Best New Blogs of 2009

How exciting to see that Edible Geography, BLDGBLOG's partner-site launched earlier this year by Nicola Twilley, has been named one of the Best Blogs of 2009 by Kevin Nguyen and The Bygone Bureau. Nguyen elaborates on his decision, writing that Edible Geography "talks about how global warming affects the quality of Czech pilsners, the EU's legal standards of beauty for produce, and the Subway sandwich shop being built atop a crane at the Freedom Tower construction site. She digs up the obscure and fascinating." Congratulations, Nicola!

Will Wiles's Spillway also gets a nicely deserved shout-out; as does Hilobrow, a consistently awesome and very wide-ranging collaborative effort by Matthew Battles and Josh Glenn. "13 Ways of Looking at Apollo" is a particular favorite post of mine.

Congrats, everybody! Read about the rest over at Bygone Bureau.

It would be wrong in every way, however, not to include mammoth on a list of the best blogs launched in 2009, and Diffusive Architectures by Carl Douglas is another 2009-born blog worthy of more attention. Veg.itecture also sprouted earlier this year.

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Anonymous Greg J. Smith said...

It was nice to see Nicole get that (deserved) recognition - congrats to her! I totally agree that mammoth is deserving of some serious accolades - Rob and Stephen are sharp and prolific.

December 18, 2009 12:30 PM  
Anonymous MikeM said...

Urban Omnibus is another great addition.

December 18, 2009 2:55 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

MikeM, agreed about Urban Omnibus—but I thought that launched at the end of 2008... My bad, if not (I can't find their first post to check).

December 18, 2009 2:59 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Thanks for the shout-out Geoff, I appreciate it.

December 19, 2009 10:21 AM  
Anonymous James said...

Great posting for young bloggers. I'll be sure to check these out after the holidays. I would be curious to get your input on my blog Geoff:

December 20, 2009 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Matthew said...

Perhaps not in the A-list, but I quite like Millenium People too.

December 28, 2009 2:20 AM  
Blogger Jack Self said...

Thanks for that Matthew... if anyone is interested in my 'perhaps not A-list' blog they will find it here. By the way, its Millennium.


December 28, 2009 6:33 PM  

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