Barn & Willow

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You’re going to want to see the rest of this striking mid-19th-century London home, shared by designer Harriet Anstruther and her husband, the photographer Henry Bourne.
As T’s design editor Pilar Viladas writes, “Wherever you look, traditional is engaged in conversation with modern, old furniture and art with new, and bold colors with white walls.”

Beautiful elegant traditional yet modern

tmagazine:

You’re going to want to see the rest of this striking mid-19th-century London home, shared by designer Harriet Anstruther and her husband, the photographer Henry Bourne.

As T’s design editor Pilar Viladas writes, “Wherever you look, traditional is engaged in conversation with modern, old furniture and art with new, and bold colors with white walls.”

Beautiful elegant traditional yet modern

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Having  worked within the ecommerce space for several years and talking to early stage  ecommerce startups I have realized that building “Exclusivity” for your  product is the most crucial aspect of building a great e-commerce brand. No  one likes to feel like they own something that is randomly seen  anywhere and everywhere and this is true for everything we own -  clothes, accessories, shoes, home furnishings and so on. (cars also - Tesla is exclusive no doubt about that). One of the recent examples that come to mind is Bonobos - they have done a great job in creating exclusivity around men’s apparel design and that I think is one of the key reasons of their success - of course overall execution, customer support etc play a huge part.  Gilt has always managed to maintain the air of exclusivity for their users.I  always feel exclusive when someone notices my leather boots or  earrings or ring and asks me where I bought it from. I don’t think I  would get that a lot if I buy mostly from the stores in the malls  (nothing against those brands and I do buy from them). But what I mean  is exclusive design and quality are things you would  probably get at unique store/brands who specialize in exclusive  offerings. Price is something that is dependent on a lot of other  factors but I think exclusivity demands a certain price point and  customers are ready to pay that extra bit for it. I have believed in the 3Cs of E-commerce - Convenience, Customization and Cost and I think for the next wave of ecommerce these are key but I think I would like to add an E to that for “Exclusivity”

Having  worked within the ecommerce space for several years and talking to early stage  ecommerce startups I have realized that building “Exclusivity” for your  product is the most crucial aspect of building a great e-commerce brand.

No  one likes to feel like they own something that is randomly seen  anywhere and everywhere and this is true for everything we own -  clothes, accessories, shoes, home furnishings and so on. (cars also - Tesla is exclusive no doubt about that). One of the recent examples that come to mind is Bonobos - they have done a great job in creating exclusivity around men’s apparel design and that I think is one of the key reasons of their success - of course overall execution, customer support etc play a huge part.  Gilt has always managed to maintain the air of exclusivity for their users.

I  always feel exclusive when someone notices my leather boots or  earrings or ring and asks me where I bought it from. I don’t think I  would get that a lot if I buy mostly from the stores in the malls  (nothing against those brands and I do buy from them). But what I mean  is exclusive design and quality are things you would  probably get at unique store/brands who specialize in exclusive  offerings. Price is something that is dependent on a lot of other  factors but I think exclusivity demands a certain price point and  customers are ready to pay that extra bit for it.
I have believed in the 3Cs of E-commerce - Convenience, Customization and Cost and I think for the next wave of ecommerce these are key but I think I would like to add an E to that for “Exclusivity”

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Nice home location for photo shoot

Need a nice home location for my website’s product photo shoot. For the initial website launch we will be offering custom made very high end Belgian linen drapes and for the photo shoot I need a home with hardwood floors and a nice French door/window where we can hang the drapes and take the photographs.
I am looking to get something like restoration hardware: http://media.restorationhardware.com/is/image/rhis/prod1159311?$l-pd1$&illum=0
Since I am funding all of this myself I am trying to avoid huge costs that professional studios are asking for (in the range of 5K-10k)

Please contact me if you can help me find a home location or can let me use your/your friend’s house for the photoshoot

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Looking for a photographer

In the last year and half not much progress has been made for Barn & Willow. But in the last 2 months there has been some progress - I got the Belgian Linen drapes manufactured, set up the operations and now very close to launching our official website.

The only thing holding us from launching the website is product photographs. I am looking to get photographs taken for the drapes for the website.

Need a rockstar photographer in the SF/bay area who could take the drape photographs. Also looking for a nice home location for the photo shoot.

I feel I am just a few weeks away from launching our official barnandwillow.com site.

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