Two things most men don’t like talking about are feelings and pillows… throw pillows… you know the decorative ones.
I own a professional drapery workroom and a good part of my day is about designing, fabricating and selling custom pillows and throws. Market research is really important for me but my brand hasn’t grown enough (yet) to do a Harris Poll Consumer Survey.
When I asked my husband’s best friend, an agricultural engineer, what he knew about pillows he answered, “I don’t have anything against them, I sleep with one every night”.
It was a short conversation. Maybe my question was too long? Or, maybe I just came at a bad time. You can see from the picture above that Mr. T is wearing his “one-sleeve-overalls”. I think the significance of his bare arm is that he is either pulling a calf out of a cow or trying to get one in (via artificial insemination). Yuk.
I carefully crafted 4 throw pillow questions and emailed them to some very high profile interior designers, SEO and tech bloggers… all men. I’m looking for some real MAN ANSWERS. Paul Anater, an interior designer, writer and the force behind KitchenandResidentialDesign helped me canvass some of his lead design associates.
My Blackberry shivered with exciting responses all morning. I am extracting really valuable and interesting information which I have promised total confidentiality unless express permission is given to quote the writer.
So… for those of you who are reading this, male or female, I would be ever so grateful if you could pretty please help me out here with these four questions. Answer them in the comments publicly or … privately in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Results from this survey will be published next week and I think you may find the information very helpful for your own business. Subscribe as a reader to my blog right away (upper right column)and I will behappy to share it with you.
Thank you in advance for your help with these 4 questions that follow here. I will pray to the fabric Gods that you be richly rewarded or that you might at least win this pillow giveaway
1) How many throw pillows are in your living room?
2) Do you use them to rest your head or feet or avoid them altogether?
3) If you were forced to buy a throw pillow today would you pick light or dark? A favorite color? Or pick a color that matches something in a room?
4) If you have a favorite pillow can you describe it for me? size, shape, color, usefulness?