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Here are three awesome things I found on the interwebs today.

The United States of Good Beer is an infographic of sorts that shows each states’ favorite brewery. This combines two of my favorite things: well designed infographics and great local beer! Living in Bloomington, IN, I have the pleasure of being able to drink Upland whenever my heart desires.

 

I stumbled to this photo of a bookshelf nook and immediately fell in love. One dream I have for my future home is a fully-stocked library, and the only thing that could make it better would be an architecturally awesome reading nook, like the one below. I can just imagine getting cozy with a cup of green tea and and a design book.

This wrapping paper is fantastic. It’s creative and can be used for anything. Personally, I like to wrap things in newspaper (reduce, reuse, recycle!), but I still think this is awesome. I think Christmas and Birthday paper can get really cheesy, but give me anything covered in type and I’ll automatically love it. Unless that type is Comic Sans.

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I’ve started a second blog, where I’ll post inspiration, images and work that I want to share with other creatives (and anyone else!). This will be separate from my personal blog (this one), where I’ll continue to post about my own projects and things I’m working on.

This new blog is called The Amperstache. The name is based on my obsession with both ampersands and mustaches. I’ll post about design, photography, art, fashion, typography, and any other projects I find inspirational!

http://amperstache.wordpress.com/

I just started reading “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac earlier this afternoon, and within the first hour of reading I came upon a beautiful passage, that I soon realized was actually a famous quote I had heard many times before in passing. I find this passage inspiring and worth remembering.

“They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!'”

I am not too far in the book yet, but I’m already itching to read more, and to become totally absorbed in the story that has already grabbed my complete attention and has already begun to inspire me in terms of life, art, and writing.