When Pinterest hit our browsers it was hailed as the ultimate distraction for foodies, interior designers, fashionistas and crafty folk. It gave unlimited access to millions of pretty things to ooh and ahh at, and promised to clear your bank account in a matter of minutes.
However Pinterest doesn’t have to be a distraction. Quite the contrary in fact. It can be the perfect inspiration engine. As a designer, i’m constantly on the lookout for emerging design trends, nice ways to display concepts, colour schemes etc. Instead of trawling multiple websites, I can do it all in one place with a few simple keystrokes. And like the ultimate bookmark, I can pin things I like to individually created boards, so I have a reference to look back on. Not to mention the fact that if there’s stuff I don’t want others to see, I can create three secret boards, for my eyes only.
And if you don’t want to curate your own boards… just looks at the millions of boards other people have created. There’s something for every single topic, and you’re guaranteed to find some proper Inspiration in just a few clicks.
I’ll give you a head start! Here are some of my favourite Design Boards to follow.
E from ReRamble is turning 30 and to commemorate the big event she has designed a poster of things left to learn. Instead of focusing on the past the poster illustrates 30 (of all the) things she has yet to learn in the future.
This was an opportunity to use a style of illustration they developed for a book that never came through so even though it took more time than they had expected, they enjoyed working on the poster.
A conceptual approach, creating a deeper engagement and visual experience through content and communication between users, artists, magazines and new media…and all other distributors world wide.
On May 8th, the designers behind Facebook Home (Justin Stahl, Francis Luu, Joey Flynn and Mac Tyler) presented a behind-the-scenes look at their work at the Bluxome Street Winery for a small crowd. In this four-part talk, they discuss how they combined their high-level goals with an iterative process and interactive design tools such as […]
So, everyone has been banging on about iOS7 since its unveiling at WWDC, with the conversation heavily focussed on Ive’s new icon set. The recurring theme seems to be a negative one, with a considerable hatred for his use of gradients. I’m yet to come across somebody who is in love. Gigaom put a nice […]