Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Five Blogs

Here are five blogs that I check religiously in my google reader.

First up is DesignSponge.

Design*Sponge is a daily website dedicated to home and product design run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. The blog has a number of contributors and includes DIY projects, sneak peeks into peoples houses (I love looking into houses! Open homes forever!), profiles of designers/artists, and general product coveting. Quite a focus on environmentally conscious, handmade work which is something I approve of.


Next we have Photoshop Disasters.

Photoshop Disasters is a website dedicated to terrible photoshopping that has somehow still been published (be it on the back of a bus, in a magazine, or a website - this site has it all). A hilarious website, and quite relevant to the digital literacy component of the course as it illustrates how you can be digitally literate, and still be crap unless you pay attention to your work. Did I mention the hilarity? I hope so.


Here's an artist I love to follow! Camilla Engman

Camilla Engman is a Swedish artist who does lovely paintings and illustrations - lately I've been coveting the ceramic collaboration she's had going on. She posts with info about her day, things she's interested in, photos of her work and things she's found, and photos of her adorable Jack Russel, Morran.


Doodlers Anonymous is wonderful eye candy.

Doodlers Anonymous showcases the works of professional and amateur doodlers. They say "Doodlers Anonymous was founded to celebrate our addiction, and like any other, we're hooked. The need to draw, sketch, and doodle is constant. We doodle on almost anything we can find — pencil in a moleskine, marker on a napkin, ink on a torn receipt, sharpie on concrete. And we do it habitually — while on hold, in a meeting, during class, or while we should be sleeping. This is a permanent home for spontaneous art."

I love it.


Finally, I present to you It's Nice That.

It's Nice That could also be described as an eye-candy type blog. There's a wide range of different work presented here from all kinds of art, film, fashion and design practices. They say "Launched in April 2007, It's Nice That aims to document and inspire creative talent. It's Nice That is run by Will Hudson and Alex Bec with regular contributor Jez Burrows." Delightful.

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