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.

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

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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.

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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).

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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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6 Comments

  • 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

    xoxo
    miss neira

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