Be Inspired Daily.


FRIDAY | ETC — Reusable Coffee Cozy
January 30, 2009, 8:00 am
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Reusable cup cozy keychain
It rolls up when it’s not in use, do your part in reducing waste!

–Thanks Nicole Bednarz!

From Etsy, one of my favorite sources for handmade goodies.

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THURSDAY | BOOK — The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
January 29, 2009, 8:00 am
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The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

It’s a young adult book, but don’t let that deter you—it’s on par with other young adult books like The Giver. It’s a very interesting fictional story about a young german girl during WWII who falls in love with books and begins to steal them. Part of what makes this book so interesting however, is it’s narrated by Death, giving it an unusual perspective and a surprisingly characterization of Death himself.

— Thanks Christine Bielke!



WEDNESDAY | Movie — Slumdog Millionaire
January 28, 2009, 8:00 am
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Slumdog Millionaire

Beautiful filmmaking; great acting (esp. the kids!). Feel good movie. Now with 10 Oscar Nominations.



TUESDAY | MUSIC — My Morning Jacket
January 27, 2009, 8:00 am
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Video above from Bonnaroo, 2008

My Morning Jacket

Not new, but digging them right now…

–Thanks Nicole Bednarz!



MONDAY | DESIGN TOOLS — Getty Moodstream
January 26, 2009, 8:00 am
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Getty Moodstream. It an interface that allows users to adjust settings to create a specific mood which then portrayed through the pictures. I’m not sure how useful it is for finding images, but it’s certainly a fun thing to play around with. Here’s how Getty describes it:
“Any mood can take you places. Moodstream is a powerful brainstorming tool designed to help take you in inspiring, unexpected directions. Whether you want images, footage or audio, or just need a stream of fresh ideas, tweak the Moodstream sliders to bring a whole new creative palette straight to you. Ready? Stream. Create.”
–Thanks Betsy Dale!

I had never seen this before and was intrigued: played with it for awhile… you set the criteria and then hit the + key to add images you like to a moodboard. Seemed like it was adjusting to my choices. Might be some good music on there too!


FRIDAY | ETC — BOLETOS AND MORE
January 23, 2009, 8:00 am
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My Spanish is not so good anymore, but oh how I love these boletos (bus tickets) from Argentina and other visual goodies found here, at the Primer Museo Virtual del Transporte Argentino. Which I believe means, “The First Virtual Museum of Argentine Tranportation”!

— First seen on Oh Joy! a fantastic blog by Joy Deangdeelert Cho.



THURSDAY | BOOK — Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
January 22, 2009, 8:00 am
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Confederacy of Dunces
“Astonishing, extravagant, lunatic, satiric, and peculiar, but it is above all genuine, skillful, and unsentimentally comic” (Booklist)

— Thanks Sean Bednarz!