Using Google’s totally ingenious drag and drop image search tools to find original poster or similiar items may be nothing new but I’ve recently become obsessed with doing this using my own stuff. Hence today’s challenge – Google your room! If you love your bedroom but hate your blander-version-of-boring dining room you simply snap a shot of your bedroom, drag and drop it into Google, run a search for similiar items and voila you have a flurry of ideas to kick off your re-design. I also like this idea for roomates trying to blend styles, take a snap of one roomate’s room then run the algorithm and sit together to pick out a new style that complements you both. (bonus points if you put all your stuff together and let the computer meld your details. It does this based on various points, largely color.)
Also read this Apartment Therapy article for more info on Google’s algorithmic designer!