So it’s your lunch break at work, or you’re at home and the children are (THANK YOU JEBUS) napping, and instead of jumping on your next office project or tackling the never-ending laundry pile, you sit in front of your computer, and . . . well, what are you looking at?
Other than personal blogs and embarrassing, brain-rotting things like People.com and CNN.com, I’ve got a few favorite websites I like to check in with when I have some downtime. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours, okay?
[BB-Blog]. “A site of link-ity goodness”, as she calls it. I have no idea how I stumbled onto this site but I sure am glad I did. Like most of the site authors on this list, she consistently finds the most interesting, quirky, cool stuff on the web and posts it for the world’s viewing pleasure. LOVE.
swissmiss. Edited by a self-described Swiss designer gone NYC, she keeps an incredible archive of amazingly neat things, from art to kid’s toys to consumer industrial design to weird/funny videos to . . . well, just go read.
desire to inspire. This blog collects interior design photos, and it’s always a visual feast to check out the images. Makes me feel vaguely guilty for my entirely blah home decor, but I can always fantasize about what I’d do with my house if I had lots of, you know, creativity.
kottke.org. Oh, you know kottke.org, “home of fine hyptertext products”, right? Is it lame to recommend kottke.org because the assumption should be that everyone is already reading kottke.org? I don’t know.
Not Martha. Not Martha is a longtime favorite of mine, and she never fails to deliver fascinating content whether she’s documenting her craft/food projects (including, oh my god, these amazing bacon cups) or sharing a list of links that she’s been looking at lately. So awesome.
Note that NONE of these are parenting-related because dude, I read enough of that stuff as it is. Okay, so what are your top sites for lunchtime browsing?