Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Inside The Life Of A Power Pinner

  1. Begin Slideshow



    See All Slides

    The anomaly of Pinterest is that, unlike most other social-media sites, a large number of ordinary people (that is, non-celebrities) can amass millions of followers. It's called power pinning. And, we've always wondered how it happens. Must you have an extremely refined eye, or is it just plain luck? Turns out, it's a little bit of both.

    This month, we joined forces with the lovely L.A.-based artist Satsuki Shibuya to create our own spring-inspired board, and we thought it the perfect opportunity to discover what the path is to gaining a legion of followers. Her secret seems to be a combination of being very pin-happy, having good taste, and not caring too much. (So, that's what we were doing wrong.) Read on for the inside scoop on her social-media habits and current artistic inspiration — we dare you not to pin it all.

    Begin Slideshow


New York

The 7 BEST Places To Go Upstate

There’s nothing like the first smell of fall air to get New Yorkers ready to pack their bags for a quick jaunt upstate. Between the changing foliage, outdoors antique markets, and the array of freshly picked apples and wine trails at your disposal, heading north of the city for a weekend can make for the perfect (and read

Los Angeles

Is This The Most #Instaworthy Gallery Opening Ever?

These days, for better or for worse, an event's success is measured by its level of Instagram-worthiness. And, by that yardstick, Honor Fraser Gallery's bash for its newest exhibition was a major win. New York-based artist KAWS hosted the event himself — the very first artist-led meetup in L.A. (and a huge score for read