Do you know what blog I can’t stop reading this week?
Jenny Komenda’s Little Green Notebook
I love her passion for ideas and fresh uses for so many lovely items that I never think about. I love her attention to detail (which is why I will never be an interior designer) and her willingness to go for it, to take an idea into AWESOME.
I think Jenny has that wonderful authentic touch. She’s fascinated by these ideas and she’s not going to let them go easily. Her tenacity for making her ideas the best they can be is a worthy goal.
I want to look closely at how she does it:
- From what I’ve seen of Jenny’s style, she is inspired by a lot of influences. What other bloggers are doing, check; what other designers are showing in magazines, check; design books, check; what’s available for thrifting that she could keep original, check.
- She unabashedly goes after what she loves—her passions, her inner guide, how her family lives, what suits her needs, not what another designer might think looks good
- BUT, and this is the best part about making ideas work, she is always checking it against her primary sources: magazines, bloggers, thrifting, books, Pinterest; in other words, she’s not operating in a vacuum.
That’s the key to awesome idea creation, I think. When you have looked and looked and looked at what inspires you, listened to that small voice inside, and then you act, you dream, you go for it.
But ideas break down along the way. We falter. More on how idea creators combat that in days to come.