To say I spend a lot of time on the internet would be an understatement. But I can’t help it, I love it. It’s such a mindblowing creative space where you can gather so much inspiration. So I figured I would share some links that spark my interest, mostly photographers, illustrators, fun/interesting articles, graphic/website inspiration, etc.
This series showcases everything that inspires me and makes it accessible those who are interested. if these sites spark your interest, which I hope they do, that makes me happy. I did a series like this a while back and I enjoyed it, so I’d like to think of this as round two, only it won’t be dedicated to a specific topic. I’m mostly inspired by Swiss Miss and Cup of Jo who share the things that they love or appreciate on a weekly basis — highly recommend both blogs if you have some time.
Let’s Get Into It:
Trader Joe’s ho: https://www.domino.com/content/underrated-trader-joes-products/ — I’m not ashamed to call myself of Trader Jo “ho” because I love that place so much. They can do no wrong. I saw this list of products and was instant intrigued to pick some up on my next trip.
Photographer: https://www.aprettycoolgirl.com/ — I really like her style of photography — it’s a mix of the dramatic with a little bit of fun behind the scenes.
Street culture: https://www.notre-shop.com/ — between my brother and my boyfriend I’ve found myself diving more into street culture and it’s so fascinating! This is a local Chicago shop that I found through their YouTube videos. They created one with Alinea (a very fancy restaurant in Chicago) and I was amazed by how sneaker heads have taken their love to the next level.
Cool artist: https://www.instagram.com/kindahkhalidy/ — her art is so fun and playful. While I tend to be more neutral with my colors I love seeing artist go bold with their color palette.
Illustrator: https://www.instagram.com/martinamartian/ — she’s just too cool not to share. Her work is so fun and radiates happiness.
Cool rendered images: https://www.instagram.com/teaaalexis/ — if you’re looking for a fresh dose of inspiration this is the best. I know there are quite a few accounts like this but I’m so fascinated by the world of 3D renderings and this one feels like you’ve entered into an entirely different world.
Website design: https://ballyhooandco.com/ — I love colors of this site. It’s fun and showcases their services in a way that would get clients excited about working with them.
Additional fun things:
One of my New Year Resolutions was to be more mindful about the amount of time I spend on my phone. I read a bunch of articles and deleted some time-consuming apps that just weren’t necessary. One day I stumbled across this podcast called Hurry Slowly — which is all about being mindful about our use of technology. The host of the podcast created an online “Reset” course that starts on Jan. 19th that I decided to join. The https://reset-course.com/ seems like a great way to get “re-focused” what’s important and what things are time-wasters or not helping my overall well-being.
Tune in next week…..!!