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Anna G. Larson, Published April 04 2013

5 Web sources for creative inspiration

Editor’s note: “5 Things Friday” is a weekly feature in SheSays that runs on – you guessed it – Fridays. It focuses on quick tips, ideas, activities and more – all in bunches of five. If you have a “5 Things Friday” suggestion, contact us at shesays@forumcomm.com.

FARGO – I need inspiration daily, and I often turn to some of my favorite websites to reignite my creativity.

Five sites inspire me via words and fantastic photos to learn more about design, organization, food, fashion and living life well.

  1. BON APPETIT

    BonAppetit.com

    I love food, and Bon Appetit’s vibrant, clean website never fails to get my mouth watering.

    The website houses more than 6,000 recipes to ensure with every click, I’m inspired to bake, cook and sip something delicious and new.

  2. GLITTER GUIDE

    TheGlitterGuide.com

    I subscribe to Glitter Guide’s daily newsletter, and it’s consistently packed with easy-to-digest, fresh content about food, fashion and home design. The website includes newsletter content, plus more.

    Glitter Guide’s mission is to “encourage your creative energy and add ‘sparkle’ to your day,” and for me, it does just that.

  3. DESIGN SPONGE

    DesignSponge.com

    The “Sneak Peeks” section of Brooklyn writer Grace Bonney’s design blog offers an inside look at real homes. Search by dwelling size, state, country, design style or “best of,” and prepare to be fascinated. I’m hooked on the international Sneak Peeks.

    The site motivated me to start a design redo of my apartment, and I love every change I make.

  4. WEST ELM

    WestElm.com

    The website for the trendy retail store is a haven for people who like to make their surroundings home-y and stylish.

    I peruse the site for décor ideas, furniture, bedding, gifts and anything else home and kitchen-related. I was introduced to the beauty of French Laguiole steak knives on the site, and I haven’t used any others since.

    The “Market” section of the website is brimming with handmade and general store-like treasures that will have you browsing for hours.

  5. MARTHA STEWART

    MarthaStewart.com

    Martha Stewart’s website recently underwent a makeover, and now it’s fresher and more user-friendly.

    The site has it all – recipes, crafts, product recommendations, how-tos, and other useful information.

    I always feel ready to take on a new project or tackle whatever is in front of me, and as Martha would say, that’s a good thing.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Anna G. Larson at (701) 241-5525.