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Websites for Virtual Mood Boards

Posted in Inspiration by Arcadia on March 9, 2012

A few weeks ago there was a homework assignment on creating your inspiration file.  Many students pulled tearsheets from magazines, a few did show me on their iPads, things they have found in the virtual world.

This got me thinking….I wonder if my students even know of some of the websites that you can”bookmark” things that pique your interest.  I remember asking my class about Polyvore and only a few students raised their hands!

There are a few websites out that allow you to post anything and everything you find on the web in a space you create.  For instance, there’s Pinterest which has become very popular!  You “pin” what you like to your boards.  You can organize your boards by topic, depending on what you are collecting: recipes, home decor, fashion, cars, art, architecture, DIY, you get my drift.

Like Pinterest, there’s Fancy.  Which could best be explained as the high-end version of Pinterest.  Most people “fancy” things that are considered luxury items.

There’s also We ♥ It.  Another place to create your own inspiration gallery.

Someone sent me a link to follow them on Currently Obsessed, this looks more like it’s strictly fashion, but still fun to peruse.

I’m sure there are many more sites like these out there but these are the ones I’m most familiar with, as I’m just now starting to use them myself !

If you use of any these sites let me know in the comments and I will follow you!

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  1. Judith said, on March 9, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I love Pinterest. There are so many ideas and never enough time to try them all. I find lots of inspiration for both personal crafting and work. I actually have a personal Pinterest account Judith Ragland and one for work (not quite as many cool things, but super helpful for all my resources). I’m not a visual merchandiser per say… I head the Creative Projects Engineering team at Ferrari Color. We provide visual “solutions” for many retail clients and work hand in hand with VM teams. I’m lovin’ your blog!

    • Juliette Gold said, on March 14, 2012 at 9:59 am

      Pinterest really is extremely helpful! You can really feel the mood you want to create once you collect things on a board. I use it all the time!

  2. robin krumins said, on March 17, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Loving Pinterest for inspiration – great to scan all your images easily and trade visuals. Here is my link should anybody like to connect there. http://pinterest.com/rkrumins/

    Cheers, Robin

  3. llamamesergio said, on April 3, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I like Pinteres, however I find difficult to follow Visual Merchandisers, so I just pin and pind and pin! http://pinterest.com/llamamesergio/

  4. Shoshana said, on May 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I just found this blog – I have a retail store in Miami beach and window design has become a personal interest for me, pls take a look at my pinterest board : http://pinterest.com/shoshanac/retail-windows/

  5. nknair said, on June 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Reblogged this on VmDeSiGnS and commented:

  6. Liz said, on June 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Really enjoying your blog tonight, just discovered it as I’m starting my first VM job this week in Canada and seeking some tips and inspiration!

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