Balance, Design, Products, Technology
June 17, 2011
Where we’ve been this week…
1. Speckyboy Design Magazine for Joel Falconer’s post on ridding distractions from your home office.
2. Architects + Artisans for its design coverage and clean site. Love an easily navigated page!
3. Geoff Mcfetridge for his wonderful burnt toast. He used 2,430 pieces of toast to animate OK GO‘s Last Leaf song. This definitely falls under the ‘take a break’ category.
4. DezeenScreen for its interview with Linda Morey Smith, the designer behind the Red Bull offices in London. Interesting look at how people work and the way corporate interiors are taking their inspiration from residential spaces.
5. Observers Room over at Design Observer for Rob Walker’s post on the Google map pin.
6. Fast Co Design‘s post on Evernote’s iPad app that utilizes the Smart Cover so brilliantly.
7. GOOD for their post on the Highline. Section 2 is now open to the public and it makes me wish I lived in New York every time I look at those images. What a perfect place to take a mid-morning break from the desk.
8. Abitare for their Design Basel coverage (and google for letting me translate it!)
9. Mark magazine for some incredible architecture. You can see quite a bit using the preview option for each magazine.
10. Cool Hunting for their Fab.com post. I know there are a lot of these discount sites around (I think I belong to most of them) but this one seems to have some great content. Those Milton Glaser poster’s would be perfect for my home office.
February 26, 2010
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.