Post Number: 2823
|Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:19 pm: || |
Congrats to DYes'r Andy Linn and sis Emily for the nice write-up of their City Bird business in this week's Model D!
I've seen their Detroit-themed merchandise at area locations. They make great gifts! (Aside to Andy: Bring on those tote bags!)
Check them out: City Bird Kids Love Detroit (and Hope You Do, Too)http://www.modeldmedia.com/fea tures/citybird13908.aspx
Post Number: 1980
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 12:06 am: || |
my mom loves your soap andy
Post Number: 807
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 12:24 am: || |
Thank you very much Kathleen! Very kind of you to notice it and post! The people on this forum are so nice. [most of the time. ]
And by the way those totes are a go. We actually already delivered a preliminary batch to Bureau, but I believe they sold out. We will have more soon!
- and thanks, chuck (chitaku)
see the website directly:
(Message edited by andylinn on April 16, 2008)
Post Number: 491
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 12:34 am: || |
The Bureau used to have tote bags that looked like an x-ray. They had a gun in the x-ray image. Were those yours? They sold out last year before Christmas.
Post Number: 808
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 12:37 am: || |
sorry, fishtoes, not those. We had totes with maps of Detroit on them. Bureau will have more soon.
Post Number: 606
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 1:23 am: || |
congrats Andy! keep up the good work.
Post Number: 2263
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 2:52 am: || |
Yay for City Bird! You guys are an inspiration for people who just want to make their shit happen.
Post Number: 2826
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 6:54 am: || |
Thanks, Andy. I will keep my eyes peeled for the tote bags. I need to retire a couple of other well-used Detroit-themed tote bags that I haven't been able to replace.
Post Number: 273
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 8:51 am: || |
I would like to say "congrats" right now, however I will reserve myself for the proper moment in time. I think your products Andy, are definitely interesting, unique and obviously an inspiration to many—including myself. I wish you the best of luck and hope your business becomes even more comprehensive and that your product-line, and share of the market increase.
Oh, and remember one thing...
“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.”
(I figured this would be enjoyed considering the current date)
I also think this one is appropriate...
"The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed."
Good luck sir—it's a long road ahead.
Post Number: 809
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 1:29 pm: || |
Post Number: 2159
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 1:31 pm: || |
Kudos to Andy and company!
Post Number: 556
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 2:45 pm: || |
Along these lines (somewhat), my wife and I were considering buying some reusable-type bags for groceries, and I wanted to try and find something with a Detroit or Michigan theme. Maybe I need to keep my eyes and ears open for your upcoming release.
Post Number: 74
|Posted on Friday, April 18, 2008 - 9:07 am: || |
Andy, when do you expect a full line of tote-bags to be available? I could use one for a birthday gift. Thanks for offering such great products! It is always a pleasure to spend my money locally when possible.
Post Number: 717
|Posted on Friday, April 18, 2008 - 9:16 am: || |
I got some of your pins for my bf's birthday. Fishtoes, the bags you are talking about are by Fred, I have a set. They sell their wares at a number of stores in the area.
Post Number: 492
|Posted on Friday, April 18, 2008 - 10:06 am: || |
Thanks, 6nois. I'll keep looking around.
Post Number: 815
|Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 1:58 am: || |
gang, as of 1:56am today, the city bird website now stocks a full range (9 colors) of detroit map totes!
thank you so much for the encouragement, kind words, and requests. check out the totes:
click on the accessories section, the picture on the front page, or news article on the right to reach the dandy new totes.
Post Number: 1133
|Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 12:02 pm: || |
how many bars of soap do you have to buy to get a date with andy's sister?
Post Number: 203
|Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 1:02 pm: || |
The tote bags are cute! Do you ship them out of state?
Post Number: 818
|Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 1:13 pm: || |
yes, we sure do! we ship across the us and canada. a shipping price list is available off of the "policies" section in the navigation menu at the top of the page. with a tote + something else small, like some metallic map pins, shipping would be just a little more than $6 to anywhere in the usa (including alaska and hawaii!)
jfried, i'll let her answer that one herself! (she's also on the forum)
Post Number: 25
|Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 9:40 pm: || |
hi there - this is andy's sister. thank you everyone for the kind words and for being interested in our products. we're working on other new products, too - a new map lamp and blank books are coming soon and will be available on our site: www.ilovecitybird.com.
we don't currently offer dates as bulk order incentives, but maybe we'll discuss it at our next staff meeting
Post Number: 141
|Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 10:07 pm: || |
This might be self explanatory, but what is an etched mirror? Is that scratched/etched into the glass? If so, would it be possible to do larger ones (such as along a slightly larger bathroom mirror)?
Post Number: 821
|Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 10:40 pm: || |
etching is a process where one creates images in a mirror (or glass) using a chemical reaction. yes, a larger mirror would be possible. if you're interested, shoot us an email. (address available on the site)
Post Number: 381
|Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 11:01 pm: || |
I bought one of the small etched mirrors at Bureau a while back. It is very cool and I get many compliments.
Post Number: 28
|Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 5:53 pm: || |
mbr, i'm glad you like it! sean, andy already answered your question, but it is absolutely possible, either on an installed mirror or a larger hanging mirror. we were actually talking about offering a larger mirror as a regular product in the future...