Creative Directory

  • Abbey Goes Design Scouting: The personal blog of a design historian living in New York City.
  • Black*Eiffel: Beautiful blog exploring lifestyle and home design.
  • Ciera Design: Lifestyle and design blog of freelance graphic designer. Topics include DIY projects, photography, home decor, arts and crafts, inspired living, and all things graphic design!
  • Dandee Designs: Do-it-yourself projects and design ideas.
  • Design Sponge: Daily website dedicated to home and product design.
  • Door Sixteen: Blog of a book designer and avid DIY home decorator & renovator.
  • FISK: Student Design Collective
  • From Scandinavia with Love: Design & Style Blog by an interior design editor
  • Half Asleep: Blog of The Flood’s editor and designer.
  • Honey Kennedy: A blog about an obsessive love for beautiful, timeless design.
  • I Love Typography: Blog devoted to fonts, typefaces and all things typographical.
  • Inchmark: Blog of a book designer and former art director for Martha Stewart Living.
  • Jane Reaction Design: A blog by a graphic designer living in Hawaii.
  • Little Green Notebook: Design inspiration by a mother and decorator.
  • Make Something Happy: A charming blog by stationery designers.
  • Mid-Century Living: A blog all about mid-century design.
  • MinkMade: Blog of Hannah Minkner, a graphic designer in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Note to Self: Design inspiration blog by Sarah Tolzmann.
  • Nubby Twiglet: Blog of a very fashionable graphic designer.
  • Odessa May Society: A collection of simple, lovely details curated by Jennifer Prince.
  • Oh Joy!: A blog that covers inspiration & design with a focus on Joy’s favorite things: design, fashion, and food.
  • Pattern Pulp: A blog by multiple authors that tracks ideas and emerging trends that expose, celebrate, share and connect pattern design across all creative platforms.
  • Print & Pattern: A blog that celebrates the world of surface pattern design.
  • Süsk & Banoo: Personal blog of a graphic designer and typographer in London.
  • The Design Files: Magnificent daily design blog.
  • The House That Lars Built: American designer seeking the beautiful in Denmark.
  • You Work For Them: Wonderful typography shop.

  • 01 Magazine & Blog: Vancouver-based art, photography, & fashion.
  • A Cup of Jo: Fashion, design, photography, and bike blog.
  • Amy Walters: Illustration, photography, and some rambling.
  • An Apple a Day: The life of a writer, traveler, flower arranger, etc…
  • Angry Chicken: Craft blog with plenty of project ideas to get your juices flowing.
  • Big Things: BIG art, design, and event blog. Big fun.
  • Booooooom: A creative and inspiring community of artists, designers, photographers, filmmakers, and more.
  • CraftyPod: Craft podcast with inspirational information for aspiring creative business owners.
  • Cubicle Refugee: Images of art, design, fashion, and fancy.
  • Decor8: A catalog of fresh finds for hip spaces.
  • Draw! Pilgrim: A truly inspirational blog on ways to live a more colorful life by the color queen herself, Pilgrim.
  • Fieldguided: A collection of thoughts, inspirations, DIY projects, love letters.
  • Frecklewonder: Blog of a professional thrift shopper.
  • Junior: Down-to-earth Aussie blog with tips and advice for young creative professionals – a union of sorts.
  • Katie’s Pencil Box: Cute blog all about documenting the little things.
  • Kris Atomic: Brighton based freelance illustrator, photographer and blogger.
  • Land: A content-rich blog that maps the imaginative topography of young, talented contemporary artists from across the globe.
  • Lobster & Swan: Daily discoveries and creative inspirations.
  • Lost at E Minor: Online Australian publication featuring inspiring art, design, music, photography and pop culture.
  • Oh Happy Day: Blog of a party planner and letterpress printer from San Francisco who has recently moved abroad to Paris with her family.
  • On My Desk: Creative folk share the stuff on their desk.
  • Park & Cube: Fabulous “everything” blog by graphic designer Shini.
  • Ruffling Feathers: Love / Style / Babies
  • Simple Village Girl: Writer in England who posts about anything she’s interested in: books, sightseeing, fancy things, etc.
  • The Homebook: Amelia’s home projects & great sense of humor.
  • The Red Thread: Lisa’s world of design, art, craft & interiors.
  • The Moldy Doily: Blog of Kime Buzzelli, costume designer for 90210 and amazing watercolor artist living in California.
  • TrendLand: Trend forecasting blog and daily newsletter featuring art, design, fashion, & photography.
  • Velezaurus: Velezaurus is an illustrator, photographer + designer.
  • vmac+cheese: Daily lifestyle blog on food, interiors, design & style.
  • Whorange: Tula Jeng’s fun blog about all things whorange.
  • You’re Welcome: A gift guide for all of life’s awkward moments.
  • Yikes Machine: A really fun personal blog by Shilo from Brooklyn.
  • Young Provocateurs: A Portland, Oregon based magazine featuring sex,
    drugs, politics, music and art through a young adult lens.

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MINNESOTA:

  • Light Grey Art Lab: A fabulous place in Minneapolis where you can take extremely affordable classes in contemporary subjects such as hand lettering, drawing patterns, embroidery, illustration, and even online promotion and marketing.
  • Minnesota Center for Book Arts: Learn traditional crafts of papermaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding to non-traditional artmaking and self-publishing techniques employed by contemporary book artists.
  • New Monster Art Studio: Informal group of artists that seek out regional and nationally based public art projects/installations.
  • Plunder Fest: A local festival similar to Burning Man that prides itself on supporting artists and fostering creativity with a unique 3-day camping event.
  • Zine Apothecary: A large zine garage library in South Minneapolis.

UNITED STATES:

  • RAW:natural born artists: An eclectic art showcase and an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists.
  • Milwaukee Zine Fest: Annual zine and book art get-together in Wisconsin.
  • Squam: An artistic retreat and workshop in New Hampshire to focus on creativity and self-expression in a beautiful environment with like-minded individuals from around the world.
  • New American Paintings: The publication that presents juried paintings in print is now accepting submissions from artists in the Western U.S. until April 30.

UNITED KINGDOM:

  • IdeasTap (UK): Ideas Fund Innovators are offering 10 creative projects £1,000 each to UK artists, designers, photographers, filmmakers, or any other artistic discipline you can think of to help them get their grand project ideas off the ground. Pitch them your dream concept and you could win a chance to make it so!

WORLDWIDE:

  • The Sketchbook Project: Like a concert tour for sketchbooks, Art House presents a unique opportunity to fill up a themed sketchbook to go on tour this April around the United States, Canada, Australia, and England and then go on to become a part of The Brooklyn Art Library‘s special sketchbook collection.
  • Female Entrepreneur Association: For female creatives looking for support while they start a business, this is a great place for inspiration and advice.

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If you’re involved in the creative arts in any way (art, design, photography, fashion, music, books, etc.), please write your name and/or the name of your company, a link to your website/portfolio/blog, and a very brief description (1-2 lines) into the comments section below to have a listing created. You could also recommend some of your favorite artsy spots on the web. A few randomly selected listings will be featured in future print issues!

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