I find coffee table books inspiring. This is because both they often showcase great photography and because of their materials and touch. In the modern day and age, we see “real” photos more and more rarely, and the main way of looking at photos is on screens. This obviously has an effect both on the light, but also the format and the distance we have to the photograph (photos are mostly “upright”, particularly on laptops/larger screens). Coffee table books are different and provide often “full bleed” content without distraction, and the page turning can be quite a nice way of moving through content fast (but not as fast as a digital device would allow). They allow for neatly curated “discovery” to bridge a wait, or to make conversation when visiting people etc.