As a designer, I am constantly exploring in search of new ideas and inspiration. It’s part of my job life. I spend a chunk of time each day on what I call ‘input’. Without it, my output gets stale. In addition to all of my offline activities, I read blogs and explore links shared via Twitter and other social media sites. Throughout my day I may search for any number of things on the web from plant requirements to furniture to stone patterns to other landscape designer’s websites. I still prefer to see things firsthand whenever possible because sometimes looking at something on the web feels as if there’s a scrim between me and it. It’s not tactile.
I share a truncated version of what I am currently interested in to the right in the ‘What I like now’ column. There aren’t any photos in this post because they’re in those links if you take a look. These sites rotate in and out on an irregular basis since my interests vary within the context of what I’m working on at a given moment–so it’s not a who’s who or a list of who’s in the club. Sometimes a site will disappear for a while only to reappear later. There are a couple of those now. It is not a traditional blog roll nor is it all about gardens–it’s my own eclectic list of what I like now and it could change again tomorrow.