Some people seek out art when they travel, others go on the hunt for great local music while others are looking for something a little less common- great design. With so many great new design blogs and tv shows, it’s no wonder the decorating trend is spreading and that design shops and amazing interiors are becoming Meccas for travelers. Considering the unstable economy, the design trend makes sense. As more and more people are taking local holidays or “staycations,” making your home a peaceful and beautiful place to be is a top priority. But even as the economy gets better, the popularity of such programs, Sundance’s Man Shops Globe, Bravo’s Top Design and the new 9 By Design, show no signs of decreasing viewers and thank goodness, because we’re pretty obsessed ourselves!
Over the next few months, Museyon will be exploring where to see and shop for great design in cities around the world through the eyes of its city’s designers. Is there a city you’d like to see or a designer you want interviewed? Leave a comment or tweet @museyon and let us know!
In the mean time, check out Brooklyn based design blog Design Sponge from writer Grace Bonney and her series of city design guides from contributors around the world, the latest is Cornwall, England, as well as some of our other favorite blogs from around the world.
Decor8 – Written by ex-pat Holley Becker who now resides in Hannover, Germany with her husband. Holly’s posts never cease to be full of color and inspiratation.
Apartment Therapy – A collective of sites focusing on cities around the U.S., we are currently in love with their Small Spaces series (since finding an apartment in NYC that is not a small space is a miracle).
emmas designblogg– Design from Stockholm focusing on all things Scandanavian but with an eye on what is happening around the world.
Ishtar Olivera – We’re not totally clear on where this blog is based but they never cease to amaze us with their thoughtful posts and bright and beautiful photos. We also love that each post is written in Spanish and English!
Home Life’s Inside Out – Blogging from Australia, Inside Out does a great job of covering world design events.