Thursday, April 18, 2019

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

By now you’ve probably heard of the Danish and Norwegian concept of Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga"). The Danes are described as the happiest people in the world, and with Hygge being such a large part of their lives, we think...
Having trouble setting some attainable goals for this new year? Feeling a lack of inspiration going into 2017? Check out these ten famous resolutions below for inspiration, or at the very least, a chuckle. 1) Susan Sontag, writer "Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want...
Have you ever met anyone who so captivated you that you could declare them the "most impressive person you'd ever encountered"? Herman Melville, author of the great American novel Moby Dick, described such an encounter in the diary entry excerpted...
We can tell you not to use clichés but we know you will, because we are guilty of it too. Though employing a cliché is often seen as lazy writing, there is a good reason why they are so...
At Paperblanks we love books and movies, so we asked our staff about their favourite onscreen bookshops.  In this new blog series we’ll show you the bookshops we found in some of our favourite movies. In Eternal Sunshine of the...
A new year is a magical time that allows for new beginnings, new goals and even a new you! Take this opportunity to reflect on the year that’s past and look to the future. To help you get off on the...
With Halloween just past and fall still in full swing there remain lots of reasons to feel spooky. And for those who relish this feeling, there’s no better activity than settling into a gripping thriller on a cold and...
Struggling with your goals for the new year? Try turning them into habits and before you know it, they'll be as much a part of your routine as that morning cup of coffee. We all have habits we carry out every...
Many of the benefits of keeping a notebook are obvious, especially to the journallers among us. Having the ability to write down your creative inspirations and observations at any moment is clearly a wonderful thing, but what makes a...
Part of the fun of taking a really great vacation is reflecting on the memories you've made. We're all for living in the moment but that doesn't mean you can't set aside some time to take notes. The beauty...

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