One of my faithful readers recently asked me what my most inspirational websites are. And since I like turn my life into a newsletter (feel free to ask questions and send me requests for topics — hint hint), below is a list of the 10 websites that I visit on a very regular basis for different reasons: originality, creativity, inspiration (for writing, painting etc) emotion (they speak to me), support (they help me in different ways) etc.
WARNING: all of the below sites can be addictive!
I can spend hours on this website. Seriously! It is addictive. Before Pinterest, I used to buy lots of magazines for inspiration (I still do, because I just love paper). The internet changed all this, but before it was really hard to store all the lovely things I found. I have tried different platforms, but this one stuck. I have my own boards where I collect inspiration for different areas in my life. If you do not have time, do not visit this site. You have been warned 🙂
2) MINDFUL CREATIVITY
Pardon my little self promotion, but this is where I spend a lot of time (uploading posts :-). I come across so many creative things and I want to keep them all together somewhere. And Facebook is a great way to do that – and share it with others. The page has over 700 followers already and I love to spread creativity that way!
The creative folks from Behance (the leading online platform to showcase and discover creative work) created 99U, a place full of action-oriented insights to make ideas happen. I like reading their articles as they are very much in line with how I function .-)
Tumblr is a cross pollination between Facebook and blogs. It allows you to find and follow the things you like. I use it to dump stuff I don’t have time for right now but want to read later.
As the name already says, this website is a discovery engine ‘for meaningful knowledge, fueled by cross-disciplinary curiosity’. I love scrolling down and get lots of creative input in both image, text and sound.
Comfort food for the soul. Recipes for art, culture, science, philosophy, spirituality and humor designed to open you rmind, challenge your friends and make you feel damn good. Try it! I particularly like their videos, especially their street projects like this one, or the Kid President (hint: you need to especially watch this if you’re a Mom – but it’s great too if you have a Mom).
7) DARING TO LIVE FULLY
My friend Marelisa is a very talented woman, in many areas of life. Her blog is full of well researched topics that help you venture through life with more ease. If you read her blog regularly, you will become more organized and smarter 🙂
I love crafting and DIY. And this site is bountiful ideas, mainly in the decoration and home design area.
This remains one of my favorite websites in the world. Because it is chock-full of ‘ideas worth spreading’. Because they are a non-profit. Because their format is short talks which you can fit into every day. Because it doesn’t matter who you are, you can have something to say at Tedx. If I can, so can you!
10) A little bit of everything (and because 10 is just not enough):
Works and conversations (a collection of in-depth interviews with artists from all walks of life)
Karmatube (dedicated to bringing inspirational stories to light, using the power of video and the internet to multiply acts of kindness, beauty, and generosity)
Alisa Burke (one hell of an amazingly creative artist – I just signed up for one of her classes)
Keri Smith (one of my all time favorite creative guerrillas)
Around the world in 80 clicks (inspiring you to travel)
RedBubble, Society6 where you can buy art and things made by artists (including me on Redbubble, me on Society6)
Etsy (where creative people sell their handmade lovely things from all over the world)
Christine Kane (because she was my first coach and remains my go-to-place for support)