Welcome to Pinboard to Dashboard, the design inspiration project presented by Buick  Encore. Debuting in early 2013, the Buick Encore is a first-of-its-kind small luxury crossover.

The Encore is finely crafted like a Swiss watch, tech-savvy like your dream entertainment center and agile enough to maneuver through and park on any narrow city street. The vehicle boasts premium materials, ingenious design, flexible storage and purposeful technology.
Ten of the top design, fashion, food and lifestyle bloggers traveled to Detroit, MI for an exclusive trip behind the scenes of the Buick Design Center.


After meeting the design team and exploring the vehicle, each blogger developed a Pinterest board showcasing how the Buick Encore speaks to their personal style and life passions.
Explore their inspirations here.

Five designs have been selected as finalists and one of these personalized, customized Encores will be brought to life at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

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Welcome to Pinboard to Dashboard, the design inspiration project presented by Buick  Encore. Debuting in early 2013, the Buick Encore is a first-of-its-kind small luxury crossover.

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The Encore is finely crafted like a Swiss watch, tech-savvy like your dream entertainment center and agile enough to maneuver through and park on any narrow city street. The vehicle boasts premium materials, ingenious design, flexible storage and purposeful technology.

Ten of the top design, fashion, food and lifestyle bloggers traveled to Detroit, MI for an exclusive trip behind the scenes of the Buick Design Center.

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After meeting the design team and exploring the vehicle, each blogger developed a Pinterest board showcasing how the Buick Encore speaks to their personal style and life passions.

Explore their inspirations here.

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Five designs have been selected as finalists and one of these personalized, customized Encores will be brought to life at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

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In October 2012, Buick launched the Pinboard to Dashboard program as part of the Buick Encore launch. Ten of the top design, fashion, food and lifestyle bloggers traveled to Detroit, MI for an exclusive trip behind the scenes of the Buick Design Center.
After meeting the design team and exploring the vehicle, each blogger developed a Pinterest board showcasing how the Buick Encore speaks to their personal style and life passions.
Five designs were then selected as finalists and shared with lifestyle editors to cast their vote for one leading concept.
Michael Wurm Jr.’s pinboard was chosen in December 2012 as the inspiration for the Buick design team. His personalized, stylized Encore was brought to life this week at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
Wurm shared, “My design was all bright happy colors and I’m glad the editors enjoyed that.”
The Buick design team used the imagery from Michael’s pinboard to create unique interior and exterior Encore design concepts. Designer Melissa Puppos said, “This is the fun part of being a designer. I took Michael’s images and made my own inspiration board. The aqua and honey tones really stood out. I tried to incorporate those into my own 2D art.”





Fellow designer Ven Lai explained, “What Michael did that we found awakening and challenging was to take the customer outdoors. We fell in love with the theme of going outdoors for the customer and we really implemented it. From a design perspective, Michael’s vision and pinboard really elevated the brand for a youthful demographic.”
Want to learn more about the Buick design process? Come behind the scenes with the Buick design team to learn how they turned Michael’s inspirations into 2D design concepts: 

In October 2012, Buick launched the Pinboard to Dashboard program as part of the Buick Encore launch. Ten of the top design, fashion, food and lifestyle bloggers traveled to Detroit, MI for an exclusive trip behind the scenes of the Buick Design Center.

After meeting the design team and exploring the vehicle, each blogger developed a Pinterest board showcasing how the Buick Encore speaks to their personal style and life passions.

Five designs were then selected as finalists and shared with lifestyle editors to cast their vote for one leading concept.

Michael Wurm Jr.’s pinboard was chosen in December 2012 as the inspiration for the Buick design team. His personalized, stylized Encore was brought to life this week at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

Wurm shared, “My design was all bright happy colors and I’m glad the editors enjoyed that.”

The Buick design team used the imagery from Michael’s pinboard to create unique interior and exterior Encore design concepts. Designer Melissa Puppos said, “This is the fun part of being a designer. I took Michael’s images and made my own inspiration board. The aqua and honey tones really stood out. I tried to incorporate those into my own 2D art.”

Fellow designer Ven Lai explained, “What Michael did that we found awakening and challenging was to take the customer outdoors. We fell in love with the theme of going outdoors for the customer and we really implemented it. From a design perspective, Michael’s vision and pinboard really elevated the brand for a youthful demographic.”

Want to learn more about the Buick design process? Come behind the scenes with the Buick design team to learn how they turned Michael’s inspirations into 2D design concepts: 

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Katie Rodgers hails from Atlanta, GA but currently resides in Cambridge, MA. Her blog, Paper Fashion, is where her sketch book comes to life.

