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If you had the ear of the trainering companies...what would you tell them they should be doing? - 11/28/07 03:02 PM
With the issue of copyright infringement coming up again with one of AR's Stagers being the victim I realized something which was part of my training but may not be covered adequately by all training providers. The issue of using photos of decorated interiors as our own. By this I mean both stock as well as other decorator's or stager's photos. I think a good run down of copyright law with the possible punishments should be covered with students of staging. It must be made clear that not only is it illegal, but that the staging community does not view the (13 comments)
Ontario's SIF Roundtable - Last Minute Info! Please Read - 11/27/07 05:05 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforseen issues there have been a few attendee concellations for the Ontario SIF RT. Most have been filled through the waiting list. There are a couple of seats now available. If you'd like to attend please let me know! An important detail I missed in the Newsletter, the location is TORONTO. We have ASP's, CSP's, Diva's, HSR's, ISP's, CDECA's and Naked's attending! Email or call me to get added to the waiting list! DATE: January 12, 2008 (Saturday)TIME: 11:30 a.m. Meet & Greet 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Round-table LOCATION: Toronto: the venue has been given to those who've RSVP'd!If anyone in Durham is interested in (10 comments)
Will Stealing Photos Never Stop? Another AR Ripped Off! - 11/27/07 03:26 PM
While getting emails off websites for our upcoming SIF RT I came across the website of Andrea Soos: top-price homestaging. Her before and after portfolio is not her work but that of AR Stager Adam Luttrell http://www.shiftbydesign.com.au/portfolio_testimonials.html. Some of Adam's older before and afters are no longer on his website...but surprise! you can see his work on Andrea's. Did Andrea forget to credit Adam and his company Shift By Design in Australia? I have notified Adam and I have contacted QCDesign School (ISP), Andrea's associated training provider. Watch what you do ladies and gentlemen: professional stagers, no matter what designation, stick together and SIF! (59 comments)
SIF a Grassroots Movement! - 11/24/07 03:09 PM
I am currently in the process of organizing a Stage It Forward Round Table in Toronto because I really believe this 'grassroots' movement is what will shape our industry in the future. The process of evolving and growing our industry must be done by us. The SIF RTs are the epitome of non-profit and grassroots. A trade association would be a wonderful evolution of SIF...someday. For now, each one of us is volunteering, there are no membership fees, no salaries to be payed. Through SIF we are working on advancing the industry with the trickle down effect of improving business for all. That is the wheel (8 comments)
Durham Lupus Support Group Monthly Meetings - 11/23/07 01:19 PM
If you have Lupus and would like to connect with others who have this Auto Immune Disease check out the Durham Lupus Support Group. Shannon Crawford is the Durham Lupus Support Group Leader. They have their meetings monthly at the Upstairs in Loblaws, 481 Gibb Street Oshawa from 7pm-9pm. Meetings provide speakers, discuss issues and offer advice. For more information about lupus: http://www.lupusontario.org To find out more about the monthly meetings please call Shannon @ 905-697-2941 or firstname.lastname@example.org Lupus is a chronic disease that causes the immune system to attack healthy cells, leading to inflammation, tissue damage and organ failure. It can affect any part of the body and (0 comments)
Ontario SIF Roundtables...Get out your pens: we have a date! - 11/22/07 04:27 PM
Really?! Where do I start? I would like to see the SIF RT take place here in Ontario...so being the lazy and shy person I am I waited to see if anyone else wanted to do it (I mean Gosh its a big responsibility you can't blame a lady for not wanting to jump right in there). Ontario SIF RT Agenda: While we do have an agenda (all those who RSVP will recieve a copy) it's really up to us suggestions as to what you'd like to discuss would be appreciated! We will discuss the issues on the agenda (every SIF RT covers the (12 comments)
2 Hounds Design up one hound! - 11/22/07 11:57 AM
I can't thank you all enough for your kind words and support over the last couple of weeks. Please know that by your sharing and photos I've come a long way in a very short time. I will miss Lingz and People like no other dogs but through everyone's sharing I've realized it is a must to open my heart to another 'hound'. Saturday I met a 3 year old Weimaraner in need of a good home. I had looked at a bunch of pups but did not have any connection and was disheartened. Before leaving the breeders she told me about (14 comments)
Looking for integrity within the home staging industry. - 11/14/07 12:51 PM
I've just had a conversation with a very angry client today. The client was upset because it was after she had contacted a number of different stagers that she learned there was no Certifications, no designations and no governing body for the industry. Did these 'stagers' she spoke with inform her of this? *big sigh* No. In fact each one of them told her: they were Certified as ASP's as ASP's they were 'the best of the best' in the staging industryabout their 'professional ethics' and their 'highest level of integrity'Two told her: they'd also gotten their Canadian certification through CSPOne told her: they had 'earned' the 'highest designation in (23 comments)
I've lost my namesakes...2 Hounds Design's Lingz & People - 11/08/07 11:16 AM
The last couple of weeks have been hard for me personally. As you know, my business name is 2 Hounds Design. What you may not know, is it is named after my two dogs, 11 year old sibling American Staffordshire Terriors, Lingz & People. They have been together since birth and at times have been my lifeline. In March People was diagnosed with bladder cancer and was put on chemo meds. About 2 months ago, he was put on narcotics to help him relax at night and ease the pain he was in when he'd try to pee. People (aka 'Booboo') was (50 comments)
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