We always like to say Pinterest is for sharing your taste and following people who have great taste too, so it just makes sense to get advice and ask questions with each other about some things that are on your mind. To get in on the new Discussions page, just plop a question mark in your description. Whatever you pin or repin will automatically show up in Discussions for fellow pinners to...
Max Wanger: Life, Love, and Everafter
Life, love, and everafter. Those are the main categories on Max Wanger’s portfolio, so before you even click your way inside, you’re pretty sure you’re in for something beautiful. Well, you’d be right about a hundred times over which is why we thought we’d put a few questions to the man behind the camera colander. First, what do you think are the basic facts about...
Highlight Your Description
Go ahead and try it: just highlight the text you want to include with your pin, then click Pin It and the selection will automatically pop into your description box. Less typing; more pinning, yes? Yes. PS: These screencaps were boosted from the Creature Comforts blog - in our opinion, a very nice place to test this feature.
Justina Blakeney: Director of Branding & Marketing
Full-disclosure: Justina is really awesome. I know this because I was lucky enough to work with her way-back-when, but nowadays she’s part of the creative energy behind Woolly Pocket, the creative director of her own design studio, Compai Creative, and somehow she finds time to guest-blog at Design for Mankind. Yeah. Exactly. So now you get to learn why Justina is awesome too, in case you don’t...
Mike McDowell: Clay Artist & Craftsman of Mudpuppy
With gorgeously curated boards we could scroll endlessly (and Like, and Like, and Like…), we had to interview prolific-pinner Mike McDowell. Oh, what? He has his own amazing ceramic creations for sale under the Etsy alias Mudpuppy? Alright Mike, time to answer a few questions for us curious pinners. Hi Mike! First, tell us a little about yourself. I am a clay artist and craftsman...
Rachel Devine: Photographer and Blogger
With her beautiful photo-blog and professional clients like Target, People Magazine, and FAO Schwartz, wanting to interview Rachel Devine about her inspirations and pins was a given. But since Rachel also happens to be an incredibly sweet person and interviewed Ben a while back, it’s high time we returned the favor, too. So thanks again Rachel, and hope all you pinners enjoy her stories. Hi...
Jonathan Lo: Founder and Editor
Jonathan Lo joined Pinterest a couple months ago and I immediately fell in love with his pins. After a few weeks, curiousity got the best of me and I reached out to him for an interview. Jonathan is the principal and founder of J3 Productions - a multidisciplinary design studio and consultancy as well as the editor of HappyMudane.com. He acted as the creative director for Poplife Magazine,...
Kristin Appenbrink: Editor at RealSimple.com
Hi Pinners! For our very first interview of the new year, I spoke with Kristin Appenbrink, editor at RealSimple.com. Kristin creates pinboards for Real Simple Magazine. Read on about what it’s like to work at Real Simple and how Pinterest has helped her and her sister get better Christmas gifts. Hi Kristen! Why don’t you start by telling me a bit about yourself and what you do. I’m...
Tiger Hellstrom: Interiors & DIY blogger
A confession: I have a design crush on Tiger Hellstrom. She’s gotten me over my fear of IKEA, taught me that minimalism and fun can go together, and thinks of DIY as a way of life. She’s the curator of 4 pinboards with 714 spectacular pins (and counting). Go follow her today — I promise you won’t regret it. It’s so great to meet you. Where are you from and what do you do? My name is Tiger...
Kevin Mann: Co-founder of Graphic.ly & Audacious
This week I was lucky enough to interview Kevin Mann. Kevin is the founder of Graphic.ly, a community for comic lovers and a platform to distribute comics across mobile phones, iPads and computers. I found Kevin’s story inspiring, and was excited to see that he uses Pinterest as part of his creative process at a his new startup, Audacious. Hi Kevin. It’s really nice to meet you! Where are you...
Katie Evans: Designer at Kate Spade New York
Pinterest interviews are back! I’m happy to introduce Katie Evans. Katie is a designer at Kate Spade, designs her own line of stationary, and has lots of popular pinboards. You can check out her beautiful work on her website: http://hellohellodesign.com Hi Katie! So tell me about yourself. Where are you from? What do you do? I am from North Palm Beach, Florida where we have spring and summer...
Jeanine Hayes: Creative Director of AphroChic
This week, I’m excited to introduce Jeanine Hayes, the founder and creative director of AphroChic. Jeanine started her professional life as a lawyer before pursuing her passion for modern soulful design by founding the AphroChic blog in 2007 and launching her own line of decorative pillows in 2009. Since then, Jeanine’s pieces have been featured in Lucky Magazine, and she was an online guest...
Göran Sandwall: Jewelry Artisan
In our last interview Mom, artist, and architect Amy Holms suggested that we get in touch with Göran Sandwall. In Amy’s own words, ”His pins are very much in line with the type of pieces I like, and like me he is a jewelry designer. His Wishlist board is lovely.” Well Amy, I’m happy to say that Göran made your wish come true. You can see Göran’s pins here. Enjoy the interview! Nice to meet...
5 Little Pinterest Improvements
Usually we blog about BIG features, but actually we spend lots of time making teensy refinements. For every big change on Pinterest, there are literally dozens of little tweaks and experiments. We hope that these little improvements all add up to make Pinterest a lot better. Here are 5 little changes from the last few weeks that we’re especially excited about: Real-Time Pin Updates: If you leave...
Amy Holms: Architect & FormFire Glassworks
This week I got a chance to catch up with Amy Holms of FormFire Glassworks. Amy’s “Wood You” board is one of my personal favorites. It was fun to hear about the personal style that influences Amy’s architecture and glasswork. Enjoy! Tell me a bit about yourself (where are you from, where do you live now, what are you up to? I was born in Southern California and stayed here through high...
Erin Dollar: I Made You a Beard
In our pinterview with Ed Winser, he made a special request to get in touch with Erin Dollar. In Ed’s words, Erin is one of “my favorite pinners, and she seems to be abreast of the beard fetish thing sweeping the nation. I want to know how often she goes out in her beards, and what she’s all about!” After checking out Erin’s incredible pinboards and her equally spectacular Etsy Shop, I had to...
Say Anything: An Easier Way to Comment
Today, we’ve made commenting easier by letting you add a comment directly from the home page. Why do we like comments so much? For starters, commenting is really useful. When I saw a cool olive oil dish and wanted to know where I could pick it up, I was able to ask my Pinterest friends for help. Thanks to Matt, I found it. Comments are also really helpful to find out what other people...
They Like Me!
Have you ever pinned something, only to see it repinned and then liked by dozens of other users. Have you ever wanted to say — “Hey I pinned that first!” Today we’re testing a new feature to show you everyone who liked your pin after it was repinned by another user. On some of your pins, you’ll notice a little strip like this. You can click to see everyone who liked your pin after it was...
Janet & Trisha Snyder: Pawling Print Studio
For this week’s Pinterview, I got in touch with Janet and Trisha Snyder, the talented sisters behind Pawling Print Studio. In addition to creating beautiful products (I will be buying some pillowcases from them this week!) they are avid pinners. You can see their pinboards here. Enjoy! Tell me a little about yourselves. Well we’re sisters. I live in Washington D.C and Janet lives in New...
Pinning From Internet Explorer 7 & 8
At long last, the Pinterest Bookmarklet now works in Internet Explorer 7 and 8. If you’re an Internet Explorer user, you have Paul to thank for digging through IE’s many idiosycracies. We also have to give a shout-out to our officemate Dan from http://chart.io who lent us a PC to test. How to Install the Pinterest Bookmarklet in Internet Explorer 1. Make sure your “Favorites Toolbar’ is...