My Fav Sites

I get a lot of emails every day. I mean a lot — like hun­dreds. And I delete hun­dreds every day as well. But there are a few emails I keep — those from my favorite sites. I may not be able to read them each day but I keep them in my email box to read later — on one of those days when I can lazily go thru emails. And SURPRISE, they aren’t all ecom­merce, or retail, sites. Oh I love to shop online and do it more than I should ever admit, but the fol­low­ing sites (except one) are enter­tain­ing, edu­ca­tional and always have fresh con­tent. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

BRAIN PICKINGS

Maria Popova, the founder of Brain Pick­ings, describes the site as “a human-powered dis­cov­ery engine for inter­est­ing­ness, a sub­jec­tive lens on what mat­ters in the world and why, bring­ing you things you didn’t know you were inter­ested in — until you are.” Sign up for the weekly email, yes WEEKLY (on Sun­days) for a burst of cre­ativ­ity and inter­est­ing top­ics. HIGHLY rec­om­mended.

SCOUTMOB

OUR PURPOSE -It’s our hum­ble belief that by sur­round­ing our­selves with the
authentic, the unique and the curi­ous, our lives are more awe­some. We cel­e­brate the inde­pen­dent mak­ers by seek­ing out their inspired goods and crafted expe­ri­ences, pro­vid­ing mean­ing­ful ways for our users to con­nect for themselves. Scout­Mob is a fan­tas­tic site to find fun finds rang­ing from jew­elry, art, food & drink, home and finds for men & women. Sup­port the inde­pen­dent arti­san by vis­it­ing this lovely site.

SWISSMISS

swiss­miss is a design blog/studio run by Tina Roth Eisen­berg — a swiss designer that came to NYC. This daily email has such fas­ci­nat­ing links, quotes, design ideas and fun finds I was imme­di­ately hooked. Much more than “design blog”, you’ll be excited about the fun info on swissmiss.

COOL MOM PICKS

Not just for the “cool mom”, Cool Mom Picks brings you five of their favorite finds each week for baby, kids, fam­ily, DIY, around the house and “ran­dom cool­ness”. A good adjec­tive for this site — chalk full of ran­dom coolness.

What are YOUR favorite sites? Share with us!

Writ­ten by Ms. Renee Vevea, always look­ing for fun websites.