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e-Theory | Is the Internet a useful tool in design? How?
November 22, 2011, 14:04
Filed under: My Interior Design School FUN

In my Principles and Theory course, my professor proposed the question:

How useful is the Internet as a tool to formulate (my judgement) your theory of design?

As student, I had the full semester to mull this over and find an answer that made sense to me.

I immediately figured I would conclude, YES, as I use the world-wide web everyday for work, as well as personal enjoyment.  The hard part was trying to figure out exactly HOW using it contributes to my work as a designer and the influence it has held over me.  I think of it as influencing me overall, which then feeds into everything I do…including design.

There are two aspects to how I’ve broken it down:

1) Internet as Encyclopedia for my hungry mind.

Sites that contribute to this aspect:


Bernard Tschumi advertisments

Atlas Obscura

Alexander McQueen books, as well as Isabella Blow, Daphne Guinness and the like…



New York Times

Films like Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Criterion Collection

2) Internet as Visual Stimulation for my eager eyes.


poetic, as well as visual interest from JJJJound

Google Images

Google search: Hermès orange

Online Magazines :

Decurate Magazine


Fashion Gone Rogue

influence from fashiongonerogue editorials

Bonus: Social Media use


community sharing: I love Chloe Sevigny’s guest bedroom


the line began to blur and I grew weak
November 2, 2011, 14:43
Filed under: music