I am diving into a new website, full of eye candy and inspiration. Its called pinterest.com.
Users create photo bookmarks of things they love, and organize them on inspiration “boards”.
You can post things you have, or find, or you can re-post from others’ boards.
Here are a couple of screen shots of my boards (click to see larger):
Above, part of my “Home Inspiration” Board
Below, part of my “Weddings” board.
The site isn’t without problems. It has lots of functionality bugs – probably due to growing pains. And, it relies on people to credit the right sources (which they don’t – at least not reliably). Actually, it’s bit of an attribution nightmare.
On the plus side, it’s socially networked (which makes it fun), and there isn’t any ugly advertising. It’s a great idea – collections upon collections of beautiful things.