Archive for October, 2010

Room It Up’s NEW YouTube Channel

October 21st, 2010 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Daily Musings

We have a brand new YouTube channel here at Room It Up!  We are going to use our new Room It Up YouTube channel to post videos about products features + benefits, trade shows, photo-shoot behind the scenes and more!  Below is our Lap Desk video that we made yesterday.  Be sure to check out our YouTube channel to see the lap desk video along with other videos we will be adding soon!

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Holga love.

October 20th, 2010 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Daily Musings

I love looking at creative photography.  I also love that taking creative looking pictures is actually not all that difficult if you have a handy Holga Camera to help you do the work!  I recently purchased one of these cool “vinatge-y” cameras to be used as a prop in our retro themed spring/summer 2011 photoshoot.  Marianne actually took the camera for a test drive the week before and shot some pictures of her nieces and nephews with the camera to see how it works.  The effect that you can get from this little camera is really cool – with all of the light effects and streaks that the lens produces.  We brought the camera to the shoot last friday and had the models take some pictures – once those are developed (Yes!  We even have to take them to a place that actually develops film… like in a dark room  - old school for sure!) I’ll be sharing here on the blog!  I think I’ll be taking the little Holga out in the future to take some vintage-esque shots of my own!  Until then, here is a super cute picture of Marianne’s niece, Emmi in her backyard – pretty cool effect right?

Do you have a Holga camera and use it to take creative pictures too?  Oh and by the way, in case you are wanting to pick one of these fun cameras up – they are available at urbanoutfitters, and bhphotoandvideo – they even come in cute colors like hot pink and gold!

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What’s Your Klout?

October 19th, 2010 by alex | No Comments | Filed in social media

Last week Jamie signed me up for Klout – an online tool that helps you understand your online influence and reach through social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.  By signing up and going through some simple steps Klout will do an analysis of your social media accounts (i.e: your tweets, re-tweets, who you follow, comments posted by you or others on facebook, clicks, likes etc..)  and will generate an analysis in the forms of a Klout Summary – a measurement of your overall online influence.  At first I was a little skeptical (may have even rolled my eyes when Jamie first told me he signed up for this – will this really be all that helpful?) but I will totally admit that I was wrong with a capital W.  All of the information that Klout generated was extremely insightful in regards to what I am currently doing on FB and Twitter and what we can do to make it even better!  I would highly recommend this app to anyone who has a facebook fan page and/or twitter account for their company, brand or blog – it’s tres insightful for the world of social media!  Go ahead and give Klout a try at then come back here and tell me what you think!

Above is an example of one of the measures Klout produces:  The “Influence Matrix”.  I think this is pretty cool because it shows who you are being influenced by – and also who YOU are influencing through your social media activity.  As you can see RIU PR Girl is  classified under the “explorer” category – over time and with some additional activity I hope to move up to some of the more active categories – sharing/creating.

By the way if you aren’t following me yet on Twitter – do so today @ The Room It Up PR Girl and also be sure to like our official Room It Up Facebook Fan Page!

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A Photshoot & Your Weekend…

October 14th, 2010 by alex | 1 Comment | Filed in Beach, Daily Musings

Tomorrow is an exciting day here at RIU!  After a couple months of planning it’s finally the day for our Spring 2011 Collection Photoshoot!  We’ve scouted the perfect location and can’t wait to see our new Spring products come to life!  I can’t wait to share all the details with you all – for now I will leave you with our happy weather forecast for the day – and a few spring inspirational pieces.

no rain for tomorrow = : )

Spring Inspiration

On another note – Everyone enjoy their weekend!!

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Rainy Day Must Haves

October 14th, 2010 by alex | 1 Comment | Filed in Daily Musings, Outfit Inspiration

With the threat of tropical storm Paula on the horizon, it got me to thinking about some of my favorite rainy day must haves.  See my Polyvore set for some fun ways to stay chic in a rain shower!  1.  RIU Umbrella - I love our windproof, auto-open umbrellas and not only are they super functional - but cute to boot.  Step away from the boring black umbrella and into this fun one with polka dots! 2. Fun Rain Boots – whether they are our Confetti Dot printed boots (brand new to our collection!) or some classic hunters in a bright new hue, you’re sure to stay dry with a pair of wellies!  3.  A classic trench – I love trench coats.  I three words: classic, chic and practical – pair it with a bright colored scarf!  4.  A hot cup o’ coffee – need I say more?  5.  iPod – play some upbeat tunes while you’re walking in the rain and it’ll be sure to turn your day bright!  What do you love on a rainy day?

Rainy Day Must Haves

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Colorful Room Candy

October 13th, 2010 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Color Color Color, Daily Musings, inspiration

I love a room with some COLOR!  I can always count on one of my favorite blogs, Apartment Therapy to have a healthy dose of colorful room decor eye candy.  In fact Apartment Therapy has declared October as “color month” and along with Behr is running a contest where readers can upload pictures of their colorful homes for a chance to win Behr paint!  Seeing all of the unique ways that people use color in the decor is pretty fun and a great source of inspiration for my own home.  You can see all of the entries, and enter you own picture here.   Click here to view more colorful rooms!  Below are a few of my favorites!

images via apartment therapy

What is your favorite color to decorate with in your home?

Lap Desks for Laptops

October 5th, 2010 by alex | No Comments | Filed in News

RIU Lap Desk + Your Laptop Computer = The Perfect Pair

Recently the media has been covering the complications that some consumers have been reporting regarding leg burns associated with using their laptop computers aka “Toasted Skin Syndrome”.  Below is a video from a segment from GMA this morning highlighting the leg burn issue caused by some laptop computers:

We know that our customers love to buy our lap desks for use with their laptop, netbook, Apple iPad and more so that is why here at RIU we implement testing during manufacturing to ensure that the our lap desks are resistant to the heat produced by laptops, netbooks and tablet devices.

Room It Up lap desks serve as a solid surface in which to place your laptop, netbook, iPad or other tablet type device.  The cushion on the bottom provides support while the hard plastic top provides a surface that isolates the heat from the device from direct contact with one’s skin.

Read our official news release here.

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Support the Cause with a Facebook Update!

October 4th, 2010 by alex | No Comments | Filed in facebook

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  This October Room It Up has pledged to donate $1 for every update made during the month.  It’s super easy – all you have to do is hop on over to our Room It Up Facebook Page – click on the “Exclusive Tab” and click “Pay with an Update” a status pop up will appear and all you have to do is hit publish.  Then click on the download to get an exclusive promo code as a thanks for helping support the cause with RIU!  What else are you doing this October to help support Breast Cancer Awareness?

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