I have adored India Knight ever since I discovered her book, The Shops: How, Why and Where to Shop, when I first moved to the UK. It was a gold mine of information about little out-of-the-way shops in and around London. I felt like it allowed me to become an instant insider in London. Last year, she wrote another book (actually, she’s written a lot of books) called The Thrift Book: Live Well and Spend Less. This is a woman who clearly knows how to live well and what the nice things in life are. I was searching on-line the other day and found an amazing blog-sort of thing she’s got called India Knight’s Posterous. I may be the only one who doesn’t know that Posterous is another blogging site.
India posts her favourite things, including shopping tips, videos, books, and much more. I’ve fallen wildly in love with almost everything on her site, which has been up since September 2009. I like that it’s all over the place, sort of like Pigtown*Design, and that many of the resources that she suggests are UK based. Take a look and see what you think. The only negative is that there’s no place to post comments! Also, here’s a piece about her five-storey Victorian home in North London.
Very quirky and lots of pink! It’s from the UK’s Living, Etc. magazine.