From time to time, an industry or subject inspires us to create a best-of list. These are sites that produce out of this world coverage in a crowded arena. In case you’ve missed some of these, you can find them here. If you think your site should be considered, give us a holler and tell us why.
Cold weather and the dawn of the holiday season make me crave one thing: A fireplace.
I’m a simple person, and I live in a cozy apartment.
Thankfully, there are ample places to turn when I seek a home — as in, a warm and dreamy home — fix. There are home- and garden-type TV shows and a host of online sites that reboot my brain and showcase beautiful places and the designers who decorate them.
Here are 10 sites that caught our eye for stunning architecture, thoughtful content, and innovative design.
Talk about a one-stop shop for design and opportunity.
Dwell Media is an inspiration and collaborative platform for architects, designers, and enthusiasts to share and discover inspiring design, the site says.
It starts with a magazine that consumers can subscribe to. Dwell also offers opportunities to advertise, explore, and submit material. If you’re a design professional, it features information to showcase and promote your work. And if you’re a merchant, take a gander at your options to sell and advertise products as well as shop on Dwell.
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Architectural Digest is a monthly magazine that features international designers, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, and travel, according to the site. The magazine was launched in 1920 as a California trade quarterly.
Today, the magazine has evolved, increasing in frequency and broadening its scope.
AD publishes nine international editions, and its brand has immeasurable influence in the world of interior design, the site says.
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Apartment Therapy is keen on “saving the world, one room at a time.”
“Launched in 2001 by interior designer Maxwell Ryan (nicknamed ‘the apartment therapist’) as a weekly newsletter for clients, Apartment Therapy officially became a media company in 2004 and has since grown to become a leading source of design inspiration and tips for real people looking for real-life decor solutions through a fascinating look into how people from around the country live at home,” the site says.
Modern Magazine explores home, design, exhibitions, architecture, and features.
It “takes a fresh and intelligent approach as it examines buildings and interiors, furniture and objects, craft and art—delving into the creative process and offering sage advice for both the seasoned and novice collector or connoisseur,” the site says.
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Study Architecture is a resource for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in architecture.
“Sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Study Architecture brings together colleges and universities, students and working architecture professionals to create a forum for sharing information and ideas,” the site says. “Together, we help students make an impact.”
6. Realest Blog
Realest blog is dedicated to everything real estate, including investing, financing, trends, curb appeal, home prices, design, and technology.
“With our real estate blog, you learn the ins and outs of real estate,” the site says. “Whether you are buying, selling, renting, or already own, you can find tips to help you through it all, right here.”
Forbes is a news icon.
Its real estate site showcases pretty stellar real estate coverage. You can find this section under the Consumer tab, alongside other topics like Food & Drink, Hollywood & Entertainment, and Retail.
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The Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Life blog features stories about interior design, outdoor, entertaining, home maintenance, and community.
“Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers,” the site says.
ArchDaily features “inspiration and knowledge to help architects build better cities.”
“Over the next 10 years 18 billion sqm of space will be designed by architects to shelter 1.5 billion people,” the site says. “ArchDaily serves as architects’ main source for tools, information and inspiration.”
10. Unhappy Hipsters
Unhappy Hipsters features news about interiors, exteriors, and DIY projects.
“UH is a humorous blog that pairs images from modern, mostly minimalist, homes and their occupants with pithy remarks filled with apathy and ennui,” the site says. “It’s a lot funnier than it sounds. In addition you get a great collection of cool homes and the well dressed, or not so well dressed, people living in them.”