Monday, 1 August 2011

Bloglovin' - fashion, home, men and bikesheds

I have lots of favourite blogs that I read on a regular basis, but I thought it'd be fun to share some of my favourite reads that are not your standard parent blog. 

One of my regular ports of call is Fashion for Nerds just to see what Audi is wearing. Audi is a scientist, so get that stereotypical image of the scientist in your head - a boffin with specs and a lab coat, right? - and then go and have a look around her blog. She has a very individual style, and I love to see she how she puts her outfits together. She lives in San Fransisco (the city also gets a starring role) and she's written some inspirational posts about style and breaking out of a fashion rut. And if that isn't enough she has a new puppy!

Karen set up the aspirational blog The White Approach quite recently but I'm already hooked. Karen's colour of choice is white and she uses it for her home decor - that's white floorboards, sofas, chairs, etc. And she has a family with 3 children! I know! Not only that but she does all the decor on a very tight budget, revamping second-hand furniture and scouring car-boot sales for overlooked gems. Her home is beautiful and stylish, and even though I could never achieve what Karen has I really enjoy having a peek inside her world.

I stumbled upon The Good Men Project a few weeks ago, and it's already one of my regular go-to blogs. There's a wide range of subjects covered from sexuality to sport, from politics to porn, from food to fatherhood.  The aim of the Good Men Project is to answer the question “what does it mean to be a good man in these modern times?” and the articles range from interesting to thought-provoking and, occasionally, provocative. There's so much to read on there, and I love it.

And finally, Views from the Bikeshed is such a wonderful read. Honestly, when I grow up I want to write like Mark but in the meantime I can read his evocative tales of cycling, family and life in Wales.

I hope you enjoy looking around these blogs, why not leave a comment with the names of your favourite non-parent blogs.