The Lounge team’s favourite blogs

The Lounge team’s favourite blogs
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First Published: Mon, Jun 02 2008. 05 13 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Jun 02 2008. 05 13 PM IST
Lounge editor Priya Ramani recounts her three-month journey through five continents in this blog called One Way Ticket. Read her original, zany observations on food, culture, people and places—from chilli sauces in Vancouver to why LA is the land of “season’s finales”.
This one was nominated by four of our team members. A smartly designed, quirky blog where fashion and photography meet. The writer/photographer Scott Schuman who started it documents fashion as seen on the streets, and in doing so, interprets popular culture and style in the most unexpected of ways. Many famous fashion designers are said to have been inspired by images in this blog.
A great place to stay abreast of the latest in pop culture all over the world. This group blog (although the star writer is definitely Ian Speigelman) also has the juiciest of media gossip from the US.
Since its launch in May 2004, Curbed has become a very popular site for New Yorkers to stay tuned to their neighbourhoods. This site has everything you need to know about real estate in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond. Its USP: The editors have an eye for the little details in the neighbourhoods they feature.
He isn’t the real Manolo Blahnik, but when he writes about fashion, everyone reads. The quirky writing style of this anonymous blogger makes it a fun read. Even the real Mr Blahnik approves.
The latest food news, restaurant reviews, the best new wines, interviews with chefs and reader queries answered, all by the ’dining staff’ at The New York Times. If you are a foodie, add this link to your favourites.
It’s a website set up by an artist in Washington DC. People write their deepest secret on a postcard, create some image of their secret and anonymously mail it to him. Each Sunday the anonymous artist posts about 20 secrets for the world to see.
Some of the best of Indian art and design can be browsed on this group blog of young artists. Most artists featured derive heavily from Western pop art traditions such as vinyl painting and the collage form. The site is a visual treat.
The most blog-savvy member of Lounge, a blogger himself at http://blogs.livemint.com/blogs/lounge/default.aspx, Sidin Vadukut’s compilation of his own favourites is a mix of Indian and non-Indian blogs covering everything from Warren Buffet to Bollywood news.
This literary blog has all the dope on the publishing world—from new releases to author profiles. The reviews are short, well-written and illuminating. The Guardian recently nominated it in its pick of top 10 literary blogs.
Scott Adams doodled the world’s favourite office comic during boring meetings that he was forced to attend during the course of a series boring jobs. Adams now also writes a blog on Dilbert’s behalf. Needless to say, the blog is as sarcastic and cynical as the daily cartoon strip.
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First Published: Mon, Jun 02 2008. 05 13 PM IST
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