Putting together a qualified and enthusiastic jury panel to select the best online shopping destinations was key for the SHOP AWARDS 2014. Today, I’m happy and proud to bring together leading figures in the blogosphere and social media. Between September 23rd and September 29th, they will have the challenging task to compile, explore, evaluate and curate all entries submitted, to finally come up with a cream of the crop selection. You’ll discover the finalists on September 30th, and you’ll be invited to vote between the finalists in each category (TBD), and to determine the big winners of the Shop Awards 2014. And don’t forget: Submit a shop before September 22nd, and get a chance to win a $250 shopping spree! Click here to read all about the Shop Awards 2014.

It’s with a great honour that I present you the members of the jury for the SHOP AWARDS 2014:

  • Jonathan Lo, Happy Mundane
    Jonathan Lo is the guy behind the blog Happy Mundane and purveyor of the #mundaneaesthetic. He is also the creative director/founder of J3 Productions, as well as the editor of The Octopian, a lifestyle site with a nod to sci-fi. He has been profiled in publications worldwide and has over a million followers on Pinterest. Wherever he goes, he is always on the look out for good design of any kind and taking time to appreciate the beauty that can get overlooked in the everyday.
  • Holly Becker, decor8
    Holly is the founder and managing editor of decor8® (pronounced Decorate). She shares unique, inspiring and beautiful products, people and places with a heavy focus on creativity and decorating. She also writes about what she’s up to and life as a new mom. She loves to inspire and invigorate others. She is also a best-selling author, journalist, stylist and the founder of Blogging Your Way® e-courses. She blogs from Hannover, Germany with an additional office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA.
  • Desiree, Vosgesparis
    Desiree is the founder of Interior design blog Vosgesparis. A blog she started early 2008 to share her pictures and inspiration. She occasionally does some styling work and writing for magazines, and she recently released the book ‘Wohnideen aus dem warren Leben‘ together with Happy Interior Blog – Igor Josifovic and some other well known bloggers. Her goal is to inspire her readers on how to trust their feeling, finding their own style and interpret this in their homes as a reflection of who they are. Next to Vosgesparis, she blogs about her own city at Amsterdamnext.com, which is her other blog.
  • Igor Josifovic, Happy Interior blog
    Born and raised in Austria to Serbian parents, Igor has embarked on a happy adventure that steered him through study times in Athens, Greece, and first work experiences in Vienna and Berlin. Today, he is sharing his time between Munich, Germany, and Paris, France. But no matter where he is, he keeps blogging about everything that inspires him for a happy home. A colourful illustration, a quirky vase, an eye-catching cushion, or a fresh bunch of flowers – small things make him happy! And his blog is the place where he shares his happiness with his readers.
  • Erika Vierto, Nordic Design
    Erika is a regular contributor to Nordic Design since January 2014. She is an interior design and decoration enthusiast located in Helsinki, Finland. She loves all beautiful things, and she spends a lot of her free time reading design blogs and magazines and decorating her apartment. “For me Nordic design is a part of who I am and a way of living. I love its beauty, simplicity, functionality and its organic style. Being a contributor to NordicDesign combines two of my passions – writing and design.”