Lonny Featured in the NY Times

4 Big Online Shelter Mags Featured in the NY Times

Have you heard? Lonny mag is featured in the New York Times, along with three other online shelter mags- Rue, Matchbook and Highgloss.  (Read the article here.)
 to the founders and their staff!
Interior Design Inspiration: Kriste Michelini

Interior Design Inspiration: Kriste Michelini

Hello everyone.  Hope you’re all doing great.  We have finally moved in to our new apartment but there are still a gazzillion things to do.  I love that the house has high ceilings, spacious walls and a staircase.   But at the moment, the biggest challenge is the fact that we can’t drill holes on the walls.  I was hoping to fill up that one entire wall space with frames.  I’m still trying to find the right moment to ask the caretaker again if maybe she will change her mind about this. In the mean time, I am looking for ideas as to how we can fill those walls with art and photos.
I still do not have internet connection at home which is a huge, HUGE inconvenience since I cannot really spend hours online.  I hope that you all bear with me for these sporadic postings.  Today, I excitedly browsed the pages of Rue’sfourth issue (quite late, obviously).  There’s so much to love!
I want to share with you these inspirations from interior designer Kriste Michelini.  The frames on this wall seem to have been drawn and the photos are not in real frames at all.  Maybe I can incorporate this idea with our own wall space and solve the problem.  Do you have any suggestions? If yes, I would be delighted to hear it.

Home Interior Inspiration Alison Sudon

Home Interior Inspiration: Alison Sudon’s Home

Alison Sudol is a talented musician, singer and songwriter from the band A Fine Frenzy. Her 1930’s home is featured in the third issue of Rue magazine.
photography: Angela & Ithyle
via: RUE
Home Interior Inspiration Jessie Zinke via Rue

Home Interior Inspiration: Jessie Zinke via Rue

The second issue of Rue is filled with grandiosity and inspiration! Each home tour reveals an element of surprise. My favorite house tour is the loft of lingerie designer Jessie Zinke. I love how she incorporated architectural prints and bold colors against the plain and the neutral to create a calming yet lively space. Each simple piece like the lighting and the wooden tables bring unexpected uniqueness, accentuated by femininity and loveliness.
photos via: Rue
Victoria Smith San Francisco Bungalow

Home Interior Inspiration: Victoria Smith’s San Francisco Bungalow

Rue magazine launched two weeks ago, but I’m not done talking about it. This is the beautiful home of San Francisco blogger and stylist Victoria Smith. I love her house and her kitchen!

If you haven’t been to her blog sfgirlbybay, I suggest you hop over and you won’t be disappointed! It happens to be one of my newest favorite blogs:) You can also this articlefrom Rue.

via: Rue
Premiere of Rue Online Magazine

Home Interior Inspiration: the Premiere of Rue Online Magazine

The long awaited launch of online magazine Rue is finally here. It’s about ten a.m. where I’m at, and I’m supposed to be working on my articles but I can’t help but feast my eyes on every page.
rue online magazine
Because it’s the Premiere Issue, it’s only fitting to introduce the founders and the  entire team behind this beautiful project. And yes, there is a tour of co-founder Crystal Gentilello‘s fabulous one-bedroom apartment.
Readers are also invited to take a look inside the elegant abodes of blogger/designer Heather Clawson; design legend, Vicente Wolf; Hayden-Harnett’s Toni Hacker & Ben Harnett; interior designer, Julia Edelmann; Larry and Jamie Laubhan Oliver (the grandiose bedroom from the sneak peek is from their house); painter, Sam Gilliam  which was styled and recreated by Mary Douglas Drysdale.
I especially enjoyed touring the stunning home of San Francisco blogger and stylist Victoria Smith. Yes, she’s that famous blogger of sfgirlbybay. Her passion for bohemian style decorating transcends in every corner and space of her beautiful bungalow.
Victoria Smith home tour at Rue
My list of blog love has definitely lengthened. I have set myself to visit my new discoveries in the following days. Design Love Fest by Bri Emery (She designed the cover of Rue) being my newest favorite. Holly, from Decor8 (one of my favorites on my blogroll) is featured on its Blogger side-by-side segment, along with  Ronda Carman from Allthebestblog.
Foodies would surely love the How Do You Like Them segment which in this issue, features apple recipes. There are party tips from HGTV designer Emily Henderson with free stationery printables. Maegan Gonzalez of MaeMae Paperie is featured in Studio Tour plus a free stationery download exclusively for Rue readers so if you’re into lovely paper, you have to check it out.
maemae paperie shop
Interior guru Grant K. Gibson walks the streets of Laurel Heights in West Coast and stops by the best decor shops the city has to offer. If you’re a man or a woman who likes blue, Will Taylor have some great finds for you.
Best girlfriends, Jen Gotch and Jamie Coulter celebrates the 2nd year anniversary of with a bang! Fill your day with glitter, glamour, color and inspiration as you browse the crisp shots photographed by Max Wanger. It’s one of my  most favorites in this issue. Then of course, there are more shops to discover, more places to see in just a click of the mouse.
ban do party
The magazine is obviously a fruitage of hard work and love.  Congratulations to the Rue Magazine team for a fabulous and successful debut!
Rue Magazine

Excited About Rue Magazine

Following the success of Lonny, here is another online design magazine that will surely enjoy a great following  among style enthusiasts. Rue Magazine will be premiering this September but here is a sneak peek of what’s about to come.
Crystal Gentilello (founder) of Plush Palate and Anne Sage (co-founder/executive editor) of The City Sage are the women behind Rue. They will be collaborating with Alaina Kaczmarski (managing editor) of Live Creating Yourself and  Caitlin Flemming (market editor)of Sacramento St. Check out Shelterpop for more inside news about Rue.
photos: Rue