Friday, July 25, 2008

Around the Blogosphere

The blogosphere amazes me with great ideas and stories, plus it's FREE information waiting to be absorbed! So, what's got me inspired this week?

IDEAS. Veer: The Skinny posted about The Junkyard of Art. You know those blurry and thumb-in-the-way photos that get sent to the digital discard pile? Well, Deleted Images thinks it's a shame and believes these photos should be treasured. Find the beauty in these discarded images and submit your own here.

READ. Apartment Therapy highlighted a recent article from The New York Times titled Chasing Utopia, Family Imagines No Possessions. The article is "about the voluntary simplicity movement that has young couples trading in their possessions for light living and sometimes even the freedom of the open seas." Interesting idea and really gets you thinking...do we need all this stuff?

FUN. The Inspired Room pointed out a fun picture quiz to help define your style (found via This is Glamorous). The quiz IS fun and accurate! My results said I was a Kitsch Chic, or a person always on the look-out for retro-style things that will add happiness and personality to the home. This person also loves to mix old and new to create an interior design cocktail that's easy, fun and whimsical. Yep...that pretty much sums me up! Weird huh? You know you need a break from work, go ahead and take the quiz.

What's got you talking? Happy Friday guys!

21 comments:

la la Lovely said...

This quiz sounds fabulous! I always feel a bit schizo when it comes to my personal style. I see something I love and I'm like that is so me and then the next day I love something opposite.. maybe mine will come out eclectic :) Have a great weekend!
xx Trina

Krissy said...

fun! I am going to check into the quiz in a few- just as soon as I get tired of working for 5 minutes and need a 15 minute break :)

Jude said...

Wow! You've given me a lot to absorb here, and all good stuff at that. I'm definitely there on pondering the need for 'stuff,' and I'm headed over to take the quiz.

Great post! ☺

please sir said...

Ohh let me know what style you were!

Jan said...

I did some purging of things this week. I can only handle so much stuff, then I go bonkers. But the funny part is, I always fill it up somehow with little finds here and there. It's the cycle of my life.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

From the looks of my piles, I need to head over to AT and absorb some inspiration! Thanks for all the fab links, and wow, including me in them! It was a fun quiz, I rarely like quizzes like that!

Happy day and weekend!

Melissa

Jessie Cacciola said...

great, great post diana! i really can't wait to read that article. as for me, i can't stop talking about the slow food movement.
enjoy your weekend!! xo

aimee said...

kitsch chic? well no wonder i love your blog!

Karen said...

That quiz was so much fun!! Apparently I'm...classic country?? Haha...I had no idea. But then again, it says it's "the epitome of what home stands for" and reflects the "good, simple pleasures in life"...well, that's me! :)

mary said...

Oooh...these picks sound so interesting. I'm off to check them out now! Thanks Diana!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I *LOVE* the deleted images idea! It sounds like something that could be a wealth of information someday!

JanelleGrace said...

I love the Deleted Images one. (I make those "mistakes" sometimes- http://flickr.com/photos/jutheim/2649838886/ and http://flickr.com/photos/jutheim/2692147775/ and I just love them.)

And I got Pick & Mix on the quiz.

JanelleGrace said...

I love the Deleted Images one. (I make those "mistakes" sometimes- http://flickr.com/photos/jutheim/2649838886/ and http://flickr.com/photos/jutheim/2692147775/ and I just love them.)

And I got Pick & Mix on the quiz.

Jude said...

That quiz was very cool, and my style definition ended up as Girl Next Door, the description starting with 'Your home is quintessentially feminine. . .' That is so dead on! Guess I'm stuck being perpetually single!!!

K.Line said...

A riot! I'm family modern - which is a pretty accurate description, all things considered... Thanks for sharing it...

quaint handmade said...

my profile says i'm city sophisticate. ok, i'm think i'm living in the wrong apartment ;)

i'm looking forward to mad men and will ferrell's new movie, the step brothers.

have a great one!

Fifi Flowers said...

Fun quiz... for me Bohemian Rhapsody... something about a glamour puss and theatrical pizzazz... maybe a drama queen... hmmmm... I do like eclectic.

Robin said...

I love quizzes like that. I'm City Chic, which I agree with. It says I have achieved equilibrium between past and present. Does that mean I've come to terms with my past life?

littlebyRD said...

These all look really good. I love the idea of the first one especially. I have been saving some of my not quite prefect pictures....

Teal Chic said...

Last week I was fatale attraction, this week I'm classic chic. Next week????? hahah

dottie said...

i did the other day! i'm kitsch chic too.

i'm so happy that i found your blog, finding mine through jess. i'm in love with your blog - such quality posts. yummm.

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