Tuesday, June 24, 2008

blogstalking: design for mankind


another blog in my hoard of favorites (thank you illustration friday for the perfect prompt; this is precisely the word i wanted) is design for mankind. i found this jewel from another enduring favorite of mine, tiny red. i visit so much i shouldn't be allowed to return.

design for mankind is more than a blog about art and design; it is about lifestyle and inspiration. erin (the design for mankind mastermind) scours the globe and beyond for intriguing products, artworks, and concepts from nearly all ranks of life and industry - high fashion, underground culture, mainstream, kitsch, the beautiful, the unexpected, the undiscovered, the obscure - and she is rather clever in how she goes about revealing her discoveries. instead of one long daily post, she delivers her goods in swift, clean punches throughout the day: photo of the day, print of the day, style pick of the day, product of the day, and so on. it's just often enough to make you wonder what and when she'll post next.

another thing that makes design for mankind unique: unlike other design and lifestyle blogs where comments usually go into a black hole, erin does a great job moderating the comments on her posts. she is a thoughtful correspondent and loves feedback from her readers.

be sure to check design for mankind on june 30, the release date of her e-zine mankind mag. you can download it for free. from the teasers she has give us, i can't wait to see it!

7 comments:

hrsj said...

yes erin & design for mankind are simply perfect.

design for mankind. said...

OMG you are the sweetest thing in the world. I'm so happy to be among the official masses of your blog stalkage team!

thank you! :) so honored.

aimee said...

you betcha dearie, your blog is tops!

Crescendo said...

Original style and composition !

Thereza Rowe said...

cool!!! Erin is right aimee, you're the sweetest! :)
Yay for getting a moleskine. i love these books! i must have about 20 by now but never had the storyboard one. will be checking what you will get up to on it :)

aimee said...

yup, thereza - you finally inspired me to work up my nerve to get one! i've cast longing glances at those moleskine displays for ages but always felt too intimidated to pick one up; i felt like i needed to Do Something Amazing with it and didn't think i could. but the storyboard one with all those little boxes just grabbed me - we'll see where it goes!

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