Welcome to August! Last year we featured reader's summer hideaways and while we'd still love to see cool design and interiors from summer retreats, we're not making it an official theme NOR are we running a contest. Instead, we're cooling our heels, enjoying the month and using the time to get back through our emails and find all the good stuff we've missed. Oh, and we're also holding our friendly LINKS DRIVE this month, which means we're inviting all our readers with blogs or websites to exchange links with us and boost our rankings together. If you are interested, read about it here.