The best online sources of design inspiration!
Sources for design inspiration are everywhere on the net – blogs, online magazines, corporate pages… Sometimes just flicking around different sites is all you need to get the creative juices flowing.
Here are my top 10 design sites (for right now).
Swiss Miss is a design blog by Tina Roth Eisenberg, a Swiss designer living in New York. She runs her own busy studio, yet still finds the time to update her blog every day with excellent bits and pieces that she finds inspiring. Sometimes it might be a quote, other times a funny YouTube clip. It’s always a great read.
Lovely Package features beautiful packaging from all over the world. There’s some truly innovative things going on in the packaging industry and it’s a pleasure to see these creative designs applied to 3D objects.
There’s no better website gallery right now than Best Web Gallery. Usually updated twice daily, this site features the best recently uploaded sites to the web. Users can comment on their designs, which are mostly built in user- and search-engine-friendly CSS code.
Flickr has an amazing pool of photos. Try searching for an idea or concept and see what happens! I tried ‘hold the sun’ and found some beautiful shots.
Logo of the Day showcases logos from all over the place. The challenge with logos is communicating a complex idea in one simple graphic or typographic element. Some of these are genius!
A select few have the privilege of uploading their favourite images from around the web to FFFFOUND!. Sometimes it’s not safe for work, but there’ll always be something that makes me smile.
If you need help putting together a colour palette or tiled pattern, look no further than Colour Lovers. The fun part is searching through all the user-submitted palettes.
I Love Typography is an amazing online ode to all things type related. If you love your fonts – and not many of us are willing to admit it – this is your one stop shop.
Todd Selby, successful photographer and artist, started his own side project photographing artists and creative professionals in their homes and posting to his site The Selby. It’s become somewhat of an internet phenomenon, and if — like me — you like peeking inside other people’s homes, you’ll simply love this site!
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. The website brings together the best speakers of these three worlds into one online video community. Come here in search of new ideas and innovative design thinking.