May 17, 2005
Reading about design is usually no substitute for doing it or experiencing the products of good design, but if you are far away from either, then reading may give your thoughts and imagination some room to exercise. DesignObserver is one of the better sources I've found so far. It is more of a group blog than anything else - something which contributes to the presence of fewer, longer articles than short one-liners or links like you might find on a personal blog. It also promises a wider range of opinion and the opinion found here is generally thoughtful.
On the other hand, no respectable design site can resist the lure of rusty steel. But we must forgive and forget the occasional indiscretion. Afterall who has NOT posted a link to an abandoned building or two?