Currently Inspiring Me to Make a Sandwich
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
I love inspiration boards. Or, more specifically, I love the Ikea magnet boards over my desk that allow me to justify purchasing a lot of extraneous stuff. (For example: Mike: "Uh, why do you need all these Dada art postcards?" Me: "Duh, it's for my inspiration board! It helps me!" Mike: [slightly dumbfounded, pays for postcards].)
Mine (snippets seen above) is currently featuring a lot of photos from Andre Kertesz (whose exhibit I saw and loved at the ICP last year), photos found at Chinese flea markets, and Sasiko paper doll magnets from Playground!, my very favorite store in Bangkok. But I'm thinking it needs a bit of sprucing up, and love the idea of Frau Liebe's Paper Plaisir ($18), a little bag filled with completely unique vintage paper goods. Kind of like an inspiration board in a bag:
There's also a flickr group devoted entirely to photos of inspiration boards, which are quite fun for a click through.