I've seen eye candy from the underground linked from all over the place, but that's because it's brilliant. Being exposed to great ideas and great sites makes that elusive inspiration so much more likely. I've been finding designing (sites, print, whatever) difficult recently - for no reason I can think of - so I'm spending more time looking at colours, art, comics, design, wherever I can find it. It's frustrating to begin with, because I know I'm not good enough, but if I keep on trying it feels really good when something from my head works on the screen.
It never used to be this way.