Thursday, August 30, 2007

OM home in the Blogs

Thank you to everyone for their support of our new 4490 line and the bathroom from which the line is based.

Toronto Craft Alert
Moving to Toronto would be so much harder if it wasn't for the super nice blogger Jen and her chock full o' resources blog, Toronto Craft Alert. She was kind enough to post our tradeshow bulletin, Thanks Jen!

Thanks also to Jan over at Poppytalk for her posting. Her continued support of OM home and other independent designers is amazing! She's taking it to the next level with her new venture, Poppytalk Handmade, a wonderful opportunity for people like me to get some exposure to her ever growing readership.

The lovely Victoria over at sfgirlbybay was also kind enough to post our tradeshow announcement. A visit to her blog is worth it to see pictures of her beautiful apartment. Thanks for the posting, Victoria!

Thanks also to:
  • Browner Brown: A delightful blog by Elizabeth from Oakland, she has some great Etsy picks as well
  • Designed for Living: A very comprehensive blog that extends beyond design into clothing and food as well. I gotsta try one of her recipes
  • Kix Inredningskoll: A swedish blog, I don't know what it says, but it looks positive, lots! of! exclamation! points!!
  • OM home on GTA Yoga

    A very delayed thank you to Rajen over at the all new GTA yoga website for adding us to their yoga style page. This is a very comprehensive guide to all the GTA yoga studios, I think there are 10 studios just up the street from me so I imagine putting this guide together was exhausting! Hope they got a chance to unwind at one of the studios... hope I get a chance to unwind at one of them too.


    Monday, August 27, 2007

    OM home at NYIGF

    The NYIGF was an amazing experience! Being at the show was a proud moment for me, a testament to how far I've come and it was also an incredibly humbling experience for me, I have such a long way to go!

    I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of people at the show, both exhibitors and attendees. But I took the time to walk the show a bit and I think meeting other designers was the real highlight for me. There are so many talented people out there, I felt honored to be a part of the crowd.

    For the most part though, I stayed in my booth, we were right by the cafeteria so after lunch the booth was buzzing with activity! We had press and buyers come by and even some faces we recognize. Hmm, I think it was the painting that got everyone's attention as they walked by the booth!

    Thank you to Sanj for taking the pictures (among soooooo many other things), check out more pictures from the show here. Thank you to Rohini, Sameet and Sangi for helping out as well!

    I'm taking a trip to India in October to check in and can't wait for all the new sourcing opportunities there. We'll launch our new line of bedding and other exciting stuff at the next tradeshow so stay tuned for lots of exciting updates!

    Friday, August 24, 2007

    It's not all work!

    I sat down an hour ago to upload pictures from the NYIGF but I played hooky instead. Sanj and I just took a bike ride in the rain, it was wonderfully .... wet. Sometimes I need a reminder that it's not all about work.

    So this weekend, don't rush inside if it's raining, enjoy a summer shower with someone you love.

    Have a great weekend!

    Sale at Etsy!

    We're selling off some of our inventory to make room for new ones! Check out our Etsy Shop for more information or to purchase the items!

    Retro Mustang Mullen Street Pillows

    14x14 Pillows for only $35 down from $60
    18x18 Pillows for only $50 down from $80
    One of our most popular pillows! Due to popular request, we're reissuing these pillows in a high quality linen. These pillows are made with a soft, plush cotton and hand embroidered with exquisite detail. Poly Filled Insert.

    Natural Mullen Street Pillows
    14x14 Pillows for only $35 down from $60
    18x18 Pillows for only $50 down from $80
    These pillows have sold very well for us but we're focusing the Mullen Street Line in a more Retro vibe (browns, oranges, beiges). These pillows are made with a soft, plush cotton and hand embroidered with exquisite detail. Poly Filled Insert.

    Bright White Mullen Street Pillows 14x14 Pillows SOLD OUT
    18x18 Pillows for only $50 down from $80
    These pillows also sold very well for us but since we're refocusing the Mullen St line, these must go! Like before, these pillows are made with a soft, plush cotton and hand embroidered with exquisite detail. Poly Filled Insert.

    Thursday, August 23, 2007

    Radio Interview!

    We're still recovering from the amazing experience we had at the NYIGF last week (photos to come), but I'm too excited to wait to post the radio interview I had yesterday with Dr Vidushi Babber on Voice Over America.

    Since she's a doctor, much of her show focuses on women's health issues by sharing her own experiences and advice as well as those of her expert guests (not me). She also does a segment interviewing positive role models who have successfully balanced various aspects of their lives (me)!

    Ironing pillows and shipping out orders is far from glamorous, so it was wonderful to step out of the daily grind of running a business and speak a little about the positive side of following my dreams. I am incredibly flattered to be considered a role model and thank Dr Babber for the opportunity!

    I was so nervous before the show, I forgot to record it! Luckily, my doting father remembered, have a listen. Be sure to tune in next week at 10:45 EST for my dear friend Rachna Vohra's interview, she definitely fits the bill of a positive role model!

    Saturday, August 4, 2007

    OM home on Design*Sponge

    Thanks to Grace for posting information about our new line! Thanks also to Desi Dish (formerly the Daily Desi), Cuteable, Indie Love and the Indie Guest for their posts a few weeks back!

    Thursday, August 2, 2007

    NYIGF Preview

    I'm so excited about our new products, I just couldn't wait to post a little sneak preview. If you remember our bathroom ceiling mural, then these pillows will look familiar. Named after our apartment (number), we'll be officially launching the new luxury "4490" line at the NYIGF next week.

    Here's a closeup view of the AMAZING artistry of zardozi embroidery. Dating back to the Mughal Empire via Persian influence, the thread is actually metallic!

    If you're coming to the show, please come by and say hi, Handmade Lobby Booth 1D209, August 11-15 at the Jacob Javits Center. Check out the website for more information about the 4490 line. Hope you like!