cool blog of the week is published every thursday showcasing blogs that collect, teach, make and inspire.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

brainy lady

brainy lady; i'm so jealous of people who can knit mittens!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

kitchen gnome

the kitchen gnome is always filled with much inspiration for the home.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

wren handmade

crafter artist, laura normandin posts about her art at wren handmade.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


from winnipeg, manitoba, help send a warm welcome to julie and kathryn as they start up their new blog, perfectbound today. (also check out their photostream, lovely images/ideas!)

they met in their first year of art school at university and realized they shared a love of design. as they started talking about their plans for the future, it became clear that they wanted to design, but not lose themselves in the process.

they've taken drawing, ceramics, photography, letterpress, printmaking, graphic and environmental design –all of which have lead to a shared aesthetic in design and in life.

their love of all design has propelled them to start this blog. finding and sharing good design is their way of "spreading the love". they said "it is an opportunity to introduce themselves to the design world outside of winnipeg and get to know the people behind the designs they love". they thought it would be a good idea to start the blog now, as they begin the second chapter in their design lives – perfectbound. in the near future they also hope to have an etsy shop with their own designs. (i'm sure i'll be blogging about that too)!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

platinum blonde life

she hates capital letters and tries to avoid them at all costs, but she thinks it annoys her boss. (and she posts about everything from art to fashion).

Thursday, October 18, 2007

debi van zyl

debi van zyl - this blog is about things that she finds to be beautiful and things that inspire her to make beautiful things

Thursday, October 11, 2007

bloom, grow, love

bloom, grow, love, a beautiful photo blog by alicia bock.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

spagat blog

spagat blog. spagat means doing the splits in danish, and it´s also the name of the writer, sidsel gaustadnes' graphic design studio. it's a blog where she posts about stuff she designs and things that inspires her.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

a day at a glance

a day at a glance - documenting daily progress of the overhauling of a new apartment.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

sew green

i've been concentrating mostly on blogs that have been relatively new to me (and hopefully subsequently new to some readers here), but some that are not necessarily new to me, still might be new to some readers here and are definitely worthy of a "cool blog of the week" nomination.

one such blog is, sew green. a blog made up of eleven women who met through the crafting blogging community who want to live more environmentally responsible by sharing ways to improve their lives and others by removing obstacles to go greener through their craft, art and influence.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

gracia louise

gracia louise, high up in the trees. beautiful art, inspiration and photos.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

favorite choses

favorite choses is a favorite weekly stop for me full of inspiration and special finds from france and beyond.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

crap detector

crap detector was launched in the fall of 2006 to act as a teaching tool, information center and discussion area for kate bingaman's graphic design classes and aiga student group at mississippi state university. she also runs where she once took photos of all her purchases for 28 months. she is currently drawing something she buys everyday. here's her etsy shop where one can buy her obssesive consumption zines.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

love forever

love forever is a blog based in new york run by kayte terry a stylist by day (with clients such as anthropologie & adorn magazine) and crafty dynamo by night making lovely things she sells in her etsy shop.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


smarts & crafts, owners of the curiosity shoppe online blog about things and stuff!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

my lalaland

my lalaland, a beautiful photoblog

Thursday, August 2, 2007

house martin

house martin, inspired home and floral, portland, oregon.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

63 flying cloud

63 flying cloud, a tale of life and travel in colorado (in a 1963 airstream).

Thursday, July 19, 2007

maditi likes

maditi likes, a collection of things I like
:: no words - only visuals ::

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

toronto craft alert

toronto craft alert, the craft world around toronto

Thursday, July 5, 2007


designklub, a meeting place for design, style and craft.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


the jotterblog, about stationery, handmade craftery and the things that bring them cozy happiness.