Design Blogger Profile: Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane!

In the recent past we’ve shown you blogs that showcase the fabulous and blogs that help you turn your home into the decorated space of your dreams. Today’s blogger focuses on the simple joys in life and how even the most mundane of everyday objects can brighten your interior and your day.

Jonathan Lo’s blog Happy Mundane is unique for another reason: being run by a guy in this cyber world dominated by female design bloggers. There’s no gender distinction here, though, just great design advice and ideas. With a background in art direction and editing, Lo really has an eye for design and is able to find beauty and excitement in all sorts of objects. According to the site: “Happy Mundane is a place to celebrate the ordinary and the extraordinary, happy colors, good design of any kind, and to take a moment to appreciate some things that get overlooked in the everyday.”  We especially love Happy Mundane’s tag line: “There's beauty in your dishsoap.”

The site itself is a simple Blogger website with a clean, fresh layout, allowing for the many big and beautiful photos to really shine through. Just a simple collection of things Lo finds interesting, you can sift through the archives or check out his latest tweets in the side bar on the right.

While it’s always hard to pick a favorite element to the blogs we feature, definitely Lo’s assertion that anything can become art and decoration is a number one in this case. Sure, he features plenty of items that might only be on the “not until I can afford it” list but Lo also makes sure to give alternatives that anyone can afford. And while he speaks often about mundane ideas---there’s never anything boring on his site!

To check out all the great things he features, of course visit the Happy Mundane blog. If you’re interested in learning more about Jonathan Lo, you might want to check out this great interview we found at another blog, Trust Your Style. And as always, you can also check out some of the previous design bloggers we’ve profiled, like Tina Roth Eisenburg of Swiss Miss, Vanessa de Vargas of Turquoise, Erin Loechner of Design for Mankind, Anh Minh Le of and Holly Becker of Decor8.