Who are you and what is your blog about?
My name is Tina Roth Eisenberg but most people call me Swissmiss, which is the name of my design blog and my Twitter handle. My blog started out of the desire of wanting to create a personal visual archive of all the inspiring and helpful things I would find on my daily internet adventures. This was in 2005, in the days before Tumblr and Pinterest, where visual blogging wasn’t established yet. On my site you can find anything from beautifully designed furniture, to art, to kids toys, to quotes that inspire or videos that made me laugh. If I find something particularly beautiful, practical or inspiring, chances are I want to share it with my readers.
But my blog is just a small portion of what I do. After arriving in NYC in 1999 I worked in various prominent design firms to then start my own graphic design studio in 2006. In 2010 I decided to take a client sabbatical to focus on my various (fulfilling) side projects. This hiatus has since been extended indefinitely and I now run four businesses out of DUMBO, Brooklyn. With the help of my amazing team, I run a collaborative workspace called Studiomates, organize a global, monthly lecture series called CreativeMornings, I am the inventor of the to-do app TeuxDeux and just recently changed the world of temporary tattoos with my latest project Tattly.
What do you use feedly for?
I follow a rather large (unhealthy?) amount of websites. Feedly helps me feel organized and save time when sifting through hundreds and hundreds of posts every day. Feedly makes this process not only effective but also a true visual pleasure. I am a web designer by trade, with a minimal Swiss aesthetic, and I can wholeheartedly say that no other service comes close to Feedly’s high visual standards. I especially love to use the Cards view on my desktop to see what peeks my interest, and I ‘save’ the ones that I plan to then share on my blog.
Do you have any tips you would like to share with the feedly community?
If you add too many sites to your feedly you can get really quickly overwhelmed. The solution I found is that I try to a) organize my feeds meticulously and b) delete a feed if it is lacking in quality posts. Also, I created a category called “Testrun” where I organize feeds I just discovered. After having read them for a couple of days I decide if I should remove them or if I should add them to one of my main feedly categories.
What are your 5 favorite feeds?
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