Our resources for interior designers are designed to help, educate, connect, inspire and/or amuse you. We are always adding new ones, so you never know what you might find that will make your career, business or next project that much better or your next client or employer that much happier. If you think we’re missing something, then give us a shout.
Disclaimer: We can’t keep track of every little change on all these websites, so if one of them becomes lewd, crude, or socially unacceptable, don’t blame us. But for Heaven’s sake please TELL us so we can do something about it, like enjoy it…before we remove it, of course. One more thing our lawyers told us to say: We’re not endorsing any of these guys – we’re just letting you know they exist. If you get into a rumble with one of them, don’t come crying to us. Caveat emptor, baby.
- Spring Fun
What do the gray whale, the ladybug, azaleas, Led Zeppelin's Rain Song and Miami Beach have in common" They're all associated with Spring. The Animal Planet cable channel devotes an entire section of its site to Fun & Facts about Spring to c
- Stuff On My Cat
Their tagline says it all: stuff + cats = awesome. This site features pictures of stuff piled on cats. Mostly sleeping cats. We assume they're sleeping anyway. It's pretty hilarious. If you've got a cat, throw some stuff on it, take a pic a
Dare to compare based on internet rankings using this quirky on-line application. Type in something you want to rate - say different types of cell phones. Type in each one individually and the site will rate it based on positive or negative phrases found
- Test Cafe
If you are one of those people who LOVES taking tests - the fun kind - then you will love this site. From IQ to career to love, they've got a test for it.
- The Daily Reel
Still looking for quality video, but want something a little more indie" Check out The Daily Reel. Yeah, the Asian guys singing the Backstreet Boys song was funny, but sometimes you want a little more. This site ferrets out the best in online video as rev
- The Gobbler Motel & Supper Club
Our great friend Heather Hirsch reminded us of this gem. You just have to see it to believe it. The epitome of bad design. Gotta love it!
- Top Tips For Girls
We put this UK-based resource in the Time Killers section only because it is quite easy to start clicking around this site, look up and realize that it's an hour later than it was when you started. Yes, there is that much helpful info - contributed b
- Trend Hunter
If you're looking for the latest trends or feel the need to point them out to others, go directly to Trendhunter.com. The largest online trendspotting community lets you read about or even contribute to their library of current trends. You can even e
- Tweeting Too Hard
Our friend Rob Brinkley turned us on to this hilarious aggregate website after reading about it in the New York Times. The site consolidates self-important real-time Twitter posts for everyone's amusement and amazement. And we do mean amazement becau
- Universal Record Database
When they say records, they aren't referring to the vinyl DJs like to spin. They're talking about the Guinness Book of World kind. However, these guys believe that every one of us has promise to be The World's Best (fill in the blank here).
- Unnecessary Knowledge
You know that cute, spiky-haired kid in Jerry Maguire that plays Renée Zellweger's little boy" The one who loves to spout off random non sequiturs about the weight of the human head and how bees can smell fear. Is his character name Ray" Well, anyway
Need some new skills or just want to sharpen some of your existing ones" No need to go to your local community center anymore because now there's VideoJug. With the tagline get good at life, you can imagine the broad range of life lessons available.
- Visible Tweets
Even though it seems so, as of November 2009, the Twitter frenzy has not yet hit its peak. Many websites have emerged that use Twitter as a jumping-off point for other manifestations of communication. Visible Tweets is one of those. Enter a topic or keywo
- WebCam Central
Disclaimer: this is NOT a porn site. It's simply a collection of webcams from all over the world. Don't like the view out your window" See what it looks like at Tee Harbor, Alaska or in some crazy person's backyard. Or check out the Pancake
It's difficult to describe Wordle - you really have to see it to understand it. We'll try, though. This self-proclaimed online toy creates word clouds directly from whatever you type in. Your ideas + their system = graphic works of art. If you a
In a nutshell, Wordlet offers up word puzzles and games that you can lose yourself in for hours upon days. They even have printable puzzle versions for those times when you just can't take the Internet with you.
- Ze Frank
Ze is a guy who just can't stop... dancing, writing, philosophizing, analyzing, playing with his cat (that's not a metaphor - we mean it literally). Frank-ly (we're so clever!), he's a phenomenon. A minor press darling. You'll jus
Who doesn't love bubbles" And who wouldn't be absolutely blown away (yes, pun very much intended) by bubbles in hue-saturated colors of pink and blue" Not just for the post-toddler to under 10 set, Zubbles are just as mesmerizing to backyard spe
This Dutch-based manufacturer offers eco-friendly wall panels made of bamboo pulp. Designed to work modularly, the three-dimensional panels are currently available in multiple patterns.
- Alessandra Papazzo for Studio Ginepro Design - Puckman Shelf
As evidenced by Silvio Berlusconi and Memphis Design, the Italians clearly have a sense of humor. Studio Ginepro Design continues the tradition by finding inspiration for its furniture and lighting pieces in pop culture. The Puckman bookcase by Alessandra
- American Clay
Who knew that the stuff we used to squish through our fingers as kids could be a product we could specify for our clients to safeguard their health? Their sustainable clay plasters offer a non-toxic alternative to interior wall coverings.
- Ann Sacks
It's difficult not to envy Ann Sacks. Her eye for design is as impeccable as her marketing acumen. In 1989 she partnered with Kohler and has grown her innovative line of artistic tile ever since.
- Anna Sova
Eco-friendly is Anna Sova's middle name. They offer paints made with up to 90% food ingredients and a Baby Paint Color Collection that smells like milkshakes. But that's just the start. Check out their organic bed linens.
If signage gets pushed to the end of the specification line because you have a difficult time finding product that agrees with your aesthetic sensibility, check out Appenx to find a creative way to tell people where they are and where they need to go.
- Architexture - Tattoowall
We hope that the art of hand painting frescoes never fades, but in a world of tight turnarounds and even tighter budgets, Architexture offers up this revolutionary, patented alternative in Tattoowall.