Let's play a game of "Marco Polo" shall we? I just started up this design blog last January, which means I am completely the new kid in the blogosphere. Most of my favorite design bloggers have been at it for years, and they have the following to show for it. When I began this endeavor I knew I had a lot of original design content and DIY ideas to bring to you, and I've tried to post the sort of stuff that I most love to read about myself.
Now, I KNOW there are quite a few of you are out there reading my blog; my Google diagnostics tells me it gets several hundred page views a day, which I think isn't too shabby for a newbie. But we haven't been interacting much, have we? And I'm sorry about that...I've definitely had a learning curve with this!
Be it known that I completely "get" the reader who just wants to fit in a quick read between work and family and the busy busy lives we lead....I'm that person! In the history of time I have almost never left a comment on anyone else's blog post, even when I love it, and I'm still not officially "signed up" for any of the my daily blog reads. Totally guilty as charged.
But I've also noticed that in this online space we all spend quite a bit of our time sharing, it's gratifying and inspiring to build some sense of community and interaction with each other. I'm sharing a big part of my life with you, and I'd love to get to know you a little as well. I'm going to try to do better at encouraging this.
So today I have a giveaway and I would be oh so pleased if you would participate. Indulge me in this little game of Marco Polo, won't you? I'm feeling kind of blindfolded here and I'd love to know you're out there!
So the GIVEAWAY is a lovely pair of Ikat pillow covers in beautiful Autumn tones. I'll choose THREE WINNERS, and each will receive a pair of these pillows.
And keep in mind that since I currently have approximately 3 official followers (ok more, but honestly it's in the mid to low double digits), lets just say that the odds of winning are very much in your favor. You might not want to sit this one out.
(A quick word about Ikat: Yes, it's become ultra trendy and a tad over-exposed in the design world the past few years. Am I over it? No. I feel about Ikat the way I feel about all things lovely, hand-crafted, well-designed...be it Ikat, Suzani, and Beni Ourain rugs...they are timeless objects of art and beauty and will never be pushed out of my design vocabulary by a passing blown-up trend. As a traveler to India, Morocco, Egypt, etc I've been bewitched by the art and textiles that originated long before anyone started making knock-offs and, used tastefully and with restraint, will still be beautiful long after the trend has died away. Photos below to illustrate my point. End rant.)