there is an epic thunderstorm heading our way

baseball: georgia southern @ college of charleston, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration the last two weeks: Kick ass photos from punk magazine Maximum Rocknroll. HOLY SHIT, you guys, these photos, oh my God. A look at thousands of abandoned pools at foreclosed houses in California. Supremely creepy and sad….

carrboro farmer’s market

carrboro farmer’s market, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration this week: 500 Photographers: a blog project focusing on and spotlighting 500 up and coming photographers. Want to see people who’re doing amazing things? This is for you. A Collection A Day, 2010. Photographs of collections. Love this photo a day…

it’s been a week of photographer’s block

miniature tigers @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. So I’m looking at a lot of stuff to try and get motivated. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration: An excellent collection of concert set lists. My collection of set lists lives between two poetry books on the edge of my desk; it is not…

five dollars says that your heart goes with it

the big picture photo shoot, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration: HypeBot’s commissioned visualizations of 2009’s most posted artists. The AV Club’s AV Undercover, a series of commissioned covers recorded in their offices. 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography. Via Michelle. Loving The Ballpark Hunter, one man’s site…

jason kutchma @ local 506

jason kutchma @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration these last few weeks: Noticings, a fantastic intersection of Flickr’s tagging and GPS/geolocating technology; find interesting things in your neighborhood that you may not have known were there! Alphabet brooches and alphabet blocks. I love alphabets. I love them,…

the old ceremony @ the pour house

the old ceremony @ the pour house, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration this week: More alphabets, this one from local-to-me designer (and NC State student) Kayce Lomas. (More typography from Lomas here.) Also these illustrated letterforms and this Paperfingers alphabet. Frankly, while I’m at it: designworklife in general makes…

unc: north quad in the fog

unc: north quad in the fog, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration this week: Big Huge Labs’ Favorites Surfer. Start with one of your Flickr favorites; navigate through the favorites of that photographer, the favorites of those people’s favorites, and so on and so forth. Whenever I need a boost,…

birds & arrows @ local 506

birds & arrows @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration: Scott Teplin’s Alphabet City prints. 8 Interesting Visually Confusing Photographs. 36 Essential Readings for Photographers and 50 Must-Read Photography Books. Bright Eyes’ “Southern State”. What a gorgeous, heartbreaking song. Jason Travis’ Persona series; portraits of people, portraits of…

windmills & whirl-i-gigs

windmills & whirl-i-gigs, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration this week: How Shooting Film Can Improve Your Digital Photography. Sub-Studio Design Blog’s color-coded gift guides made me wish I bought nicer stuff. The work of Andy Goldsworthy, which came up in a conversation with Maj about people who produce huge…

isle of palms, south carolina, february ’08

isle of palms, south carolina, february ’08, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration this week: I’ve been collecting alphabets lately: Tom Gauld’s Noisy Alphabet; Facial Hair alphabet; ASL alphabet in matchbooks; Picture alphabet for keyboards; Robert Samuel Hanson’s Unfinished Alphabet; Glyphish’s clean sleek little iPhone app icons. This image. ALL…