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Best sites for design news

September is all about design. Find out more about the new designers, projects and products making waves in 2011.

What with Paris Design Week (12-18th September) this week, London Design Festival (17-25th September) next week and a host of design events and exhibitions lined up for September, we’ve gone design crazy and what better way to catch up on all the design news than with these top sites?


An online think tank dedicated to everything relating to modern contemporary design, architecture and interiors, DeTnk helps to put designs in context by connecting them with news, interviews, opinions, exhibitions and exchange, providing a fresh perspective to the designs themselves, and expanding the margins of design discourse and debate into a public forum.


The world's only creative graduate website, Arts Thread is the best resource out there for those considering, undertaking or graduating from a degree course. With links and information about courses, e-learning, networking and plenty of design inspiration, as well as a chance for graduates to upload their portfolio, this is essential viewing for all young designers, not to mention those looking to spot fresh talent.


An image-driven web magazine dedicated to everything relating to modern contemporary design and architecture, MoCoLoco is the place to come if you wish to stay on top of the latest and most cutting edge art and design out there. Browse Design via categories covering Architecture, Furniture, Lighting, Tech and Eco or look for Art, searching by Exhibits and Events, Paintings, Photography, Sculpture and more.


This popular site caters to all areas of the contemporary design industry, including architecture, fashion, product design and graphic design. It’s a great resource for design students, who can find features on leading design shows and new products, interviews with designers, design competitions and news, straight from the design industry. A shopping area filled with highly contemporary new products is also worth remembering.


A web magazine dedicated to promoting the best modern international design ranging from industrial design, concepts, technology and architecture to interior designs, exhibitions and fashion, Yanko Design is also a publication platform for undiscovered talent and welcomes submissions from new designers.


DesignsPotter is an international online platform for new design and designers, who can upload their products and become part of this extended design network. Designs Potter covers everything related to young, modern contemporary design including accessories, books, design-contests, exhibitions, fashion, furniture, hotels, lighting, new materials, residential architecture, interior design and prototypes.


This influential site brings together a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world. In addition to covering interviews, events, products projects, Dezeen runs a fantastic recruitment information page, where all the new best design jobs are posted.


The daddy of design publications, Design Week recently closed its print magazine to focus exclusively on its digital offering. Aimed at those in the industry as well as design enthusiasts, it can be relied upon to provide in-depth features on all the latest design news and new designers emerging across a wide range of disciplines and is thus well worth the £45 annual subscription fee.

14th September 2011