Forget Riedel... Crypton fabric makes Riedel look like Kmart. We looked into Crypton and the wholesale to a distributor was $30+/yd.Fascinating. On her website, to the left of her response, is a list of her favorite links, including Riedel wine glasses. Framing costs her a vital organ, but she's willing to pay $25 for a single wine glass?
If she would be so succesfull how come she have the time to search for cheep frames and framed artwork so she can use the frames.About Marni-
(from her website)
Marni Jameson is a nationally syndicated home design columnist, and author of the best-selling The House Always Wins (DaCapo/Perseus, April 2008). Marni’s hugely popular syndicated column, “At Home With Marni Jameson,” appears in more than 30 newspapers throughout the United States and Canada reaching 7 million readers each week. Though her column is humorous as well as helpful, Marni shares her serious side in some of the nation’s most prestigious print media. A long time writer for the Los Angeles Times (more than 200 features), she also writes for other top-tier media, including Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Child, and Fit Pregnancy. She has been a guest on numerous television and radio programs around the country.
How care where she lives, how many kids she have, GO TELL DR PHIL, may be he will ask her to read his books b/c she must like the same kind of writing like hers.
Everybody lives somewhere and have kids, Do you want to know from all members how many kids and where do we live, I'm sure they don;t mind to tell you , OR NOT dose not worthed.
Whether she’s writing about rescuing Romanian orphans, urging better diagnostic testing for breast cancer, living with AIDS, making better real estate decisions, getting in shape, or being a better parent, Marni hopes that through her work, others will live better, longer and help those who need help. Jameson graduated with distinction from the University of Kansas, William Allen White School of Journalism, consistently rated one of the top journalism schools in the country. She later received her master’s degree in writing from Vermont College, and taught writing at UCLA for nine years.
She lives outside Denver, Colorado, with her husband, two daughters, two dogs and one horse.
I really think that was her exaggerated style of sarcasm. I doubt she is really receiving threats from framers. We pasty faced framers aren't exactly the physical type!Careful Jerry, she is like literally afraid to go out of her house according to her blog because of all of the threats she has received from framers. She'll probably file a restraining order against you.
I think that the best writer (s) among us, should compose a "letter to the editor" or "OpEd" piece and submit it to each newspaper where her article appears. I think the composition of the letter should not take place in the public forum though as it is obvious that people are looking in. This should be done in chat or by PM.I think she has had the last word. I dont think any letters to her at this point are going to change her mind.
I believe I see poorly framed art hanging right behind her. Since she feels that rummaging for frames at flea markets is equivalent to having something professionally framed, I think we should start a movement to educate the public on buying books in second hand shops versus buying them upon release, or worse yet, at book signings. Why pay $26.95 when you can pay $1.50? It probably doesn't take long for her books to migrate to the discount shelves.
Heck apparently you can buy her book brand new for .45 cents instead of being ripped off for $26.95.I think we should start a movement to educate the public on buying books in second hand shops versus buying them upon release, or worse yet, at book signings. Why pay $26.95 when you can pay $1.50? It probably doesn't take long for her books to migrate to the discount shelves.
Is this whole thread about this one woman? WOW!Here's a civil response I posted at this link:
Custom picture framing is more of a manufacturing business than a retail business. Retail margins hover between a 40% to a 60% COGS. If you were buying a picture frame moulding by the length then a 2 X margin would be a normal retail mark up.
If you are expecting a custom framer to employ a normal retail margin yet cut and mitre and join the frame, cover overhead including facilities and equipment and be profitable... it just isn't possible.
Yes, I agree that custom framing is expensive. So are custom draperies, custom furniture, custom tailoring, custom anything for that matter. Custom work entails a learned skill set and is labor intensive. To imply that custom framers overcharge and are making obscene profits is just plain ignorance of what is entailed in proper framing.
By your reasoning your cost of goods for producing a written document for publication is next to nothing. Unless you account for your word processing equipment and educational training, research time, etc. the only cost of goods you incur is possibly a sheet of paper. How do you sleep nights making such an obscene profit???
When I submitted it it said that it was waiting to be posted after moderation... we'll see if she actually does post any responses.