Lots of bloggers started 2013 right with brilliant, creative posts. My favorites this week were:
Art and Design
6 San Francisco Projects Making a Difference with Design. 7×7 uncovers these including the city’s new parklets which I love.
Weburbanist shared a roundup of architectural shoes.
2Modern shared the amazing sculpture work by Tomohiro Inaba.
Dezeen did a roundup of their entire live movie series, which has lots of rich information about design!
Travel and Places
Half Moon Bay Getaway. A lovely California travel post from 7×7.
Blogging and Social Media
23 Tips To Make Your Blog Posts More Conversational, guest post on Problogger by Marya Jan of Writing Happiness.
How to Take Better Blog Photos. Tips from crafty blogger Bunny Mummy.
Why Blog? Crafty blogger The Blooming Times muses on this question.
A Better Life
10 Small Ways to Live Simpler in 2013. A post by @maddysaurus
5 Tips to Experience More Freedom in Life. Via Pick the Brain.
Forming the Habit of Mindfulness. An Interview with Ryushin Paul Haller and KiK? Christina Lehnherr.
Why I Stopped Chasing Happiness. From The Change Blog.
Other Interesting Things
Psychology of Vintage. This looks at why to buy vintage clothing based on the psychology of dress.
Artisanal Journalism. A bioStories article from one writer.
Mollie Makes shared an interview with one of “The Amazings”. They explain: “The Amazings are on a mission to restore the connection between generations and the age-old practice of sharing skills. And who better to teach you than over-50s with bucket-loads of flair.”
Happy New Year and Happy Reading!