Can online stores replace the in-person shopping experience? It depends on the product. When it comes to rugs sites, such as The Perfect Rug, I don’ think so. But I’m very interested in your opinion. Is this the wave of the future? Can an online carpet site replace the convenience of your local shop? Before I get too far ahead of myself, so let me explain how this works. Read More…
Is it worth the price tag?
From time to time I design room makeovers for readers. Send me your photos, room measurements, tell me your design problems and I’ll create the interior design of your dreams. My Design Dilemmas are free in exchange for posting them.
I take pride in all my design work, so I spend a bit of time on them. That’s why I was interested so see what Designer At Home could design for my living room at the unbelievable price of $299 per room. Read More…
I’ve been playing with my new iPhone App, Mark on Call. Mark sent me a freebie to try it out. Thanks Mark!
This is advertised as a useful tool for professionals. I think it’s a fun thing to play with. I would use it if I was on the road and wanted to play with an idea. I might use it to take notes, or to remind myself of something that inspired me. But I would never use this in front of a client.
First, I don’t want my clients to think their project was designed on my cell phone. More to the point, there are a few things Mark on Call needs to fix before it can be really useful. I need to be able to create my own room configurations and I definitely need to be able to enter exact measurements. The latter is now a little awkward.
Having said that, it is fun to play with and could take the place of my little notepad I carry with me to goof around with ideas. I like the wide variety of furniture. Now I can space-plan a bedroom without worrying about getting the scale correct. Where will the king-sized bed best fit in a room? Now I can figure that out over a cup of coffee.
Also, I often get into “what if” discussions with design buddies. This would be fun to use for that.
As I said, I was given a free copy of Mark On Call. But if I were going to pay for this, I’d probably not spring for the $9.99 it costs. Lower the price to $4.99 and it’s a hit.