I have a thesis to finish, so naturally that means I’ve spent loads of time procrastinating with some of my favourite design magazines and sites. I’d like to think a constant dose of creativity is what keeps me sane when academia gets too much. If you are also in need of a healthy distraction, here are a few of my go-to sites for home and design inspiration, as well as their Instagram accounts if endless beautiful photos are your thing.
Above images from DesignLoveFest, Design*Sponge and Design Milk
it’s my blog’s SEVENTH birthday. 🎉 i just can’t believe it’s been that long since the day I randomly typed the words “designlovefest” as my new blog name. it’s been such a fun experience growing with this community and watching it shift and evolve. I truly love my job and i’m so thankful for that day seven years ago! #sap #emo #hbd #designlovefest
@joindesign recently presented a curated #exhibition at this year’s @_sightunseen_ OFFSITE, featuring one-of-a-kind designs that revolved around a common of “Reflect.” Glass object by @johnthogan. Photo by @aringstad \\\ See more of the beautiful objects in the exhibition on designmilk.com
A photo posted by Design Milk (@designmilk) on May 30, 2016 at 11:25am PDT
My absolute favourite design site is of course Design*Sponge. They share stories of real homes that you would definitely want to come home to, everyday design inspiration and kick-ass business guidance for women in the creative industry. Founder Grace Bonney has made the site and her Instagram account a space where design is celebrated in a personal, inclusive way.
A photo posted by Grace Bonney (@designsponge) on Apr 17, 2016 at 5:12pm PDT
Celebrating #AfricaMonth: Owise Abuzaid is an artist working from Cairo, Egypt. His work is included in the New African Photography Exhibition hosted in New York by Red Hook Labs and Nataal. You can find out more on designindaba.com and look out for our brand new and exclusive African video content. We’re releasing the full Design Indaba Conference 2016 Talks for our African speakers. #photography #Nataal #Cairo #Egypt #Africa #africanphotography #NewYork #diaspora #AfricaDay
A photo posted by Design Indaba (@designindaba) on May 18, 2016 at 12:06pm PDT
These are just four of my absolute favourites. Let me know if there are any amazing design sites you think are worth checking out!