My friend Dan has started a little blog project called “No Ideas But In Things”. Although the name is quite a mouthful (it’s inspired by a poem) I love his premise. Basically Dan is collecting pictures of artifacts out in the world that may employ controls, displays, conventions, etc. with the aim of inspiring interaction designers. I’ve found that almost all great new ideas are really just remixing old ones, so there’s no shame in borrowing or stealing in our profession. Give it a look, and if it inspires you, maybe send Dan some photos of your own.