Five Websites You Should Visit TodayNovember 9, 2011
By Cydney Strommen, Account Director
A smattering of fun, interesting and addicting links for your entertainment. Click, enjoy, and let me know if you have any suggestions!
Pinterest is a “virtual pinboard which lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.” I joined Pinterest a few months ago, and I absolutely love it. It’s great for finding inspiration for my upcoming wedding, as well as new styles, recipes, hair styles, travel destinations, celebrity crushes, you name it. Based on that list, it’s probably not a surprise that Pinterest, which was recently valued through venture financing at $200 million, strikes a chord with the ladies. Run, don’t walk, to Pinterest.
Rent The Runway, founded in 2009 by two second-year grad students at Harvard Business School, is the “premiere designer dress rental destination.” This means that you can rent clothes and accessories from some of the hottest designers, including Herve Leger, Thakoon, and Preen, for a fraction of the cost of buying an item. After a positive review from a friend, I took the jump and rented a Badgley Mischka floor-length gown for a black-tie charity event I went to last month. I had a great experience, and the dress received rave reviews- I’ll definitely be renting again.
Is looking for love difficult because you’re a music snob? Do you judge people by their playlists? If so, Tastebuds is the dating site for you. Based on the idea that “music taste can say a lot about a person and that for some people it is an important factor when choosing a potential partner,” Tastebuds helps single people find people in their area who share the same musical tastes. According to the site, you simply enter three or more of your favorite artists on the site and they’ll find you a suitable match in your area. Bonus: Looking for a date to a concert? Find the show on Tastebuds, click ‘matchmaker,’ and watch the sparks fly.
Suggestions from the Twittersphere:
A submission from @BrenniFresh, Drinkify is a brand new website that gives you a suggested drink to go with whatever music you’re listening to. Created last weekend during Boston’s music hack day, it’s entertaining and also has a sleek design that’s easy on the eyes. Wondering how they have suggestions for all your favorite artists? The site plugs into Last.fm’s API. Smart. Real smart.
Dogs of Instagram
Sent to me by fellow dog lover @elahmed, Dogs of Instagram gives you a daily dose of cuteness. Big dogs, small dogs, dog dogs, this site has them all- captured in the grainy Instagram style that we have known to love. SUPER cute.
Any additions? Drop them in the comments below. And message me on Twitter for the hilarious but slightly NSFW link that I didn’t think Jorg would approve: @cydneyw.