Happy Mundane Blog

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a very nice Friday because who doesn't love a good weekend, am I right? We will have sunny weather in the mid 60s tomorrow so I'm eager to get out with our little boy and go for some long strolls in the nearby forest. I LOVE being a mother, it's the best thing ever and we're definitely am savoring each and every moment. I've somehow been able to stay on top of my work which comes as a big surprise because I thought I would crumble beneath the load of it all - but my husband and I share parenting equally since we both work from home, so stuff is getting done either by him or me and it's just wonderful. Our son is doing great, too. He has tummy aches here and there, which give him bad moments, but most of the days have been very good and he is on a great sleep schedule so we're only getting up with him during the night every 3-4 hours. Usually midnight, 3 or 4 am and again around 6:30 am. Then he sleeps in the mornings for a few more hours as we eat breakfast, shower, etc. I like that he already has a bedtime routine - we made it a point to do this - so once it's bedtime we talk softly, play relaxing music or put on our white noise app, dim the lights, whisper to him vs. use our daytime voice, and do other little things to prepare his brain for bedtime. It works like a charm and we are both sleeping and feel pretty good considering that neither of us sleep straight through 6-8 hours as we once did - but the interruption in the night is something we've gotten used to and it's fine now. Eventually, he'll be sleeping full nights but honestly we don't care - he's a newborn after all. These are special times. Okay so that's my personal life update. Now to tell you about a mini series I'm going to run on decor8 for the next month or so called Blogger Favorites. I've worked with my lovely assistant, Jessy Senti, to approach bloggers and see what they're "into" lately. I'm always fascinated by what my peers love. Not everyone is only blogging, lots of them are designers and stylists, etc. who just-so-happen to have a blog. Either way, today I'm bringing you the first from my blogger batch, Jonathan Lo from Happy Mundane. I've known him since 2006 and have been following his blog ever since - he's got amazing style and as an art director, he definitely is in on all of the hottest trends. Plus, he lives in southern California, how can he NOT know what's trending?!

Name: Jonathan Lo

Blog name: Happy Mundane / Pinterest account: pinterest.com/happymundane / IG account: @happymundane

Five favorite things:

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1: Favorite look - Rooms that are modern, relaxed, bright, happy, and have a great eclectic mix with little pops of color.

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2. Favorite Trend - Muted Pastels

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3. Favorite object - This set of Terracotta “POTS” storage jars by menu & benjamin hubert

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4: Favorite object that you see everywhere at the moment - hexagon trays

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5. Favorite miscellaneous - I’m currently slightly obsessed with Prada’s Spring/Summer 2014 menswear collection.

Why do you like these five - what attracts you? I seem to usually gravitate towards things that are modern and graphic, but I also love things that are more organic. Also, I can’t resist a good vintage piece. I think the best results are when all of those things are combined or juxtaposed together.

What trends are you tired of? I think anything with a chevron pattern could take a rest for awhile!

What do you predict will be hot next? A rediscovery of post modern 1980s “Memphis” style

Thank you Jonathan! Our next edition of Blogger's Favorites will appear early next week and I'll spotlight Dutch blogger Danielle DeLange from The Style Files.

(images submitted for this piece by jonathan lo)