10 Things That Inspire Me: Lorraine Woodcheke of Chronicle Books


Lorraine Woodcheke of Chronicle Books

Lorraine Woodcheke, Lifestyle Marketing & Publicity Manager at indie publisher Chronicle Books, shares her top ten sources of inspiration.


10 Things That Inspire Me: Lorraine Woodcheke of Chronicle Books

1. In an increasingly digital world, my favorite source of inspiration remains printed books. I’m a big fan of Chronicle Books, though I’m admittedly biased!

2. There are so many amazing blogs out there — thank goodness for Google Reader. Decor8, Oh Joy, Apartment 34, Oh Happy Day, Sacramento Street and Mrs. Lilien are among the blogs I visit on a daily basis, especially if I’m in need of immediate inspiration.

3. I’m obsessed with Pinterest. I keep track of all the crafts and recipes I want to attempt. So many pretty things to make & pin, so little time!

4. There’s always something new going on in the social media realm, but I continue to find myself being hopelessly addicted to Twitter. I love that it provides a look into the lives and minds of authors, chefs, media and anyone else I follow. We are truly all connected.

5. I’m often inspired by artists, and my favorite right now is Julia Rothman. She’s an amazing designer and illustrator, and I love everything she does! I just picked up her newest book Farm Anatomy. It’s fantastic.

6. People who can sew (Rachel, I’m talking about you!). I’m dying to learn how. Fingers crossed Santa brings me a Singer!

7. I’m lucky to have a network of friends & family who support me and encourage me in everything I do. They are truly an inspiration.

8. I shop a lot, but I’m amazed each and every time I browse the Etsy marketplace… there are so many talented crafters selling unique handcrafted goods. One of my favorite Etsy sellers is Bella & Beya. I buy a lot of gifts for friends & brides-to-be in that shop.

9. I love magazines, both in print and online. Rue Magazine is my newest favorite. It’s probably the best thing to happen to home décor lovers since Domino.

10. Travel, because I believe a great trip can change a person. I’ve traveled a lot this year, and I cherish great memories from each and every trip. Even when I can’t get away, I’m fortunate enough to live in beautiful San Francisco, so I can find inspiration right here at home.


Thanks for sharing, Lorraine!

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