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June 23, 2013
Dwell editors made a special visit to the Pinterest Pavilion on the show floor Saturday, where we met and chatted with the winners of the Dwell on Design Pin-spiration Designer Competition. The designers, all ASID members, shared their 3-D “pinboards,” brought to life in the form of vibrant fabrics, wallcoverings, clippings, greenery, and even a blue cuckoo clock. The group caught the eye of the panel of ASID and Dwell judges through pinboards they created last month, in which they created pinboards using Sherwin-Williams colors and Sunbrella fabrics, as well as the endless sources of inspiration found on Pinterest. The winners were invited to bring those boards to life in the form of a 3-D interpretation on the show floor—and brought it they did.
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Amy Pham of Amy Grace Designs, Student ASID of Manhattan Beach, brought inspirations ranging from the ocean to a natural wood stump table.

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Pham’s working cuckoo clock in action.

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Becky Broeder, Allied ASID, out of Missoula, Montana, plays with wood, corks, and earth tones.

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Natural pebbles join fabric on Broeder’s board.

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Los Angeles Allied ASID designer Darra Bishop displayed clippings of her favorite pins.

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Modern spaces make up Bishop’s board.

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Simonton, Texas–based ASID designer Debra Sabrsula’s board.

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Universal Design was a central theme to Sabrsula’s board.

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For her board, Allied ASID designer Ellen Farber of Narberth, PA, created what she calls a “kaleidoscope of colors.”

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Central to the kaleidoscope is a 3-D element made of raised triangles.

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A mixture of natural and man-made elements makes up Allied ASID designer Jessica Wojtowicz’s board.

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Wojtowicz, based in Denver, framed a succulent to bring the board to life.

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Brooklyn-based Ji-Ming Lin, who downloaded the Pinterest app and created her board with her smart phone in one hand and her new baby in the other, repeated the images from her pinboard.

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From Lin’s pinboard, an image she says represents “a dream state.”

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Kerrie Kelly, an ASID designer out of Sacramento, rocked the purple for her Pinspiration.

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Kelly’s 3-D elements include a shag carpet swatch in glorious purple hues.

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Allied ASID member Tory Peterson, from Corona Del Mar, CA, lined her board in rustic wood strips to help her homage to orange pop.

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Among Peterson’s inspirations was sky-high orange suede heels.

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Amy Pham of Amy Grace Designs, Student ASID of Manhattan Beach, brought inspirations ranging from the ocean to a natural wood stump table.

See the designers’ original boards here and download the Pinterest app here.

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