Around the web this week…
1. Elle Decor As you probably know I’ve rekindled my passion for interiors this week and as a result have spent probably far too much time on Elle Decor’s content-rich site. Where to start: Jason Wu’s new office is pretty cool. It’s not a home office but still lots of inspiration to be found there.
2. Forbes Blogs OK, so if you need to balance your foray into the world of interiors with a little reality check this is a great place to start. Take a break from what you are working on and check out what the journos at Forbes are reading. This ‘umbrella’ blog offers a one stop shop for all Forbes’ news blogs in a nicely designed format. Where to start: The great piece on GAP’s disastrous new logo.
3. Intelligent Life A quarterly lifestyle and culture magazine from The Economist where you’ll find a piece on baking a Shepherd’s Pie rubbing shoulders with a story on Minimalism. Where to start: An excellent piece on artist Louise Bourgeois, who died in May of this year. You get a great insight into this extraordinary woman plus a peek at her home and workspace.
4. Lonny Blog Now back to pretty. Lonny is an online lifestyle/interiors magazine but also a blog. And the blog I find more fun than the mag. The magazine seems somehow rather static when faced with the dynamism of the blog. Where to start: In case you haven’t noticed Curbed is running a competition where they’ve asked magazines to decorate a doll’s house – very clever way to get a ton of free press. Lonny was invited and they’ve done a nice behind-the-scenes post on their entry.
5. Phaidon Agenda The book publisher has a sleek blog-like news site that keeps you updated not just on their publicaitons but interesting happenings in the world of design and architecture. Where to start: Andrea Klettner’s post on an architectural tour of New York with a twist.