As I sat in my teensy weensy studio apartment this morning, drinking strong Italian roast coffee to pull me out of my end-of-the-week daze, some posts on my Google reader pulled me into a strong apartment envy daze. And then the obvious struck me…the plethora of home decor-centric blogs and columns proves that apparently we are all willing to be a little bit masochistic in exchange for getting voyeuristic peeks into the homes of some industry leaders. So on my rampant scour of cool design, I’ve selected a few posts to share with you! Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for your suddenly strong resentment of IKEA bedframes and dollar store glassware.

  1. I really enjoy following Song of Style…but not necessarily for her style shots and cute pup (though they are both quite astounding!). Rather, I dig the way she features impeccable interior design that mixes modern with antique. Check out Aimee’s finds for endless inspiration on how to decorate the house of your dreams — even if I’ll only ever afford a plastic Barbie “Dream” house. [Song of Style - Interior Design]
  2. The Burning House is a newish Tumblr based around a really original, perfectly executed concept: if your house were burning down, what would you take with you? Is there any better question to peer inside someone’s soul? If you’re as curious as we are, this pictorial blog gives you a snapshot of the inner workings of various creative professionals. [The Burning House]
  3. Everyone has been dying to see The Coveteur‘s feature on The Man Repeller, formally known as Leandra Medine. Pretty pumped to see that she praises a BB Dakota dress amongst her many designer duds (that was one of our fave holiday frocks also!). [The Coveteur | Leandra Medine]
  4. New girl crush alert: Kate Foley, buyer for Opening Ceremony. Dive into Refinery29‘s profile on her amaaazing apartment and trinkets and you’ll understand why. [Refinery29 - My Style: Opening Ceremony's Kate Foley
  5. OK, so technically this isn't about interior design -- but it's way too good to pass up sharing! Photographer David Welch and his series of sculptural totem poles are spreading around the web like wildfire, sparking debate on human consumption...enough of my rambling, let the photos do the talking. [Material World]