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Study Shows “Webrooming” Is The Next Big Thing

By Joshua Burton

I hate to say “we told you so,” but…

It looks like the new age of consumers are people who enjoy (GASP!) researching products online before shopping at retail stores. The practice of educating yourself about a product online and then buying it in a store is called “webrooming” and a new study shows that it is a far more common practice than researching at the store and buying online – or “showrooming.” (more…)

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5 New Technologies That Will Blow Your Mind

By Joshua Burton

There’s nothing like technology that makes you feel like you’re living in the future. That fantastic stuff that, sure, probably has some ethical and altruistic application somewhere but overall just seems to be crazy cool in the moment really gets our blood pumping. We could talk about all of these at length, but for now let’s just show off how awesome humanity is for thinking up some of the coolest tech of the year. (more…)

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Roommate Spotlight – Lead Content Editor Lianne!

By Joshua Burton

It’s pretty difficult to get a job where all you do is shop for a living, but our girl Lianne Krusemark has managed to pretty much secure just that. She spends her time scouring various blogs, social media outlets, magazines, and stores for the hottest products to be digitized for the myWebRoom experience. She wrangles our style editors and sends them hunting down the newest trends and hottest looks for our constant supply of Shop items. Sound fun? Yeah, it is. Jealous? (more…)

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It’s Finally SUMMAH!

By Joshua Burton

This country has been through a lot this winter. We’ve had horrible cold and extreme snow throughout the northern part of the United States. Those of us in more temperate places (we shoot this out to you from lovely San Francisco) only got to look on in horror as people in the frozen parts of the Americas had to experience colds so bitter that water would turn to ice crystals in midair. Brrr. (more…)

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Using The Online Room Designer

By Joshua Burton

The backbone of our platform sits at the top of our main page on a stylish chair – it’s the myWebRoom Designer. From here you have total control over your WebRoom in a uniquely dynamic way. With the Designer you have access to everything in our SHOP – hundreds of hand-picked quality items from a variety of retailers to play with in your dream home. With the FIFA World Cup just around the corner, let’s make a room designed from the items we have that fit the FIFA theme, shall we? Let’s get started! (more…)

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Roommate Spotlight – Getting Down to Business With El Presidente John Gonzalez

By Joshua Burton

When John Gonzalez is in a room you definitely notice him. Stylish and slim, John is like an art gallery installation – meticulously put together. His hair is always in precise condition, his handlebar mustache carefully shaped, and his attire fresh and clean with the appearance that it was lifted from a men’s style magazine. (more…)

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Roommate Spotlight – Inside The Mastermind of Artem Fedyaev

By Joshua Burton

If you were a time-traveling supervillain bent on myWebRoom’s destruction all you would need to do to fulfill your heart’s evil desires is to hop over to the year 2011 and take out a determined young man named Artem Fedyaev before his last year of college. The events of one semester break lead Artem from a crowded dorm room at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island  to the expansive bridges and narrow streets and  of San Francisco – and the week that myWebRoom’s new SHOP went live, heralding in a turning point for our high-flying web platform.

That would be pretty mean. Why would you do that? (more…)

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The Top 10 Reddit Memes

By Joshua Burton

Whether you know this or not, your life has almost certainly been touched by the influence of Reddit. The socially-aggregated news site has been going strong since 2005 and growing in popularity at an increasing rate since then. The users range from avid to fanatical and post news tidbits and useful/funny information constantly. The “top page” is composed of the best material on the site, based on “up votes” that increase a posting’s rating. And the site is also one of the sites that generate the most memes on the internet. (more…)

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Love, Lies and War – Game of Thrones is BACK!

By Joshua Burton

Ok, so unless you have been stranded on an international space station for three years without WiFi you probably know how awesome Game of Thrones is. And unless you’ve been in a decompression chamber for the past 2 months you probably know that GoT is BACK with a new season. Never has a show made me glad to be born in this century as much as Game of Thrones. This new season has already started with a bang, setting up big storylines with undoubtedly horrible consequences.

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Fantastic WebRooms From Users Like You!

