Welcome to 2016! One of our resolutions this year is to stay creative and inspired throughout the months. It may seem daunting, but it’s actually really easy, because we at LightArt have put together our 5 favorite design and lighting blogs. These sites are sure to inspire your creativity and keep you on top of your design game for 2016.

A favorite with our Product Designer, Caleb, Protolabs ‘s “Product(tive) Development” blog is a great place for tips, best practices and industry news for industrial design, product development, and more. https://www.protolabs.com/blog

Architectural Lighting is your one stop shop for all that is lighting news. The site features interviews with industry experts, events, contest info and up to the minute news. http://www.archlighting.com/

Dezeen is a designer’s design magazine, and our go to site to what is new in the creative world. They cover architectural design, tech, industrial design, careers, and did we mention you can also shop the site? Definitely worth checking out. http://www.dezeen.com/

The Retail Design Blog is complete, one stop shop for all your consumer needs. With user submitted articles, and a wide variety of topics, like ‘eco’, ‘fashion,’ and ‘branding,’ the RDB keeps you up to date on what’s happening now and what’s next in the consumer sphere. http://retaildesignblog.net/category/lighting/

At LightArt we’re in the business of lights and we love us some LEDs; efficient, bright and flexible, LEDs are the leader in illumination. In this ever changing world, it’s important to keep up with the latest LED tech news and there’s no better place then, LEDs Magazine. A leading source of information for the global LED community. http://www.ledsmagazine.com/index.html

Of course, by no means is this an exhaustive list! What are your favorite design or lighting related blogs? Tell us below in the comments or let us know on Twitter @lightartseattle.