Inspiration! Roundup: Smells Like Pop Punk, Kindness, Getting Balloony, Year of Learning, and More!

A roundup of inspirational things, including turning Smells Like Teen Spirit into a pop punk song, colourful paintings, balloon art, and more!
This Week's "I want to go to there": somewhere with a lot of colours, a little weirdness, and a lot of abstraction.
Photo by Marcus Spiske.

Smells Like Pop Punk

Turns out pop punk is just grunge in a major chord! The remixed version of Smells Like Teen Spirit done with major chords tickled my fancy. It's familiar... but different!


“We can be kind and successful, kind and exciting, kind and wealthy and kind and potent. Kindness is a virtue awaiting our rediscovery and our renewed, un-conflicted appreciation.”
-School of Life, Aphorisms on Kindness

Love it.

Getting Balloony

Charles P├ętillon's artwork involves putting a bunch of balloons in unexpected places. I love it!


“To see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
— Georgia O’Keeffe

A Year of Learning

A writer and consultant named Tom Whitwell keeps track of interesting things he has learned in the past year, which is a super fascinating idea in and of itself. His list of 52 things he learned in 2018 has inspired me. (Did you know that people will think you're more clever if you use a middle initial?)

Signs, Signs, Everywhere the Signs

I love April Soetarman's work, putting little unexpected signs around the world!

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