There are a million design blogs out here.
There are also a million parenting ones.
And plenty of opinion blogs as well.
Dear friends, this is a one stop blogshop for you! My name is Sandra and I live in Melbourne, Australia. At the moment I'm full-time mumming 2 small boys, Lucas who's almost 3 and Robbie who just turned one. In my former life I was an interior designer (still trying to hold onto this mantle - fricken hard) and in the life before that I worked in graphic design. So let's say I am interested in design. Of all things, from salt-shakers to tourist destinations, playgrounds to cities. I'm particularly into things that work on all levels, and have a biased parental kind of viewpoint, so if I see something that works for parents, you'll see it here.
I was inspired after a friend commented on the ridiculous amounts of money some designers (talking your Marc Newsons here) get paid. At that end I can see how it looks a tad unbalanced for the level of work committed. As she said, "it's your job, right?". Then over dinner with my mate Emma, she told me I need to get blogging, and gave me the idea of design of the everyday (Thanks Em!). Since then I have been seeing design everywhere with fresh eyes, and yeah it's your job, but that creativity has to come from somewhere, even if you are designing a playground.
So this is my focus. Days, designed - what I (or the boys) see, like, love, hate, want, encounter, do, whatever. Everyday. (Or nearly everyday).
Welcome. And enjoy!
PS. The stuff I will write about is not necessarily the latest, or the greatest. It's generally local, and if it works for me, or the boys, you'll hear about it.