Happy Friday, folks! I wanted to talk about something that is near and dear to me. No, not Black History Month. Representation. When I first started exploring design (fashion, interior, etc.) on social media platforms, I noticed fairly quickly how monotone designers were. Of the influencers and designers who seemed to fill my social media feeds, come up in my searches, and be profiled on design sites, magazines and television shows, very few were people of color. Even though I am no influencer and am just a burgeoning designer, I decided then that I needed to represent myself and my culture more to show that there are different kinds of people who are interested in design and who work in design. Thanks to Black History Month, I am sharing with you two important projects that answer the need for more representation in design.
Am I the only one who feels like every week in January has been dragging? Now that it’s February and it’s the shortest month of the year, we are thismuch closer to being done with winter when I won’t care as much that the days are longer. But it’s Fri-YAY finally and I’m back with this week’s Friday Faves, starting off with news about Ikea, then sharing updates from one of my favorite interior designers, and then talking about a new food documentary worth watching.
Really the only thing on my mind all week has been Oprah’s Golden Globes speech and the entire Time’s Up movement but that has nothing to do with interior design and food so…have no fear as I still have plenty of relevant stories to share with you for this week. Today’s Friday Faves is all about the details.
I’m home sick with a dog that needs to wear a cone thanks to a little foot problem. So…it’s going to be a FUN Friday over at the cozy cottage. But one thing that has been entertaining me for seven weeks has been the One Room Challenge. I wrote about it before and you can find more information over at Calling It Home. The basic gist is that 20 seriously talented featured designers as well as numerous guest designers participate in what is usually six weeks to totally transform one room, with the help of sponsors. They had their room reveals this week and there is just so much gorgeousness. Part of me feels totally inept and clueless and another part of me is very much inspired. This week’s Friday Faves is all about my favorite reveals.
Well, I guess winter is here! It went from 70 degrees to highs of 40 degrees in a week and I’m not loving it. I hope to be able to just cozy up in the cozy cottage all weekend (and for the next few months?). As always, I’m happy it’s Friday and I’m hoping I get to dedicate this weekend to a few design projects I have, for both the interior and clothing kinds. Anyway, I have a few #FridayFaves to share with you, so let’s get to it.
Yikes, it’s already November!! We just decorated for Halloween and now we’re only a month away from Christmas decorations. Time is going by fast. The only time I like to go by quickly is Monday through Thursday. Speaking of which, Happy Friday! I’ve got some #FridayFaves for you, including a cocktail and quite a few entries in the Making a House a Home/DIY category…
There are some weeks when “Where is weekend?” is all I think about and this week was one of them. So I’m happy to say “It’s Friday, it’s Friday!!!” To celebrate, here are this week’s Friday Faves. A major focus I’ve had of late is Instagram and the problems that a lot of us are seeing with it…
It’s Friday, it’s Fri-Yay! I’m so happy it’s the weekend. I’ve spent the past four weeks doing a lot of traveling and I’m so looking forward to a weekend at home to do absolutely anything I want or need to do even, I can’t believe I’m going to say this, weeding. I’m also dreaming of my next (maybe?) project, which leads me to my latest obsession and what I’ve been reading this week. Here are my Friday Faves.