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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pin Tip: Pin on the go with iOS 8


Good news: Pinning from your iPhone just got easier! Now you can add the Pin It button to your phone and Pin right from your mobile browser.

Make sure you’ve downloaded the Pinterest app, then get your Pin It button set up:

1. Update your phone to iOS 8
2. From Safari or Chrome, tap the Share button
3. Swipe to the left and tap More
4. Tap to turn on Pinterest
5. Drag Pinterest up if you want to reorder your menu


Now the Pin It button is always just a tap away. Reading a must-save article? Found that desk chair you’ve been hunting for? Go back to the Share button, tap your new Pin It button, swipe to find the best image, and Pin it.


Then get right back to what you were doing—your new Pin will be waiting for you in the Pinterest app.

Steven Ramkumar, currently Pinning to Toronto Spots

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Fashion Week


Fashion Week season is here and the runways are lined with new styles and trends we’ll be seeing in the year ahead. To help take these looks from the catwalk to your closet, we asked style icon Olivia Palermo to share the best trends from shows around the world.

First up: New York! Olivia’s Best of NYFW board is all about the it looks of the moment. She’ll share the top designs and ideas on more ways to recreate the looks at home. It’s not just about who you’re wearing, but how you wear it. “Creating the boards gives me the ability to edit the best selection of runway looks. Pinterest is a great platform, for generating ideas on styling and it’s a great way to see what people are wearing on the streets around the world.”

Olivia will share even more inspiration from the runways of London and Paris with best-of boards for each city. Check back here for a fashion recap from each place throughout the month, with a final rendezvous in France.

For more of-the-moment trends and fresh looks for work, weekends and nights out, check out our Pin Picks fall style guide.

Lauren Michaels, currently Pinning to Style Snaps.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Football fans share their favorite game-day grub and gear


The football season is in full effect, so we cornered a few power Pinners who know a thing or two about passing around the pigskin, Oyl Miller and Bryan Houston. Get to know these football fanatics and find out their top picks for game-day gear and grub.

Game-day gear: Oyl Miller’s must-haves

Visit Andrew ‘Oyl’ Miller’s profile on Pinterest.

Tokyo-based Oyl Miller is a senior creative and copywriter at Wieden+Kennedy with campaigns for Nike, PlayStation and Google under his belt. At night, after his kids go to bed, he works on personal art, writes screenplays, short films and the occasional thing for McSweeney’s. He’s also a big sports fan (and former baseball player) with Pinterest boards on everything from football to the digital sports zine Art of Competition that he writes, illustrates and curates. Here, he talks football and the game-day gear he can’t wait to score this season.

If I could be any football player, I’d be…

Deion Sanders back in the day. He had two killer nicknames “Neon Deion” and “Primetime.” AND he played baseball as well. Superstar in two sports? Yes please.

My favorite football teams are…

Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers

On game day, I…

Need massive quantities of guacamole and cheese related products.

When my favorite team loses, I…

Usually hide in a closet. If they’re getting blown out, I go for a run.

The best way to watch the game is…

In the stadium with a group of superfans who take the result as a matter of life and death. It’s great when a football crowd crosses over into a deleted scene from Braveheart.

The coolest football gear this year is…

The tech gadget I can’t put down is…

My iPad. It’s at the center of everything I do.

The campaign I worked on that I’m most proud of is…

My favorite quote is…

Game-day grub: Bryan Houston’s favorite football food

Visit Bryan Houston’s profile on Pinterest.

Next up, Bryan Houston. This born and bred Southerner has been on the sidelines as a radio and TV news sportscaster for the past five decades … I repeat, five decades. Hank Aaron, Joe Namath and Mary Lou Retton are just a few of the many sports legends he’s interviewed in his career. He’s an LSU football fanatic and a big supporter of high school football. When his head isn’t in the game, he enjoys photography, food and music (ask him to do his Neil Young impression). Here, he talks football and game-day grub sooo good it’ll make the crowd go wild.

If I could be any football football player, I’d be…

Peyton Manning. He’s a classy hall-of-famer. After his playing days are done, he has a bright future in broadcasting or coaching.

My favorite football team is…

The Dallas Cowboys, for reasons that escape me since 1998.

When my favorite team loses, I…

Slam my fist on the arm of easy chair and yell at the TV.

My go-to game-day food is…


I recently discovered and can’t get enough of…

Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q ribs

The biggest crowd pleaser is…


I’d never think of skipping the…

Pecan pie


Want more football? We huddled up with ESPN to find a roster of ways to get you (and your whole team of family and friends) ready for the next big game—whether you’re tailgating or rooting from home. Check out these winning Pin Picks.

What’s your Pinterest story? Don’t be shy—we’d love to hear from you.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pin Picks: Top 5 ideas for emergency prep


When the next big natural disaster strikes (or the zombie apocalypse), will you be ready? Stockpile your supplies, prime your pantry and brush up on your wilderness skills with these top tips from well-prepped Pinners. For even more survival skills, visit Pin Picks.

