We over at AOI are constantly looking at websites and blogs for sources of inspiration, cool tips, insider knowledge, and just plain curiosity. Blogging has become a common thing to many individuals as well as clothing brands and companies. It makes a person/brand become more transparent to their friends/followers/clients. And since there is really no standard rule to blogging it allows people to express themselves without rules and regualtions and actually use their so-called freedom of speech. So in the spirit of blogging we wanted to share some of the sites and blogs that help get us (AOI) through our normal work day.
The Hundreds is clothing brand based out of California. They are a pretty big deal when it comes to street wear brands. But their blog is amazing. You can definitely get a feel for the people behind the brand though their blog. Great photos and great daily entries. Very consistant in their posts and great brand transparency.
Abuzeedo is a design/inspiration blog started by Brazilian designer Fabio Sasso. Another blog updated daily with multiple posts. Great insight on design, architecture, cool gadjets, tutorials, and interviews from designers all over the world. If you don’t get inspired by this blog then you might have a problem.
Verysmartbrothas.com is a blog thats speaks more on relationships, theories, race, politics, andetc.. Its one of those funny but true type of blogs. The duo The Champ and Panama Jackson are the main writers of the blog and they give out a lot of advice like: “Ya Unnastand: Things Black Folks Do That White People Don’t Understand “, “10 Reasons Not To Date Dimes” and “3 completely practical reasons why he’s with a white woman“. Definitely a good read.
Okayplayer is a portal into all things in the hip-hop culture. They review new artist’s, albums, hip-hop news, and more. This is a site for the more alternative hip hop focused person. A breath of fresh air when it comes to your normal hip-hop/rap sites.
We have to get a daily dose of news. Huffington post is a internet newpaper/blog that talks about breaking news and articles that not every site covers.
Johnny Cupcakes is the man so ofcourse we follow his blog. He gives updates on what he’s doing around the country and also makes his brand more transparent. Always a good look when we go to this blog.
Webdesigner depot is a blog more about graphic design and web design information and inspiration. They give a lot of cool tips and great articles for the aspiring designers out there. A wealth of information for anybody interested in design.
Plant green discusses pretty much everything “green”. Since we are environmentally conscious brand we like to keep up with “green news” and awareness.
Ofcourse we cannot forget espn.com. Pretty much the whole AOI team are sports junkies so we have to get our weekly dose of good ‘ol sports highlights and news.
Also here are some of our close friends blogs check them out.
I hope i didn’t miss anybody but if I did just leave a comment with your blog. We appreciate all the support from everybody. So I hope yall check out some of these sites because they all are good reading.