This beautiful online magazine is devoted to the latest and greatest in product design, design technology, architecture, and automotive design. The images here are huge and impressive, and will give designers plenty to look through - but note that Yanko doesn’t score as many points for text. However, if you just need a visual break to fuel your creativity, you can’t go wrong here.
Core77 is one of the most truly useful sites on this list. It’s got plenty of informative articles, like an interview with the founder of the nonprofit design firm Design That Matters, and resources like a job board, a list of contests and awards, and a yearly Core77 design conference. The site’s design is clear and easy to follow, and there’s plenty to keep you busy - whether you’re an amateur design enthusiast, or a professional.
This international online design magazine got its start in Milan, and you can tell - it’s got a cosmopolitan outlook, featuring plenty of products and design projects from Europe as well as Asia and the United States. Like Core77, this is a site full of rich content. You’ll find lengthy interviews, videos, and reports from major design events like the Biennale Interieur.
If you’re looking for advice on building a design career, 99U is for you. It’s a magazine, conference, and website devoted to helping creatives of all stripes develop their careers and execute ideas. Articles you’ll find on the site include “The Upside to Being a Designer Outside of New York City and “How to Fix Design, and there are also tons of interviews with industry experts and top designers.
is a small behemoth of an online community about 3D CAD, technology, design, robots, ninjas… Ok, maybe not ninjas so much, but those guys are COOL so there just might be something about some dang ninjas. Besides the occasional blast of intensely cool product design and technology, we look at what’s going on in the world of 3D, add a splash of business insight and web tech into the mix and there ya got your SolidSmack.
Inhabitat® is a green design and lifestyle site that provides coverage of environmental news and the latest in sustainable design. Our website is devoted to the future of design, innovative technology and any architectural projects or concepts that emphasize energy efficiency, sustainability and connection to the surrounding environment.
A great source for inspiration as it is jam packet with great design. It is also well worth checking out Behance for inspiration: whether you be a product designer, graphic designer or film maker. There is a category for all the creative fields.
Design for Students is dedicated to helping industrial design / product innovation students (and anyone else who is interested in design). Darren, the creator of the site, is also an industrial design student studying at the University of South Australia. Design for Students will have tutorials on processes used by students (3D printing, laser cutting, workshop fabrication), examples of projects from an industrial design degree and anything else a design student may be interested in.