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Mar 29 2012

Competition – Win a Pick It Listing with House & Home

Published by at 10:45 pm under competition

Have you checked out the House and Home website recently? You’ve heard of pinterest I guess and the treasure troves of beautiful eye candy that are there for you to pin into your own pinboards. Well, Pick It is even better.

‘How can it be better than pinterest?’ I hear you exclaim.  Well, you see, Pick It at House and Home is a hybrid – you can select products from Irish shops, editorial content from the magazine, create your own moodboards for your home and then when you are ready, you can purchase from Irish shops, supporting Irish businesses at the same time as furnishing your home and purchasing gifts.

The House and Home website has great tutorials, inspirational blog posts, extras from the magazine, competitions and now it has Pick It.  All you have to do is register and you can get started on building your moodboards using the House and Home pictures from their news, posts and galleries and the products from so many of the best interiors and furniture shops in Ireland. You can even share your MyPicks on twitter, facebook and google+ and show your friends.

Pick It is free for anyone to use and House and Home are offering one interiors/furniture Irish business a free subscription (worth €487) to a Pick It shop profile where that business can list their beautiful products. Perfect for if you have an online shop as shoppers can click across to your shop to purchase and perfect for bringing a wider audience to your shop if you haven’t got an online presence yet. The site offers geopositioning, social media sharing buttons, a mobile-friendly layout and of course, there will be hundreds and thousands of people using Pick It to create moodboards and as social bookmarking and lots more.

So, how do you win it? All you have to do is be an interiors or furniture business and leave a comment below saying why you would love to be included in the House and Home Pick It. The winner will be drawn at random – I might even video the name being pulled from a hat as I have been meaning to start doing some videoing for so so so long now :)

Good luck to all – we will draw the winner next Friday.  Good luck :)

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26 responses so far

26 Responses to “Competition – Win a Pick It Listing with House & Home”

  1. Luke Sweeneyon 30 Mar 2012 at 12:16 am

    Sounds like a great idea to bring Irish retailers and customers together. We would love to be included to bring our hand picked collections of quality, affordable tiles and natural stone to the deign savvy users of House and Home Pick It :-)

  2. Francis Dennyon 01 Apr 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Hi Lorna, Treacy’s Carpets and Furniture would love to be included. Anything that makes it easier for people to support Irish businesses is a fantastic idea in my book!

  3. Janeon 01 Apr 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Wow. What a great idea. I would love my products to be included on Pick It. It’s a great prize for any Irish interiors / decor business to win. At great way to be noticed. Well done Lorma for getting together with House and Home to offer the opportunity.

  4. will o connoron 01 Apr 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Hi Will here from Dotty Furniture, we think this is a great idea and would love our dotty products to be included, best of luck to all involved.

  5. Anita Johnstonon 02 Apr 2012 at 8:58 am

    LOVE the concept and thank you for the opportunity. We creatively upcycle secondhand furniture and give it a new personality through funky and colourful textiles. We use local labour, the pieces are eco-friendly and most importantly keenly priced. We sell occasional chairs, sofas, dressers and desks. Thank you Anita.

  6. Lornaon 02 Apr 2012 at 11:48 am

    I saw you on Dragons Den last night Anita, well done, it was fantastic exposure for your business and I hope you have a booming few weeks now as a result. Good luck in this and thanks for entering.

  7. Lornaon 02 Apr 2012 at 11:56 am

    Hi Will, I hadn’t heard of Dotty Furniture before so delighted to ‘meet’ you. Good luck in the draw, Lorna

  8. Lornaon 02 Apr 2012 at 11:57 am

    Good luck Jane, it is great for creating back links to your website too – which is great for SEO juice

  9. Lornaon 02 Apr 2012 at 11:57 am

    Good luck Francis to Treacy’s Carpets and Furniture and many thanks for entering.

