I always tell people that I really love design. But I don't just love doing it, I love appreciating it. I read a lot of articles and look at tons and tons and tons of other people's work. Absorbing it, learning more, and getting excited about what other people are doing are all definite motivators for me. Here are a few of the links that friends have sent me or I've come across recently. When I first opened these links, my eyes widened and my jaw probably dropped as well. Hope yours does, too.
Hebrew Literal Typography
Conner Pierson's Portfolio
What Convicts Can Teach Us About Branding
The 100 Most Creative People
Welcome to the Era of Design
May Infographics : What You Could Do With An Extra 2 Hours