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Going Green

 

It’s the same rule for real estate agents as for chiropractors: “dislocation, dislocation, dislocation.”

 

note: I guess this coffee house doesn’t have to worry about painting … pruning maybe … but definitely not painting.

double note:Pssst. Got any weeds?

triple note: sure Starbucks says they are a Green company, but this place looks a lot Greener than them.

quadruple note: I’m going Gangrene, I think that will help the world.

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Today #217

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Displaysment

Matsumoto Craft Fair 2009

 Looking around a big Craft Market on the weekend made me think about “crafting” and “marketing“.

All the crafts on display were topnotch. I wasn’t really interested in a lot of them, but I could appreciate the “craftmanship shape quality of all the vessles and other crafts present“.

The real difference was in the presentation/marketing.

Some artists displayed their stuff like cakes at a bake sale, while others thought a garage sale type layout might best attract attention and buyers.

bad display of a cool item

These things were cool and reasonably priced, but they looked like crap just lying there. Having them on little stands would have been a lot better.

much better angle

Maybe the artist wanted people to pick them up, but you could barely see what they were if you were just walking by.

handle makers are not knobs

Other artists really had a handle on the presentation situation.

There were many good techniques:

Cool Display Units 

cool display

 These would still look good sitting on a table, but the display unit made everything so much better.

What the heck's in there?

This one triggered my curiousity. There were lighting fixtures/lamp things inside. Yes, I did look in all 3 holes.

 

Expensive Cool Stuff Out Front

 cool hats ... but they sold out of everything but the hats

 I don’t think this person sold too many funky hats for $80, but they sold out of all the felt belts and pin-on corsage things that looked like flowers.

 

Grouped Things

Somethings just look better in numbers; lined up, grouped together, lying in bunches, or spread out.

solidarity in numbers

 United we stand, divided we don’t sell … or something like that.

photo opportunity to create interest

 20 together look cool, but maybe the effect will be different when you buy one and put it on your apartment balcony. These were the 2nd most photographed thing at the market. Having 10 people constantly buzzing around your display with cameras can’t be too bad.

colorful things get noticed

 Being colorful always helps.

nicely lined up is nice

Nicely lined up never hurt sales.

Why didn't they have these in the Elementary School Orchestra?

User friendly grouped musical things are begging to be looked at and played. (played term used loosely)

You better buy one because you're kid really likes it ... for 5 minutes.

Things made for kids can’t be too bad.

 

Craft Market people are crafty … sometimes.

 

 

note: the jury is still out on this one.

I've been looking for lemons on chairs!

These people were selling coat hangers made of twine or something. I guess they knew that their product wasn’t so visually stunning.
I think they sold them all though. (the coat hangers, not the chairs with lemons on them)

 

double note: ahhh! The most photographed thing at the Craft Market was …

The Pinky Girls!

The Pinky Girls working for Matsumoto City selling “2 Day Bus Passes“.
I was going to buy some … until I was reminded that I drove to the Market.

 

triple note: How not to sell your stuff …

These artists are sometimes tempermental

don’t sit behind your wares in total despair.

 

quadruple note: I never mentioned the ring/jewelry people because really they don’t need any presentation skills or other help to make people look and buy their stuff.

quintuple note: “location, location, location” didn’t work at this place. The best located stand was a rogue shop on the way to the Craft Fair that 75% of people walked by to and from the Fair.
They were selling crappy factory laquer ware stuff and didn’t get too many sniffs, bites, or second glances.

sextuple note:

a craft market could be a boat show
a carafe market sells vessles too!

 

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On The Side Of The Road

Up in the Andes! Chile/Argentina border.

I’m tired of this crap!

I will not put up with it any longer.

Waiting around and nothing happening; standing still and going nowhere; wasting time and never reaching my destination!

That’s it!

The Bus Stops Here!

… oh! … it stops over there on the other side of the road?

… sorry.

 

note: When you are mad, putting your foot down is a good thing; otherwise you will just be hopping mad.

double note: drawing lines in the sand is like caveman Etch A Sketch or something.

triple note: The last time I made a stand was in woodworking class when I was 14. 
 … maybe it was a hat rack?

quadruple note: Thinking about woodworking class is kindling old memories and fires for me.

 

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