Stock up your pantry

Prepare your survival kit

Make fire with a pencil sharpener

Hack your own water filter

Be ready to outrun the zombies (since you never know…)

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Get ready for a Fashion Week surprise…


What if you could get style advice from an international fashion icon? That’s exactly what we’ve got in store for later this week when the new collections are unveiled in New York. We’ve asked a prominent (and still top secret!) trendsetter to highlight the best from this season’s runway shows right on Pinterest. She’ll share the latest from the runway, along with tips on where to buy similar looks to add to your own everyday collection. After NYC, she’ll also make best-of boards for London and Paris to help you bring catwalk styles from around the world to your closet.

Ready for the big reveal? You’ll have to wait until we unveil our special guest, along with hand-picked boards on our Pin Picks style guide this Friday, September 12th. Stay tuned!

Heather Dickinson, Head of International Communications, currently Pinning to Fashion Fling.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

An inspiring new look for your Chrome browser


Now you can start your day off with a little inspiration from Pinterest. All you have to do is get Pinterest Tab for Chrome—it’s totally free, and only takes a minute to set up. Then each time you open a tab or new window in your Chrome browser, you’ll be greeted with a new and inspiring full-color Pin.

Choose what kinds of Pins you see

Your Pinterest Tab is packed with high-resolution photos from art-collecting and education resource Artsy, photo community 500px, and National Geographic’s photo community Your Shot, so there’s plenty to choose from. Awesome art, great moments in sports, funny photos…whatever you want. And you get something new each tab you open. Best of all, each photo is a Pin, which means you click through to Pinterest and visit the original site it came from to learn more.

Your calendar’s there, too, so you’re all organized and ready to kick off your day.

Pin things around the web

If you want to learn more about one of the Pins you see in Tab, just click to get more details, or even Pin it for yourself.

You can also Pin anything you find around the web. When you come across a webpage you want to save, just click the Pin It button, which you’ll find in the top-right corner your Chrome browser toolbar.


Where Pinterest Tab got its start

Every once in awhile Pinterest hosts a Make-a-thon, where employees put aside their regular projects and spend 24 hours developing something completely new and different, just to see where it takes them.

That’s exactly how this project got its start: just me, a small group of dedicated Pinterest employees and a whole lot of coffee. When the sun came up, we had the raw beginnings of Pinterest Tab. After sharing it with the rest of our company, and getting lots of smiles and great feedback, now it’s ready for you to play with. We hope you find it as fun and inspiring as we do.

Give Pinterest Tab a try!

Ludo Antonov, Software Engineer, currently Pinning to Coffee.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Pin Picks: Pre-gaming with Pinterest


The leaves crunching beneath your feet, the crisp brrr in the air…it can only mean one thing: FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE.

And we’ve got everything you need to pre-game for the big game. Tailgating hacks, winning ideas for the fan cave, face-melting wing recipes—you’ll find it all on Pinterest. Get even more pre-gaming tips in our Pin Picks.

Grab your jerseys

Suit up the the whole family, from Granddad “Hut One” Jerry all the way on down to the baby.

Rule the parking lot

Discover all the best tailgating hacks and how-tos.

Watch the game in style

Everything you need to trick out your #1 fan cave.

Grease is the word

Fiery hot nachos, sloppy joes, a pizza with everything…if it stains up your jersey, then you know it’s good for game time.

To beer is human

Celebrate the coin toss by cracking open a round of you-brewed suds.

Stay happy at halftime

When play stops, keep yourself entertained with some of football’s finest GIFs.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Pin Picks: 5 joyride essentials


Here’s some inspiration for hitting the road thanks to travel blogger Gary Arndt and a few other savvy travelers. Pick a classic route, plan a few fun pit stops and add some road tunes to your playlist. For more tips on road tripping, visit Pin Picks.

A new spin on the VW

One of the best photo opps around

The most famous route in the West

Where to get your kicks and fuel up on Route 66

A classic for your road trip playlist

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Follow the Emmys tonight on Pinterest


The 66th annual Emmy awards are here, and the ceremony’s rolling into your Pinterest feed. Whether you’re a True Detective disciple or a die-hard Breaking Baddie, keep Pinterest nearby for a peak behind the curtain.

Follow The 66th Primetime Emmys board and tune in at 8 ET / 5 PT on NBC to get a closer look at the most creative celebs and presenters in the business. As the night unfolds, keep refreshing the board to see a live stream of Pins and discover all kinds of unexpected tidbits about your favorite nominees, presenters and winners. And the Emmys don’t have to end when the show’s over—save anything that inspires you by Pinning it to a board.

—Anna Bofa, Partnerships, currently Pinning to If I was a celebrity…

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Get a little news with your notifications


Updated on September 8, 2014: 

Rolling out News to everybody starting today:

After a couple weeks of testing, and listening closely to everybody’s helpful comments, the News tab is now available for everyone across the web and mobile. If you don’t see it yet, keep your eyes peeled—it should be arriving soon.

If you’re on mobile, you may notice a new section in your notifications called “News.”

Your News tab gives you a snapshot of what’s up with your Facebook friends and all the different Pinners, brands and boards you follow.You’ll discover things like the latest projects people are collecting Pins for, or interesting companies they’ve found to follow. (The one thing you won’t see are Pins that people save to their secret boards—as always, those are totally under wraps.)

We’ll be testing out the News section over the next few weeks, so if you have any feedback, please do let us know what you think.

Cat Lee, Product Manager, currently Pinning to Foodie dreams.

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