Why call myself a pinhead? Well, because I’m addicted to Pinterest, the online content sharing service, and I can’t stop pinning. And looking at other’s pins. And, re-pinning them. Not familiar with Pinterest? It’s the online equivalent of those snazzy, sometimes wall-sized bulletin boards — pin boards — designers and artists use in their studios for posting inspirational images, postcards, magazine pages, objects, whatever. Simply, Pinterest members create boards, name them and then pin onto them inspirational images that link back to their sources (blogs, websites, etc.). Pins can be sourced from anywhere on the web, but they can also be re-pinned from other member’s boards. It’s terrific fun, and a great way to see tons of idea-kindling images. For a creative person like myself, it’s a complete time-gobbler: I can spend hours doing keyword searches and touring the pin boards of others, following links and re-pinning images I love to my own boards. Plus, as a member I can post images from this blog there, then watch as they, in turn, get pinned and re-pinned, on and on, all over the world. It’s probably not a stretch to imagine that there are Pinterest boards on every subject; my personal faves deal with design, art, gardening and crafts. Oh, and food — type in a keyword search for “food porn” and prepare to salivate! The images above are a tiny sampling of those that caught my eye this afternoon. Each displays a level of creativity I find irresistible and could inspire a future Rancho project … er, that if is I closed down my computer and went outside!
Click each board’s name to see more:
1. PERUVIAN RECYCLED TIRE SEATING in Lima, Peru; recycling meets public park seating. From the board, If I Could Have it All.
2. BOTTLE CAP MOSAIC TABLETOP makes colorful metallic waves. From, Projects I May Be Capable Of.
3. RECYCLED GARDEN HOSE DECORATION elevates the mundane to the classic. From, Garden Ideas.
4. GUERILLA GARDEN STREET PLANTER merges graffiti style with greenery. From, One Day I’ll Make This.
5. PALLET PLANTER WALL in basic black is the perfect foil for cool-colored succulents. From, Pallet Ideas.
6. STICKS & STONES loosely arranged; the unforced beauty of nature. From, I Found It On the Ground.