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Does this ever happen to you (and I'm speaking mainly to the other bloggers out there but I'm sure it happens in other situations as well)? You find something that is really great and truly inspiring and you can't wait to blog about it and then right before you're about to write your post you realize that 10 other blogs have already written about the same topic - months ago, no less! Ugh! So frustrating! I mean there is nothing wrong with repeating content but if we all go around just talking about the same stuff then it gets a bit boring.

Well, I hate to say it but it's Friday morning and it's been a long, busy week and I was really excited by these images when I saw them yesterday so I'm going to go ahead with the post anyways. If you want to see more on the topic you can visit Desire to Inspire, Apartment Therapy, Emma's Design Blogg, or The Studio Blog (I wasn't kidding when I said that EVERYONE had already posted about it!) Oh and I'd just like to thank my friend, Alex for introducing me to the site.

Freunde von Freunden is a German site (with big, bold, beautiful photographs) that translates as Friend of a Friend. It seems to be compared to The Selby an awful lot but I don't know if that is really a fair analogy. Of course, the first time I looked at the pictures I couldn't help but be reminded of my own Hello! Neighbour posts (a bit self-centered, I know but hey, it's what I know best!) Of course, all of these house tours have common characteristics and strive for the same thing which is a little peek inside someone else's life.

What I really loved about this German site (beside the size of the photographs) was the inclusion of lots of images of the homeowners in their native habitat. This is something I have never down with my Hello! Neighbour tours. Is this something you would like to see or do you prefer unpeopled interiors? Of course, I don't know if I could convince my neighbours to have their photo taken, many like the anonymity. I also like the longer more in depth interviews. I was thinking in the New Year that I would change up the questions I ask the homeowners of my Hello! Neighbour posts. If you think of any good ones, let me know. By the way, December's installment of Hello! Neighbour will be up next week. We're visiting two young architects who have transformed their own Victorian row house into something amazing.

All images Freunde von Freunden