FYI (For Your Inspiration)

I absolutely love finding out what inspires other people. Me? I’m inspired by magazines, beautiful photos, gorgeous workspaces and other people’s mood boards.


The clippings and cut-outs and collages and collections — they’re all absolutely fascinating. The one above is from Apartment Therapy.


The fish is my favourite part of this Lanvin mood board (photo from The Selby). Who knows how it might swim its way into a collection.


Though sometimes it’s just about capturing a certain spirit, or mood, if you will. Which I think the leather camera case does perfectly in this mood board by J. Crew’s Frank Muytjens (photo from the New York Times).


And then there’s my own desk, which for years has housed the clipping of the old man — it makes me laugh because I own everything he’s wearing. Except for the corduroy pants.

What inspires you? Say the Anthology and I’ll love you forever.

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  • Reply quelle August 20, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    i love that a picture of optimus prime is on the lanvin mood board! i hope that makes its way into a collection. haha

    i love mood boards. i need to clear off a wall in my room for one. something to add to the never-ending to-do list.

  • Reply MizzJ August 20, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    What a cool idea! Unfortunately most of the amazing images I see are online and I’m too lazy to print them all, so I have more of a inspiration folder but.. still not the same effect.

  • Reply Kelsey August 21, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Quelle — Way to spot Optimus Prime. Didn’t even catch that — it’s hilarious!

    MizzJ — I’m with you. I’ve got inspiration folders and inspiration boards and inspiration bookmarks and inspiration piles. I’m thinking of plastering an entire wall of my den with an old-fashioned inspiration board. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  • Reply lisa August 21, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Is that Tsar Nicholas II in the second inspiration board next to a a skull cap with a built-in beard? Too funny. I’m not as diligent about keeping track of and saving inspirational images as I could be, but perusal of my favourite daily blog reads (and yours is one of them! lol) is more than enough inspiration.

  • Reply Neira August 23, 2009 at 6:17 am

    I just love little collages like these..especially above desks and works spaces
    its gorgeous

    miss neira

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