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BIG IDEAS BLOG

FOR A LITTLE INSPIRATION.

02.28.12
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IdeaPaint’s Latest Love: Pinterest

IdeaPaint is a creative company filled with creative people. We’re a diverse crew of entreprenuers, chemists, designers, writers and number crunchers who’ve clocked in at different companies in different industries. Our previous experiences, areas of expertise and eclectic interests have quietly informed our work here at IdeaPaint, until now, when they’ve found new life. We’ve found a way to share our sources of inspiration and be further inspired by others with, you guessed it, Pinterest.

I know, I know … there’s a whole lot of Pinterest banter going on. But we can’t lie, we’ve jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon and are hooked. Line and sinker.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Pinterest is the latest platform for social sharing. On its most basic level it is an online pinboard. An account provides you with a board, multiple if you so choose, on which to pin images and allow fellow pinners to comment and repin your content to their personal boards. We are still in the exploratory stages, but we already love Pinterest. Here are a couple reasons why.

• It lets us introduce our team and their unique interests to you.

Did you know that IdeaPainter Melanie refurbishes old furniture or that Tim is in the process of renovating a 100 year old house. It’s true! Through Pinterest, we all get a chance to see what they’re considering for next projects, where they’re finding inspiration, and how much progress they’ve made. Pretty exciting!

• It inspires us.

We say it a lot, and firmly believe it, you never know where the next big idea will come from. Looking at photos and reading Pinners’ comments lets our mind wander a bit, our ideas develop and be influenced by other people in our community’s tastes and interests. Like, how awesome is this clock? Really awesome.

• It lets us acknowledge stuff we think is cool.

We always wanted to paint the Green Monster with IdeaPaint. How likely that is, is a different question. Using Pinterest we can create a board, pin a photo and cross our fingers. We can also curate a collection of things we like, kitchens, toys, fonts, colors, etc. Pinterest is like a department store, musuem hybrid where you can take what you want for your own small store. (Responsibly, of course.) It’s the best.

We’ve created a few boards already and would love to see what you’re pinning. Leave us your username so we can follow you! And if you’re curious about how IdeaPaint is being used around the world, what we like, or where we’d put IdeaPaint if we wrote the rules, follow us here. Happy pinning!

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