  10. Lornaon 02 Apr 2012 at 11:58 am

    I particularly love your wood effect tiles Luke and good luck in the draw :) , Lorna

  11. Tara Hammondon 02 Apr 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Brilliant idea and a great opportunity for small businesses. Slated produces handcrafted slate table ware and garden products. We are an Irish family run business and all our products are cut by hand and finished by hand. We would be delighted to win such a fam competition. Thanks Tara

  12. Beon 02 Apr 2012 at 1:14 pm

    What a fab idea Lorna and a great idea from House and Home to help us approach decorating our homes with a bit more of a professional edge using mood boards. Not only is it a great way to promote Irish businesses as well, but it makes shopping super easy – and we all love that!

    I would love if some of my Mindful Productivity products could be included…we all need a reminder to be more mindful around our homes :) Well done all / Be

  13. Angela - Where There's a Woolon 02 Apr 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Hi Lorna what a great competition! I’d love to have Where There’s a Wool on Pick It – our knit and crochet cushions, tea-cosies, baskets and interior goodies are all hand-made here in Ireland, using Irish wool like Donegal Aran tweed. Fingers crossed!

  14. Niamh Pedreschion 02 Apr 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Lorna,
    WOW, what a great idea, well done to House & Home also for coming up with Pick It.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this Fab competition to have my collection of handcrafted timepieces featured.

    My clocks are all individual and one off – one of a kind. I also take commissions and can make in any colour to suit any interior space.

    So at Harmony Design Studio we have our fingers crossed.

  15. Lornaon 02 Apr 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Good luck Niamh and thanks for entering, your clocks are great.

  16. Lornaon 02 Apr 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I love your knitted and crocheted products Angela, best of luck :)

  17. Lornaon 02 Apr 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Best of luck Be and you’re right, the new Pick It boards look great fun as well as being useful

  18. Lornaon 02 Apr 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Best of luck Tara :)

  19. Lauraon 03 Apr 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Hello! We are new to the Irish market, offering a wide selection of beautiful hand-carved and hand-painted chunky wooden stools and other furniture for kiddies!

    It’s about time that the Irish public have access to lovely rustic furniture for their children, avoiding the awkward closing of the playroom door when people come to visit!

    I’m on a mission to get homeowners away from those horrible toppling plastic chairs and for that reason alone I would love to be included in the House and Home Pick It!

    L x

  20. Lornaon 03 Apr 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Delighted to have ‘met’ you now Laura and many thanks for entering. Good luck :)

  21. Janice Lenehanon 04 Apr 2012 at 10:58 am

    Hi. I’ve just recently discovered pinterest & it’s great fun & a little bit addicitive !! It’s great to hear that House and Home have developed Pick It & I think this is a fun way for anyone interested in interiors to interact with local Irish businesses & find out a little bit more about the great products that are available. For this reason, I would certainly love the opportunity for Sienna Home Furnishings to be involved. We are a family run furniture & bedding store based in Waterford city but through the internet and word of mouth, we are doing business all over the country. I think the House & Home Pick it would give us a great opportunity to showcase our products.


  22. Lornaon 04 Apr 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Pinterest is hugely addictive isn’t it? good luck and many thanks for entering

  23. Jenny Walshon 05 Apr 2012 at 2:13 am

    Oh pick me, pick me! It would be such a great way for me to get my products out there for people to see and pick from. Thanks Lorna for putting this together. Hope to hear from you on Friday! ha ha!

  24. sue mcconvilleon 05 Apr 2012 at 10:47 am

    Hi Lorna, just read about this really great idea.. Our family have a handcrafted kitchen & furniture business in Dungarvan Co. Waterford. We are at present, almost finished our showroom …(which has taken FOREVER!) It is our dream in the future, that part of our showroom would be dedicated to Irish handmade products, allowing Irish craft makers display & sell their wears! A dream I know but wouldn’t it be great….. We are currently updating our website & our latest work is updated on Facebook @Garrett Dillon Crafted Kitchens & Furniture. House & home pick would be BRILLIANT for us..

  25. Lindaon 05 Apr 2012 at 11:34 am

    Wow what a great idea! Linda here from
    We have just started our business and the pennies are tight for any kind of advertising so it would be great to win!!!! Green Gorgeous is a one-stop online store for eco chic Interiors and gifts – Green and gorgeous…..not beige and boring!!!

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