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A pair of new books from Vogue Paris’s Carole Sabas reveal must-visit spots in the two style capitals
In one of the season’s most anticipated sales, Christie’s Paris will auction pieces the legendary Armand Albert Rateau crafted for the Duchess of Alba
Design’s boldface names gather in New York to toast this summer’s best art and antiques fair, Masterpiece London
Architect Lee F. Mindel returns to the city where he trained to be an architect
Perhaps we are being overly modest. At least once every week, we at 1-800-4CLOCKS have a grandfather clocks shopper who ends up purchasing a discount grandfather clock from us and who proactively offers to give us a written testimonial and/or to to provide feedback on any of the customer review websites that are out there. We almost invariably say to these clock customers, whether they are purchasing antique grandfather clocks or one of the brand new Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks, or any of the other makers, such as Ridgeway Grandfather Clocks, that we appreciate the sentiment but that their thanks for our expertise, service, and great discount prices is enough thanks for us.
Given the increasing popularity of social networking websites including Facebook and Twitter, not to mention the micro review website like Angie’s Wishlist or MerchantCircle, we probably should be putting a lot more focus on this in our business. It appears that search engines like Bing and Google and Yahoo do place some importance on a business’ reviews and social networking rankings, whatever algorithm it is they may be using. We have even been looking at Pinterest as well as Reddit. We even have the Facebook User Name Grandfather Clocks or http://www.facebook.com/grandfatherclocks will take you there. We are hoping and planning to develop a real presence on Facebook that users will find both helpful and interesting in any number of ways.
If there are any other high-end luxury consumer and business-to-business brands and retailers that are out there that readers have found to be especially useful or well done or impressive or effective, or all of the above, we would very much love to hear about it!
Grandfather Clocks on Facebook. Is Floor Clocks on Twitter next?
The great director Martin Scorsese has finally made a movie expressly for children. And even more relevant for the readers of this grandfather clocks blog, he has made a movie whose central theme is the maintenance of large train station clocks, or some might say double-sided grandfather clock time machines.
Hugo opens on Wednesday November 23, and it’s starts include Jude Law, Ray Winstone, and Asa Butterfield as Hugo, who lives his life in a Paris Train Station, as well as the famous Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen.
We expect this Hugo film will be a big hit, and not the least reason being because of the featured clock and automata, or grandfather clocks and automatan, that become a theme central to the movie.
The clocks movie will be rated PG, which means that just about everyone can enjoy the inner workings of clocks, grandfather and train station clocks, and automatons.
The movie can be classified as a combination science fiction, fantasy and action and adventure movie. See it while it’s at a theater near you soon. And don’t forget to visit your nearest grandfather clocks dealer near you just before or after seeing the movie. And don’t forget the clocks shaped popcorn.