Carl Dellatore, an engaging and longstanding member of the New York design community, is responsible for my favorite blog, CJ Dellatore: Relevant Design (cjdellatore.com), subtitled: Resources for interior design professionals and the savvy consumer. Carl, who combines an interest in aesthetics and beauty with a level of intelligence and pragmatism that’s refreshing, posts thoughtful, informative pieces on Business, Design, Fashion, and Technology. He recently started a section called Point of View, in which a designer gives a short, succinct quote about his or her work, which is illustrated by a single image. (I was pleased to be featured in the section.)
I really like the way Carl looks at and understands social media as an expressive means of communicating about design. For instance, he’s smart about the way people use such tactics as hashtags:
In posts like this Carl shares what he knows and has learned about social media and design in an interesting and dynamic way. He speaks a clear and concise language I can understand. His blog is practical and entertaining, inspirational and service oriented. I contacted him to talk about it and found he is as provocative as he is amusing. Carl thinks about blogging as an organic process, not just a mindless matter of SEO but an art that requires care, thought, and strategy. I know I’ll continue to learn a lot from him and his blog.