This year, I think we are probably all thankful for distractions. This year, I have spent an irresponsible number of hours watching every episode of Midsomer Murders, The Crown, Law & Order SVU, an entire cooking competition based around Thanksgiving foods, and those just the shows that I can remember and will admit to. I also regularly visited websites that I know will distract me from the mess that is 2020.

Under my MISC tab in bookmarks, I have a list of websites I visit that I use for research and inspiration. Here they are in no particular order:

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Cabinet of Curiosities (ca.1695) by Domenico Remps, held in the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence

The Public Domain Review – An online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas. Just click around, find something unexpected or search for something specific. Also, donate if the cause speaks to you. They have a new book out that would be a great stocking stuffer for the book lover in your life. At least follow their instagram @publicdomainrev

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The Holstee Manifesto – It hangs in my bathroom and I read a different line from it every morning.

Holstee –  A collection of people passionate about bringing more meaning and inspiration into people’s lives. They believe that living with intention and reflection is an ongoing practice, not a destination. They have a collection of products that can help keep your focus.  Donate to them.

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