Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pinterest Piques my Interest

If you follow us on facebook, you may have heard about Pinterest already. We discovered that some Pinterest members had "pinned" some excerpts from our blog and images from our website to their we had a look-see.

Now, I can't get enough.

For example, search the word "coral" and...the be-u-ti-us jpegs will light up your screen... (too much?) Coral lipsticks, jewelry, pillows, undersea photography, paint color, upholstered pieces, even a super cool "coral cubby" all appear. (And as your page loads, the message cleverly says - "fetching pins.")

You can follow Pinboards, search by keyword (above) or by category (ie "Everything") - like photograph, design and gift guides, and you can search by "most discussed."

The "About" tab on the site describes Pinterest as a "...a social catalog service. Think of it as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can post collections of things you love, and "follow" collections created by people with great taste." It was created by "Paul, Yash, and Ben...proud members of Cold Brew Labs, a startup in sunny Palo Alto, CA. We get lots of help from our very talented friend Evan."

At our offices, we have a (good ol' fashion) storyboard, we pin (yes, actual pins) up pictures, fabric samples, sketches and product information for our upcoming photo shoots and catalog design. Now this site, me thinks, is a neat-o way to virtually post "what's inspiring us." I'm really liking that I can share this with our customers. Here's a handy link:

View Emily's PinsSee my pins on pinterest

You have to request to join and - lucky me - I was accepted into this super fun community a week or so ago. I was stunned to see so many people had so many different can see why!

I'd like to pin all day, instead - I must get back to work - our Spring 2011 catalog is due to the printer in two weeks!

Until next time my peeps. ~ERB


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