Interior Design and Social Media

Since after getting out of middle management from Element Case I have rekindled my passion for interior design with my new position at FLOR. With this new rekindled passion I started exploring the social media world for interior design groups. Well, this is what I’ve found:

  • Google+ doesn’t have a large active Interior Design group/page. Pretty disappointing with G+ being so strong and the next big social media next to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Facebook has several groups and associations however most people I know on Facebook use it for leisure and not for a networking professionally. But it’s good to know that organizations such as ASID and IIDA have a presence on Facebook even though there is not a lot of activity.
  • LinkedIn surprisingly have a lot of active Interior Designers posting and commenting on many Interior Design groups. Then again LinkedIn is a place for professionals to come and share their resume and experience.
  • Pinterest is a great place for Interior Designers to spread their work since it is such an easy tool to share images. The UI is even so simple to use!

So it seems that LinkedIn and Pinterest are where all the Interior Designers are hanging out at. It only makes sense since we are visual professionals that like to share our work with the world. As for forums and blogs, there are so many out there that you just have to find that certain niche that you are into to follow and be part of that community. Wished that there was better advice that I could give but it is what it is.

Forums. Hmm…

Since I am a new employee at FLOR I wonder who do I have to ask to see if it OK to hit up Interior Design forums to help promote our product. I understand that many forums do not allow solicitation and that is not what I’m looking for but rather looking for networking opportunities. There are so many companies out there that has never heard of our product, yet alone thought about modular carpet tiling. 

I guess I will have to go through my New Hire packet and look for that information, if not I’ll have to contact someone in HR. 

Food Festival – Hiller Aviation & Museum


I don’t know how it is for the rest of the world but here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and almost all of California, the food truck scene is blowing up.

Every Wednesday there is a Food Festival at the Hiller Aviation & Museum in San Carlos. There always are several trucks at this event that range from Asian fusion dishes (Senor Sisig, Nom Nom, Chairman Bao) to gourmet burgers (3-Sum Eats, Brass Knuckle) and lobster rolls (ShackMobile). There’s even desert on some days (Kara’s Cupcakes)!  Every week brings a different line up so if there were certain trucks that you were looking for you’d have to check on Hiller’s events page to find out.

Since the weather was nice out today, there was a crowd out in front of Hiller. It has been a while since I’ve seen so many people here at Hiller for the food fest since it has been pretty cold lately. Today the weather was real nice that you can feel the sun warming you up as you wait in line. Today it seemed that every truck had the average wait time in line with about 30 mins, not that bad.

For lunch I chose one of my favorite food trucks Senor Sisig. I had the pleasure on enjoying a chicken “Senor” Sisig burrito that was silog on top of it! Having the burrito silog means they add a fried egg inside the burrito. When I first had a “Senor” Sisig burrito, I never knew how yummy and juicy an egg can make a burrito.

Luckily for me there were no desert carts around for me to be a bigger fatty lol.

This visit to Hiller Aviation & Museum was bitter sweet since I am resigning from my current job at Element Case and moving on to Flor in San Francisco. It will be a real challenge to find some food trucks near me in the Filmore district so I’m doing my best in enjoying these last few trips to Hiller.