Happy Halloween everyone. We whipped up a fun app for everyone just in time for the holiday. Hopefully you’ll enjoy using it year round. Please check out our latest creation — They’re Ugly!.
P.S. For anyone with long dead flowers in their They’re Beautiful! greenhouse, you may want to go check them out. We added a small but oft requested feature. Same goes for your They’re Ugly! conservatory.
It’s no secret that a lot of designers use mood boards as a way of kicking off the creative process. What’s a mood board, you ask? It’s a collage of colors, typography, and images that together, helps to inspire a personality/theme/experience. But don’t be fooled into thinking it’s merely a decorating exercise. There are elements to the mood board that may inspire how something behaves or how it’s supposed to make someone feel.
So this week I’m sharing some of the mood boards we’ve created for the products we’ve launched over the past year and a half. Obviously, there was tons more work that happened after this step but hopefully, you can see the initial inspiration in the final output.
Top row: display of flower arrangements in European boutique. Row 2 from left: book using interesting cut paper art, Edwardian Script, paper poppies, Victorian motifs. Row 3 from left: sugar flowers, blind embossed stationery, Victorian embossed white wallpaper.
Just in time for Valentine’s day we brought our virtual bouquet of roses out of retirement. Head over to They’re Beautiful! for a vase chock full of roses for your valentine. (Depending on who your valentine is, we recommend pairing them with real ones. ).
As the seasons change, it’s time to refresh the inventory at our small flower shop — They’re Beautiful! We’re proud to announce an updated version of They’re Beautiful! for your enjoyment. It has a modest dose of new hotness:
- There’s a whole slew of new bouquets — even more gorgeous than the last batch. (Yes, we said “slew”.) There’s even one that comes with chocolates from our friends at Vosges.
- The greenhouse widget now works pretty much anywhere you can paste HTML (including myspace, etc.).
- You can subscribe to notifications (on the settings page) to be reminded when your flowers are about to die as well as when we update the bouquets.
- You can throw away bouquets from your greenhouse – just click the “mulch” button. (But really, who would ever want to throw away a single bouquet. I’m not even sure why we implemented this feature.)
- There’s a new widget (no registration required) available from the home page that lets you get fresh daily flower delivery automatically to your blog, or web page.