Michael Storrings will be on Martha Stewart Living Radio, Sirius Channel 112, Monday morning (12/1/08) at 7:10 am. Hear Michael as he paints one of his ornaments on the air! The ornament will be auctioned afterward for the benefit of one of the NYC charities.
Michael Storrings is signing his ornaments, book, and tabletop items today (Black Friday), tomorrow, and Sunday at the flagship Saks Fifth Ave. in Manhattan from 1:00-4:00 pm.
Let us hope that the incredible busyness that we saw at Tavern on the Green yesterday (both in the shop as well as waiting for our 8:00 pm reservations) translates into a better shopping year than the (reactionary?) news people are yelling about.
My favorite online event scheduling program, Doodle, has just released a new interface:
This makes it easier to figure out what to do with the program, and the sleeker and more professional-looking graphics makes me wonder about how they are demonstrating they want to break into the big leagues. Good for them! They have a simple product and do not make us users jump through all sorts of hoops to use it. Simple account set-up, easy-to-edit scheduling, and few ads. All around, a nice service to use. I have found Doodle even easy to use with technology newbies, which is often an audience with which I directly work.
They are a model for how Web firms should focus on their core competency and perfect what they begin before they expand into trying to do everything.
Among the more detailed ornaments Michael Storrings paints is his Thanksgiving Day Parade ornament, which captures the joy and wonder of the parade I have felt for my 20+ years in New York City. How fitting it is for today, as the parade is about to begin.
BTW, this ornament is available at a number stores in New York, including Saks Fifth Ave. in Manhattan.