Design, Fashion, Decorating…
Speaking of fashion, have you ever heard of Polyvore? It’s a site for creating “Sets” or, really, idea boards, using pictures clipped as you shop around the internet. Here’s how it works: you install a “clipper tool” to your internet browser. As you’re surfing the internet, as you see photos or items you want to save, you just click the clipper tool in your toolbar, then click the image, and it will automatically import it to your Polyvore account. You can do the same thing by surfing the Polyvore website and saving items that other people have “clipped” to Polyvore.
Then, you go to your Polyvore “Create” page, see all the items you’ve saved or clipped, and start creating!
Primarily, it’s used for fashion, as in the case below:
It is also often used for interior design:
And finally, you can use it to create (my favorite) mood boards for whatever you’re brainstorming (here, I brainstormed my dream living room):
It’s an awesome little site. And the neatest thing is, since you are dealing with real products for sale out there on the internet (unless you clip random pictures, which some people do…) you can click on each item in the “Set” and see what site it was clipped from, the brand, and the price! If you don’t want to buy that exact item, you can still refer back to the set as you shop for clothes, fabrics, whatever to remember what you loved.
I discovered this site as I’ve begun reading a lot of home improvement and home decorating blogs. I was fairly warned by each blog that it is addictive, and I have to agree. I love it, and it’s a great way to put pieces together in a way you can’t always do in a store.
Here’s my profile page: Leah’s Polyvore Account