Podcast Obsession...

I have to admit, I have a podcast obsession. As I tend to travel a bit, either by car or plane, I make sure I never leave the house without downloading some new podcasts. It's super easy and absolutely anything you want to learn about can be found on a podcast. For instance on my trip to Charleston this past weekend, I downloaded free podcasts about grammar, blogging tips, the latest episode of the NPR show, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and interviews with various NFL sports legends. Here's a look at three of my current favorite podcasts about home design... 

 

As far as home design podcasts, my absolute favorite is Dwell. As a television producer, I really appreciate their care for excellent production quality and thoughtful, creative storytelling. These video podcasts will enlighten and inspire...I promise. 

The Dwell videos average five minutes in length and most often profile an established designer or just a regular joe who lives in a not so regular home. The decor is pure eye candy and the interesting camera angles and dolly shots allow you to be completely immersed in the space. In just a few minutes you get a revealing glimpse into the personality of the artist or home owner and how that translates into their personal aesthetic.

 

Stuff For A Stylish Home is put together by friends, Sarah and Kristy in Atlanta. It's an audio podcast and the pair discuss all manner of ideas for a better designed home. Topics range from creative storage ideas and lighting tips to how color affects our emotions. It's fun, a little quirky and always leaves me learning something new. 

 

 
 

Most of us are well aware of the wonderful world of TED Talks. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and the idea began with inviting the world's leading artists and innovators in these fields to speak at various conferences. In just 18 minutes or less, they share a little bit of their accrued wisdom with the audience. As the TED site explains, "We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers." One such thinker is Paola Antonelli, MoMA's curator for Architecture and Design, who sheds some light on the power and importance of design, in all its forms. 

 

Some of my current TED talk favorites include Philippe Starck, Britta Riley, Graham Hill and Eames Demetrios. You can just click and play from here or download for later via itunes. What's your favorite podcast? I'd love to know...just leave a comment. And happy podcasting...