Wednesday, August 11, 2010

yes, you need a social media strategy

*before we even get started with this post, we have to give you an obligatory disclosure: hailey works at a PR firm in the digital media department.. if you know where she works, great. if you don't know where she works, even better. for all intents and purposes, it doesn't really matter.

The SmartBlog on Social Media postured: "Do you really need a social media strategy?" in their weekly reader poll. (You can read the results here.) It seems in recent months, that there has been this on-going debate that is starting to bubble to the surface about the merits of social media strategy. Do you need it? How do you do it? Where do you participate? Is it right for my company/brand/cause/product?

This is my answer: yes.
(Continued after the jump.)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

a curated life : takeaways from the latest lonny

hot of the presses is the august/september issue of lonny mag - one of our all time favorite design mags. 

recently, we've been circling around the idea of a curated life. we've been known to remind friends moving into their first apartments/houses that "life is a collection." this sentiment is actually part of what went into naming this blog. the things around you, at least in our decorating philosophy, are parts of memories. the people in your life you've collected and are a part of your life - that you have curated for yourself. 

we prefer to decorate with items that have memories attached to them, and that are a little quirky. what you surround yourself with should be an extension of yourself, your personality, what you are passionate about, what you love. 

so, with that philosophy in mind, we were happy to see a lonny full of personalized collections. sure, you could arbitrarily "get the look" in any of the photos in lonny, as well as any other interior decorating mag, or just any picture - it's easy to break it apart and go buy similar pieces. but we think it's so much more satisfying to bring a collection together. and sometimes you don't even realize you have a collection until you are inspired to mimic what is strewn on the pages of your favorite magazine. 

check out our takeaways after the jump!

Monday, August 9, 2010

inspired closet space

these make us want to have collections...of anything. 

tell us: do you collect anything? is your closet a little glamorous - or just a closet?

pictures 1-7, sources unkown, picture 8 lonny mag - if you know where the pics are please let us know so we can source them!!! 

Friday, August 6, 2010

an open letter to twitter

Dear Twitter and The-Powers-That-Be:

We are writing to you today to encourage you to add more servers.

For the love of god, please add more servers! It makes our jobs very challenging when the fail whale pops up and stays there for hours on end.

the fail whale is iconic. don't let it be cliche.




Thursday, August 5, 2010