Do you remember those commercials that advertised getting quick patents on your inventions? As a kid I remember watching those repeatedly on early morning Cartoon Network and Nick at my grandmother's house. "Clapping to turn a light on? That was MY IDEA!" Pan to a photo of a bearded man snapping his fingers to say "shucks" while a lamp goes on in the background. If you don't remember those ads, this was likely a weird intro to this post... but you'll soon understand. :)
I was recently asked to check out the online Pinterest-esque, Google Shopping, Stockholm Streetstyle mashup called Piccing. One of the best parts of my Pinterest style boards is getting easy inspiration for a look. But, as with everything, the inspiration can only help if you've got a well stocked closet of gorgeous separates that might be seen on models on the street. I usually find myself thinking "well I have jeans... that's about it."
Piccing's mission as part of the world wide interwebs is to make every single photo shoppable. If you're not shaking your heads, a full beard a-growing, snapping your fingers and saying "Hey! That was MY IDEA" then you have been lazily living online. I don't know how many times I've wanted to shop a photo on Pinterest - a cute scarf, great glassware, a wedding dress. No matter the photo, users can upload it and then find either exact or similar items to "tag" within the photo. A mini shopping cart basically drops down from the photo and you're good to go.
The best thing about Piccing is that you don't have to do any work unless you want to. All you need to do is save and share images, look through other people's folders, and then get to shopping. Piccing also has a new mobile app with a great interface (seriously), available on the app store, that'll make it even easier to laze about and use it. It's pretty much as easy as using Pinterest on your phone - just save pictures you like, mark them or check out the marks that pull down shopping menus, and then fill up your cart! Ideal for those of us lazing around this Sunday watching the Kardashians and refusing to get up off the couch for anything but another cup of coffee.
I challenge you to check out Piccing and find yourself not only inspired in your style and home-decor but much more ready to acquire the missing pieces with an easy shopping tool. I am sure you all need no excuse to get shopping, but you can sign up easily with Facebook to the site and just browse your afternoon away without any charges.
Let me know if you try it and find anything amazing!