please stand by…

i will be taking a little break till next week.

image: life photo archive

… but may as well take this opportunity to ask your advice. my rss reader has gone from a handful of blogs to over 500 back to a handful and repeat many times over.  at the moment it’s at a pretty satisfying medium, where i can catch up with my favourites with relative ease and the only folder that has the dreaded 1000+ unread items is my guilty stash of music blogs (an addiction, i know.)

but sometimes i feel like i’m missing out, and there are obviously a ton of sites i don’t even know about – let alone subscribe to. i’d love to know from you what your favourites are right now. both old staples and new discoveries are welcome. and not just blogs either – any kind of website that is tickling your fancy.

can we also come up with another term for “tickling your fancy” ?

see you next week.

ps: there is an interview with me in this month’s issue of PIG magazine. it’s in italian, so if you can understand it – yay! if not, google translate helps… but then i sound quite amusingly foreign. you can download the mag for free here.

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26 Responses to please stand by…

  1. Giselle Wednesday 9 March, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    Well, I am a devoted reader of your blog, and would be super honoured if you read mine! One of my other faves is:
    http://bleubirdvintage.typepad.com/
    Enjoy your break!

  2. Matt Wednesday 9 March, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    There is a great radio show here in Canada called “The Age of Persuasion”. The show describes itself as an exploration of “the countless ways marketers permeate your life, from media, art, and language, to politics, religion, and fashion.”

    They have podcasts, which can be found here: http://www.cbc.ca/ageofpersuasion/episode/ – I often have difficulty starting the podcasts, so I tend to listen to the older ones here: http://castroller.com/podcasts/cbcpodcasts2?page=1 The first episode there is about Mad Men!

  3. agne Wednesday 9 March, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    I have the same problem! And I wish to read your interview, but damn… I don’t understand any word!

    http://sheisfashionholic.blogspot.com/

  4. søt Wednesday 9 March, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Have fun on your break! And I think every blogger has the same problem. I just save my absolute favourites, and the others I visit every once and I while. Sometimes I forget about a blog, but I rediscover them a few weeks/months later via other blogs, and I catch up.

  5. Paula Thursday 10 March, 2011 at 1:25 am #

    Can’t wait to read your blog everyday, so beautiful, so inspiring. Thanks for tickling my …erm….fancy Miss Moss. (tried to think of another way of putting that, but nothing springs to mind right now – it’s kinda late :)

  6. annie Thursday 10 March, 2011 at 2:16 am #

    i think all the ones i love are staples for classy bloggers like yourself, but i’ll tell you anyway. my very favorites are even*cleveland, and projet d’amour, which i know you read. also behind ballet, the australian ballet’s blog, and hila writes for them also. folkloric is lovely to read and see. into the gloss is good if you’re in the mood for vicarious (or not) beauty splurging. i really like bigBANG studio for an international, artistic, travelogue-type adventure. tra la. those are my probably obvious but lovely anyway suggestions.

  7. Mariella Thursday 10 March, 2011 at 3:38 am #

    Then lucky me I can read it!

  8. Victoria Thursday 10 March, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    http://www.colourlovers.com/ Is an amaaaazing site! You can look through thousands of color palettes that folks have created, make your own, create/ color in patterns, and their blog has a fashion and interior design color palette section! I spent hours– hours– just scrolling through the palette list alone. So much inspiration. :)

  9. wendy Thursday 10 March, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    my lovely new blog!
    http://scoutandpine.blogspot.com/

  10. Sarah Bird Thursday 10 March, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    First I’ll let you know that I follow your blog daily, and it is simply amazing! Lately I’ve been getting lost for hours at the Native American Indian-Old Photos Facebook Page. They don’t have a regular website but collect public record, and archived photos from the late 1800’s and on. Here’s a link:

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Native-American-Indian-Old-Photos/10150102703945578

    Happy Browsing!

  11. kellie Thursday 10 March, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    i have happily stumbled upon your blog! i am a lover of all things creative and inputting whatever it is i can. here are a couple i’m loving right now; blogs, websites and more ;)

    veer.com they have an ideas section with free wallpapers and a free font a month!
    blogotheque.net if you love music…
    .joythebaker.com i LOVE to bake!
    camprevival.com a great music blog
    pastemagazine.com and another music and entertainment blog
    orangejuice-etc.com a lovely couple who blogs
    kristineats.com a creative friend
    moorea-seal.com another cute blog

    so i might have gone overboard but i love sharing this network of goodness!

    tickling your fancy=beats your drum?
    picks your guitar?

  12. Sarah Thursday 10 March, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    http://tcktyboo.com — i also have an affinity for art + style and its intersection.

    http://magnificentruin.com — very interesting and eclectic blend of stuffs.

  13. Peroxide Blonde Thursday 10 March, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to recommend myself but I suppose that doesn’t count. If you don’t know http://www.manrepeller.com/ yet, definitely have a look……..hilarious

    Peroxide Blonde
    http://theperoxideblonde.blogspot.com/

  14. rebecca Friday 11 March, 2011 at 6:47 am #

    so nice of you to ask! i love:

    brwnpaperbag.com for art
    anambitiousprojectcollapsing.com for quirky inspiration and folky art & objects
    theseeyestheysee.tumblr.com for crazy awesome art & design
    all kinds of library catalogs like loc.gov and nypl.org

    and of course mine (who isn’t down for a little self-promotion??) art, culture, fun bigbigbigthings.com

  15. Fi Friday 11 March, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    http://pentagram.com/en/ – This multi-disciplinary design firm blows my shoes and socks off.

    http://bigbangstudio.blogspot.com/ – Photographs that leave you wanting to lick the plate for more

    http://www.hotpod.net.au/blog/ – Unlike the film Pod People – about the aliens living in the nursing home pool and old people getting randy – POD stands for ‘point of difference’. It focuses on random things in retail, which is equally as awesome I think.

