Monday, October 27, 2008

UPDATE ON DECORATI PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE INFLUENCE OF THE DESIGN BLOGGER

What fun I had participating on Shane Reilly's Decorati sponsored panel at the Jerry Pair showroom in the D and D Building. Each blogger came from a different vantage point and added their perspective to the talk. We are all inspired by different things. Some of us are on the computer all day fielding submissions while others are out and about. It really comes down to covering what you are passionate about and your distinct point of view. We all agreed we write our blogs out of love--- not for money! The room was filled with great guests, from editors at House Beautiful to the leading home PR gurus. Thank you Shane for asking me to be a part of this dialog on a brave new world--blogging.

Photo Courtesy of Decorati
Panelists were: interior designer and Shane's Studio blogger Shane Reilly also founder of Decorati; Michael Devine who covers design parties on The Devine Life; Ronda Carmen of Allthebestblog; me for Stylebeat; and Grace Bonney of design*sponge

Create your own blog on Decorati and sign on to use this great design resource. Offering over 400 trade-only manufacturers and showrooms in one place, Decorati is a shopping site offering a vast selection of new and antique furniture and decorative arts, and the private collections of interior designers. Designers can email their clients pieces they have preselected, get tear sheets and print them. Consumers can browse, find an interior designer, and send their designer pieces they like. In addition, designers can add their rooms and featured Decorati pieces will be listed. A great new feature shows most viewed and requested products of the week.

1 comment:

Shane Reilly said...

Thanks Marisa! You added a lot to the panel, we all learned from you. Your blog is a great contribution to the world of design. Best, shane