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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

A New Idea for a Tough Economy: The Blu Dot Swap Meet

Becky

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We love to keep track of all of the creative things one of our favorite and original Design Public vendors Blu Dot is up to. For the next few days (through March 11)  you can catch them at their creative Blu Dot Swap Meet. Bid on trading services, collections, and “whatnot” for pieces of Blu Dot furniture. While for selfish purposes, we’d rather you just buy them from us, we love this idea so much we’re going to pass the info along to you.

Here are the Deets:

Are you a fan of modern furniture but not so much a fan of money? At the Blu Dot Swap Meet, you can trade your amazing talents or odd collections into your very own piece of Blu Dot.

No cash? Who cares! Here’s how it works:

  1. Pick out any Blu Dot item you want. Come up with an interesting offer (collections, creations, talents, taxidermy, etc.) and upload it to this site between February 28 – March 11, 2011. (If you submit a video, keep it under five minutes.)
  2. Check this site throughout the period to see the status of your bid. Blu Dot may like it enough to swap, or may want you to up the ante.
  3. If your bid becomes a successful swap, you will be additionally notified via email.

PLEASE NOTE: Sorry- no minors allowed. One bid per piece of Blu Dot furniture. Blu Dot will not accept human babies, “self love” videos, and/or mean/inappropriate things. In other words, be creative but don’t be stupid.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The Real Good Chair Experiment

Becky

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Blu Dot always catches my attention by doing something creative. Starting on Wednesday, they will begin The Real Good Chair Experiment, tracking Real Good Chairs on a journey through N.Y.C. You will be able to follow the chairs in real time here.

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Friday, August 7th, 2009

Facebook Faves on Fridays

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This week’s Blu Dot at Home winner that I saw via following Blu Dot on facebook is wonderful. Couchoid is hanging out with a Strut Coffee Table in a very white room. Hey, is that some Vitra Algue hanging in the background?

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Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Organize: The Bedroom

Ali

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Blu Dot Nook Bed
If I were to show you a photo of my bedroom you just might question my ability to work for Design Public. I have one of the smallest bedrooms known to man…a room we now refer to as a shoebox rather than bedroom…and in our shoebox one misplaced item creates a bona fide tornado scene. I have grand visions with how I want to Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Blu Dot Catalog and House Tour in Met Home

Ali

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When the new Blu Dot catalogs come out each year I always try to imagine what sort of spaces they are using for the photo shoots (I am a photo dork). Are they in a studio? Are they in a home? What streets are they in? Oh, and of course, where is the lighting coming from and what sort of photo setup might they be using (ok, a major photo dork). We get a great glimpse of what they had to work with this year with their video outtakes from the shoot, but Antoi spotted even more insight. She noticed the same Son of a Bench catalog scene as what is featured in the home tour in Metropolitan Home’s November issue…

See the before (from the photo shoot):

blu dot son of a bench

And the after (in the Metropolitan Home article):

I could totally get sucked in and spend a few hours trying to find more common photos from the catalog and home tour. Gotta work, Ali. Gotta work!

Robbie and Patti Soskin…your home is BEAUTIFUL!

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