Pinterest – Hot New Tool for Designers
Hot New Tool for Designers
One of my favorite design tools is the mood board or inspiration board. I routinely build collages that inform, inspire and delight the eye and fuel my own creative process. Recently, I went over to the new website, Pinterest and began to explore. What I have found, to my delight, is that it becomes a great digital mood board. As I surf the web, I simply hit a little button on my browser and “pin it”, select a photo from the page I’m looking at and it gets uploaded to one of Pinterest boards. I can quickly collect visual information from dozens of sources, edit and arrange it into logical groupings, annotate the uploads and share them with my friends. You can even upload your own images. I recently started to collect images of Assiut/Assuit as I’ve been working on my new book.
I’m an avid magazine reader, and I’ve noticed that magazine editors, such as Nina Garcia and fashion bloggers such as Erica over at “PS I Made This,” have started adding some really well edited and useful content. I’ve cruised this site and have found people planning weddings, decorating their homes or simply day dreaming about their dream wardrobe. It’s fun, inspirational and easy to use. Check it out!
My Pinterest Profile