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islands of industry

Examples of one-person incredible or heroic efforts (in any field) [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Dec 9, 2010 - 26 answers

Book or article recommendations about real people overcoming anxiety

Looking for books or articles with inspiring stories of people overcoming anxiety or finding ways to use their anxiety to accomplish great things. [more inside]
posted by Shebear on Nov 22, 2010 - 4 answers

You gotta run, run, run, run, run

Help a college student with a history of bad habits get healthy. [more inside]
posted by Echobelly on Nov 17, 2010 - 15 answers

What are must-see movies for photographers?

What are must-see movies for photographers? As a photographer I am constantly on the lookout for inspiration. Recently I saw High Art, and was deeply moved by the way the movie conveyed a way of seeing, which I feel is now available as a direction for myself. [more inside]
posted by andreinla on Nov 16, 2010 - 32 answers

Internet, I need something to draw.

I need things to draw, and I'm out of ideas. Where is a good place to find things to draw? [more inside]
posted by hellojed on Nov 5, 2010 - 17 answers

Who is changing the world with Big Ideas?

Help me find examples of people who are trying to change the world by pursuing Big IdeasTM. [more inside]
posted by lewistate on Nov 1, 2010 - 15 answers

What goes in a good rehab care package?

What are some good books / music / gifts for when you get out of rehab? [more inside]
posted by gauche on Oct 18, 2010 - 4 answers

What songs should I listen to for a slow, long distance, trance-like run?

What are some good songs for a slow, long-distance run? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Sep 20, 2010 - 19 answers

Inspirational photo-essays. Show me them.

Looking for inspirational photo-essays. [more inside]
posted by gomichild on Aug 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Damn the... something besides torpedoes.

"Damn the torpedoes!"... without all the torpedoes? Help me find the right metaphor. [more inside]
posted by eleyna on Aug 11, 2010 - 37 answers

Inspirational Twitters

Who do you follow on twitter that are motivational/inspirational? I am looking at Tony Robbins already.
posted by Wong Fei-hung on Mar 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Where did all the time go?

What museums have websites you can get lost in? What sites, other than wikipedia, can you lose yourself in, jumping all around until you look up and go "huh, what time is it?" [more inside]
posted by dame on Mar 18, 2010 - 27 answers

Favorite, though-provoking, or inspirational slam poetry performance?

What's are some of your favorite slam poetry performances? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Mar 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Picture yourself in a boat on a river ...

I need to develop a program in the next 4 weeks that combines creativity with spirituality for a group of hospital execs. I'm thinking of using various surprising visual effects to challenge and inspire. Some themes might be the extraordinary in the ordinary, or looking closer at something to see what you missed the first time around. [more inside]
posted by cameradv on Mar 11, 2010 - 4 answers

They Appear When I'm Not Looking

Where online can I find masterful montages for design reference and inspiration? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Mar 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Examples of fiction books based on dreams?

The story of Stuart Little is supposedly based on a dream E.B. White had while sleeping on a train. Can you give more examples of books that are directly based on an author's dreams (or nightmares)?
posted by iamisaid on Jan 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Looking for college paraphernalia for a high school classroom.

College Inspiration Filter: what's the best way to guide students to get college/university paraphernalia (posters, pennants, pins, shirts, brochures, etc) to decorate a classroom? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Dreams of Flight

The young man (12 years old, from India) who I sponsor wants to be a pilot. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jan 4, 2010 - 17 answers

Does a lack of height and proportionality always preclude beauty?

Can you provide examples of adult women who are extremely short yet also beautiful at the same time? [more inside]
posted by datarose on Jan 3, 2010 - 43 answers

More Wattage please.

I have cycles of creativity. The more stress or responsibility in my life the harder it is to achieve those creative places in my mind. I am looking for unusual, insightful and helpful ways to rekindle my creativity, in spite of any real or self made diversity I'm experiencing. Please don't hold back with your suggestions, I have personal projects and goals that require this passion and creativity, help!
posted by gypseefire on Dec 27, 2009 - 23 answers

Help me find a poem!

Help me find a good inspirational poem to frame as a Christmas gift for someone going through a hard time. [more inside]
posted by nataliecay on Dec 16, 2009 - 18 answers

The fear of not finding a quote...

Trying to remember a specific quote about fear of success, and my google-fu is failing. [more inside]
posted by frwagon on Nov 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Improving my skills with a DSLR camera.

I recently purchased a Nikon D5000 DSLR, and while I'd like to think that I have a bit of a photographer's eye, I really haven't used anything beyond a point-and-shoot for the last few years. Any advice or resources that people have (beyond reading the manual) to improve my skills would be awesome. [more inside]
posted by Political Funny Man on Nov 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Perhaps a chair coated with glue?

With NaNoWriMo looming ever nearer, I would like to hear your best tips, tricks, habits, and techniques for staying chained to the keyboard. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Oct 22, 2009 - 26 answers

What is this documentary called?

I'm trying to track down a documentary I saw online years ago. Details are sketchy, but I remember either 8x8 or 16x16 pixel art animation - enlarged. I think they talked about Edison electrocuting an elephant, and many design and art related topics. Two people were narrating and I believe they worked for some kind of design firm. What is the name of, and for bonus points where can I find a copy of that film online?
posted by jeffmilner on Oct 22, 2009 - 9 answers

need publisher, imagination will travel

I've recently begun work on a children's book. It is inspired by my granddaughter. I was wondering if anyone had any information on how to get a children's book published? Suggested Publishers? Also, any other information pertaining to this process, would be appreciated. ***I realize that children's books are a dime a dozen...but mine just might be spectacular ;)***
posted by gypseefire on Oct 17, 2009 - 4 answers

What web-app should I build on the domain "vimbro.com"?

