So peeps, are you on Pinterest? What do you like to pin? Are you planning out renovations by pinning inspirational ideas to one board for each room? Do you like to pin fashion style? Inspirational quotations? National Geographic wonders? Cats playing the piano? I find I like it all and have a little bit of everything. I also get to contribute to our Design Public Pinboards sometimes, so when you see something weird on there, it probably came from me, like this:
So whomever I pinned it from says it’s the “Waiotapu Thermal Reserve, Rotorua, New Zealand.” The thing is with Pinterest that you just have to hope that’s true and be grateful that anyone left any sort of note whatsoever. If there’s one problem with Pinterest, it’s their crediting proecss. Luckily, this one linked to a conscientious Tumbler user who linked it to the original picture taken by lengkiong on Flickr.
Other boards we’ve been having fun with as summer approaches are I Want To Go To There, full of bucket-list worthy destinations with a disproportionate amount of them in Greece.
We’re also having fun grabbing up pictures for a Treehouse pinboard. Is it because it makes us feel like kids? Probably!
The possibilities are really endless; what are you guys pinning these days? Is there anything you’d like to see us gathering? I so appreciated it when a reader requested that we start to collect Modern Basement Renovations – it was a great idea I had not thought of. Please dont be shy, shoot us a comment and let us know what you’d like to see from Design Public’s Pinterest Page!
What are you clicking this week? My colleague Janet shared this video with me and now I’m dreaming of treehouses and visiting Whistler.
I’m also dreaming about fantastic topiaries, because The Aestate rounded up a fantastic group of them. Also, I watched a whodunit show this week where the culprit was a topiary gardener, SPOILER ALERT! I think it was on Bones. Anyway, here’s a favorite from her collection:
Do you subscribe to Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle newsletter, GOOP? I totally dig it, and this week’s feature on Food Hero Seamus Mullen has me dreaming of chowing down on some shellfish this summer. Just curious – what do you think of GOOP?
What are you pinning this week? I haven’t had a spare second to Pinterest much this week, but I did find my pal Leah Hennen’s amazing Indigo Board and now it’s the only hue on my mind. It’s making my beige walls bum me out, in fact, so know that might happen if you have beige walls and you happen to check it out.
Note: In trying to track down the credit for this image, I ran into a dead end, so if you happen to recognize where it originated and who the photographer was, please let me know in the comments section so that I can add it.
What caught your eye online this week? Please share a link with us in the comments section. Have a great weekend everyone!
1. Magic Bus in Mexico City: It’s not just the fact that it’s been yarnbombed, but also the patterns and colors that make it part Partridge Family/part Harajuku. I spied this on Pinterest via Casapinka.
photo by Beatrice Amagat for The Wall Street Journal
3. Happy 5th Birthday Making It Lovely! I had no idea I had posted about you within about a week of your launch, but I do remember Nicole’s work catching my eye via all of those fabulous images she posted on Flickr! It’s been wonderful to watch her home, business and family grow over the past five years. Congratulations!
PET PEEVE ALERT: As someone who spent her formative years in Cincinnati Ohio, I don’t like the term “flyover state.” In fact, the kind of people who say it are the ones I hope don’t land anywhere near me anyway. You can keep your insane rents and stinky cabs, your hideous traffic and your earthquakes thank you very much. Those of us under the flightpath know what great places these smaller cities can be.
5. Oh Pinterest, you are a danger. On a more positive note, I’ve been trying my hand at pinning, repinning and liking too much this week; I even let it distract me from watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills the other night. We’re just starting to dip our toes into Pinterest over here, so Pinners, let us know how to follow you in the comments section. Here’s our Pinterest action.
What caught your eye on the web this week? Let us know in the comments section!
Take a look around your bathroom. What’s holding up your toothbrush? Lately I’ve found that all the fat-handled toothbrushes I buy don’t fit into those traditional toothbrush holder holes anymore, and mine tends to sit sadly over the sink. A cup tends to get a weird cement-like mixture of water and toothpaste in the bottom, turning it into yuckola.
However, all that can change. The Viktor Toothbrush Holder by Kontextür makes a great gift and will add some shine to your bathroom. We are holding a flash sale for the next four days (that’s December 12-16) for 35% off all Viktor Toothbrush Holders. These come in a set of three fun shapes, and you can choose from 18K gold, real silver…
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