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.
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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.
One of my favorite things to shop for is purses and bags. I love them! I love the different styles, colors and patterns. I found this Anthropologie purse below on Pinterest and I am head over heels with the inside fabric pattern. So guess what I did? Yes, you guessed it. I made a layout based on this design.
Things are picking up again after a post-CHA lull…there’s some really great news and announcements from some big names this week, as well as some new design team calls and other fun things to check out!
Big Picture Classes is gearing up for a couple of really big events. Registration just opened for Becky Higgins’ upcoming class Project Real Life, which is the 4Experts series class for the 4th quarter of 2012. The class will go in-depth into the philosophy of scrapping and living that is behind the Project Life products.
From Sept. 4th-17th, Big Picture will also be running a free event called Big Idea Festival! Big names like Ali Edwards, Cathy Zielske, May Flaum, and Stacy Julian will each be taking a turn teaching a day of the the Idea Festival. Continue Reading →