‘Good Fucking Design Advice aims to serve the needs of the greater design community for the common good. Whether you’re a student unable to receive a timely response from a professor, a designer eagerly awaiting feedback from a vacationing art director, or a sheltered freelancer lonely toiling away in her studio apartment, Good Fucking Design Advice will provide you with immediate unbiased assistance 24/7.’ I love it. Oh – and don’t forget to take the pledge!
‘Coffeeklatch is a creative chitchat, an original and personal way for Magali Elali and Bart Kiggen to go and look for inspiring personalities and intriguing stories. Coffeeklatch showcases pictures and interviews with creative entrepreneurs in their homes or daily working environments.’ Don’t you love the inspiring internet? I do.
Have you heard of the The Scout?
‘The Scout is a new lifestyle and design-conscious site highlighting unique events, retail and dining experiences in New York City. Unlike other city guides and online magazines, The Scout will feature reviews and articles by your intrepid team of culture-seekers who will weed out the mundane and the overly trendy to bring you the very best, the most unique, and the most inspiring that the city has to offer, with an eye to both the modern and the traditional, the high-end and the humble.’ Awesome!
They also post awesome videos (documentaries), e.g. about the Mast Brothers (chocolate!!)
Have you heard of the site Travelettes? It’s basically an awesome travel site for girls (‘backpacking in heels’). You will read interesting things, e.g. about Elena Kalis who is an underwater photographer in the Bahamas…. nice one.
Have you heard of the website Reasons for Optimism?
“It’s easy to forget that in today’s not-so-optimistic world real progress continues, beauty appears, brave new worlds are explored, and creativity flows. We keep seeking—and occasionally finding—our best selves. There are, in fact, reasons for optimism everywhere we look.”
Shotopop has a brand new site and I like it. I was so lucky to meet the two peeps last year.
“SHOTOPOP is a devout team of visual zealots who pride ourselves on conjuring the new, the unimagined and the fantastical. In our offices, furiously snipping silver scissors give birth to a thousand paper feathers, crazy caffeine dreams turn into flashing pixel rainbows and the most ambitious flights of fancy, become our proudest moments.”
Have you heard of the Happiness project?
“THE HAPPINESS PROJECT is the memoir of the year I spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier – happily, it was a #1 New York Times bestseller. As one of the hundreds of experiments I’ve conducted, I started this blog. Here, I recount my daily adventures in pursuit of happiness. – Gretchen Rubin”
pic taken by me – more pix of this shoot here