Interior Design (and other) Blogs to bookmark – edition 2015

Our Upstairs Downstairs Magazine is filled with great ideas about interior design, gardening and nifty things. But we’re not the only ones, like we showed you last year. So we went browsing again in the great sea of weblogs to find things you might like. We definetely do!

Foxy Glove Lane

Who: Catherine Drea, a photographer with heartfelt passion

Foxyglove Lane Logo

What: Catherine is a winner two years in a row: The Blog Awards Ireland 2013 and 2014 are well deserved. If you want to get totally distracted from everything go ahead and enjoy this beautiful photography blog.

Where: http://www.foxglovelane.com/

Herbi & Carni

Who: Marian („Herbi“) and Tony („Carni“) Hearne, a happy Irish couple with two opposite diets

H&C
What: Herbi & Carni follow two different food-lifestyles with loads of recipes for vegetarians as well as meat-lovers. This blog is gorgeous, has a lot of delicious food photography and some step-by-step videos. We already found something to try out right now (butternut squash soup – yumm)!

Where: http://herbicarni.com/

April and the Bear

Who: April and the Bear, an online lyfestyle and homewear blog/shop, based in Dublin.
April and the Bear

What: This blog has a couple of DIY ideas. Very nicely done website and Blog. Since it is also a shop you can order loads of nifty things!

Where: http://www.aprilandthebear.com/blog/

fennel & fern

Who: Louisa Armstrong featuring many eager organic gardeners who happen to like blogging about their greens.

fennel & fern

What: f&f has a very modern design that works on your computer as well as on tablets and smartphones. It is plain inspiring to touch any of the pictures that will lead you to crazy things like moss graffiti or practical advise like growing broad beans.

Where: http://www.fennelandfern.co.uk/

Moon to Moon

Who: A young woman with a keen eye for ecclectic design.

Moon to Moon

What: Moon to Moon has a lovely collection of many different homestyles. Every post is shouting individuality and creativity! How about old unused books for displaying your decor instead of using a table? And which idea are you going to adapt?

Where: http://frommoontomoon.blogspot.co.uk/

Words by Katja Rohde

Blog a-round – 6 Blogs to Bookmark

The internet is overflowing with information. There are a lot of great blog pages out there and we sourced some of the best for you. Most of these pages are nominated for the 2013 Blog Awards Ireland.

Wise Words

Who: Mona Wise, very busy mother/entrepreneur

Mona Wise carrying a hot pot in her kitchen
What: Winner of 2012 Blog Awards Ireland, Mona is the food writer for the Sunday Times, giving recipes and delicious photographs. „I write. He cooks. The kids make a big mess.“ is their blog-motto. This page is too good to look at it when hungry…

Where: www.wisewords.ie/

GIY Grow it yourself

Who: People from all around the world who care about their food

Grow it yourself International Logo
What: In this very informative blog the GIY people share their knowledge, interest in community and home gardening with everyone. You get all the info about how to do your own gardening. GIY are a large community – and you can easily join – they organise loads of events too. One of the many candidates for the 2013 Blog Awards Ireland.

Where: www.giyinternational.org

Upstairs Downstairs

Who: Ann Leyden, Editor of the Upstairs Downstairs Magazine
A pile of Upstairs Downstairs Magazines
What: This is the new website of the Upstairs Downstairs Magazine. We wanted to do something simple, user friendly (for our readers and advertisers) and is easy to update. You will find news, tips and some of the featured articles here.

Where: www.upstairsdownstairsonline.com

Emerald Interior Design

Who: Karen Hughes, Interior Designer based in Dublin

Emerald Interior
What: Also on the 2013 Blog Awards Ireland shortlist, this blog posts news all around Interior Design that Karen likes. She’ll post about her own projects, people and things that inspire her (“and some that don’t” says Karen)

Where: www.emeraldinteriordesign.ie/blog

Eco Evolution

Who: Eco Evolution, Installers of wind, solar and hydro energy solutions

Eco Evolution Logo
What: There are endless possibilities of clean and sustainable ways to get energy. Eco Evolution shows their current projects in eco-friendly energy sourcing. Including a fish passage test!

Where: ecoevolution.ie/blog

Green jam jar

Who: Karen Nolan Winkens
Beetroot painting by Karen Winkens
What: From recipes to decoration tips to eco gardening, this page is full of cute nifty ideas. The mere title of the blog caught our attention. Favourite thing: an upcycled mug simply done with Sharpie markers and a plain ceramic mug.

Where: greenjamjar.com

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Words by Katja Rohde