Smell RosesSometimes as a designer, I just need a break in the day, something to relax the mind. For me, viewing good design calms the mind. Whether it is through the award-winning designs of Communication Arts, beautiful homes and interiors from HGTV, the beauty in nature or just the wonder of natural design in our daily lives, I always feel a bit refreshed and energized by taking a few minutes to view things that are aesthetically pleasing.

Thanks to technology, our inspiration is not lost forever. We can revisit it anytime by posting it to our Pinterest boards, we can inspire others by posting it on Facebook, Instagram or Vine, and quickly tell the world about our discovery on Twitter. We are so fortunate to be able to see the wonders around us, while never leaving our couch or desk. And the more things that are shared, the more beauty, in all forms, is appreciated.

We are living in a crazy time were everything is at our finger tips, but sometimes we need to be reminded to stop and smell the roses (or in my case view the roses).

What inspires or energizes you? Please share it with us so we can appreciate it, too.