The following are just a few, random, non-design links, but my recommended list of good design efforts can be found on the PublicInterestDesign.org links page, here. And my recommended city- and urban-related links are online at TheCity2.org, here.

 

FAVORITE ARCHITECTS
David Adjaye
Jeanne Gang (long before 9/20/11)
MASS Design Group
TAM Associati
TYIN Architects

FAVORITE BIKES
PUBLIC Bikes
HERO Bike
Dahon Mu Uno
Xtracycle

FAVORITE BLOGS
FastCompany’s Co.Design
Minimalissimo
Public Interest Design (obviously)
TED Blog
This is Colossal

FAVORITE BOOKS
Better, by Atul Gawande
Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder
Let Your Life Speak, by Parker Palmer

FAVORITE CHARITIES
charity: water
MACC Fund, directed by John Cary, Sr.
Partners in Health
Among others…

FAVORITE COMPANIES
Autodesk
Dyson
Warby Parker

FAVORITE COMMUNICATIONS DESIGNERS
Hyperakt
Megan Jett
Paula Scher
Scott Thomas

FAVORITE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS
Yves Behar / fuseproject
Scott Wilson / MNML
Krista Donaldson / D-Rev: Design Revolution
Charles & Ray Eames

FAVORITE INSTAGRAM’ERS
JR (Artist)
Scott Harrison
Anna Verghese
Sean Hewens
Marc

FAVORITE LADY
Courtney E. Martin

FAVORITE NONPROFITS
Center for Courage & Renewal
Echoing Green
IDEO.org
Nyaya Health
TED
Among others…

FAVORITE PAINTERS
Doug Argue
Haas & Hahn Favela Painting

FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Chris Jordan
Fausto Giaccone
Iwan Baan
Stephen Wilkes

FAVORITE TED TALKS
The Power of Vulnerability, by Brene Brown
Reinventing Feminism, by Courtney E. Martin
The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong, by Dan Pallotta

FAVORITE TWEETERS
Chris Anderson
Jacqueline Novogratz
Michael Kimmelman

FAVORITE VIDEOS
50 Years of Progress
Back to the Start
Where Good Ideas Come From

FAVORITE WEBSITES
A Human Right
IDEO.org
The Noun Project