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http://ofironandoak.com

Whats going on all, I recently launched a website called of Iron & Oak. We're a website focused on dissolving the polarizing groups of interior design. We are also involved in mens lifestyle discussion.

 

I'm looking for any feedback on the content/design/site or topics you'd like to see us talk about.

Thanks!

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Wine as Decor

Another really cool idea, for the man thats proud of his wines, or just needs a place to put the bottles. Implement your wine collection as part of your wall decoration. It would look best above a table, or amongst another floating wall fixture. Its a fresh concept and popping up at a bunch of different stores with different designs.

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post #3 of 16
that design is not suited to earthquake country.
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oh snap!








no wait, seriously, won't at least one of those bottles crack at some point?
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Pretty basic, how about devling a little deeper into good design and how to organize your space. I think it's less about having an eames lounge and more about how to coordinate a room or combine styles to make your own style.

Great to know that Edison bulbs are cool, better to know that they go well in a room with a brick interior wall and less so in a place with drywall.
post #6 of 16
one word terrible
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one word terrible

Would have had more effect had you said just, terrible. Or... one word, terrible.

 

But could you go into your opinion a little further. I'm looking for constructive criticism, not childish remarks.

 

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Pretty basic, how about devling a little deeper into good design and how to organize your space. I think it's less about having an eames lounge and more about how to coordinate a room or combine styles to make your own style.
Great to know that Edison bulbs are cool, better to know that they go well in a room with a brick interior wall and less so in a place with drywall.

 

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. You're right. Most of our writers lack experience in interior design, so we're all working on becoming more knowledgeable. We recently had an unforseen traffic overload with over 15,000 views in one day so we're really just trying to churn out content at this point.

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But could you go into your opinion a little further. I'm looking for constructive criticism, not childish remarks.


Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. You're right. Most of our writers lack experience in interior design, so we're all working on becoming more knowledgeable. We recently had an unforseen traffic overload with over 15,000 views in one day so we're really just trying to churn out content at this point.


Gladly.

Why start a blog about a subject, you don't know alot about, besides interest, you aren't exactly the best source of knowledge.

Most good design blog's are run by people who work in interior design or furniture, so they have a good deal of experience (I'm talking about tumblr here).

The wine rack posted higher up, was cool 5< years ago, if not more, home depot'esque shops sells them for 20$.

The photography in show our own home post, isn't up to par of what it should be for a (semi)pro blog, it most of all reminds me of a mix between a tourist shot and a teenage girl taking photo class.

How to make it better, you ask:

Titles like "Your Walls Suck, Let’s Fix that" are a bit bro, to say the least and will put a lot of people of.
You need to be more up on current and upcoming trends and products, instead of going back in time.
last but not least SOURCE your pictures, sourcing a tumblr is not good enough, you need the original source or the source can sue you.
post #9 of 16
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^^^ all valid and fair, thank you very much.

post #10 of 16
Also, you have shitty taste in everything.
post #11 of 16
You also use "shit" and "ass" too often.
post #12 of 16
Why are you writing about this if you know nothing about it?
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The Tools Every Man Needs

4.) Hand Screw. Just a Phillips Head should be fine, I’ve never had to use a straight head screwdriver.

lol
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You also use "shit" and "ass" too often.

Yeah that caught my eye as well.
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Why are you writing about this if you know nothing about it?
lol

I lol'ed



It's sort of scary that it's supposed to be an advertising blog for a furniture firm, based on the blog alone, I wouldn't buy anything from them. I find it a little scary, that you work with branding and still make these mistakes, honestly you should know better.
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I suppose I get his idea, but I think rather than taking aim at the well established interior design sources, might be better off simply finding a worthwhile niche and becoming an expert at it. misadventures in interior design such as making proper accommodations for a wall hung TV, or a simple room layout, how to create and procure your own style and how to blend that with the home you live in, so on and so forth.

I'm sure a lot of 20 something do-it-yourselfers woud be interested in knowing a lot of these simple things that are tough to glean from Architectural digest which features homes many steps ahead of most.
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