Where do we get our inspiration from? Well, check it out: Favorite Art & Design Blog
My favorite art & design blog is the one I find the most resourceful, www.abduzeedo.com. Founded in 2006 by Brazilian designer, Fabio Sasso, Abduzeedo has become one of the most prolific and widely viewed art & design site online today with over one hundred thousand hits per day. With boatloads of inspirational blogs and design tutorials, Abduzeedo has become one of my favorite places to become unstuck while seeking to expand my own personal design repertoire.
My favorite art&design blog would have to be curatedmag.com. I love that they show a wide range of Art.
Apartment Therapy has been my goto blog when it comes to interior home design. They do a great job of showing off how to maximize your living space along with creative uses for Ikea furniture or DIY features on how to make your home more useful, creative, and livable. Its a great place to get ideas on how to decorate your walls with random nicknack, picture framing techniques, or converting your home into a work/live space. It teaches you that you don’t need a big budget to make a place that you’ll be proud to have visitors come and hang out.
Beautiful Life is a popular online magazine dedicated to all aspects of design. The blog is full of interesting and unique info about creative design, beautiful art, and lifestyle. Beautiful Life may get a little carried away with “luxury”, but the core design elements are there. They have all design from web to fashion. Their artwork is stunning and it is easy to find yourself spending hours looking at their site. My favorite aspect of about the blog is their artworks category. Check out the amazing photography as well as their surreal art, which is captivating.
The Austin-based collective Public School have won my design blog heart. Not only is their blog a well of creative inspiration and clever artwork, their personal branding is like none other. What makes Public School great is that they aren’t just a blog, they are a living, breathing, working collective.
The Public School studio is a collaboration between 7 artists (photographers, designers, illustrators), who sometimes work together, sometimes separately and find the time to run an excellent blog to boot.
Their “essence” if you will, for me, can be summed up in a quote from their about us page.
“Ultimately…we believe in the value of shared experiences and the ability to continue creative growth by learning from those around you.”
This is why I keep returning to the Public School blog, I feel like I’m getting something out of every post. Not necessarily in a design tutorial, or practical sense, but in a valuable “food for thought” manner.
The content of their blogs varies from architecture to the familiar design to science and technology. Most of the links I share with friends or that I deem cool or “worthy” if you’d like, I get from this blog.
Taking the “public school” idea further, they’ve opened up a “school supplies” store that sells clever pieces such as “Talk Texan Flash Cards” that teach you authentic Texan words and phrases, as well as posters with clever sayings such as “Tie Your Shoes, pack a good lunch and remember that we’re all in this together”. Each playing into the “public school” theme.
I recommend this blog not only for designers, but for anyone with an acute sense of curiosity and love of learning.
I’m a dude, and this is a ‘dudes’ blog. It covers all things gadgets (which dudes love) with a sprinkle of randomness (also what dudes love). While I’m reading up on the latest iPhone news and the ‘Best Apps of the Week’, I can get caught up on a little Juggalo and Hacking news at the same time. Here’s an example of one of those random articles: “How a Plastic Coolbox Saved a Man’s Life”.
A fisherman that had been swept out of his boat off the coast of Japan’s Niigata prefecture managed to stay alive for 24 hours, while he clung to his plastic esky that acted as a life-aid.
What? That’s random. And that’s why I love gizmodo.