Recently, while seeking inspiration for my apartment, I began sorting through bins full of tear sheets in my office. Several hundreds (dare I say thousands!) of sheets later, I realized just how many resources there are for creativity. I looked at the table full of magazine tears before me and I knew one thing for certain: the amount of inspiration I've found tucked between the covers of magazines, catalogs, and books is incalculable.
Every tear sheet represents a light bulb that clicked on in my mind when I stumbled upon that particular article, photo, or advertisement. The categories of inspiration are limitless: film, eras, pop culture movements, transportation and travel, music... All of the things we come to love ultimately create our personal style, and it's important to hoard as much of that information as possible. Me? I'll keep the manufacturers of manila file folders in business for years to come in my quest to organize all of the tear sheets I've collected!
My blog, more than just a design diary, aims to remind you that inspiration and creativity can be found in anything. I often absorb from everything around me, then put my own spin on it and translate it to the medium of design. I'm interested to hear where you find inspiration and how it helps you cultivate your individual style. As I continue to organize and categorize my tear sheets, I'll be sure to share what I find!