By Joshua Burton

As much as we like to focus on features, fashionable products, and swanky interior design, we also have to give it up to our amazing users. This elegant portal we’ve created would lead nowhere if it wasn’t for creative people out there shaping their own unique rooms out of nothing but inspiration and excitement. We’re going to take a moment to shine a spotlight on some of the roommates you will find here at myWebRoom.com. (more…)

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Bookcase Styles For Your Favorite Bookmarks In myWebRoom

By Joshua Burton

Design is paramount here at myWebRoom, your prime real estate on the web should reflect your characteristics as much as your browsing habits. One of the largest items in your WebRoom is your bookcase, so it will be one of those obvious eye-grabbers in your room. We’ve got a lot of great bookcase options for you – and bookmarks to go into them. Check out some great designs and if you like any of them, feel free to toss it in your room with the Designer tool on the top taskbar. (more…)

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Decorate like a Pro with a Sneak Peek into Interior Designers’ Homes

By Aubrey Andel

Ever wonder what the living quarters of interior designer’s homes look like? An interior designer spends most of their time making the homes of the rich and famous look fabulous, so when it’s time for them to rest in their own retreats, does their style come across right away with a punch in the face like “bam! I’m Jonathan Adler,” or is a bit more subtle? Let’s take a look at how five interior designers make their marks on home turf. (more…)

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Cosmos – The Biggest TV Show in Science

By Joshua Burton

The nerd TV event of the decade is happening and you may not even know it. No, we’re not talking about some Big Bang Theory episode, we’re talking the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Imagine a science fiction show – without the fiction. It’s a 13-part documentary on, well, everything. This show is both a legacy of science and a monument of classic entertainment and was made possible by a dead scientist and a talking dog. Intrigued? Read on. (more…)

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Unleash Your Creativity With myWebRoom’s New Designer Tool

By Joshua Burton

By now you’ve noticed our old “Editor” has been replaced with the new “Designer” tool at the top of your WebRoom screen. It’s a common fact around here that our users are notorious for having expressive personalities and we wanted to give you complete creative control over your WebRoom. This is your home on the internet where you get to play around with your favorite products to design your perfect room. (more…)

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Why a War on Wheat? Great Gluten-Free Resources in myWebRoom

By Joshua Burton

Gluten seems to be the topic of a lot of health discussions going on right now. Products with the label of “gluten-free” are popping up all over the supermarket and people on wheat-free diets seem to be growing in popularity. While this may seem like a fad and easy to dismiss, especially given all the misinformation revolving around the subject, let’s take a look at the mysteries behind the new trend and the availability of great foods without the need for that mystery substance known as gluten. (more…)

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New Items from our Collaborators to add to your WebRoom!

By Aubrey Andel

Colorful, funky furniture from London’s Squint Limited will brighten your online room right up. Timeless pieces from Burke Decor like the Settee Sofa look great with a subtle, ivory wood interior, and Il Decor’s modern masterpiece, the DNA Bookcase, is so cool that it made it into our nerdy The Big Bang Theory room! Enjoy these new additions to myWebRoom.com, then click on the furniture inside your room to access all your favorite sites. (more…)

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Clean Up Your Computer With The New myWebBROOM Service From myWebRoom!

By Joshua Burton

Modern life is a busy, bustling highway of tasks, needs, wants, and jobs. Why complicate your life with the regular task of cleaning and organizing your own computer? Well, myWebRoom has been working on an alternative to the overly complicated and rigorous task of maintaining your computer’s efficiency. We are proud to introduce the newest feature to our website, the one-step computer-cleaning service we like to call myWebBROOM! (more…)

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Amp Up For Music Festival Season With myWebRoom

By Joshua Burton

Spring is upon us, so you know what that means: it’s time to start getting ready for the big summer music festivals! Artists, bands, and DJ’s are going to start releasing songs soon that will be the early contenders for the big summer megajams of 2014. The major acts are already signed up and scheduled for many of the tentpole music fests and the set lists are currently being made, so here’s a list of some of the major players in the live music festival scene for the coming months. (more…)

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Top 9 Photo Apps For Your Weekend Memories

By Joshua Burton

My phone is full of pictures – both horrible and amazing – that form the landscape of my life’s timeline. In the days of our grandparents you had to wait for photos to come back from the photo lab, but we live in the future where our pictorial needs are met instantaneously. That said, things get a little boring for us, so it’s time to mix things up in the relationship we have with our cameras. This weekend go out with your camera phone and take a bunch of pictures with these 10 great camera apps and tell me that you didn’t have more fun than staying at home and playing on Chatroulette. (more…)

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Athens, Greece – The Eternal Capital of Culture

By Evangelia Pfahler

Guest blogger for myWebRoom.com – visit her at Evelenmargaret

Join Evangelia as she takes you on a tour through lovely Athens and beyond. She’s been snapping away to share these photos with you.