  16. Fi Friday 11 March, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    http://www.yarnstorm.blogs.com/ – it’s British, so very British. Wild knitting sessions powered by lashing of tea and dollops of cream with scones. Plus Jane is incredibly well read and has brilliant taste in films, period dramas and musicals.

    http://blanketmagazine.com/ – a spiffy looking art and design magazine

    http://bekandnik.wordpress.com/ – Do you remember mucking around with the telephone when you were a tiny tot? Dialling random numbers and annoying the heck out of who ever answered. Well 7 rings is slightly more highbrow, it’s an artists game of telephone

    And I send far too much time tinkering away at penpaperplay.blogspot.com – But it’s how I get my kicks.

  17. Jordana Friday 11 March, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Oh, there are SO many gorgeous and inspiring blogs out there. Three of my recent faves are:
    1. Hello My Dear: http://hellomydearblog.blogspot.com/
    2. Mo+Mo Living: http://www.momolivingonline.com/
    3. Minted Condition: http://www.mintedcondition.com/

    Happy reading!

    Jordana

    p.s. Glad you posted this…I’m having so much fun looking at everyone else’s suggestions. Going to be a fun weekend o’ reading!

  18. golriz Friday 11 March, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    I’m so happy that I’m not the ONLY one who feels this way. Sometimes I actually get anxious about the things I’m missing out on – but it goes beyond blogs, to place to travel to, books to read, foods I haven’t yet tried…

    I guess I’m slowly resigning myself to the fact that there will always be more.

    Finally, I love your blog and would be honored for you to check out mine one day: http://cozyhunter.com

  19. Shaz Rhodes Saturday 12 March, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    Miss Moss Blabla bloggg but NOT SO with you.. I love your intelligent sensitive eye for beauty and your commentary sound real and fresh and friendly. On a long day you are sunshine!!! Thanks Sx

  20. Una Saturday 12 March, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    I’m a visual creature like you so I thought I’d send you some lovely design blogs:
    http://www.spd.org
    feltron.tumblr.com
    http://www.underconsideration.com/quipsologies
    jessicahische.com/spendstoomuchtimeinternetting
    This might help too: http://www.veryshortlist.com/about

    And if you’re into traveling virtually, I just recently stepped out into the blogging world with my very own:
    lets-get-lost.com

    Also, not sure if you have an ipad but Flipbook is a lovely app that organizes your many feeds to look like a magazine. So smart!

    Thanks for being so inspiring and innovative. I hope to visit your part of the world someday soon.
    Una

  21. Harper Lane Saturday 12 March, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    My google reader also often has over 1000 posts to scroll through, but thats what lazy Sundays are for I suppose. A few of my favorites were already mentioned, but here are some more…

    Everything from fashion, pretty things, design, photography, and just funny too.
    ffffound.com/
    blackandlashes.blogspot.com
    hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/
    http://www.maxwangerblog.com/
    mrnewton.net/
    http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/
    http://www.the-anthology.com/
    http://www.designlovefest.com/
    http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/
    thesartorialist.blogspot.com/

  22. emma Saturday 12 March, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    I love the new look!
    Your blog is amazing, so inspiring. Looking forward to your return
    xoxo

  23. tom tuttle from tacoma Sunday 13 March, 2011 at 5:51 am #

    there’ll always be yet more of both good and bag blogs out there…

    • tom tuttle from tacoma Sunday 13 March, 2011 at 5:54 am #

      oops, i meant ‘bad’ blogs. i trim my list every once so often. in the end, you account for the time you spend on following these blogs. something’s gotta give.

  24. katie Sunday 13 March, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    for new york style & excitement, fashion & interiors:
    theglamourai.blogspot.com

    & i newly discovered this swedish girl in paris, who takes beautiful old-style photos with her camera:
    http://portillon.wordpress.com/

    and, of course, mine! (*blushing rather immodestly*):
    glass-of-fashion.blogspot.com

    also, I just came across january’s Vogue India, they have a vogue diary of photos from parties/out & about, that have been matched with paintings for their colour schemes – & of course i immediately thought of your work! try & get a copy if you can! i will attempt to scan or take a picture of the page, as it was a beautiful feature..

    happy reading!
    katie x

  25. Eva / Sycamore Street Press Sunday 13 March, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    It’s always so hard to balance blog reading, isn’t it? My daily reads are: design*sponge, The Sartorialist, Poppytalk, Fine Little Day, Sandra Juto, Ninainvorm, A Cup of Jo, Oh So Beautiful Paper, clumsybird flickr stream, Abby Try Again, and you (the newest addition). You probably know about all of these, but there you have it. There are lots others that I love and read frequently. I just had a baby 4 months ago, so I’m starting to add baby/mama blogs to the mix which opens up a whole new can of worms! Some of those favorites: unruly little things, wee textile, vintage for kids…

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