What web-app should I build on the domain "vimbro.com"? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Oct 8, 2009 - 13 answers

Me Draw Pretty One Day

Hey artists and creative types! How do you get back at it when you've been out of the studio for a long time? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Oct 6, 2009 - 14 answers


I just got a Lomo Fisheye 2 for my birthday! I am super excitemented. Hive, hit me with your bestest Lomo / fisheye tips and tricks! [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Aug 23, 2009 - 5 answers

I Want To Know Who Has Inspired You (And Who Can Then Inspire Me)

Most-Inspiring Writers, Thinkers, Poems, Websites, People? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Aug 20, 2009 - 23 answers

Inspired vs. Prompted Writing

I can only write well when I'm inspired, and even then it's only at blog-post length. Any time I set out do something larger, my brain shuts down. [more inside]
posted by pauldonato on May 6, 2009 - 43 answers

Inspirational Places to Travel From Hong Kong !

Holiday / Vacation Inspiration Needed ! A last minute opportunity for an Asian getaway has popped up ! I will be in Hong Kong, my travel destination will be ?????? >>>>> ???? [more inside]
posted by doogyrev on Apr 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Find me inspiring books!

I'm trying to expand my reference library. What are your favorite inspiring books (the kinds with photos/artwork in them?) [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Apr 1, 2009 - 20 answers

Please recommend graphically inspiring books and magazines

I'm in a web design rut. Please recommend innovative non-web (magazine and book) layouts to help me get inspired! [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Mar 28, 2009 - 4 answers

The best of genius at work, in their own words and pictures?

I'm looking for books featuring (first hand) the creative processes, influences, daily routines and preparatory works of creative people - visual artists, film makers, novelists, poets etc. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Mar 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Music that Taps your Creativity/Motivation?

I need some recommendations for music to unleash the creative writer within. I get my best writing (indeed, my best work of any sort) done when I put on massive headphones and close out the rest of the world. That said, silence makes me sad, so I need a soundtrack to drive the creative process. [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Feb 26, 2009 - 24 answers

I need help finding tragic and scary musical inspiration!

I'm looking for very sad and slightly spooky-sounding instrumental music. Nothing cheesy, though. What should I get? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Jan 29, 2009 - 52 answers

Layout Inspiration

Where do you go for page layout (for print materials) inspiration? Websites, books, anything? Extra difficulty - education material for children P-12 written by professionals.
posted by b33j on Jan 15, 2009 - 3 answers

Drink your school! Stay in milk!

How do inspirational/motivational/informational speakers get started? [more inside]
posted by explosion on Dec 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Please don't let me get a job

UnexpectedGapYearFilter: I've dropped out of my biochemistry course to go home and deal with my crippling depression. I've managed the going home bit... now what? [more inside]
posted by teraspawn on Dec 3, 2008 - 23 answers

Obama inspiration video clips?

I am looking for videos online showing people's reactions to Obama's victory last Tuesday, especially those showing people weeping from joy, inspiration, or generally being overwhelmed by emotion. [more inside]
posted by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson on Nov 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Can You Think of Any Respected Losers

Help me identify famous people who were respected for putting up a good fight but still lost the (figurative) war. [more inside]
posted by metahawk on Oct 27, 2008 - 36 answers

films that celebrate life, liberty and the indomitable human spirit in the face of adversity?

What are some films that celebrate life, liberty and the indomitable human spirit in the face of adversity? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Sep 20, 2008 - 51 answers

Looking for some inspiration about overcoming shame.

Looking for some inspiration about overcoming shame. [more inside]
posted by MiggySawdust on Aug 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Can you recommend some Good Books for my dad?

My dad recently read The Shack and really liked it. Can you recommend other books with a spiritual leaning (not necessarily Christian) that he might also like? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Aug 25, 2008 - 9 answers

A Certain Kind of Beauty

I'm trying to cultivate a certain kind of beauty in life - something exemplified by the likes of Dumbo feather, pass it on and Keri Smith's blog. Where else can I find such beauty? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 12, 2008 - 4 answers

getbackonhorse music

What are some songs about being disappointed, discouraged, but fighting back and continuing in the face of great difficulty, especially internal struggle. Can be anything from Shostakovitch to Tito Puente - but bonus points for anything heavy rock-ish like punk/metal/hardcore or anything with distortion and power vocals, or just any type of song that's energizing.
posted by parallax7d on Aug 5, 2008 - 75 answers

Oh man, I should totally make this website when I have a free weekend...

How do you keep track of your project ideas? How do you get yourself to follow through on them? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jul 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Summer program for 15 yr old NYC?

Can you recommend a summer program, August - Sept, for a bright 15 year old girl living in Queens, NYC? My niece is very smart, loves dance and theater and wants to excel academically. She's starting to make choices that aren't ideal, and (unrelated) do somewhat poorly in Math. I would love to find a program in Queens, or NYC for the month of August that can help her with school, inspire her and encourage her in the right direction. Help?!
posted by quiverandquill on Jul 18, 2008 - 1 answer

Inspiration or entertainment? Both please.

Movie recommendations in which the main character gives up his/her own success or place in society to pursue an unpopular social cause or to help unpopular person or people. Bonus points for movies based on actual events. [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Jun 23, 2008 - 37 answers

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