Monday, March 24, 2008

First Day of Spring Increase

I have heard there is power to using the correct keywords in the headline of your blog... and now I have seen it firsthand. Last year I had a post titled the First Day of Spring. Well this year I had 100 times the amount of hits I usually do - but just on that day.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What a Nightmare!

Someone sent me this image in an email... this DID NOT happen to us! However, I couldn't help sharing!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Neither Rain, Nor Snow...

I just heard a great story about a lodge restoration going on somewhere in Idaho. Apparently Daly's BenMatte is one of the only approved wood finishing products that can be used on the structure - and because this lodge is in the middle of almost nowhere, guess how they product has to be delivered to the lodge by the retailer?
By snowmobile.
6 gallons of product strapped onto the snowmobile for a 35 mile trip, to be exact!
I think this is cool - it's a great visual, and it reminds me that not every place has been homogenized to pieces.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

New Product Coming!

A few weeks ago, I was back East (remember how thrilled I was to tour a paint making facility?). I saw a line of area rugs at a friends paint store - and they really caught my eye: Company C.

Interestingly, the colors in these hand-tufted rugs coordinate beautifully with the C2 Paint palette. Not only are these all natural fiber rugs, they are hand-tufted and hand finished on the edges - plus cotton-backed. But the coolest thing is that they are primarily made in factories in India where no child labor is allowed, and the factory provides schooling for the employees kids.

So not only do the rugs feel good to your toes, you feel good knowing you are buying a product that doesn't give you a 'bargain' to the detriment of someone else.

The pricing of these rugs is very comparable to pricing I've seen in catalogs and in stores - plus the designs are not cookie-cutter, they have a very unique design perspective with their products.

As a bonus, they also make decorative pillows and bedding. Nice!!!

I'll let you know when we are up-and-running with these. The rep was showing us the samples yesterday, and we had customers ripping them out of our hands, wanting to get going. That's a good sign.