Aside from NYC streets, political news and personal experiences are my main resources.
Etsy, It is where I buy all the lampwork I use in my designs. It gets a little funky over there sometimes, but I love it.
I don't like to share my secrets when it comes to this really....But I will say this I do google a lot for ideas.
http://stephensilver.blogspot.com/ , http://characterdesign.blogspot.com/ , http://erlinghauser.blogspot.com/ , http://grillomation.blogspot.com/, http://www.navone.org/blogger/index.html , http://animationbackgrounds.blogspot.com/, http://davidcolman.blogspot.com/
And some blog buddies:
http://nathanlindsay.blogspot.com/ , http://melmade.blogspot.com/, http://marcopiersma.blogspot.com/
But there so many more on my links at http://www.tinylittlesandra.blogspot.com/
smasing magzine s one of them
none, what 4? make a copy?
Too many to mention.
If by design resources you mean for events
SCAD, Sundance Catalog, FusionBeads.com, Anthropologie, J.Crew, various jewelry blogs, ArtFire, 1000 Markets, Etsy
Pensketch.com, designstudiopress.com, Newstoday.com
Resources? Wikipedia for research, Library of Congress for copyright-free media, and deviantART/Flickr as a means for critique.