Whether you're looking for creative inspiration, to purchase or simply to kill time, these aesthetics driven websites are a great places to visit.
NOTCOT.org is populated by user generated content, anyone can register and submit content. However submited items are not guarenteed to appear on the page as the site is "curated" to maintain it's aesthetic vibe. Part of the NOTCOT Design Network of sites reaching over 4 million pageviews monthly. Along with sister curated sites NOTCUTURE, liqurious and Leading design blog NOTCOT.com
PicoCool is a global community dedicated to uncovering the cool, whether in art, design, environment, culture, architecture, fashion, travel or technology. Currently to post to the site you need to get an invite from an existing member.
Freshbump is a daily visual inspiration source for industries including, but not limited to: Advertising, Architecture, Computer Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Photography. Freshbump is a social news media site that facilitates community driven content promotion and prioritizes posts based on the collective view of the userbase.
Cribcandy is a visual news gallery of household & interior design by Curations.com. Items are hand picked by the curators daily with pictures and links to the best finds from all the world’s household design sites and blogs. Items are picked from those submitted to the social shopping site wists.com.
Oobject is a another curations.com website like cribacandy this time concentrating on unusual or interesting gadgets . Items are hand picked by users and filtered by curators who have a background in design.
We've mentioned the tumblr based site .kompound. before on LateMag. Its a great site this and shows how you can easily create your own design inspiration gallery with the popular tumblelog software. The site uses the Museum theme for tumblr.
Formally a design blog in the classic sense of the word a recent redesign has seen it adopt the curated gallery approach. Its packed with great design finds, but it might be better if the images linked straight to the sites in question rather than going to a second page with the same 250*250 image. Definitely a great site though and well worth bookmarking.
Sister site of NOTCOT.org and runs along the same lines, however as the name suggests the focus is apparel and fashion releted.
Another of Curations.com's sites this one, like NOTCOUTURE, is for the fashionista's out there.