Katie creates the most delicate, intricate and elegant illustrations inspired by her mood, the weather, fashion and more. Katie’s Buick Encore is a luxurious mix of black, white, red, metallic and shimmer.
She envisions arriving to glamorous holiday season events in her Encore. Click on her pinboard to see more of her inspiration:

Katie Rodgers hails from Atlanta, GA but currently resides in Cambridge, MA. Her blog, Paper Fashion, is where her sketch book comes to life.

Katie Rodgers

Katie creates the most delicate, intricate and elegant illustrations inspired by her mood, the weather, fashion and more. Katie’s Buick Encore is a luxurious mix of black, white, red, metallic and shimmer.

She envisions arriving to glamorous holiday season events in her Encore. Click on her pinboard to see more of her inspiration:

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Julie Deily’s greatest pleasure in life is testing a new recipe. She shares her culinary adventures on her blog, The Little Kitchen.

After meeting the Buick Encore, Julie was inspired to whip up a batch of cupcakes showcasing her vision for the customized color palette for her Encore.

Julie longs to take the car on a road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway in California with her husband and their dogs. Click on her pinboard to see more of her inspiration:

Julie Deily’s greatest pleasure in life is testing a new recipe. She shares her culinary adventures on her blog, The Little Kitchen.

After meeting the Buick Encore, Julie was inspired to whip up a batch of cupcakes showcasing her vision for the customized color palette for her Encore.

Julie longs to take the car on a road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway in California with her husband and their dogs. Click on her pinboard to see more of her inspiration:

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Living on the west coast, outside of Portland, OR, Shannon Ables is all about living a lovely, stylish, delicious and fulfilling life. Shannon’s blog, The Simply Luxurious Life, coaches its readers on how to make the most of every day.


Shannon’s Buick Encore combines soft white colors with rich brown leathers. She’d like to drive north to Seattle while listening to David McCullough’s John Adams audio book.  

Living on the west coast, outside of Portland, OR, Shannon Ables is all about living a lovely, stylish, delicious and fulfilling life. Shannon’s blog, The Simply Luxurious Life, coaches its readers on how to make the most of every day.

Shannon’s Buick Encore combines soft white colors with rich brown leathers. She’d like to drive north to Seattle while listening to David McCullough’s John Adams audio book.  



Michael Wurm, Jr. of St. Marys, PA has a keen eye and a passion for interior design.  When he isn’t redecorating rooms or designing stunning holiday season décor, he is the king of all things DIY.

Michael’s blog, Inspired by Charm, is the one-stop shop for magnificent design and décor. Click on his pinboard to see more of his inspiration:

Michael’s dream Buick Encore is a nod to the Buick models of the past mixed with modern technology. He wishes for an Encore with a turquoise exterior and a bright yellow leather interior that he plans to take on a cross-country road trip.


He’ll be singing along to Adele, Taylor Swift, Brandi Carlisle and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals as he criss-crosses the United States.

Michael Wurm

Michael Wurm, Jr. of St. Marys, PA has a keen eye and a passion for interior design.  When he isn’t redecorating rooms or designing stunning holiday season décor, he is the king of all things DIY.

Michael’s blog, Inspired by Charm, is the one-stop shop for magnificent design and décor. Click on his pinboard to see more of his inspiration:

Michael’s dream Buick Encore is a nod to the Buick models of the past mixed with modern technology. He wishes for an Encore with a turquoise exterior and a bright yellow leather interior that he plans to take on a cross-country road trip.

He’ll be singing along to Adele, Taylor Swift, Brandi Carlisle and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals as he criss-crosses the United States.

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Originally from the windy city of Chicago, but now a resident of Manhattan, Jessica Sturdy is the blonde beauty behind the fashion and style blog, Bows and Sequins.

A lover of all things shiny and sparkly, Jessica created a jewel-tone trifecta for her custom Encore centered around three colors: Midnight Sapphire, Amethyst Plum and British Emerald. Jessica dreams of taking her Encore upstate for some autumn leaf peeping.

Originally from the windy city of Chicago, but now a resident of Manhattan, Jessica Sturdy is the blonde beauty behind the fashion and style blog, Bows and Sequins.

A lover of all things shiny and sparkly, Jessica created a jewel-tone trifecta for her custom Encore centered around three colors: Midnight Sapphire, Amethyst Plum and British Emerald. Jessica dreams of taking her Encore upstate for some autumn leaf peeping.

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