Sunday, April 10, 2011

Organizing Online Inspiration:

My craft board at

I am constantly on the prowl for new organizing and decorating ideas.  Most of my research is done on the internet, and while there is a wealth of inspiration online, I had a difficult time organizing all my bookmarks to keep track of everything.  My browser bookmark was exploding with too many subfolders, and it became increasingly difficult to browse.  I tried other online options like but didn't like their interface.  Since most of my research focused on beautiful pictures as well as practical information, I wanted a way to visually organize my bookmarks with a picture representing the URL.  Luckily, I came across which does exactly the visually organizing I was looking for.

Pinterest is a visual pin board,  a place where you can create collections of things you love.  People use Pinterest to collect and share all sorts of things like wedding inspiration and recipes.  The easiest way to pin an item is to use the Pin It bookmark. This is a special button that lets you grab an image from any website and add it to one of your pinboards. When you pin from a website, Pinterest automatically grabs the source link so they can credit the original creator.

Pinterest also allows you to browse other member's boards, and I find myself frequently looking for ideas on these boards instead of Google image search.  The boards are carefully curated with absolutely breath taking  images and smart comments.  I have auspiciously stumbled upon amazing new sites and blogs through these boards created by fellow members with keen eyes and great taste.

Here's a board I created to collect ideas and products to redecorate my bedroom.  I've been obsessed with an creating an opulent Chinoise look, and this board helps me keep focused on my end goal.

My bedroom inspiration

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