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10 Design Tumblrs We Love

When it comes to creative inspiration, few sources can compete with the hallowed halls of Tumblr. From typography and packaging to abstract home décor, there’s a blog out there for pretty much everything—that is, if you know where to look. Here are 10 aesthetic treasure troves that never fail to impress.

Design Traveller

With a diverse blend of products, décor, and architecture, this Tumblr is a haven for minimalist design. It maintains a consistent aesthetic— half modern, half vintage—which makes it a reliable source of accessible inspiration.


This visually stunning blog taps a vast array of sources, from modern branding to old-school products, packaging, and print ads. The common denominator is always typography, but the source material serves as an asset all its own.

The Black Workshop

If you believe that your lifestyle and home décor should always intertwine, then you’re going to love The Black Workshop. The blog serves as a visual ode to the good life, merging simple home design with photos of cars, clothing, and food.

Nice Things We Like

Quite frankly, the name says it all. This blog aggregates beautiful photos of beautiful things, ranging from typography and products to stationery and web design. It’s a perfect source of inspiration when you need a touch of whimsy.

Design is Fine, History is Mine

Curated by German design lecturer Rea Riegel, this Tumblr documents eye-catching design pieces that predate the dawn of computers. The selection includes artwork, textiles, objects, photography, and more, though none of it will match your expectations for the era.

Inspire Me Now

If the world were designed by Salvador Dali, it would look a lot like this. Inspire Me Now serves as a running source of the shocking and surreal, which makes it a perfect starting point for those who need to think outside the box.


Curated by its namesake studio, this blog documents the various projects of the award-winning team at Nae. Their portfolio includes packaging, branding, and miscellaneous graphic design, offering a unique look at the wide range of works that can come from a single studio.

Eat Sleep Draw

There is no shortage of illustration blogs on Tumbr, but this one takes the cake for sheer volume alone. Its library is updated every few hours, with enough diversity to cover any visual base.

Beautiful Type

Unlike TypeToy, this Tumblr focuses on pure typography, especially those examples that push the medium to its limit. If you’re looking for something that stands out in a crowd, you’ll find it on Beautiful Type.

My Ideal Home

This blog is built around the principle that “less is more,” a concept that’s easy to execute, but surprisingly hard to visualize. If your apartment needs a thorough decluttering, turn here for inspiration.

And Finally…

For a visual love letter to all things rugged and manly, take a gander at the Birchbox Man tumblr. Some men have compared it to a digital shot of whiskey (though unlike whiskey, it’s entirely safe for work).

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