics from random cousins you see (hopefully) only once a year; the uninformed opinions (stated as fact) of your crazy aunt; the creepy comments of the guy everyone refers to as your "uncle", even though (fingers crossed) he's not. In short, there's much potentially getting in the way of you enjoying your turkey dinner.
On the flip side, the blogosphere simultaneously offers the equivalent of family and friends you are dying to see: the wise elder who doesn't say much (but drops insightful comments for those who listen carefully); the informative types who keep you in-the-know; and the super-fun handful with whom you are happy to share commonality.
bG is here to help you navigate the crazy "uncles" and super-boring cousins of the blogosphere, and to make sure you spend your hard-earned free time only with quality design blogs.
One great source for fun, informative blogs (and the venue we will focus on in this post) is retailer sites. Admittedly, it's not the first place you might think of when looking for design blogs. But we happen to know some high-quality folks who produce fantastic blogs with a wealth of information -- not only about their own product, but also about designers and trends.
A sneak preview sample:
You can't get much more pinpointed (or helpful) than this post on How To Style An Etagere:
A retailer's blog should convey the purpose and vision of the brand. Canvas Style (the Canvas Interiors blog) does just that, driving home what makes their product so unique.
Finally, a great blog will introduce talented designers, artists and trends. Serena & Lily's blog facilitates these connections.
Bonus: many of these blogs include lists of blogs they love, which are solid leads to quality design blogs as well. Kind of follows the adage that you and your friends' friends will probably have a lot in common.
So while you might continue to be forced to sit next to your run-at-the-mouth cousin's mother-in-law at the next holiday event, balance that experience by having these links saved as favorites and keeping your phone handy when you see her coming.
In other words, "in" with The Cosbys and "out" with the Tennenbaums. Enjoy your turkey dinner!
The bG Design Team
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