I stumbled upon a post that the original New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual from 1970, which was recently found in a locker beneath old gym clothes. When I first saw this my reaction was “Yeah, okay, who cares, a big book of letters”, but the more I thought about it, the cooler it seemed. This book contains the code to the transportation designs of NYC!
You can see the entire book page by page here. Have a great Friday everyone! -Leah
As it is the start of the new year, I thought I would share a list of ways to be inspired.
1. Get lost in a library
Go to a completely different section of the library with an open mind – you never know what you will discover.
2. Scribble thoughts in a journal
Have a journal where you can hand write random bits, doodle, just let your mind wander. Handwriting and organization doesn’t matter – that just gets in the way!
3. Go somewhere new
To another country. To another state. To a local park. To the kitchen. Anywhere.
4. Take a walk outside
Fresh air and moving do wonders.
5. Spend a day off from the computer
If a day isn’t possible, do all afternoon. Turn it off so it isn’t even tempting.
6. Take a break to do something different
Sing loudly. Dance like crazy. Listen to new music. Make a smoothie. Paint your shoes. Something completely unrelated where you can just completely relax.
“Renew your passions daily”
– Terri Guillemets
Something I have always wanted to be able to do was to create an inspiration board. If you follow me on Pintrest, then you will know that I have been collecting tons of ideas for one.
So, today in my new room I finally put one up!! Not only is it super easy, but the end result is really cool. Here are the instructions so you can make your own:
String, tape (that can be on walls), scissors, paperclips, photos/papers to put up on your board
1. Gather materials
2. Tape string onto wall, so it makes a slight “U” shape.
3. Latch a paperclip onto one of the photos/papers you would like to use
5. Attach paperclip onto string
6. Continue with the rest of the photos/papers
Tip: the tape I used was a bright blue, so I taped photos on top of it as a cover.
You can also try having a theme, like all one color, etc. Have fun with it!