Pinterest is a social catalog service. Think of it as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can post collections of things you love, and “follow” collections created by people with great taste.

As I’ve previously mentioned before about how important it is to collect stuff, to read, to draw and to just absorb your surroundings if you’re a creative person. It is good to have your inspiration around you to surround yourself with it. Pinterest is a new social site where you can ‘pin’ things of interest to you. You have to request an invitation to start with and then start ‘pinning’ stuff. You can follow what other people have pinned, re-pin what they find interesting, send those people messages and it forms, over time, a huge inspiration board of cool stuff! I’m very new to the Pinterest community so I don’t have very many things ‘pinned’ just yet but I’ll get there and have found so far that it’s a really good idea for all of us creatives to get into.