John Maeda | Twitter
The design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Maeda has a unique vantage point on the intersection of tech and design, and as the former president of RISD he’s got a good eye for up-and-coming talent too.
The Dieline | Website
The reason you’ll spend $11 on a chocolate bar isn’t the cocoa, it’s the packaging. The Dieline charts all that tempts your wallet, from soapboxes to wine labels to restaurant takeout.
Planet Money | Podcast
Economics is more than supply-and-demand charts; as Planet Money shows, it explains how the ubiquitous sticker price tag came to exist and the complexities involved in making a plain old T-shirt.
It’s Nice That | Website
A blend of creative inspirations, this site is at its best when highlighting illustration and graphic design work.
Purple Diary | Blog
Purple is a French fashion magazine, and this is the visual diary of its editor, Olivier Zahm, covering fashion, fine art, architecture, nightlife, television, travel, sex, photography, and, well, the French.
NewHive | Platform
The multimedia self-publishing platform, which allows creators to build their own mini websites, is a strange—but inspiring—visual rabbit hole.
Designer News | RSS
Most RSS feeds don’t have much in the way of news sensibility. But this digest is curated by real people in design and technology—and it shows.