This week’s featured pinner is Gina Wald Balkind, a Joburg mom, designer and stylist. Traned as a fine artist, Gina used to co-design for the fashion label Two, and she recently collaborated on an anti-fracking project in the Karoo. She currently works as a decor stylist for Home Weekly, and as a designer for kids’ play equipment company, Geppetto’s World.
I love all of Gina’s boards, but I adore Baba, which I often pin from. Here Gina shares her best boards…
What do you love about Pinterest?
I love that it is so inspirational and i use it in every day life. That i can store images in such a clever way and that i can always reference the site that i got it from. I used to store all my reference images in my photo albums, but I find this way so much more convenient and open source.
What are your areas of interest on Pinterest?
Decor, food, trend, fashion, beautiful prints, jewellery, occult
What is your favourite from your own boards?
I think my Baba board is my favorite as it combines all my passions – decor, early child development, play and designing space differently for children and their various stages.
Multi-purposed items always spark my interest as my little boy is often using one item in many different ways and this is exciting to me. I also believe that we must be careful of using too many colours when designing for kids as it is a sensory overload. I prefer muted colours with pops of brights in between. I think my Pinterest board really reflects the kinds of spaces i want to design and style.
What is another favourite?
Maybe my Hmmmm board as I actually use it allot. If i am looking for something to make, i often reference this board. I really think it represents my taste in food.
Which Pinterest accounts do you love the most, or repin from the most?
How do you find cool boards to follow?
I guess i just explore a bit on Pinterest. I will go onto profiles that i like and follow very specific boards. I like to keep the boards i follow tuned to my taste. I don’t like to follow boards that are not my exact interest so my feed comes up looking really streamlined to my taste and this makes it really very easy and fun to repin.