Unlike coffee, creative juice can sometimes be harder to refill but that’s where the Internet comes in! We’ve found you some super artistic websites to get your fill.
If a canopy of umbrellas or a chandelier of dandelion LED lights sound like pretty ideas to you, then My Modern Metropolis is the place to find them! While they also feature amazing photos and illustrations, the interesting art installations and concepts they find would definitely capture your attention first.
From typography and website designs to photography and illustrations, freshen up your view outside the box with the colourful selections Art-Spire has to offer! They also have a wallpaper category so you can say goodbye to the default desktop wallpapers on your computer.
Eat Sleep Draw functions as a Tumblr blog with its own domain name, so if you’re on Tumblr, you’ll find yourself reblogging almost everything you see. The site is like a huge canvas of doodles, paintings and illustrations of user-submitted artwork, and that means yours can be on it too if you’ve got an artist in you.
Who doesn’t love inspirational posters/pictures? Words Over Pixels is exactly the site to click if that’s what you’re into. Some are a play on fonts and colours alone, while others just mesh a photo and a quote together but you can bet they’re all great pick-me-ups.
For pure photo junkies, zoom in to 1x because they’ve got some pretty hardcore photography portfolios being displayed. Don’t expect to find vacation photos or whimsical shots because everything looks conceptual, styled and themed. They even have a ‘Critique’ section for users to submit their photos for, well, critique – time to get some real honest opinions on that cool shot you took.
Any aspiring designers in the house? The Design Blog covers and shares everything design-related from around the web that you’ll need for creative inspiration, including packaging and product design. Our favourite part, however, is their ‘Friday Freebies’ segment where they share the free goodies they find (i.e. resume templates, fonts, vectors, etc).
Heads up, art project lovers, because Colossal is a fan of anything that speaks ‘art and visual ingenuity’, and that includes a father’s self-project to draw illustrations on his kids’ lunch bags every day since 2008 and a vase that looks like a hardcover book. Oh, they do also showcase art installations, street art, photos and paintings.
Smashing Picture really does feature a lot of smashing pictures and while it’s a pretty good mix of photography, illustrations and paintings, we’re more in awe of the photo shoots they post as some of them totally rings our fashion bell. Definitely an inspiration-worthy website to bookmark!