March 01, 2014
Some of you may know I also own a clothing store called IGLOU. We recently moved the shop in Orange to a new location which gave me the opportunity to experiment with some D.I.Y projects.
Top of my list was painting a wall in a colourful geometric pattern. I had been seeing clever ideas on Pinterest and I've attached some of the images that inspired me. I always say that painting a wall is a quick and affordable way to change the feel of a space and if you don't like it you can always paint over it! Scroll down for my step by step guide.
Before I started I knew I had to clean the walls. I discovered this amazing product - sugar soap wipes - just like baby wipes but for cleaning the walls. They worked a treat and had the walls prepped for painting in no time.
It was a little tricky getting my head around the angles and the maths! They are all right angles! I started with an image of a geometric pattern I liked and then I roped in my handy husband; armed with his tape measure and spirit level, to draw the lines on the wall.
I then carefully stuck on the painters tape - which is the fantastic tape you can paint over and later peel off to reveal crisp straight lines. I placed my tape just next to my pencil lines so the paint would cover the pencil lines and I wouldn't have to erase them later.
I painted one colour at a time, following the picture and plan I had created prior to starting. I started with darker tones in one corner, blues and greens and then moved to pinks and peachy tones in the opposite corner.
The wall with the painters tape still attached. I was taking very deep breaths here, petrified I may rip off half the paint with the tape - but it all worked perfectly!
I actually found the painting quite relaxing!
My first look at the wall after taking the tape off.
I then decided to continue the pattern onto the next wall and it really works
After finishing we added some faux floral installations and the two complemented each other so perfectly.
June 01, 2013
Both Jumbled and our clothing store, iglou are growing and we are looking for the perfect person to come on board to help us achieve our goals.
You will play a vital role in the day-to-day successful management of our growing business.
Our ideal team member must have a passion for both fashion and interior design products, and pride of ownership for every task they take on.
Manage all social media – with the ultimate aim of creating awareness, strong and consistent branding and the generation of sales as a direct result.
Work closely with the in store team as to new arrivals, what customers are asking for etc. Direct the girls of what content is needed. Duplicate the in store experience online.
First point of contact with all customers - prompt replies that use the language of our brands. You will be expected to answer all email, Facebook and Instagram queries swiftly. Our customer service aims to go above and beyond.
Work closely with Management in our online strategies. Take direction, but also use your own creativity and ideas.
Blogging and creating content – interviews, styled images etc.
PR AND MARKETING
Generate press, brand awareness and sales
Create strategies and goals with measurable targets
Liaise with magazines, press, bloggers and influential
IGLOU ONLINE (www.iglou.com.au)
Online shop to be launched at the start of 2014
Liaise with suppliers to obtain all images and info to be uploaded
Upload all info into the system
Ultimately manage the site and data
Attend buying trips so that you know exactly what is arriving
Excellent time management skills. A perfectionist is preferable.
Good communication and written skills
Understand social media
Sales, PR, online marketing, photography and eCommerce management
But really what we are after is a highly motivated person with bucket loads of enthusiasm and drive to help us generate growth and achieve our dreams for both businesses.
Iglou and jumbled is an exciting and rewarding workplace. We are passionate about design and customer service. We want to create the BEST in store and online businesses, so if you think you are the right person….please apply for this position!
We are located in Orange, New South Wales. If you are not in directly in Orange but close by and flexible, we would love to hear from you too.
Send us a cover letter telling us why you want to join our team and your CV to email@example.com
Applications will only be accepted if you have experience in marketing and PR.
Applications close Monday 17th June 2013.