We love sharing our favorite Etsy shops (here and here) + Instagram feeds (here and here), and today we’re excited to share a few of our favorite blogs! In our culture of constant over-stimulation online and being glued to our phones, it’s important to remember that there is still good content out there, thoughtful writing and meaningful messages that inspire us to be better designers (and better people). We love turning to these blogs and designers for daily inspiration, because seeing what beautiful things other people are doing keeps us on our toes and helps us to keep innovating at Old Glory. Here are a few blogs that are inspiring us this week!

photos from W&D

photos from W&D

This lifestyle blog is definitely one of our daily go-tos for not only design inspiration, but also fashion, travel, wellness, culture, and so much more! Minnesota-based Kate Arends is the design expert and creative mastermind behind W&D, and her extensive experience in branding, marketing, and all things creative + design make her posts inspiring, honest, and extremely helpful. Here are three of our favorite posts from Wit & Delight:

1. The Season of Newness  |  2. Our Home in Domino Magazine  |  3. Unearthing Hidden Treasures

photos from myscandinavianhome.com 

photos from myscandinavianhome.com 

This is another one of our daily go-to blogs, for interior design inspiration and for the beautiful photos! This thorough daily feed features home tours, sources, and design ideas from around the world, all with a Nordic + Scandinavian focus. Often the homes have beautiful antiques and vintage finds, so of course we feel right at home and have instant travel + design envy! Here are a few of our favorite posts:

1. A Small Space with Beautiful Autumn Tones  |  2. A Lovely Mix of Modern and Vintage in a Swedish Home  |  3. A Tour of an Idyllic Finnish Summer Cabin

photos from Becki

photos from Becki

Curious Details always features heavily in our round-ups, but with good reason! Becki Griffin, the great mind behind Curious Details and long-time Old Glory collaborator, is an amazing stylist, photographer, and creative collector who also happens to have a blog that reflects her great work! Her photos are beautiful and her writing is engaging no matter what the topic. Here are a few of our favorite posts:

1. Old Glory Denver  |  2. Coffee Table Styling  |  3. Styling Work for Country Living

photos from Emily's blog

photos from Emily's blog

Emily Henderson has been one of our favorite designers + stylists since her early days on HGTV’s gone-too-soon and underrated competition show, Design Star. And now she has an awesome L.A.-based design company and her projects and style are endlessly inspiring. She has a self-professed “commitment to vintage inspired approachable home style” and her blog motto is “perfection is boring; let’s get weird,” so naturally we love her designs and her insights. Here are three of our favorite recent posts:

1. Designer Feature: Schoolhouse Electric  |  2. House Inspiration - Devol Kitchen  |  3. Advice to My 20 Year Old Self

photos from Brainpickings.org 

photos from Brainpickings.org 

This one may seem out of place because it isn’t strictly design-related, but this one is one of our all-time favorites. Brainpickings is an amazing, infinitely interesting, and inspiring-on-a-daily-basis blog run by “interestingness gatherer” Maria Popova. Maria blogs about what it means to live a good life, among other huge topics, and her posts are extremely well written, well researched, and always thought provoking. A visit to Brainpickings is always the best way to start or end the day on a high note. Here are a few of our favorite recent posts, even though every post is worthy of being a favorite:

1. Rilke on Writing and What It Takes to Be an Artist  |  2. The Secret Life of Trees  |  3. Dear Data: A Lyrical Illustrated Serenade to How Our Attention Shapes Our Reality