I was uber-skeptical when Emeline introduced me to Pinterest. This can appear rather odd coming from a person with a degree in photography and a background greatly reliant on Visual scope.
Our friend Sarah echoed my sentiments best when she said – actually, I’ll paraphrase what she said, since I’m too lazy to go find the exact quote… where was I? Pretty images. Yes! She said something like: “I’m so sick of seeing photographs on blogs of half-eaten bowls of oatmeal and pairs of pink Hunter rainboots (arranged just so) in a newly decorated foyer/mudroom!”
So I was deeply hesitant to look at a bunch of pretty images which would only make me feel inadequate at best (i.e. I have no pink rainboots; my “foyer” (read: hooks on a wall) is dirty & overloaded by coats & outdoor detritus; I have congealed oatmeal sitting in a sink all day… soooo not pretty). Misgivings aside, I have a wedding to plan, so I dove in… and I really like it. What I find interesting is how people catalogue information and it is a great way to focus so much visual information on the internet that I can draw upon for future reference. And in our line of business, with so much DIY inspiration out there, it can be hard to know what I really want to do and would interest others.
I find as my boards evolve, trends and things that I really want keep reappearing. Like beards, obviously I really want a beard. Just kidding – but jeez! there are a lot of beards! My theory is that Zach Galifianakis has everything to do with this movement. His performance in The Hangover and then subsequent role in Bored To Death has influenced the budding trend and now every hipster will be throwing out their mustache sticks and drawing on Sharpie Beards. That’s my Summer Prediction! You? Personally I think it is high time for upper lip hair & bushy eyebrows ON WOMEN to make a comeback.
PS> The Fiona Apple & Zach Galifianakis video is definitely worth your visit.