Athens is synonymous with Ancient Greek culture, full of world-famous monuments and architectural landmarks. A stroll in the city centre is like walking through time. (more…)

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Plan That Big Date With myWebRoom.com!

By Joshua Burton

Here’s a little phrase that will probably make your heart rate increase: DATE NIGHT. For the clueless, this inspires a bit of anxiety and for the adventurous this elicits a good degree of excitement. Either way, date nights are often hard to plan. The logistics, the perfect setting, the right mood – it all needs to fall together perfectly. Never fear, there is a good method to going about this but first take a breath, center yourself and take a look around your WebRoom for some inspiration. (more…)

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It’s Cherry Blossom Time in your Tokyo Online Room

By Aubrey Andel

Japan is about to turn pale pink and pure white with cherry blossoms beginning to blanket the country. If you’re lucky enough to be there during this spectacular season, take part in the celebration with a hanami, a picnic under the sakura blooms with plenty of sake flowing to keep your spirits up. With over 200 varieties of cherry blossoms, even if you arrive as the last flowers fall off one tree, you can catch the first blooms of the next tree by following the forecasts. In the Land of the Rising Sun, cherry blossoms are very symbolic and with only one week from life to death, the season is a time to reflect upon mortality and appreciate all the beauty there is in the world. (more…)

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Crazy Cool Illustrations of Michael Jackson, Wiz Khalifa, LeBron James and More

By Aubrey Andel

What do you get when a self-taught Russian artist who lives in Germany has so much creativity oozing out of his every pore that he can’t be contained by a single medium? You get Mago Dovjenko. He’s a fashion designer, art director, illustrator and graphic designer who’s worked his artistic magic on some of the world’s biggest companies including Nike, Diesel, Warner Bros. and Sony. We thought you might like seeing some of Mago’s illustrations of pop figures that leap off the page on this lazy Saturday. Enjoy! (more…)

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Enter to win $500 from Apt2B and hot S.F. Startup myWebRoom!

By Mat Herman

As Co-Founder and Curator of Apt2B I am so excited to bring Apt2B to myWebRoom. Our stylish modern furniture site just got us named as “LA’s Best New Place to Buy Furniture 2013”, and now you can shop the styles too! We’re so excited to be working with MyWebRoom that we decided that there is no better way to kick off a good collaboration than to have a $500 giveaway toward all the rad products from Apt2B. (more…)

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Celebrate the First Day of Spring by adding Original in Berlin items to your WebRoom!

By Aubrey Andel

It’s the first day of Spring and the perfect time to freshen up your place with cool, mid-century modern pieces from myWebRoom’s collaborator, Original in Berlin. Since 2010, owner Lars Triesch has been building up and redefining his collection and now he’s running the biggest mid-century modern furniture store in Berlin. At the age of 18, Lars cruised around in a 1956 Chevy Bel Air and he continues to live the vintage lifestyle full throttle by presenting the world with awesome, original interior furniture, lighting, accessories and more. (more…)

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Where to go for Spring Break? Check out these 6 Sunny Places at myWebRoom.com!

By Aubrey Andel

It’s Spring Break time and you’ve been left behind while your friends are Instagramming awesome pics of their tanned toes from their beachside bungalows. #nofair. We don’t want you to miss out on all the fun, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite break-worthy rooms and themes available at myWebRoom so even if you can’t hang ten, you can hang out in your awesome online room. (more…)

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Set your Spirit Free with Bulan Lifestyle’s Inspirational Art

By Aubrey Andel

Living your life doing what you love is not something everyone can accomplish, but Bulan Lifestyle’s creator is setting out to do just that. Bulan means Moon in Malay and Indonesian, and the artist behind the brand draws inspiration from children’s books, nature, and vintage textiles. Bulan Lifestyle’s illustrations and designs embody innocence and incorporate bright, playful colors and wise words that are like a jolt of moonshine to awaken the senses. (more…)

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Flappy Bird Alternatives – Fails and Faves

By Joshua Burton

I was late on the Flappy Bird bandwagon, and it almost destroyed me. There had been a bunch of chatter going on about the highly addictive app, but with the sheer amount of anger, frustration, and outright violent activity that surrounded the game I decided to be too lazy to download the app and try it out. Yes, I’m selectively lazy. It works for me. But this time it almost cost me the experience of one of the biggest apps in the world. (more…)

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