“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London
Take heed to Jack London’s words by utilizing these five creative sources I pull inspiration from every day.
To the males reading this, Pinterest is not just for recipes, home crafts and girly things. Used properly, Pinterest can be a powerful tool! Let your friends whose great taste & style make you envious be your guide. Start with them then move on to some of the brands you really believe in. Soon, you’ll have a constantly updating feed of visual fodder.
Quipsologies chronicles “the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.” It’s for more than just graphic designers though. Quips come from many different disciplines, providing you with the latest in creativity.
Dwell focuses on the modern home and everything that goes into it. The magazine pulls inspiration from the many different forms and textures that a modern home can utilize. Modern interior design revolves around order and most often some form of a grid. Putting those principles to use in print or web design has made me a better designer.
Kinfolk “collects ideas from a growing international community of artists, writers, designers, photographers, cooks and others who are interested in creating small gatherings and finding new things to make and do.” Kinfolk revolves around the weekend and spending quality time with the ones that matter. Kinfolk shows the beauty in the details of the things we consume. It is a great escape from the every day.
Best Made Company is a beacon of classic Americana. “Best Made Company® is dedicated to equipping customers with quality tools and dependable information that they can use and pass down for generations.” An elegant simplicity shines through every product Best Made creates. Best Made strips down the brand to the basics while devoting a high-level of craftsmanship to every brand message.
There’s my five top sources for creative inspiration. Follow Thoma on Pinterest to see more of what inspires our firm.