I am happy to announce- Youtique was a great success! We had a great group of vendors, and there were only a couple minor issues. We are still waiting on some feedback through the Michigan Artisans. Hopefully the reviews are as good from our vendors and the Design Center. With any luck we will be holding another Youtique there in the Fall!

I arrived back at Youtique around 2:30 after the presentation at Google. It was very neat to see inside the offices- it would definitely be a place I would want to work. We all had to sign non-disclosures and were not allowed to take pictures inside. We did get a group shot of our team and the NLMSF President in front of the Google sign, and have a video of the presentation. I am currently working on editing these for their website and newsletter.

This week Rusao Designs is making a few changes. We have updated the website with a couple more features, and great photos from Youtique. More will be coming, and Tuesday a brain storming meeting will be happening over some changes coming in the near future.
 
Well Today was the first day of Youtique at Michigan Design Center. The turnout was great, the energy was great and the vendors are awesome! I think we lucked out with how great these vendors are. Tonight was the first part of the silent auction raffle. I won this little gem below! It is by ClayLab Detroit. I've wanted one of their pieces for years now- and I won this! I was so excited I took this picture in my car at a stop light, but how awesome is this coffee mug?
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The Youtique Show continues tomorrow from 10-5 and you can still win some silent auction items.

I have that meeting at Google tomorrow- it's very exciting. If it wasn't general intrigue alone- the design is sealing the need to go! I'll be joining Youtique again in the afternoon.

Hope to see you all there!
 
It has almost been a year since Rusao Designs was started. Well we're still 3 months shy of that date! But how we've grown! In the past year our focus has gone from just doing interior design, to websites, web-mastering, graphics and event planning..And let's not forget our products! All of this began as a way to keep my hands busy and myself "sane" in this current economy and industry crash.

Several times over the last few months I've thought- "I should start a blog"- but haven't gotten around to it. Today, when I have last minute details on a show I'm helping produce is coming up- I'm starting the blog :).  I have signage to make, decoration to finish- and to get ready for meetings. So in a way this is probably a way for me to avoid doing those thing. I just know they wont take as long as I've slated them to on today's schedule.

If anyone has time this week come on out to Michigan Design Center from 4:30-8:00pm Thursday April 29th and 10:00 am - 5:00pm on Friday April 30th. Showroom 73 is the location for the Spring Youtique 2010. There are 26 vendors all from the Metro Detroit Area with handmade products. The show is being organized by the Michigan Artisans
and is raising funds for the IDCFC and their project with Ferncare. It's a $5.00 suggested donation at the door- but it's a great way to network and also get that last minute Mother's Day gift (it's May 9th before you panic!) There is also a silent auction raffle- you can win items valued from $20-150 for a few dollars!

Rusao Designs is sharing a booth with Partini Golf Jewelry. I will me manning the booth Thursday night if you want to come out and visit! I have a meeting at Google on Friday, so I will be back at the show in the afternoon. I really hope you all can come out! It's raising money for a great cause :)

After this show is all said and done I have a couple more projects kicking off, as well as a personal goal. I have decided 2010 is the year for Rusao Designs- but more details on that later!

Hope everyone enjoys this lovely spring day! I'm off to play with the X-actos and marbles..

~Becky