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.
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.
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 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.