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Top Design Blogs

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We’ve compiled our very favourite UK design blogs – and this is the Top 10, our bookmarked go-tos. Have we overlooked your favourites? You can submit personal recommendations using the form on the right. Otherwise, enjoy a perusal of the blogging goodness listed here.

1. It’s Nice That

It’s Nice That remains the long-standing cool kid on the block, where design blogs are concerned. With reliably impeccable taste and a strong dose of good humour, It’s Nice That also consistently champions new design talent with it’s annual Graduate lists. Read it here.

2. Creative Review

2015 sees the Creative Review celebrating its 35th birthday. The CR Blog is an extension of all that’s good about the long-standing design bible, paying special attention to advertising and visual communication. Read it here.

 3. We Heart

Look, we’re not kidding ourselves. There are times that call for inspiration in easily-digestible, oh-so-tempting form. We Heart is just the place for well-curated, scrollable content, covering design, interiors, travel, art and culture. Read it here.

4. mad about the house

This interiors-skewed design blog rightfully understands the joy of vicariously snooping around other people’s houses. Financial Times journalist Kate Watson-Smyth dedicates her blog sections to her own home, to decorating Q&As and to lots of ideas for those in deep need of homely inspiration. Read it here.

 5. The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Call us nosy, but our very favourite blogs are the ones sharing insight into the life of the person on the other side of the computer screen. Rohini Wahi is that sort of blogger, sharing photos from a trip to Calcutta, or an afternoon spent at a Rembrandt exhibition, with design, architecture and bang-on interior inspiration throughout. Read it here.

 6. Grafik

Grafik may be defunct in touchy-feely print form, but this online version continues to be a go-to for graphic design and visual culture. Read it here.

 7. Decorator’s Notebook

This Bristol-based brother and sister team blog about ethical and sustainable design, while also running a homeware shop sourcing products from social enterprises and co-operatives around the world. Read it here.

 8. My Friend’s House

Friends Ros Anderson and Jill Macnair collaborate on this gem of a blog, which spans records of junk-shop rekeys, photo series of social-housing projects, DIY ideas, and studio visits – including a particularly wonderful tour of the Eley Kishimoto studio in Brixton. Read it here.

 9. Obsessilicious

Into clean lines, Eames chairs and beautiful typographic posters? Feed your vices by bookmarking the excellently named Obsessilicious, pronto. Read it here.

10. Chocolate Creative

When she’s not busy running her homeware brand of the same name, blogger Margarita Lorenzo shares her love of handmade and vintage design via Chocolate Creative. There are lots of reasons here to rub your hands together and exclaim “corr!”, including tours of design shops, and updates from her own business. Read it here.

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