magazine/blog without the social baggage and less emphasis on blinktrons and noisetrons?
In the craft & DIY spectrum I'm very much a practical solutions for practical problems person*
. I don't want to be part of a culture or movement. I don't want to fill my house with bare wires and raw bits of 2x4. And I've never seen anything that needed to blink more or make more noises.
On the other hand I have skill working with all kinds of materials, I can tackle medium difficulty electronics projects, cook, bake, sew and program a computer, and I'm generally of the opinion it's not a good project unless I get burned and/or cut. I don't want to save the planet or make a statement, but I just a lot of satisfaction from making something that I can use.
Make magazine is too haphazard and their agenda makes me weary, Craft magazine is too ribbons and lace. Instructables is on my list and slowly increasing in quality. ReadyMade is...okay. Although not a DIY blog, I get a lot of inspiration from Notcot
What are the other web sites, blogs, magazines, organizations, and other resources that are going to inspire me? What are the ones that inspire you?
*Try saying that five times fast.