Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Skirted Roundtable on Digital Shelter Magazines PLUS a One King's Lane Shopping Spree Giveaway!!

artwork courtesy of TSevis

On this week's podcast, Joni, Megan and Linda chatted about the state of digital Shelter Magazines-how they are to read, the big ones vs. little, their business models and how the heck does one remember to virtually pick it up again if it's not sitting on the coffee table?? [Note: there is a great business idea in there for some enterprising person...]

Among the publications we talked about are: Lonny, Rue, Nesting Newbies, High Gloss (launching 2011), Anthology, Sweet Paul, Ivy & Piper, Covet Garden, Array, Pure Green Living, Matchbook Magazine (launching 2011), Pigtown*Design and ::Surroundings::.

Ironically, while chatting about new media and technology, we had several technological problems of our own. First Joni crashed, so Megan and Linda chatted about without her. Then Joni came back on, and Linda crashed. Linda makes the recordings, so we lost much of what we recorded. So we postponed till the next night. So, this is all to say that this recording is a little more disjointed than others because we couldn't remember what we'd previously discussed. We also found it harder to maintain focus on the conversation thread without the magazines in our hands-which we thought was telling. 

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Also, just in time for the holidays, we're very excited that Skirted Roundtable sponsor One King's Lane has offered a $200 Shopping Spree on their site to one of our listeners!!! All you have to do is visit their website (registration is free if you're not already registered) and poke around and come back here and let us know in the comments what you would buy if you win the Shopping Spree! Very simple. One lucky person will be drawn from all the comments. NOTE: Please make sure you leave your email address, or link to you blog with your contact info so we can get in touch if you are the winner!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

All the way from Belgium, chatting with Greet LeFevre of Beligan Pearls

(Oops, somehow when updating this post with the new podcast player, it got republished with today's date. This interview originally took place in November, 2010. ~ LM)

Greet Lefevre with her husband Jan (l) and brother Stefaan (r)

The week, we chatted with the lovely Greet LeFevre of the Begian Pearls blog. Greet is an accomplished interior designer whose family business LeFevre Interiors has been in the custom cabinet making business in Belgium since the 1890's. The business is now run by Greet, her husband Jan and brother Stefaan. We chatted with Greet about Belgian design and its influences, her views on the current popularity of Belgian style here in the States and her blog Belgian Pearls.