Brizo Blogger 19 Reunion

Brizo Blogger 19

One of the highest honors of Interior Design Blogging is to be chosen to be one of Brizo’s “Blogger19″.

Who are the Blogger 19: [Read more…]

Kips Bay Show House

Kips Bay Sign

One of the activities of Blogfest was access to the Kips Bay Show House. Thanks to Kravet, the blogger group took it over one morning last week. This 5 story upper east side beauty, built in 1899, has [Read more…]

Do You Know the Faces of Blogfest 2013 and ICFF 2013

New York Architecture, old buildings of New York,

I heart New York. The only thing better than going to New York is going for design inspiration. Earlier this week the Big Apple was host to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) and Blogfest 2013, which included a tour of Kips Bay Show House. Inspiration trifecta!  It was so fun to see designer/design blogger friends and meet new ones.  Kravet did a spectacular job with Blogfest – everybody who attended had a wonderful time and learned a lot. I decided to share with you some of the faces of Blogfest and ICFF (the ones I happened to get solo shots of), obviously I couldn’t capture all faces, but these talented people will inspire you… so I am treating this like an informal blogroll. As you will find, they are more than just pretty faces: [Read more…]

Copyright Issues for Bloggers

William and Susan Brinson, copyright issues for photography use

photo credit: William Brinson

About a month ago I took an Alt Summit online class on Copyright Issues for Bloggers, taught by Susan and William Brinson, creators of the gorgeous blog named House of Brinson- if you are not familiar with it I invite you to experience their visual feast. In their class they covered two specific scenarios: bloggers who create their own images and bloggers using others images.  Both Brinsons are professionals in the industry- Susan works in advertising and Will is a professional photographer.

“Our main goal when we agreed to teach this class is to help the blogging community understand that using copyrighted work (specifically photography) without permission can have financial consequences.” -Susan Brinson

Their Alt class was so intriguing that I asked for a followup interview so I could share their insights with you.  Here are some Q&A from our interview: [Read more…]

Raise the Bar on Blogging

Photography Ethics, Blogging ethics

 “3 million people start blogs per month. 80% of them fail in the same month. It’s hard work.” -Charlotte Moss

Charlotte Moss, my new hero, is a blogger and social media user in addition to  being a famous design icon. She is loaded with class, authenticity, sophistication and charm. One of the best things about her is that she say’s it like it is; her direct approach is refreshing.  We were fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from her at Design Bloggers Conference in Los Angeles last week – I am sharing a few takeaways [Read more…]