We are so excited to have Lindsay Thompson of Mstetson as this month’s Blogger of the Month. She is always creating gorgeous content full of great design and wonderful images. Lindsay is sure to inspire you so we are so excited to have her during our Power of the Post month. Not only is she always creating great content but we suggest taking notes of how gorgeous her blog design is as well. Killer huh? Yeah we agree. Okay let’s hear more from this talented lady!
Is there a favorite column you write each week that you get excited about?
My blog is definitely a chronicle of my interests (graphic design, architecture, interiors, home accessories/furniture, etc.), so one season I may be extra excited about finding new-to-me architects or spaces; the next, I may be more interested in the items that fill those spaces. Beyond design-related posts, I am getting started on an “OC Favorites” column, documenting some of my most beloved spots throughout Orange County, California—we are no LA or NYC, but there are some really great sites to be seen and bites to be eaten here!
When you are not blogging what are you doing?
I am a graphic designer by trade, so my mornings usually consist of catching up on emails and my days are filled with typefaces, page layouts, and website comps. My nights, when not blogging or designing, are spent with my handsome husband, Stephan, and my two-year-old german shorthair pointer, Hazel. (I’m kind of obsessed with her—and him, too!)
Is there one thing you never leave home without?
My iPhone. It’s a love-hate relationship. I would prefer not to be tethered to that little guy all the time, but it makes it so convenient to be available to clients and feed my current VSCO Cam & Instagram addictions. Oh, and lipgloss. I probably have seven different ones floating around the bottom of my purse!
What sparks an idea for a post?
Sometimes it is something I see while out and about or on the beloved Pinterest; other times it stems from a conversation with friends or colleagues. I draw inspiration from all different genres and allow my blog the flexibility to highlight anything as long as it falls into my mantra of “waging a war on crime through the superb observation of quality materials, stringent guidelines for typography implementation, lifelong trade-like craftsmanship, and just plain good ideas.”
Has Blog Brunch changed the way you blog or think about blogging?
Most certainly! Even if I can’t attend Blog Brunch live, I make sure to study the recaps. The last two have been really interesting to me as I have yet to venture into video and really needed some ideas on how to better utilize my MStetson Design facebook page. Blog Brunch has helped me to be more proactive when I think about what to share and where—and how. It is also an amazing resource for finding new bloggers and their inspiring blogs. I’m always on the hunt for more inspiration, especially out of the realm of my usual design-centric sites.
Have any new creative opportunities arisen from being a “blogger”?
I have definitely received new opportunities because of my blog. Recently, I received inquiries regarding my photography, which surprised me. I have an old Canon 20d that I use to shoot my apartment and some local spots, but would love to continue to explore interior photography—it would meld my design and blog world together. My blog has also been a great asset when I meet new design clients. They are immediately able to get a sense of my overall aesthetic and personality before even reviewing my design portfolio.
If you could start another blog based on any topic, what would it be?
Don’t judge, k? I am 31 and am probably one of the worst cooks (my poor husband!), however I love to bake! Not that the world needs another food blog, but I think I would start one following my process of learning to cook and—to use a little inspiration from Julie&Julia—I would use my grandmother’s cookbook as my guide. Who better to teach me than my own grandmother, right?! Plus, my grandmother lived on a farm, so the recipes are full of comfort-style foods, which I love. Homemade mac-n-cheese? Enchilada Casserole? Yes, please!
Thank you so much Lindsay for being our Blogger of the Month!