At May's Accessories Resource Team (ART) Conference, Andrea Sinkin and Jaye Anna Mize from Fashion Snoops (www.fashionsnoops.com) offered home trend forecasts through spring 2012. When Mize indicated that she follows numerous blogs to stay in tune with trends, ART attendees wanted to know her favorites. Here they are, along with her comments on each:
www.apartmenttherapy.com: One of the best! Covers all areas of the home industry through out New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, DC and Boston.
www.dwell.com: Blog for Dwell magazine.
www.cribcandy.com: Cribcandy is a visual news gallery of the most innovative products in household and interior design.
www.designismine.blogspot.com: Design is Mine finds much comfort in the simplicity of everyday life: cups of tea with friends, trips to the local bakery for colorful macaroons, taking walks around her Portland neighborhood with her family, baking never-ending sweets, etc. Design is Mine is about sharing her daily finds in photography, art, typography, vintage, modern design and handmade goods.
www.design-milk.com: Blog for Design Milk magazine.
www.designspongeonline.com: Design*Sponge is a daily website dedicated to home and product design run by Brooklyn-based writer Grace Bonney. They have great DIY projects and city guides.
www.desiretoinspire.net: Desire to Inspire is an interior junkies' blog that highlights interior designers, decorators, architects, stylists, photographers or their homes.
www.habituallychic.blogspot.com: The musings of a stylish young interior designer living in New York City that focuses on art, architecture, design, fashion, photography, books, events and everything else habitually chic.
www.paloma81.blogspot.com: La Dolce Vita has a great voice for interior design, fashion, travel, great food, and inspiring people and places.
www.makeroomforliving.blogspot.com: Make Room for the Living is a great visual journal of all types of rooms.
www.sfgirlbybay.com: SF Girl by Bay is a blog of modern bohemian style from a San Francisco girl.
www.simplygrove.com: Simply Grove is a design and decor blog written by Kirsten Grove that features room makeovers, new designers and artists, Kirsten's own home projects, beautiful room images and much more.
www.sohaute.typepad.com: So Haute is an inspirational home design blog written by New York City-based decorating and lifestyle expert Nicole Gibbons. With regular features on decorating, shopping for your home, food and entertaining, plus profiles on notable style-setters and chic travel destinations, So Haute serves as a guide to stylish living for readers across the globe.
www.style-files.com: The Style Files is Danielle de Lange's daily weblog about design and lifestyle that focuses on observations and ideas related to design, interiors, art and other life-enhancing subjects.
www.parisapartment.wordpress.com: The Paris Apartment is a beautiful blog for interior inspiration.
www.trendir.com: Trendir is a home decorating trends magazine that is great for finding new, innovative products.
www.theselby.com: The Selby is a great interior website that features the homes of the fashion and home décor elite created by Todd Selby.
www.absolutelybeautifulthings.blogspot.com: Absolutely Beautiful Things is a blog that focuses on inspiring interiors and styling.
www.decor8blog.com: Décor8 is a beautiful blog of interior inspiration.
www.shoeboxdecor.blogspot.com: Shoebox Décor is the best place for small space living tips.
www.archdaily.com: Arch Daily features the latest architecture news regarding buildings, projects and competitions.
www.bellemaison23.com: Belle Maison is French for "beautiful home," which is exactly the inspiration you will find from this blog.
www.betterlivingthroughdesign.com: With categories like furniture, remodeling, travel and books, Better Living Through Design offers design lovers a little bit of everything.
www.caitlincreer.com: Caitlin Creer Interiors is a great source for ideas, finds, and do-it-yourself projects.
www.dailyicon.net: Daily Icon Magazine features profiles of extraordinary designers, architecture and products, with a special focus on furniture, accessories and lighting for the home. Dedicated to unearthing emerging and established talent and sharing inspiring design solutions, the format is simple: lots of images, carefully edited.
www.dezeen.com: Blog for Dezeen magazine.
www.elementsofstyleblog.com: Founded in 2007 by interior and fashion stylist Erin Gates, Elements of Style has become a touchstone for readers all over the world in search of design inspiration, advice and a few laughs. Lauded by the Washington Posts as one of the "Top Ten Design Blogs of 2008," Elements of Style sets itself apart by not only combining fashion, interior design and pop culture, but by doing so with a sense of humor and realistic approach that the general public can understand and access.
www.inhabitat.com: Inhabitat is a green/sustainable design blog that features innovative products and ideas.
www.designboom.com: Design Boom is a leading interior and industrial design magazine that focuses on innovative products, architecture, competitions, designer interviews and ideas.
www.blog.designpublic.com: The Design Public blog dedicated to design, fashion, art and humor.
www.hypebeast.com: Hype Beast is an online magazine for fashion and culture.
www.ohjoy.blogs.com: The Oh Joy blog covers inspiration and design with a focus on home accessories, textiles, and fashion.
www.spaceinvading.com: Space Invading features the best architecture and design across the Web.
www.trendland.net: Trend Land is a blog reviewing trends in fashion, design, art, illustrations, technology, celebrities and music.
www.thingsthatinspire.net: Things that Inspire offers inspirational finds in the world of interior design, architecture and art.
www.theinspiredroom.net: The Inspired Room offers inspiration for creating a beautiful home and life on a budget.
www.remodelista.com: Remodelista is a great source for remodeling, interiors and design products.
www.shelterrific.com: Shelteriffic features new websites, design products, home advice, recipes, craft ideas and shopping ideas.