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Olio celebrates anniversary by launching new design blog

August 13, 2009
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Before we opened our brick and mortar to the public, we had handdrawn signs up on the windows during the buildout.  One of the posters read, “Everything has a story.” Two years later, we no longer have a physical space, but the statement we scrawled on a piece of poster paper still rings true today about who we are and what we’re passionate about- storytelling.

We have spent the last three months redesigning our website to promote the stories of  local, independent designers and artisans.  We made a short film, added designer bios and photos, and have narrowed our collection of vendors to only a select few.  We have gotten a lot of positive feedback, and Korinne and I plan to continue to curate online shows and seek out the best fairly made products we can find for our customers.

Although the e-commerce site has been a great platform to showcase fresh and innovative designs, Korinne and I are still looking for ways to share more amazing stories and creative ideas with our followers.  So, starting in a few weeks, oliounited.com will become the site for our new design blog focused on smart and modern day living.

We are so excited to share with you some of the behind-the-scene stories and projects, including our own home makeovers.  We also plan on having regular guest writers and featured studio visits on local artists and designers. Our plan is to generate some new ideas for our readers, to connect people to people, and to start dialoguing about ways to improve the quality of our lives and the environment we live in.

If you’d like to get the latest on our blog project, you can sign up for our mailing list here.

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