Having assumed the role of a blogger for close to 1½ years now, I have only the most wonderful things to say about the whole blogging phenomenon. Suddenly, we have one new medium, other than magazines and TV, to get our daily fix of the latest design news and development. But blogging is so very different from the rest of the mediums. For one, it allows the publishers, or bloggers, to connect with their audience on a personal level. And with the rising demand for up-to-date information on the go, you can be sure that blogs are here to stay.
KUS and I have 'studied' hundreds of design-related blogs over the years. Some are started years before ours, while others got into the game much later. With so many design blogs around, it's no wonder we often put ourselves in the shoes of the average reader and ponder, "Which ones are really worth my time?" Thus, KUS and I have come up with a list of 10 design blogs we think you simply have to visit. We have to stress that we do not mean blogs which are not listed here are nowhere as good. It's just that we love to visit these blogs regularly for the inspiration and entertainment they provide. We've also made it a point to not include too many well-known design blogs because we wish to bring your attention to the lesser-known (or should I say overlooked) ones. Moreover, chances are you may already have known about or visited the more popular blogs before.
The following blogs offer most elements of a good design blog which we are looking for. In no particular order, I give you this somewhat subjective list:
Not that I can read Spanish, but the beautiful images on this blog alone convey everything I need to know. Of course, Yahoo's translator will help a lot here.
An Indian Summer
Bhavna's blog is a collection of great design ideas and inspiration, with a special focus on India.
Desire To Inspire
There's no way to leave this blog out. Before this, there's no way gorgeous interiors from all over the world can come so happily together. Their desire to inspire really shows...
This is the place to get your regular dose of reports on cutting-edge design. Highly recommended.
An Eye For An I:nterior
This lady has an eye for anything that is stylish, not just interiors only.
Better Living Through Design
Better Living Through Design is an e-magazine for anyone interested in great modern design.
The Mid-Century Modernist
This blog is a celebration of everything that made the 1940s to 1970s era such an important one in design history.
Feast your eyes on the latest design products here.
2Modern Design Talk
With topics ranging from architecture to interior design to home accessories, Deanna's design talk is anything but boring.
Do you have any more good design blogs to share? Leave me your comments.
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