I really love looking at things that are very simply laid out with beautiful colours that harmonise and I really do have a great choice of material as my artist husband http://www.davidmuddyman.co.uk collects art books and catalogues with a passion and our house size is decreasing accordingly!
Yesterday I travelled from Plymouth to Bristol by train to see my son and purchased what turned out to be a revelation - Oh comely magazine. I can hear some of you saying 'where have you been, we already knew about that!' - well it was a true find for me. Beautifully simplistic in layout, not crowded with ads, lovely colours and graphics and great reading matter - do look out for it. Several pictures made me want to immediately dye some aluminium! http://www.ohcomely.co.uk
I'm also a sucker for pads of colourful paper designs and whilst I don't reproduce the design I often feel inspired by an element of what I see. I also flick through Colour Index by Jim Krause for colour combination types. Another source I use frequently for it's sheer mouth-wateringness (?) is http://www.design-seeds.com. The photographs never fail to inspire me and are often a breath of fresh air and I love the way that the colour palette for each picture sits alongside.
My trip to Bristol was another riot of colour with some fabulous street art freely available for all to see and share in and I saw plenty of people appreciating it. The pendant below is my own take on graffiti style mark making and was made using digital imaging, alcohol inks and aluminium dyes.
I hope you'll take a little time to check out the sources I've mentioned in this blog - they might inspire you too!