When we started blogging we didn’t have a clue of what we were going to write about. We made a list of ideas and started to write about our personal experiences, everyday life in the studio, and eventually evolved into interviewing some of the best designers in the world, translating the styles of our favourite icons of design, and featuring trends and eye candies of the week.
And now, here we are at 200 entries and we feel that we have really hit our stride. Our blog has taken on a voice and life of it’s own, and is truly unique. It just keeps getting better and we are so excited for our future in blogging.
Before we get to the goods, we want to say THANK YOU!!! once again for all of the support we have received from readers, designers, and advertisers. It has been a great experience and blogging has become a part of our inspiration, friendships and has even become a therapy of sorts (lol).
To celebrate we thought we needed a cake full of sparklers (we have a bad influence on each other when it comes to sweets lol – Echito liked this one in particular because it was called “Strawberry Princess”), but more importantly, we wanted to share our favourite, top 15 entries with all of our readers (in chronological order to show our growth - aside from the top pick at the end which needed it’s own special place).
We hope you enjoy them!
This was my second entry and probably still one of my most personal entries. Hint! Hint! No magazines have asked me for an interview yet (lol)
Small world – since I found my lost relatives in Spain I have established a cool pen pal friendship with them and I get really excited to see how far Inés and Philippine have gone with their designs - Meade Pride!
A big – I repeat, BIG accomplishment for our company. Our creative laboratory is stunning and we truly enjoy working here every day. We really put our heart and soul into the renovation and are so proud that it has been so well received
A fun entry – inspiration is everywhere!
Who knew that more than a year after this post that there would be a movie in the making – we feel like we must have been very forward thinking (lol). It is so much to take inspiration from the runway and translate it into an interior style.
What an honour, and how fun it was to have the opportunity to meet Barbara Barry and to have a 15 minute conversation with her. She has always been an inspiration to us. This evening of course, led to an interview with Barbara on the blog a short time later.
A continuation of our pride towards our design studio, this entry was special in it’s own right however, because we were able to share our completed studio with our colleagues, family and friends – and enjoying it together over some great food and drink doesn’t hurt of course!
This must be the point where we have almost become too comfortable with our blog (lol), but we think our readers really enjoy these light-hearted entries. It’s these kinds of posts that show who we really are and although we are a professional firm, we do know how to let loose and have fun on occasion.
Plus, it won me concert tickets to go see Beyonce in Vancouver so it was totally worth exposing my silly side to the world!
Simply because I was such an adorable child.
This may have been the most fun event we have held at the studio, we felt the evening went so perfectly, the time flew by with all of the great games and stories. So many laughs, beautiful (pink) decor, delicious food, drink and treats (what would a celebration for Echito be without some Oooh La La cupcakes and chocolate dipped strawberries?), and not to mention the excellent attendees.
A more serious entry but we really did think it was important for people to know how to help their company succeed in trying times. It was also a bit therapeutic for us, we were able to get a lot of things off of our chests, people often are blind to the value of what designers can do for them. Looking back, it is also a great showcase of our work!
Another successful event (reviewing theses posts, it totally makes sense that we would expand our services to include event planning!) with a gracious and inspiring guest of honour It was our pleasure to host the event and facilitate a gathering of our closest design friends and colleagues.
These cute and weird little creatures are full of personality, and made with love. We are so proud of Sarita for her successful new business venture. Willy, Nilly, Mies and Echito Pepito all have a special place in our hearts and homes.
IN CONVERSATION WITH… [ ALL OF THEM!, WE CAN’T CHOOSE ]
We feel as though these interviews really put our blog on the map and we cannot thank our interviewees enough for taking the time to participate. No matter hoe many interviews we have and are going to be able to obtain in the future - It doesn’t get any less exciting to get a phone call or e-mail from one of our design idols!
AND THE ALL TIME FAVOURITE IS…
As one can see, we have a strong fondness for all things fun, silly, and willy nilly. We got so much positive feedback with this post, and had so much fun doing it that we just may have to make it an annual thing!
Hope you enjoyed the blog highlights – we look forward to sharing many more posts with you, and hope that you keep reading!
Thanks again from Meade Design Group!