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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Homebodies

http://www.lizarnold.blogspot.com/

I just stopped by this lovely new decor blog...

http://www.lizarnold.blogspot.com/

...created by New York freelance journalist Liz Arnold...

http://www.lizarnold.blogspot.com/

...She visits the homes of "somebodies, nobodies and the anybodies in between," takes pictures and writes about them on her site, Homebodies.

"I've always loved observing how people live--what they surround themselves with; how they solve spatial problems; why that object hangs above the bed and what's the story there, anyway?" Liz writes. "I chronicle my visits and indulge in the intimacy of dwellings, however extravagant, utilitarian, messy, IKEA, Tufenkian, big or small."

She also asks, will you invite her over to your place? (I say, yes! Come on over Liz. I'll supply the champagne!)

The link to her fantastic blog is {here}.

PS: Can I tell you a secret? I love glancing through people's windows on my evening walks. 

UPDATE.  This comment from  M.Kerkmann made me laugh: "I'm glad that I'm not the only one who secretly wants to crawl through someone's yard, just for a peek through the living room window. :)"

ANOTHER UPDATE!  A comment from Liz:  "Hello, everyone! This is Liz from Homebodies, and I'm so thrilled you are enjoying my site! It's so much fun. I love reading your comments. To those who are now following my blog: I will follow you back! Keep an eye out for more beautiful and kooky projects to come. Thanks all..."



By the way, thank you LA Observed for the tip!

30 Comments:

Blogger SoFine09 said...

I think it is really wonderful of her to be so interested in other people's lives. Taking pictures and finding meanings behind things.

April 1, 2009 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Char said...

it is so interesting to see how decoraters decorate their own space, isn't it?

April 1, 2009 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

I love to see inside other people's homes! it's fascinating...

April 1, 2009 at 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Clumsy said...

Late to the party...

Mazal Tov on Blog Of Note!

April 1, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Hi Clumsy! Thank you!!!

April 1, 2009 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger danica said...

ooh, i love to sneak-a-peek at other people's place. very nice :)

April 1, 2009 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

ALways love to get a look inside the window...

April 1, 2009 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

also, i think my last comment below on a few blogs ago might have gotten lost in the shuffle, i hope i'm not being poky, but a while back you said to let you know if we wanted to be added to the blogroll, and i would love to be added!

xo

April 1, 2009 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

Thank you for the tip - love her blog, xv.

April 2, 2009 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger Beatriz Kim said...

What a really great idea! I think looking into someone's house, is like looking into their soul. What are the colors? What is the style? What kind of art is on the wall?

Then I spend time thinking what all that information means. What kind of person is this homeowner? Since I like to write, I also like to know about the stories behind the house, furniture, art, and anything else that catches my interest!

Thanks for the post.

April 2, 2009 at 1:52 AM  
Blogger Mag said...

Hong Kong is high population density city.Many people haven't own apartment & very small ft.
I also want to know, how to solve spatial problem.
thanks!!

April 2, 2009 at 3:01 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

beautiful pics! you can tell a lot about a person by what you see there...

April 2, 2009 at 4:07 AM  
Blogger *moggit girls said...

Great idea. The idea of seeing how someone else does it always intrigues us... (good or bad)

J&J

April 2, 2009 at 4:32 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

good morning everyone! Hey maggie may! you're on! i love your blog!

April 2, 2009 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger M.Kerkmann said...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who secretly wants to crawl through someone's yard, just for a peek through the living room window. :)

April 2, 2009 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger The Cottage Cheese said...

Liz provides an impressive number of photographs for each interior on her gorgeous blog. I'm a new follower! Thanks for the link Tina!

April 2, 2009 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Penney said...

My mom had a meat grinder just like these!! What a great memory for me..
hugs,
Penney

April 2, 2009 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I know! my mom did too. she was always making ham salad. there are always grinders at my various thrift stores. They're either missing parts or they're rusty. But this would be a perfect way to use them -- as a very cool display!

April 2, 2009 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Magchunk said...

Are those coffeegrinders? Love this house. It feels so natural and homey.

I'd like to add you to my blogroll. Stop by my blog and maybe we can exchange links?

April 2, 2009 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger An (ex) alien in new york said...

My favourite places all involve somebody else's house. Sometimes, not even people I know very well. If at all.

I feel like a creep for admitting that..

April 2, 2009 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

What is it about wanting to look inside others homes? I too confess I love to see how other folks live and how they do that. is there something of the Voyeur in each of us?

April 2, 2009 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I love how Liz took a picture inside one subject's refrigerator. It's a delicious voyeurism indeed.

April 2, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger The Wanderers' Daughter said...

What a wonderful project! I also love seeing how others live - how their personal style is translated in the style of living at home. It tells so much about a person that you wouldn't know otherwise. Endlessly fascinating.

April 2, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Hello, everyone! This is Liz from Homebodies, and I'm so thrilled you are enjoying my site! It's so much fun.

I love reading your comments. To those who are now following my blog: I will follow you back! Keep an eye out for more beautiful and kooky projects to come.

Thanks all, and huge thanks to the brilliant English Muse for having great taste. :) We've already decided, next time I'm in LA...

April 2, 2009 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger project961 said...

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April 2, 2009 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Project961, darling, what does chris cornell have to do with the current conversation?? I think you stumbled onto the wrong thread.

I guess I should delete your comment. But considering two months ago, I had zero comments on my blog, I'm happy to let it stay.

April 2, 2009 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Little Miss B said...

I love seeing into other peoples houses, I like the top deck of a double decker bus in london at dusk, the lights are on in the houses and you can catch a glimpse into the flats above the shops.

April 2, 2009 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

what a great idea! i'm definitely doing that next time i'm in London!

April 2, 2009 at 2:06 PM  
Anonymous jen jafarzadeh said...

Tina, thanks for this post! Just added Homebodies to my Reader — what a great find. I love the whole premise of the site.

April 7, 2009 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Gaboushka said...

It's like in the fairytale The Little Matchgirl. I always think of this story when I look into peoples houses when it's cold and dark outside and their houses look all warm and cosy...

July 23, 2009 at 7:46 AM  

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