Inspired By: Kristin B.

December 05th, 2012

People often ask how I find who we feature in the pages of Rue. And these days, believe it or not, the answer is often instagram. I’ve slipped into a nightly routine of nestling into bed with my iPhone after all the lights are off and getting lost in the pretty photos of social media, clicking through to new people, finding undiscovered gems of style, talent, and creativity along the way.

One day, I happened upon Kristin’s feed, loved what I saw, headed over to her blog, and got lost for hours. I started blogging in 2008 and it felt much different back then to me. I remember a tremendous sense of community and support, of authenticity and genuine passion. These days, you can still find that, but you’ll also find a lot of sponsored posts, affiliate links, lucrative partnerships, and that’s just fine, too. But what I loved about Kristin’s blog, was that it felt void of all that. There’s a sense of unadulterated creativity, waiting to burst out of her mind and onto the pages of her handwritten (yes, handwritten!) blog. And I find it totally refreshing.

Here are some photos, pulled from Kristin’s blog, of her home. They caught my eye, and I hope you find them inspiring, too.

I hope you all have a little corner of the web where you can quietly go to find pure inspiration. I think we could all use a little more of that in our lives these days.

* Also, a lovely little interview with Kristin, here.

 

commented on December 6th 2012 at 2:47 am ()

love this post! and how exciting that there are still chance encounters for someone like kristin, even if only virtually, that can change your life! I love the power of the virtual world and how it is bringing us all together xo Jen

commented on December 6th 2012 at 9:42 pm ()

YAY Kristin! She’s awesome! And aside from her fantastic blog and her amazing talent, she’s also just a REALLY rad person with a kind, kind heart. One of my favorite online people :)

commented on December 6th 2012 at 9:45 pm ()

Yay, so glad you found Kristin and are inspired by her! I love her blog and I love working with her too, she’s amazing!