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Your favourite websites for staying current with art, design, and culture?
September 28, 2011 6:35 PM   Subscribe

Your favourite websites for staying current with art, design, and culture?

I would like to rebuild a collection of blogs/websites to get inspired by and stay current with the art world. The bookmarks I used to have have since been lost or deleted for poor content. I have considered tumblr, but feel overwhelmed by the volume available and wouldn't know where to start. Also, I like it when there is some information or an article about what I'm looking at. Please share your favourite curated online resources with me!

I'm interested in:
- any kind of art: 2d/3d/photography/architecture/fashion/music/interior design, etc.
- contemporary works
- works by young and established artists
- non-traditional/avant garde/conceptual/thought-provoking

(Please nothing cutesy/glamourous/emo/self-identifies as "indie".)
posted by droolshark to Society & Culture (20 answers total) 83 users marked this as a favorite
 
Core 77 is a great site for industrial design news.
posted by Paragon at 6:40 PM on September 28, 2011


I like things magazine, though I do find the format a bit unfriendly.
posted by GatorX3 at 6:43 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


There might me something at http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blog/list for you.
posted by blaneyphoto at 7:37 PM on September 28, 2011


Coudal
posted by Bighappyfunhouse at 7:42 PM on September 28, 2011


SiteInspire for web design.
posted by Jagz-Mario at 7:46 PM on September 28, 2011


Art 21 blog
50 watts
Contemporary Art Daily
This Belongs in a Museum
The Post Family
Plural's blog
David Byrne used to have a good blog, not sure if he still writes it?
ARTicles aggregates/curates art journalism by veteran arts journalists
posted by Jason and Laszlo at 7:47 PM on September 28, 2011


inspire me now
posted by Jason and Laszlo at 7:48 PM on September 28, 2011


I really love We Find Wildness. It's about contemporary art, focusing especially on young artists.
posted by Kattullus at 7:55 PM on September 28, 2011


I like Dude Craft a lot, despite the name. He blogs about inspiring art, design, and photography he finds on other sites in almost an aggregator-type fashion. Very graphic- and attribute-heavy.
posted by therewolf at 9:46 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Art:
Colossal

Design:
swissmiss

Fashion:
Hel Looks (or if you don't already check The Sartorialist)
posted by hellochula at 9:52 PM on September 28, 2011


Manystuff.org
Wowgreat.tumblr.com
posted by Sreiny at 10:39 PM on September 28, 2011


BOOOOOOOM!!!
posted by alex_skazat at 11:45 PM on September 28, 2011


Google Reader's Explore option suggests posts from Design*Sponge for me regularly. My friend Kate has a site called Pokate that highlights sculpture and materials and organically-inspired design.
posted by knile at 1:19 AM on September 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Both photography:
- Conscientious
- I heart photography
posted by xammerboy at 4:41 AM on September 29, 2011


But Does It Float? is the best art/design/photo website ever.
posted by j03 at 4:42 AM on September 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fast Company's Co.Design.
posted by Kingsk at 11:55 AM on September 29, 2011


Dezeen is a blog/online magazine about design and architecture that is thoughtful and diverse with regard to what it features.
posted by Jabberwocky at 11:55 AM on September 29, 2011


FFFFound is pretty good (although there is certainly some cutesy/glamourous/emo/self-identified "indie" things to be found there.)
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! at 5:43 PM on September 29, 2011


If something is an interesting piece of new media art, it's going to be at Today and Tomorrow. It's low-noise and super consistent.
posted by sch at 6:41 PM on September 29, 2011


Thank you everyone for sharing some great links! Hope they'll keep coming.

Here are sites that I enjoy:
designboom
Flavorwire
DIS Magazine
trouvaillesdujour
Spoon & Tamago

And this used to be one of my favourite fashion blogs, but unfortunately it has closed (and purged all content). If anyone is familiar with it and knows of similar, please post!
posted by droolshark at 9:00 PM on September 29, 2011


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