Blog Pick :: Design of the World
By: Phil Reville, M.Arch Candidate
I love Design of the World.
I love everything from the format of the website itself to the sometimes campy wit of the individual posts. The idea is simple - the blog is a curation of design of all types from all over the world. While the layout of the page places individual posts mixed together, you can choose to look at design specifically from Oceania, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, or Europe.
One post recently had me thinking I needed to come up with $1000 immediately in order to buy a kayak. Hailing from San Francisco, Oru Kayak has designed a collapsible kayak that folds up to become a messenger bag. Yes, it exists. Design of the World keeps it simple with two short paragraphs explaining the product, a link to their site, and some clean images.
Needless to say, I have spent hours on Design of the World. Maybe days. More than that, I have spent hours link chasing on pages that all trace back to Design of the World. Be careful, the endless scroll homepage might be a danger to productivity, but it might just be the break you need.