People often ask where I turn for inspiration. Yes, I’m on Pinterest, and yes, it’s packed full of pretty interiors and nifty tips + tricks that I happily share. As much as I love the site, it’s also a little overwhelming when trying to actually source a product; often times landing me on yet another Pinterest page. Back when I was launching my first shop, I started using another handy link saver called Evernote. It’s one of the quickest ways to categorize product and articles that might come in handy in the future. But, there’s still nothing quite like a tangible image. My physical design notebooks are where the real inspiration sources reside.
I was granted unlimited access to hundreds of magazines while in college. Creating design boards and sample presentations for various studio classes had me lugging home dozens of design magazines filled with glossy, professional photos of interiors as well as product round ups featuring items from companies one wouldn’t frequently come across at market. After clipping images for my projects, I’d often tear out images of other items that I liked but didn’t have a use for at the time. Over the years, I started saving them in various sketch notebooks. These notebooks have become some of my most prized possessions when it comes to how I work. Whether I’m dreaming up a new shop display or preparing for a design consultation, I often start there.
How do you do inspo hunting?