Pintastic People: Vanessa Corrêa

Where I highlight some of my favorite pinners. I've had the opportunity to meet a few of these amazing people in person and others I've simply admired from afar. But, they all have one thing in common, they have an amazing ability for curating beautiful boards on Pinterest.

Today I'm super excited to introduce you to the pinning stylings of the incomparable Vanessa Corrêa. I always love the time I get to spend with Vanessa, who also calls Oakland home, because she is effortlessly chic, witty and smart. Qualities which translate perfectly to her pinterest boards. Below she answers a few of my questions about pinterest and what she loves most right now.

How did you get started on pinterest? 
One of the designers I work with invited me to join, and soon the rest of our creative team was on Pinterest. We initially used it to share visual ideas with each other, but it’s grown so much since then.

What are 3 of your favorite pins of all time? 
Brancusi’s studioThis 8mm film cameraAnything with Nick and Nora Charles from Dashiell Hammet’s the Thin Man

A Thin Man Image via A Certain Cinema

What are some of your favorite things to pin? 
I love pinning Modernist heroes and their work; Duchamp, Giacometti, Picasso, the Eames, Anni Albers and the rest. Overall, though, I love creating a narrative on a board around a point of view. 

What are a few of your favorite sites to find source materiel? 
I’m a big fan of several of the Scandanavian bloggers: Emma Fexeus and Lotta Agaton. Another Magazine’s “Another Loves” series never ceases to surprise and delight. And there are spate of online magazines and small boutiques that I check in with regularly to see what’s new.
I also tend to look in the real world for source material. Traditional print magazines also inspire. I’m a big fan of “The Gentlewoman” and “Living Etc.”.
I also pin whatever I’m thinking about at that moment, whether it’s something for Lucie’s birthday or a new product design.

What do you do when not pinning? 
Think about pinning? (kidding.)
When I’m not thinking about design and curating objects, I’m spending time daughter Lucie, my crazy Australian Shepherd, a slightly perturbed cat and my husband (he doesn’t usually get last billing.) I’m also working on a fine jewelry line. And, finally, I really, really love a glass of very good wine in the hammock with family and friends nearby.

What was the last book your read, was it any good? 
I’ve been reading a lot of PG Wodehouse, and seriously, that stuff is HILARIOUS. I’m also in the middle of MFK Fisher’s “Map of Another Town” — her memoirs about Provence. I find her unsparing, intelligent writing reassuring.

If you could eat any dish in the world what would it be? 
I am currently wishing I had made it to El Bulli before it closed…just watched the documentary about it on Netflix and it looked like a brilliant experience.

What is your dream vacation or destination? 
Hard to say. Right now, at the top of my list are Buenos Aires, Rome, Barcelona, Capetown and anywhere in Antarctica. I’ve recently, too, found myself vaguely interested in Tokyo. Paris, of course, is my sentimental favorite! 

Image of Capetown via Jen Huang Photography

If you could purchase any 3 dream items right now what would you pick? 
A 1st edition of Ezra Pound’s poems for my husband
A fully installed home library on par with this
An Alberto Giacometti sculpture or drawing

Who are a few of your favorite pinners?
That’s easy! You, Maia, or course! And I’m Revolting, C Reyes, Jonathan Lo, Aaron de Simone, Lauren Santo Domingo, *Holmberg, Eujin Rhee, 5.oo h, there are so many! 

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