If you've been reading this for a while you'll be aware that design is about good ideas. Great bloody ideas. People are always asking me which websites about ideas they ought to read (is that a weird thing to be asking me?)
So here goes.
There are lots of blogs about ideas. There are the obvious gurus Seth Godin and Tom Peters which are both very good, but a little Corporate Americana these days. You know when you get the feeling that now everyone knows about it, it's not fun anymore? That's how I feel about those guys. Still worth reading though.
Dig a little deeper and there are many other, quirky interesting blogs that are about ideas but don't really know it. Funny Pancake and Cool Hunting spring to mind. Then there's industry stuff like psfk.
But I'd like to alert you to someone else.
Ladies and Gentlemen let me introduce to you Russell Davies. He's an account planner (if you don't know there's a good definition of what that is here) for a major sportswear brand. He used to be Head of Planning at W+K London and is partially responsible for recent Honda ads.
There is so much good stuff on his blog it's really hard to pick out the best bits, but I'll give it a try. This post about Lego Lacie drives is a good example, this post where he posts a brief for budding planners to work on, this post about triangles or this post about Tiffins. There is so much good stuff.
It's also absolutely brilliant. It's about ideas, insights, life, honesty, love. work, human nature, style, brands, all the things you should be interested in and absorbed by as a designer.
I can't describe how much I enjoy this blog. Read it, interact with Russell and be inspired.