I started blogging to chronicle our renovation project and to file inspiration. Below is a collection of links to inspiring blogs sorted by subject:

+++ Inspiring Design Blogs +++

Absolutely Beautiful Things *

An Indian Summer (inspiration from India)

Apartment Therapy *

Aspiring Kennedy (lifestyle and design)

Chez Larson (declutter superwoman)

Concrete Jungle (inspiration from Phuket)

Cote de Texas (French Design in Texas)

Decor 8 *

Design Sponge *

Designers Block *

Desire to Inspire *

Dream House (inspiration from Sweden)

emmas designblogg (inspiration from Sweden)

From the Right Bank *

Gaile Guevara (not active, but good selection of modern interiors and architecture)

Habitually Chic *

Houzz * (great finds for remodellers, allocate your own ideabook)


Katiedid *

Maison Lunatique (not active, but good designer and links)

Modern Residential Design (modern houses)

myeyesonthings (European Style Texas renovation)

Ohhh... Mhhh... (Design und Food Blog von Steffi)

Patricia Gray *

Remodelista *

San Francisco Girl by Bay *

Studio Annetta (inspiration from Hong Kong)

The Cool Hunter (professional hunters for cool design)

The Style Files *

The Peak of Chic

Velvet and Linen *

Vicente Wolf  *


*) professional interior designer and regular blogger

+++ Italian Blogs +++

A View from Carmine Superiore (expat life in a medieval village above Lago Maggiore)

Bella Vita in Liguria (blogger and travel specialist Megan in Liguria)

Bleeding Espresso (written by Michelle Fabio in Calabria)

diana baur (ceramic artist, writer and b&b in Piemonte)

Il Terrazzo Italiano (from Oregon retired in Calabria)

Lost in Sicily

Renovating Italy (serial renovator Lisa and the real simple life)

Sarah Elizabeth (simple and green life in Umbria)

Too late for Tuscany ? (not active, but informative)

+++ Inspiring Elsewhere +++

A Cup of Jo

Beijing Notebook (random observation noted in Beijing China)

Czech That Out

Expat Diary: Vietnam

Flower Hill Farm (absolutely stunning nature and bird photography)


Joburg Expat

My Marrakesh

pieces of berlin


+++ Inspiring Art links +++

Art Club (good catalogue for interior paintings)

Design Tagebuch (a blog about new logos and graphic design)


Janet Hill Studio

Tate (Tate Gallery London)

Painting Perceptions

Saatchi Online (popular gallery of modern art for collectors and artists)

WikiPaintings (visual art encyclopedia)

+++ Food Links +++

Sweet Paul

The Alkaline Sisters

Simply Recipes

+++ Fashion +++

The Sartorialist

+++ Travel +++

Cool Travel Guide

+++ Blogging +++

Sylvia Liu Land (a smart child book illustrator and blogger)


+++ Inspriring Magazines +++