I built this inspiration board a year or so ago, just to keep all the little bits and pieces that we seem to accumulate that we love. The top right hand corner is a Lavazza ad (featured in the previous post too) that I tore out of a magzine during my first year at Tafe because I loved the colours - the lime nails and yellow corset (and I collect corsetry, so that didn't hurt either). There are photos of my friends and pets, little hand made gift tags that I picked up at Pepe Paperie in Bondi Junction, a bookmark I was given for xmas, mini embroideries I did years ago while working the phones in a call centre, and some street art I picked up in Ultimo and Newtown.
I think it's important to have an inspiration board, or just a place to keep the little things that catch your eye of a day. Mine was easy to make - it was just a piece of plywood with some foam on one side, stretch some fabric over the foam and staple the fabric down on the other side of the plywood, then criss cross some elastic over the fabric, again stapling down on the other side. Ta da! instant inspiration board.