Category Archives: Organization

MSLO Names Michael Robinson VP of e-Commerce

Things are ramping up ahead of next year’s J.C. Penney’s launch. Today, it was announced that Michael Robinson, formerly Head of Ecommerce at retailer Anthropologie, has been named as VP of e-Commerce at MSLO. As reported earlier, part of the Martha-Penney’s partnership will involve a new online retail presence. It is still unclear if this new website will feature only MS items from the J.C. Penney’s, or if the site will be the return of the beloved and much-discussed Martha by Mail catalog, which featured a collection of products created by many different manufacturers, some exclusive to the Martha by Mail catalog and others that were not. What do you think, FOMs: Would you be excited to see the return of Martha by Mail in an online edition? (I know I would! I LOVED the Martha by Mail catalog, so full of beautiful things.)

From the press release on MarketWatch:

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (MSLO) has appointed Michael Robinson to the newly created position of Vice President of e-Commerce. Robinson brings retail, direct-to-consumer and digital experience working with popular brands such as Anthropologie, Smith & Hawken Ltd., and Banana Republic, Inc., and will be responsible for building out the company’s e-commerce presence, including the site the company is jointly developing with J.C. Penney Company, Inc., which is slated to launch in 2013. He is reporting to Lisa Gersh, President and COO of MSLO.

Photo above courtesy of LinkedIn

via Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Names Michael Robinson Vice President of e-Commerce – MarketWatch.

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“The simple truth from Martha Stewart” in today’s Chicago Tribune

“You have to look at and evaluate every object. Is it beautiful? Do you use it? Do you like it? Is it important? Is it practical?” says Martha, in today’s Chicago Tribune article. It seems to me that Martha thoroughly enjoys having many beautiful things in her homes–but she also has the support to manage, care for, and store all these beautiful items. Many of us do not, so these tips seem perfectly timed for Spring cleaning activities and warmer weather. Garage sale, anyone?

Some tips from Martha in today’s Chicago Tribune:

Dishes Reducing to one favorite, easy-care set means you can change up your table using colorful napkins or flowers; or just keep it spare and serene.

Glassware One thin, elegant glass in a 12 or 16-ounce size can work for any beverage.

Kitchen gadgets These can be far to specific to be practical. Pare down to just the tools you really use, and you’ll make cooking easier.

Pantry items Ditch specialty ingredients that you haven’t used, and stock up with staples that suit the way you cook. Make sure you end up with enough room to see what you need and grab it easily.

Towels and sheets Consider switching to good quality white towels and sheets, which means they are interchangeable between bathrooms and bedrooms, can be washed all together, and can mix with colorful details.

Pillows Opt for comfortable down throw cushion inserts on sofas and chairs, then simply change the covers when you re-style your home.

Cleaning supplies A few basic supplies and tools should clean your whole house. The broom closet is a prime candidate for a reorganization.

Containers Consider standardizing the pantry containers and labels you use, to make storage areas easy to see and easy to rearrange as your needs change. Magazine holders and baskets are great for visible areas, clear plastic for cupboards and closets.

via The simple truth from Martha Stewart – chicagotribune.com.

Coupon: $3 off any $10 purchase of Martha Stewart Home Office

Time to get organized! Shop Martha on Staples.com and get $3 off your $10 purchase. Enter code 76813 at checkout. Expires 4/21/12.

From Staples.com:

Keep your home office orderly, organized, and looking great. Find everything you need, from color-coded, textured, and metallic labels to stylish journals and notebooks. Organize your desk with sleek accessories, sticky notes, and tags. With Martha Stewart, Avery, and Staples, you’ll find a beautiful array of products that are innovative, practical, and unique.

via Martha Stewart Home Office.