A good place to begin research.
Good info and some downloadable presentations (PC only, boo.).
The book I wish I had my first year as a design student.
The standard text for design history.
An equally important read.
A growing collection of biographies of designers and architects.
A wonderful site filled with design info, many hours spent here.
Great info on highly influential designers.
The most distinguished award they give.
The best and the brightest.
Several interactive pieces covering some of the basics of design.
A wealth of knowledge.
A Library of Design Images.
An excellent elaboration of why you should know this stuff.