In Brief: Meet Mike Friton, Pinterest Raises $200 Million, IMG for Sale, Adieu ALT

• Nike veteran Mike Friton gets his close-up in “The Innovator” (above), a video portrait by Portland-based Cineastas.

• Elsewhere in visually astute videos, Scott “The Sartorialist” Schumann paused in his prowling the streets for stylish sportcoats to interview Magnum photographer Steve McCurry. Click here to watch part one of the five-part chat.

• Pinterest has raised a new $200 million round of funding. The cash infusion brings the virtual scrapbooking company’s valuation up to $2.5 billion.

• Look for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week parent company IMG to change hands. Private equity firm Forstmann Little & Co. is planning to sell the sports and modeling talent agency.

Adieu, Mondays with André. Vogue‘s very own caped crusader, André Leon Talley, is leaving the magazine.

• In NYC next week? Don’t miss Monday’s conversation about new directions in digital publishing with Triple Canopy’s first designers-in-residence, the Zurich-based duo of Anthon Astrom and Lukas Zimmer. Details here.

• Architect, designer, and writer Lance Hosey recently took to The New York Times op-ed page to explore “a revolution in the science of design” that is helping to explain what makes good design so appealing–in other words why we love beautiful things.

• Too cool for needlepoint? Try voodoo embroidery.