From the Editors
Whether it is a unique architectural tool, an individual's street style, or a memorable moment in a child's life, a lifestyle blogger likes to share what excites and moves them. Similar to how reporters and editors of online news sources use the web to deliver immediate and current information, those who blog in fashion, art and design use it to showcase a certain aesthetic, thus breeding inspiration in various forms. Driven by the annual Milan Furniture Fair, the desire to share design was certainly abundant on the web in April.VosgesParis described the luxury designs and vibrant life on the Italian streets. Justin McGuirk told a different story about this year's fair. In The Guardian, he wrote about the new iconoclastic designers who stole the show with their alternative means of production and design: "These were the geeks and hackers challenging the very notions of luxury craftsmanship and mass-produced furniture."
While McGuirk glimpsed into design's future, others noted what's hot in the present--and past. Emmas Design Blogg, known for consistently posting fresh interiors from a "Scandinavian prospective," paid homage to Est and Llamas Valley, two digital design magazines that are now a year old. Actor, director and tastemaker Diane Keaton devoted words to the rooms that contain them, as she blogged on Remodelista about the life found in a home library: "Sometimes it's startling; sometimes it seems to be subdued by shadow and light; sometimes it's filled with a sublime beauty." Keaton's words can almost be used to describe the unexpected and unique journey that Spitalfields Life has taken its readers over the years. Now a popular book launched this spring, the British blog began with a promise made by its anonymous "Gentle Author" in 2009: "Over the coming days, weeks, months and years, I am going to write every single day and tell you about life here in Spitalfields at the heart of London." The author kept his word and has continued to share stories that move him.
Guest post from the editors at Remodelista, the sourcebook for the considered home.