Popular photo-sharing website might become an influential source for designers and artists alike.

I’m a huge fan of Pinterest. In addition to making mood boards for cataloging, I get a nice dose of inspiration from the ongoing feed, much like I do from ffffound, SVPPLY and We Heart It. One of the few differences I particularly enjoy is the content spread. Case and point- this blue and gray color story. Algorithms have woven this layout together, not humans, and for that I love the unpredictability of it all.

I figured I’d enlarge the photos in question and create a color palette on the fly to demonstrate the bizarre, yet beautiful combination that emerged organically. While one assists in the removal of ants from your kitchen, the other is Olivia Palermo, the socialite, actress and fashion icon. Unlikely worlds merging over periwinkle and gray. Love that.

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