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    Inspiring Places: Oaktown Spice Shop

    When you hear Oakland (CA), the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t the word inspiring. But I’ve lived in the East Bay for a few years now, and after finding myself spending an…

    July 29, 2015
  • murakami creativestay reading writing literary review
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    On Reading Murakami.

      My entire life, reading has been a constant. Before I could read, I would follow my mom around the house, clutching books to my chest, begging her to read them to me. (Thanks…

    July 20, 2015
  • marc johns illustration inspiration
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    Inspired Illustration: Marc Johns

    I’m taking the Inspired Illustration series back to its whimsical roots. Marc Johns is the kind of artist who brings simple line drawings to life. I’ve been following his journey for several years now, and can say that…

    July 14, 2015
  • elle luna choose must creativestay find your purpose
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    Find your Purpose.

      To find your purpose, balance, and prioritize – it’s all as hard as it sounds. I know it’s essentially the journey of our lifetimes, but I personally love art and writing that shares a…

    June 29, 2015
  • jennet liaw illustration typography creativestay
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    Inspired Illustration: Jennet Liaw

       Oftentimes, my Inspired Illustration series veers towards the whimsical, dreamy aesthetic – things that take you away from the everyday. But when I come across an artist whose hand and voice are as…

    June 24, 2015
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    5 Ways to Break Through a Creative Block

      Sometimes, it’s really hard to be creative. Like, really hard. And it feels like nothing will get you thinking and moving, or get you writing-drawing-painting, no matter how much you want it. Sometimes,…

    May 28, 2015
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    Design in Unexpected Places

    I am constantly scouring the web for new, interesting, intriguing things. Often for work, but I’ve always been incredibly motivated by people and projects that come at the world from a different perspective, changing the…

    May 22, 2015
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    Building a Creative Workspace

      I’ve lived in my Berkeley apartment for two years now, and it’s gone through many phases. When I first moved into the two bedroom space, it was with two roommates. Needless to say,…

    May 11, 2015
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    Inspired illustration: Kelsey Oseid

    It’s interesting, being someone who so identifies with the written word (in consumption and creation) but draws so much inspiration from illustrated work. Recently, I’ve decided to embrace it. I mean, why not? The fact that…

    May 5, 2015