Today I learned about the absolute coolest design site. It's called mydeco.com and it's a British website created and run by the best techies to help us design better. Check it out ! There was so much to this multi-layered tool but my 3 favorite things are:
1. Best search for stuff
Better than google, you can search for "white sofa" or "white Moroccan leather pouff" and they'll find the best of what's in the market place. If you like the one from a certain vendor, double click and it'll take you to their site to purchase. Finding the perfect sofa has never been easier. Bonus: you can also search by size so if you have an odd shape or only want consoles 42" long, they'll find it. Genius!
2. Insight into tastemakers
The site has a bevy of heavy hitters (Sir Terence Conran, Phillip Stark) in the design world with profiles so you can see their work, check out what things are on their wish list and stay on top of trends. One of my favorite writers, Mayer Rus, whose sharp wit made the pages of House & Garden days, is currently a Guest Blogger with a laugh out loud writing on what his apartment says about him. If you don't utilize any of the fancy shmancy design tools, just reading the blogs makes it a go-to site.
3. Create your own 3D room (My FAVORITE tool)
You can literally create your rooms online using their ingenious tech tools that are like Interior Design programs CAD and InDesign. So you can create rooms with different furniture pieces or layouts, wallpapers, accessories and they create it 3D. It takes the whole fear factor out of the design process. Voila!
You can also create a mood board for projects and decorating a photo (say of an existing room) to add to your tool box. Cool, huh???
Best part of all. IT'S FREE!!!!!
This is like hitting the design motherload.