Our Favorite Architecture and Design Idea Resources

by Rakks | June 14th, 2011

At Rakks, we love bringing you the top news in design and architecture from around the world, following changing trends, evolving projects and highlighting some of the most breathtaking feats of human creativity and ingenuity. With so many projects happening and so much information to be shared, we often turn to a few key sources to get the inside scoop.
Dwell – Offering a multitude of features, from Editor’s Picks to Product Picks and Home Spotlights, Dwell gives readers a look into nearly every sector of the design world. Along with stories detailing each product, Dwell’s slideshows provide up-close, detailed looks to fill your architecture craving.

Contemporist – Modern. Chic. Always unexpected. We love Contemporist for its focus on the unusual and exciting in homes, buildings and furniture. With a quick glance down the homepage, you can see everything from a residence that seems to float to ergonomically designed chairs that test the limit between furniture and art.

Metropolis Magazine
Metropolis Magazine – Currently celebrating its 30th year in publication, Metropolis’ focus includes architecture resources such new books from prominent industry leaders as well as national competitions and global events.

Dezeen – Dezeen is always a great source for the out-of-the-ordinary in interior design, architecture products and more. With an immense library of “Event Reports” from global competitions, shows and symposiums and even a Jobs section, Dezeen’s continuous supply of information is impressive.

Apartment Therapy
Apartment Therapy – With the tagline “Saving the world, one room at a time”, Apartment Therapy is a mecca for design inspiration, whether one is searching for chic modern details or cozy, traditional touches to transform their homes. With a separate “Marketplace” section, readers can search local business listings from kitchen furnishings, living room accessories and more (you can even visit the Rakks listing).

Remodelista – Whether you want to “Steal This Look,” find DIY projects, or browse ideas by room type, Remodelista is a great source for everything from paint schemes to furniture options to stunning architecture projects from around the country. Much like Rakks Style Spy for amazing design and architecture news, Remodelista’s own Design Sleuth tracks down functional yet stylish home accent pieces like unique lighting units and modern furniture. Seeking shelving and storage options? You’ll find Rakks on Remodelista as well!

Interior Design
Interior Design – A magazine for the interior design professional, Interior Design features an extensive listing of the top new products and finished projects in every industry from green building to kitchen and bath design. Publishing Market Tabloids, “the industry’s ‘showroom in print,’” and the Buyers Guide, a comprehensive resource guide featuring 4,000+ companies in 600 product categories, Interior Design also hosts annual international design show NeoCon.

Architectural Record
Architectural Record – Catering strongly the top architects and designers, Architectural Record content spans the gamut of industry projects to top architecture schools and profile of leading architecture firms. As a supplement to the monthly magazine, Architectural Record’s online site features daily news updates, architecture book reviews, green architecture stories as well as access to online continuing education credit registration for those pursuing architecture as a profession.

Architect Magazine
Architect Magazine – From the American Institute of Architects, Architect Magazine and the companion website focus on outstanding projects, companies and architects that define the modern architecture scene. View job listings, international architecture news, upcoming global architecture events, product information and even interviews with top AIA members.

Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest – A look into the architectural and design life of high society, Architectural Digest takes readers into the homes of everyone from late Elizabeth Taylor to Ralph Lauren and onto the yacht of Giorgio Armani. Fashion, international architecture, plush interiors and luxury take center stage with readers able to purchase directly from the top designers on shopAD.

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