Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday Short: Sometimes, you need a boost

Image courtesy of Orthopedic Chairs

As we've mentioned, each 15-18 minute podcast is the result of a 30-45 minute discussion on the topic at hand. Obviously, a lot gets left on the "cutting room" floor after editing. We thought it would be fun to share some of the outtakes as well - things we found funny but maybe off topic, or nuggets of useful information that are worth sharing, but didn't find a home in the final cut.

This first Saturday Short was a segment of our conversation on Designing For the Sexes where we started to discuss men and recliners, a certain national brand and the ugly factor of many such products. And, for the record, the chair above - which I'm now reminded is called a "Lift Chair" - is NOT the chair being discussed in the segment. I would have been thrilled to find something that looked like the above when it was needed.

Enjoy!

Friday, May 29, 2009

On Design: Designing for the Sexes

"Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden" by Titian

It's the true "he said/she said" dilemma - negotiating between two spouses - who do we listen to, are they even listening to each other and how to create balance and get the most out of the client/designer relationship.

What about you? Have you ever snuck a little something in the back door???

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

BLOGGING - Tips On How To Grow An Audience



SKIRTED ROUNDTABLE - WEEK SIX:

This week's blogging topic takes up where last week's topic left off: how to grow an audience. We just had soooo much to say on this subject, we needed more than 15 minutes! On this podcast, listen as Linda, Megan and Joni share their concrete tips on how to get more readers and increase the traffic on your blog.

Listen here:





NOTE: This week's Design Topic is "Designing for the Sexes" - how to deal with male clients, especially when the wife and husband are not in agreement! This podcast should be online by Thursday. AND look for our first guest host joining the Skirted Roundtable in the next few weeks. We think you are really going to enjoy our first guest!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

On Design: Art Schmart

Megan, Joni and Linda discuss our views on hanging art on walls, the “gallery space”, matching art to interiors, and family photos as art. This tame sounding subject gives rise to some heated views on what constitutes art, mistakes people make and why your family photos just don't interest some people all that much!

We're looking forward to what you all have to say on the subject!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blogging - Finding an audience, finding a voice



Welcome to Week Five of the Skirted Roundtable. The Blogging Topic this week is "Blogging Without an Audience and Finding Your Voice" This intriguing topic - something every single blogger deals with - was sent to us by Victoria who writes the blog Art House Design. If you have a specific question you want us to address, please leave a comment. We are processing all the requests and will try to answer them one by one.

The Interior Design Topic this week is "Hanging and Displaying Art." A highly personal topic, we give our views on how high to hang a painting, how to display photographs and we hotly debate whether art should match the interior! Don't miss it!!!!

As always, thank you so much for tuning in - we hope you are enjoying the Roundtable talks enough to return for the next installment!!


Linda, Megan and Joni





Wednesday, May 13, 2009

To Ad or Not To Ad - Advertising in Blogland

Joni, Megan and Linda discuss advertising on blogs - are they good or bad? Do they diminish the voice of the blogger? We also chat about other forms of promotion - products, events and book reviews.

If you're a blogger, do you accept ads and what is your criteria? And if you chose not to, why not?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Everything You Wanted To Know About Paint



This week on The Skirted Roundtable, Linda, Megan and Joni talk about choosing a paint color for the interior of your house. We would love to have you listen in on the discussion and then leave your comments about your favorite paint colors - or paint colors to totally avoid!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

On Design: Decorating On a Budget

'vase - flea market find'
photo credit, megan arquette






NOTE: the player has the slows today - so be patient! Thanks!!