NorCal-based shelter magazine California Home + Design has always been a fave of mine, and not simply because I live in San Francisco. The magazine showcases gorgeous homes that even non-West Coasters will be inspired by. So I was psyched to hear that the glossy has launched a new online component, chdresource.com, an interactive directory of design services, vendors, and retail shops. The site offers a searchable photo gallery of hundreds of rooms as inspiration for all of us decorating our homes, and puts consumers in touch with California-based design professionals and retailers (and vice versa). It also features a fun new Editor's Blog that you can bet I'll be reading. Hopefully this platform will expand across other markets, but until then it'll still give us nice interior design eye candy.