The day-to-day school routine has been a bit stressful in my household this fall and I’ve been searching for some products to help make schoolwork more fun for my preteen daughter. And so I went to Pinterest. But instead of finding something for her, I found something for me! Funny how that happens sometimes, isn’t it?
Plaid always makes me think of fall and winter and the holidays. The weather is definitely getting colder here in the midwest and this gorgeous plaid duvet set I found on Pinterest really inspired me this week.
Inspiration is all around us and you can find it in the funniest places. In my last Pinterest article, I showed you how I was inspired by a set of sheets. This week, I’m going to show you how I was inspired to design a layout based on a fish tank. Yes, you read that right – a fish tank. As I’ve said before, Pinterest is one of my favorite sites for scrapping inspiration, and this week, I was inspired by this amazing little piece of architecture designed for underwater pets.
A minor brouhaha this week involving some Archiver’s stores’ use of content from Pinterest has once again highlighted some of the challenges for companies of navigating the internet’s social sharing websites and trends.
The story starts very simply: Archiver’s curates Pinterest boards that combine their own in-house content with content pinned from elsewhere. They apparently wanted to highlight their use of Pinterest to interact with their customers, and so they decided to encourage their stores to put their in-house Pinterest content on display in stores with an “As Seen On Pinterest” label on it. Sounds straightforward.
What actually happened was a bit different, however. Several high profile industry designers discovered that their work was on display in one of the stores, without their permission, with the Pinterest label on it.
While I was looking through Pinterest last week, I came across this photo below. It’s a layout put together from several fashion ads that recently appeared in Vogue magazine. While the fashions themselves aren’t exactly suited to my daily life, the layout design certainly is, and I made a layout based on the design.