Design for Mankind

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Design for Mankind is a daily design blog from writer Erin Loechner. Ms. Loechner promises to be “always quirky, never reverent.” There are handfuls of reasons to swoon for this blog, I’ll give you my top three.

1: There is something enticing about a designer who is also a writer, it means you can expect gorgeous visuals laced with clever little words and sentiments that are as delicious to ingest as the visuals are to gaze upon.

2: Erin is reliable and loyal. Leave a comment on her blog (or one of the many blogs she writes for) and you will hear back from her personally (or someone cleverly disguised as her?) almost every single time. I swear. It’s infuriatingly charming.

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3: Inspiration. Simple, intangible, priceless inspiration. Design for Mankind isn’t the type of design blog I typically fall for; it’s less furnishings and interior design (my true weaknesses) and more general relishment in the creativity lingering around the globe. Erin is forever sharing things I never knew my life was lacking – like the website that posts an ampersand a day (which I suddenly check compulsively) or this charming site that features random collections of whimsical things, or the sky project, or a life list. See? Pure inspiration.

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(All images from Design for Mankind: 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5.)