Surfing the Net

Posted by Steve


Sure, we spend most of our day cruising the information super highway – but with so many different sites to navigate, its easy to miss a turn or two. So we thought one way to get better at the internet is to share 3 of our top go-to sites that we use for just about anything. From news to sport, from travel to health, see what tabs are open for our limeys. Happy surfing!


  1. Sabotagetimes: Lighthearted – and occasionally hilarious – journalism
  2. Fromupnorth: An excellent source of inspiration
  3. Timeout: Naturally…


  1. Rue89.nouvelobs: news blog in French
  2. Tympanus: fun front-end tips
  3. Neonmob: It’s like when you used to collect and exchange Pokemon cards but with nice illustrations


  1. Arseblog: for all my Arsenal news/daily blog
  2. Alistapart: high quality web development blogs
  3. Engadget: techy news


  1. Richroll: Great resource for healthy living and my favourite podcast
  2. Pitchfork: Music reviews, news and sneak peaks
  3. Evernote: My portable to do list that keeps me in check


  1. Gucci: Goto fashion brand of choice, regardless how much my bank manager advises against
  2. Mrandmrssmith: My destress site, a 5 min peruse into the land of infinity pools always does the trick
  3. Facebook: The easiest way to stay connected with friends and family around the globe


  1. Flickriver: A great resource for photos on Flickr
  2. Itsnicethat: More brilliant stuff to look at
  3. Soundcloud: Great way of listening to new music, playlists and remixes. Listeners comments and a sound wave graphic (and its free) all help make this my goto music site


  1. The onion: still makes me laugh and more worryingly is an actual news source for me
  2. The guardian: obviously
  3. Digg: It’s what the internet is talking about


  1. Shopstyle: You can choose something, say “green jumper” or “fuchsia pink chair” and then it searches for every possible one on the market pretty much. You can refine budget and brand and then create a wish list to find the best for you
  2. Skyscanner: Good flight comparison site including nearly all budget airlines and now because you can select your flight destination and look over a whole month of flights all at once and then see how to get the cheapest days to travel rather keep trying a whole selection of dates
  3. Wiggle: Bike gear, running gear, technical kit, swim kit, all the very best end of line best deals, great customer service, free bags of haribo when your order arrives, what’s not to love! And owned by some old muckers of mine from sailing days who got there in early commerce days and deserve the success


  1. Designtaxi: highlights of the latest innovations of creativity, typography, ads, lifestyle, photography and funniness
  2. Bloglovin: is always open as it touches and inspires on all my personal interior design and styling interests
  3. Forbes: with Gaggenau as client, it’s useful to keep in with high-end and luxury products, property, style, travel, collecting and wine and food. Also Forbes has good articles on all sorts of stuff!


  1. Google Earth: I never tire of spying on the world. It must be the voyeurist in me. It’s a great tool for finding where you are going because you can actually visualise the route and the junctions you need to take.
  2. Gear 4 MusicI feel like a kid in a sweet shop when I’m on this site. I want it all, even if I don’t know how to use it
  3. WiredIf only I had more time, I would probably spend it reading articles and watching videos here. From the latest gadgets to the next big medical breakthrough there is always something to keep me reading