Last week I was creatively constipated. Sorry to be crass but that’s exactly how it can feel, no? When this happens I embark on a now-steady routine to get things moving again, and usually in this order: suddenly feel grouchy upon blockage setting in, sulk, nap, evaluate my future as a working creative, panic, consult my heroes, reconnect to the collective flow, ready to go.

MilkWeed: Inspiratu in interior design art  Category

Seeing as this column coincided with said blockage, I thought I’d share some of my tried and true go-to sources of inspiration. Mostly “classics” they are so I won’t bore you with any arty farty analysis. Just enjoy.

MilkWeed: Inspiratu in interior design art  Category

MilkWeed: Inspiratu in interior design art  Category

MilkWeed: Inspiratu in interior design art  Category

Installation artist Tara Donovan. Ordinary objects turned extraordinary. Photos from Ace Gallery.

MilkWeed: Inspiratu in interior design art  Category

MilkWeed: Inspiratu in interior design art  Category

MilkWeed: Inspiratu in interior design art  Category

“Stick Artist” Patrick Dougherty. Attended his exhibit at the Desert Museum where you could crawl inside his work and vow never to leave.

MilkWeed: Inspiratu in interior design art  Category

Andy Goldsworthy. OF COURSE. Rivers and Tides documentary = inspiration overdose.

MilkWeed: Inspiratu in interior design art  Category

MilkWeed: Inspiratu in interior design art  Category

Photographer Mark Borthwick‘s absolutely perfect creative space. [via Desert Fete]

Abstract nature photographer Karl Blossfeldt and his genius eye. [via Teenangster]

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Barbara Hepworth‘s sublime organic sculpture.

MilkWeed: Inspiratu in interior design art  Category

MilkWeed: Inspiratu in interior design art  Category

Ruth Asawa and her superhuman fingers. [via Interior Design]

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Plant biology as abstract art. [via Botany.org]

And for you?