Do you remember back in the day using Blogspot, Polyvore and Tumblr?
In this mix was Pinterest, an online scrapbook that meant I could stop sticking magazine cuttings into notepads and instead travel down the most exciting visual rabbit-holes and blow my imagination with interiors, travel photos, tips, recipes and more. Each time I’ve moved, I have created boards for my new location with recipes, travel tips and language cheat-sheets. I have connected with friends and found some of the most moving quotes.
I still get excited about Pinterest and have created some boards specifically for Firain shop; follow me there if you like! Here are some of my favourite pins (with the original source credited - Pinterest etiquette for bloggers!):
From the board FIRAIN | SPRING & SUMMER
I can almost feel the cool tiles under my feet! I love squishy ourdoor spaces like this and that blush pink makes everyone look great and sun-kissed.
From the board FIRAIN | PRINTS & TEXTILES
This is one of my most pinned-pins, and I can understand why. In a stressful world, who doesn’t want to see a dress decorated with insects and prickly plants?! Caroline Rose Kaufman is a sensationally creative designer who I have lusted after for years. Check out her ‘Swimmers’ illustrations.
From the board FIRAIN | FLOWERS IN BLOOM
Pinterest is a wonderful source of floristry inspiration. I especially love images of people holding blooms, connecting with their creations.
From the board FIRAIN | PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY INSPIRATION
Pinterest has been a brilliant source of inspiration for me when figuring out how to build Firain. There is a danger to thinking that Pinterest images can be replicated just like that (just ask any wedding florist!). Of course, every styled image has been created by a talented team of creatives. Having a board to save my product photography inspiration has been a good help for me; I just need to take the pictures!
From the board FIRAIN | SURF SHACK
One of my latest boards has been inspired by the book Surf Shack: Laid-Back Living by the Water. (This is not an affiliate link, by the way!). I am on a mission to gradually and thoughtfully turn our modest seaside flat into our very own surf shack, complete with crunchy linen bed-sheets, wood panelled walls and more wicker baskets than a Moroccan market.