In another life I would have been an interior designer. I love buying flea market furniture and fixing it up, making my own pillows from vintage fabric, buying or making new art objects, and constantly plotting the next redesign of my apartment. At least I used to do these things before I started spending all my time on librarian things. Now I just spend too much money on design magazines to feed my habit, and I imagine how I would design my dream house if librarian salaries suddenly quadrupled and I could work part time and still make more money. So I was delighted when I came across design*sponge. What a terrific blog! It has all the interior design features I could want (before & after, featured homes, do-it-yourself projects), all with lots of gorgeous pictures. The flavor of most of the designs is right up my alley, and many of the homes and projects featured are in reach of someone who doesn’t make a half a million dollars a year. I can get inspired without also being vaguely discourage like I am reading high-end interior design magazines. And just think of all the money I’ll save on subscriptions!