stu stu studio

Today, AG decided to surprise me with a shopping spree. i'd been complaining about the studio. the computer "desk" is really my drafting table turned into an improvised work station. since it's too tall, and so is the chair, i've been having neck and back aches for some time now. we really needed a real desk! so we went desk and chair hunting. we looked everywhere until we exhausted all the options (like we usually do), until we had our winners!!!

We found a cute little desk, the perfect chair (in a fabulous kelly green color) and we even got a banker's lamp like the one i'd been wanting for a loooong time (also in kelly green!!!). oh, and we also went thrift shopping and got the greatest tchotchke ever... a very retro orange lion figurine! i love it! i LOVE how the studio is coming together, it's starting to feel a bit more mid century mod! for now, a photo montage since the desk and chair will be delivered until next week... CAN'T WAIT!


10 most influential design bloggers

Yesterday i received an e.mail from stan of the home rejuvenation blog, who asked me to help spread the word on the survey going on over there. the point is to basically pinpoint who 'the movers and shakers of the design blogging world are'.

Design inspiration comes from many sources and fields, so for me the most influential design bloggers come in a mixed array of tastes, design fields and professions:

  • core77. http://www.core77.com/ they proclaim themselves as an "industrial design supersite" but fall short with the description. it's a design supersite allright, covering all art and design fields.

  • decor8. http://decor8.blogspot.com/ holly's blog is like a catalog of fresh design finds and resources, ranging from stationery to sofas. also hosts fun contests!!!

  • design*sponge. http://www.designsponge.blogspot.com/grace, a brooklyn based blogger with daily posts about incredible stuff mostly about product and interior design, with lots of sneek peaks inside indie designer homes, which i love.

  • desire to inspire. http://desiretoinspire.blogspot.com/ an australian and a canadian, each blogging from their own country, offering tons of visual inspiration, trend alerts, flickr finds and design porn fitting every taste and style.

  • mocoloco. http://www.mocoloco.com/ modern and contemporary go loco on this canadian design blog. lots of interviews, furniture, objects, architecture and art.

  • print and pattern. http://printpattern.blogspot.com/ blogging from the uk with an in-depth look at graphic design in many applications such as wallpaper, fabric, stationery, gift wrap, etc.

  • spray glue. http://sprayglue.blogspot.com/ features very cool photography in every post and has lots of reviews in fashion, accessories, books, furniture, technology, etc. directly from south africa to the world.

  • style bytes. http://stylebytes.net/ another fashion blog, from oslo. agathe has a passion for fashion and visually documents her inspirations, finds, and how she mixes and matches things.

  • the apartment. http://www.theapt.com/ a multidisciplinary creative agency in the fields of architecture, interior design, branding and marketing. the apt broadcast has many mini posts daily about many things and many themes. i love new york and so do they.

So here's my vote, send in yours to:
homereju AT gmail DOT com