Serious inspiration, on tap. Thinking for a Living is an online magazine for designers and other aesthetes. The main attractions for me are the thoughtfully written feature articles and the carefully curated list of links.
Pictory is a beautifully designed and tightly curated photography showcase. The combination of large beautiful images with human stories delivers a compelling experience, not dissimilar to that of pouring over a high quality book.
SouthSouthWest is a Melbourne based design studio responsible for putting out razor sharp work. When I need to remind myself why I love what I do, I'll visit their portfolio to see design as good as it can be.
Mash makes beautiful and surprising design for enlightened clients. Interestingly, they do a lot of wine label work, and they're amazing. All packaging should be this good!
Ferry Halim creates small and gentle, but utterly perfect flash games. Orisinal has 60 exquisitely executed games that combine simple controls with realistic physics. Meant for children, but irresistible to us bigger kids too.
Grain edit is focused on classic design work from the 1950s-1970s and contemporary designers that draw inspiration from that time period.
Unlike most meta-blogs, Monoscope are frugal with their posts. The benefit for the reader is that you can count on discoveries that are consistently of the highest order of quality. Monoscope's niche is understated, sometimes retro but always classic, art and design treats.
My favourite website ever and the grandpappy of design/art meta-blogs. Brought to by Yugop, the über don of old school flash. What makes Ffffound! so interesting is that it is nurtured by the community. Be warned though: it can be extremely addictive.