When I have time, I love watching episodes of the Sundance Channel's "Man Shops Globe," where host Keith Johnson is a globe trotter in search of interesting and unique goods as the buyer for Anthropologie. The series is so rich in inspirational material from artisans everywhere. You can watch old episodes here.
Anna-Wili Highfield and her life-like animal sculpture made of torn paper
Keith Johnson travels to a syrian bazaar with designer Anna Sui in search of products