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Liberatum

This video asks how culture, society, and technology continue to affect creativity. A worthwhile question to ask in our own lives.

Tanned, Leggy Companion

There is a lot to enjoy in this, so here is something to get you started: “The writer has to be responsible to signs and dreams. If you don’t do anything with it, you lose it.”

The Melting House

This wax instillation of a life size home will be manually melted over 30 days to celebrate the history of the neighborhood where it now resides. Form your own opinion about what it all means.

Gene Wilder on Truth

In this snippet from PBS’ Blank on Blank, Wilder gives some very wise advice from his childhood and explains why sometimes staying at home is the best.

Bonjour

We put words to so many things, sometimes it’s good just to appreciate and get lost in the image. French illustrator Anne Brugni takes her collage work to the next level in this book.

Jump Into the Fire

This might remind you of an unforgettable scene from Goodfellas, but there’s so much more in this very contained ode to insanity.

Silk Pavilion

Professor Neri Oxman created a thing of magnificent beauty by combining digital and natural resources. Try not to be awed by this video.

Lunar Module

Sachs’ art project Space Program recreated many of the objects of the Nasa era using households items and a sense of humor including this lunar module that comes replete with a vodka bar.

Family Books

You won’t find this catalog of books and prints on Amazon. This store is a great place to get lost and discover what you didn’t even know exists.

Write It Down

Famous authors on the creative benefit in keeping a diary. All stories start with a single word.

CabinetMagazine.org

This isn’t US Weekly or even the New Yorker, it’s the LSD of magazines. Highly intellectual think pieces to contemporary poetry to weird links on Lego art, Cabinet has it all. If it doesn’t open your third eye, nothing will.

Wavelength

Working together is sometimes the only way things actually come together – chemistry between two parties can be more powerful than individual genius.

Blockitecture

Play around with these blocks designed to push your boundaries and come up with your next great idea.

Longform

When you can’t think of anything you want to work on yourself, maybe it is time to see what other people are working on, studying and debating…

Pyramids

Want to feel like you’ve taken drugs without the actual drugs? This song is perfectly expansive and experimental like all art that inspires and gets you thinking.

Nadine

So much of music is predictable that when you find something strange and erratic like this tribute from Fool’s Gold, you can’t soon forget it.

Purple Rain

This song came out of nowhere and loudly announced it’s own greatness. Over 8 minutes long and heavy on inspiration, Prince teaches a great lesson: just do whatever you want to do…that’s the point of creativity.

Confetti System

Design team Confetti System does handmade paper installations that will take your breath away and remind that you can awe with the simplest of materials.

I Believe

Stevie Wonder has so much excess creativity maybe he should pass some around to the rest of us.

Idea Porn

A plane, a long flight, great thinkers and big problems…filmmaker Tiffany Shein gives a glimpse at what could be possible.

New Perspectives

Before all the beautiful weirdness that was the film career of Stanley Kubrick, he was a young man with a tremendous photographic eye. This book is a treasure.

Skillshare.com

Every brain can fall prey to cobwebs. This online learning service is easy and affordable. You can learn everything from hand drawn typography to how to run your own business, and all the classes are taught by people actually working in the industry.

Street Photoshop

Kalen Holloman take snippets from magazines, and with nothing more than her hands and a camera makes them come to life. We should all be so resourceful.

Kill Joy

Ken Robinson explains why creativity needs to be nurtured in our schools, not tamped out.

What We Know

Conceptual artist Jenny Holzer’s project began as a distillation of a reading list in college, but grew into so much more.

Know Wave

Listen to back hours of Know Wave radio – music, chatter and all things random – taped in NYC’s West Village.

Ten Rules for Writers

Israeli author Etgar Keret relays his ten rules for writers, they are so simple they might actually startle you. Pick up a pen and get to work.

De Kooning on Women

The artist describes the inspiration of his most famous paintings – the origin of which is as sexual as you knew, but a lot sillier as well.

Freak Out

Former member of Moldy Peaches Green now creates wild and wonderful paintings as well as an original production entitled Aladdin.

How To

Being and staying creative isn’t magic, it’s work. This diagram breaks down how to get it done.

Creatively Depressed

So many of the things that make you creative can also make you have a tendency to wallow, but there are ways make them work to your advantage.

Point A

If you don’t know what you want, how on Earth are you ever going to achieve it? Sometimes the first step is just figuring that out.

Hunt & Gather

Music Supervisor Andrew Kahn knows a thing or two about mixtapes. Find something new, weird or that one song you forgot about on his blog.

Ain’t Got No/I Got Life

Nina Simone’s song is both defiant and joyous. It ebbs and flows under the basic premise: you don’t need anything except to be alive. Something we’d all do good to remember in a time of conspicuous consumption.

De Kooning on his Women

The artist describes the inspiration of his most famous paintings the origin of which is as sexual as you knew, but a lot sillier as well.

Gene Wilder on Truth

In this snippet from PBS’ Blank on Blank, Wilder gives some very wise advice from his childhood and explains why sometimes staying at home is the best.

Old School Yoga

This guide is equal parts helpful and hilarious. It’s like if the concept “hippie” came alive.

Bonjour

We put words to so many things, sometimes it’s good just to appreciate and get lost in the image. French illustrator Anne Brugni takes her collage work to the next level in this book.

Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives

Before all the beautiful weirdness that was the film career of Stanley Kubrick, the fact that he was a young man with a tremendous photographic eye should come as a surprise to no one. This book is a treasure.

Ten rules for writers

Israeli author Etgar Keret relays his ten rules for writers, they’re so simple they might actually startle you. Pick up a pen and get to work.

Wavelength

Working together is sometimes the only way things actually come together – chemistry between two parties can be more powerful than individual genius.

Ain’t Got No/I Got Life

Nina Simone’s song is defiant and joyous. It ebbs and flows under the basic premise – you don’t need anything except to be alive…something we’d all do good to remember in the time of conspicuous consumption.