Be Inspired Daily.

FRIDAY | ETC. — Found Magazine
February 27, 2009, 8:00 am
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Found a delightfully creepy website that posts all sorts of things people find on the streets. Apparently they make a book and magazine too.

Described here: We collect FOUND stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, telephone bills, doodles – anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life. Anything goes…

— Thanks Nicole Bednarz!


THURSDAY | BOOK — Reinventing the Wheel by Jessica Helfand
February 26, 2009, 8:00 am
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Reinventing the Wheel. A cool design book about information wheels.

February 25, 2009, 8:00 am
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After realizing I hadnt seen ANY of the Oscar contenders on Sunday (recommendations anyone?) I decided to go with one of my favorite movies, seriously. Bandits. An odd choice, and yes it’s from 2001, but the characters are so good that it doesnt matter how silly the story is. Billy Bob Thorton as a hypochondriac bank robber who fights with cool-guy Bruce Willis over Cate Blanchett, a bored housewife in a failing marriage. They become known as the “Sleepover Bandits.”

And, I’ve always wanted to make dinner to a soundtrack like the clip above. Miss this one? Rent it, it’s quirky good.

TUESDAY | MUSIC — Happy Mardi Gras
February 24, 2009, 8:00 am
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Celebrate Mardi Gras with some classic parade songs.

February 23, 2009, 8:43 am
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Cant remember how I found his portfolio site, but Nigel Peake‘s drawings at Second Street are amazing! I especially love the drawings of maps and all of the watercolor (?).

FRIDAY | ETC. — Trader Joe’s Commercial
February 20, 2009, 8:00 am
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Here’s a fun YouTube video I saw the other day that made me smile – it’s a video someone made about Trader Joe’s.  It’s a “commercial” for them because they don’t actually make commercials.  Granted you probably need to shop there or at least have been there before to get all the fun jokes, but it’s cute nonetheless.

— Thanks Melissa Arnold!

(My current favorite TJ Item? Pad Thai Noodles in the Blue Box or Pretzel Slims. What’s yours?)

THURSDAY | BOOK — This I Believe
February 19, 2009, 8:00 am
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Based on the NPR Segment, This I Believe is perfect for a short dose of inspiration, just 1-2 pages each.

This I Believe is an international project engaging people in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values that guide their daily lives. These short statements of belief, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here and featured on public radio in the United States, as well as in regular broadcasts on NPR. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.