There’s a band whose albums used to say, “Ignorance of your culture is not considered cool.” In that spirit, these blogs keep track of trends in the arts, design, technology and culture to help keep you plugged into the ever-changing zeitgeist.
Stays on top of trends in fashion, architecture, technology,
food, publishing and other areas. Clean, understated design lets the
stuff Coolhunting covers take center stage, and page automatically
lengthens itself as you scroll down, meaning you never run out of
articles and photos to look at.
Marketing consultant Josh Spear and colleagues watch over
gadgets, the arts, music, design and lifestyle news, and covers the
occasional Icelandic volcano, exotic sports car or African savannah to
If you’ve got a little Spanish, check out this site, whose name
combines the German for “good” with the Spanish for “to see.” Even if
you don’t read Spanish, there’s usually enough English to follow along,
and clicking on random links is sure to start you on some cool
excursion into the arts, graphic design, music or fashion.
This graphic-design magazine has spent the past 15 years
following the best in modern graphic design, and on the way covering
the designers, musicians and artists who are out on the cutting edge.
Subjects have included artists from Frank Kozik and Big Daddy Roth,
plus guides to the country’s best galleries and art museums.
Collates critics’ takes on movies, TV shows, albums, video games
and other media artifacts, blends in some weighted averaging, and
publishes the results in an easy-to-handle number that tells you what’s
cool and what isn’t.