designboom: international online design resource
This is where the Euros hang out. If you are into the heady, clubby world of international design from furniture to graphics, you might want to bookmark designboom. We have been getting it’s wierd emails for a few weeks now and finally put 2 and 2 together. Designboom is an online e-zine that started in 2000 in Italy, and has grown into a popular player on the European design scene. Their copy says they are the “foremost european design e-zine,” and from a look at the sheer amount of copy that is flowing through their site, it would be hard to doubt them.
Unfortunately, the design of the site is “designy” and a pain in the ass to get around. It is cool rather than intuitive, and it gives you some idea of how Europeans think. It should have been a blog. The content is good, however, and we particularly liked the article on how the Peace Sign was invented. You will never guess. MGR