Everyday Inspiration

by tatiana on November 4, 2009


I think it has been a year or so since I highlighted my favorite bloggers, many of whom have fallen off the map. When they stopped updating my mind went to a very morbid place. What happens to a blog once the author stops updating? What happened to the author? Omg, did they die? Did they include their login ID and password in their will so their loved ones could continue their legacies? Most likely not. Anyway, I hope they are alive and well.

We are slowly creeping toward the end of another year, so I feel like I should recognize other bloggers who have inspired me, entertained me and/or kept me informed this year. Cheers, kids.

A Beautiful Mess – The artist most commonly known as Elsie Cake is a crafter and painter extraordinaire. She is the commissioner of cute. Seriously. Every time she updates, I feel like I just walked out of the Sanrio store with a bag full of goodies – so happy. Her posts warm my heart and her play lists kick ass and inspire you to create.

Games of Dissonance – This blogger is a good friend of mine who is an urban planning enthusiast (and graduate) and really knows how to soak up her surroundings and appreciate the history and design in the cities and sights that most take for granted everyday. She’s also quite the philosopher.

i live here: SF – It never fails… every time I read this blog, I cry. Maybe not deep dramatic sobs, but I feel like each post is like a club that charges a one tear minimum. I’m a sucker for stories, people and romance. This blog captures all of the above, in very different ways than you may expect.

Just Creative Design – This Australian whiz kid is full of advice, creativity and techniques when it comes to the business of graphic design – all of which he is willing to share with the online community. He is incredibly talented and successful… and he’s only 21!

Indexed – I have been really into infographics lately (maps, charts, younameit). This blog takes infographics and makes them really fun and makes fun of topical subjects. It’s a place where math, art and humor collide.

NubbyTwiglet – I love Nubby’s design aesthetic. She is a gal who has a hanker for typography and she is super chic. She’s her own unique version of the gothic lolitas of Japan. I love her use of type, especially when she mixes fonts and uses just a hint of color… usually red. Absolutely beautiful. Her photos are always inspiring as well. And homegirl can work the platforms!

The Coveted – This blog serves two purposes, 1.) Fashion, 2.) Makeup. I usually skip the makeup updates, but I love jennine’s fashion-related posts.

The Sartorialist – I have become such a fan of this blog, as has a friend of mine. When she came to visit we both realized that we shared a love of his photography and subjects and decided to “sartorialize” those who we thought were creatively or impressively clothed on the streets of San Francisco with our cameras. NERD ALERT!

Trailer of Life – These ladies are a bucket of comedy and trash talk. Their updates are few and far between, but I feel like their lack of updates keeps me hungry for more. I have HUNGER PANGS, ladies! Check out their post Cookies vs. Chicken: The Showdown.

WelshGrl2 – Jaime is a writer and crafter who lives just north of San Francisco. She loves monsters and photography, and I’m lucky enough to call her my friend! We bond over our shared love of knitting and making stuff. She finds inspiration in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wales, and coffee.

What are some of your favorite blogs? What inpsires you? Do share.

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Kendra November 5, 2009 at 7:27 pm

My favorite blog is Tatiana Supports the Arts. Check it out!


tatiana November 5, 2009 at 9:45 pm

(raises the roof)


jennine November 5, 2009 at 9:05 pm

hi there! i just added you to blog to covet per your request! what a lovely blog you have!
i love this inspiration board!


tatiana November 5, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Yay! Thanks so much. :)


cat November 10, 2009 at 6:57 am



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