I think my dreams have come true! Today I stumbled upon a new site that quickly struck my interest. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that let’s you share and organize all of the images you find on the web. As I’m sure many designers do, I have saved TONs and TONs of images on my computer to use as references for design, pattern, texture, color, typography and the list goes on. The problem is, I save these images into one huge folder, and about once a month, have to take the time to organize them into each of their specific folder categories so I actually have a chance of them be useful.
With Pinterest, you create a link in your tool bar that quickly let’s you pin (bookmark) an image from the interwebs. You can then, from what I’ve read, create different pin boards that allow you to organize all of the images you have pinned. On top of that, you can edit, comment, repin, and follow other people who have awesome boards. Pinterest isn’t just for designers either, you can pin any kind of image you like, from fashion, to weddings, to foodie photos. I requested an invite immediately and I’m on the wait-list to start pinning. Just visiting the site was inspirational, it’s awesome to see what other people have pinned, and I can’t wait to start my own pinboard!