Where we’ve been this week…
1. Yatzer This online design extravaganza is lauded as much for its clean gridded design as it is for its timely content. Interior designer Costas Voyatzis launched it in 2007 with the motto “design is to share.” And the name “Yatzer”? It was his nickname as a kid. Where to start: Yatzer Fights. He takes two similar- looking pieces and you comment on which one you like best.
2. Design Spotter This is a place where designers can easily upload their work for the rest of us to enjoy. Started three years ago it has morphed from a blog roll into a megamart for all things design. It manages to be picture-driven but still packed with good information. Where to start: Their books section is excellent. You’ll find concise and well-written reviews on design and architecture books.
3. Lonny magazine Michelle Adams and Patrick Cline are the creators and editors of the online interiors magazine Lonny (London and New York). The two met in New York in 2007 at a photo shoot for Domino magazine. They’ve managed to fill the gap that Domino left when it was killed off last February. Where to start: There’s only been three issues so start at the beginning. I recommend reading it in fullscreen mode.
4. Mark Magazine Another online magazine but this one is more hardcore than Lonny. You get serious architecture and design news. Where to start: The issues go back to 2005! I tend to click and wander through looking for links I like (Atelier Bow Wow from Issue 24, Feb/Mar 2010 was my latest find).
5. Habitus Living A spin off from the Australian print publication Habitus. This online community will give you a taste of what is happening in the world of architecture and design down under. Where to start: I always go straight to the travel section for a bit of armchair R&R.