I love Pinterest. It is a guilty pleasure of mine that I admittedly don’t have enough time for. (Here are my sparse Pinterest boards). As much as I love the online version, I cannot let go of good old-fashioned magazine tears. I love the tactile quality of ripping out pages and I love cutting out and collaging the images together. I collect photos from the pages of Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Anthropologie catalogs, Domino, Blue Print, Martha Stewart Weddings, etc. etc and paste them into large blank sketch journals. I think my idea for these books came from the amazingly obsessive collections made by my great-grandmother. (I will post on Gram’s books soon). I have used the images from my books as inspiration boards when I worked in fashion, as reminders of how I want our home to look when going out to a flea market, and as idea pages for styling work. But most of the time I just enjoy flipping through the pictures and getting inspired.
*Sorry for my lack of image credits above. Unlike with Pinterest, I don’t keep my sources credited in my books. I will be happy to credit any images if you drop me an email!*