Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Polyvore Office Design Challenge Winners - Update

We want to sincerely apologize for the confusion regarding the results of the Office Design Challenge. The contest description stated that the top 12 sets would be featured on the Polyvore homepage and blog, which was a typo on our part. Although we intended for there to be 3 winners, we want to make sure the other 9 sets you voted for are recognized here, as well!





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Decor for the new Polyvore office is finally underway, and we want to thank all of you who submitted your suggestions! We had 1251 different visions for our office space, but we could only feature 3. Here are the Design Challenge Winners:

1st: Mewsmom



2nd: Grandy




Congratulations!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

While these are beautiful interior design sets, none of them are "mood boards", which is what you specifically asked for. This is unfair to those that actually paid attention to the rules and guidelines. Irritating.

Mewsmom said...

I disagree with "anonymous". I submitted many sets to this contest and was very careful to remember the guidelines set by Polyvore. White walls, warehouse-type space, inexpensive furnishings, etc. I don't recall a "mood board" being asked for. It's of course one way to go, but I prefer a complete visual. Anyway, THANKS AGAIN FOR THE WIN!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you...

Anonymous said...

Ditto...

Anonymous said...

how is your forest-wallpaper remembering the guidelines..?
and yes, it actually said mood boards..
but who cares?
congrats on the first place!

Anonymous said...

It does indeed say "mood board" in the contest description. I just read it.

Anonymous said...

These are the specifics of the challenge verbatim, specifically stating "Mood boards". If you are a designer or know anything about the industry "Mood boards" are pretty specific. The winners of this contest submitted renderings which are completely different.

Polyvore Office Design Challenge

The Polyvore team needs your help decorating our brand new office! We're moving into a big, old, warehouse-like space that could use some livening up.

Please create interior design mood boards that we can use as inspiration for decorating our new space. The top 12 sets will also be featured on the Polyvore homepage and blog.

Our constraints:
- Keep the price down! We're a startup working on a shoestring budget, so please use inexpensive furniture from places like Ikea.
- The walls have to be white. We can't repaint the walls to any other color, but we can decorate them with decals, posters, paintings, and screens.
- No cubes! We like to talk to each other and prefer an open layout.

Harpweaver said...

anonymous-
you also have to remember that the entries were voted on by the polyvore general public so you can't be too upset with Polyvore.

Congrats to the winners; the sets are beautiful:)

Anonymous said...

and where are "The top 12 sets"??
i only see 3..
everything about this contest is fish..
i put so much heart and long searching for new items and consideration into my sets and people who disobey the rules get 1st place?!
um, thanks a lot pv.. that really makes me never want to participate in any of your contests again..

Anonymous said...

What harpweaver said brings up another issue.. Yes, the contest was open to public voting. But the blog announcing the winners says "WE could only select 3". Was the public vote even honored? Look, the whole point is that some of us spend a lot of time making contest entries, and Polyvore should be more careful with their terminology use in the future. And yes, what ever happened to the "top 12"?

Anonymous said...

if i'd had known that wallpapers were allowed, hey i could have made totally different offices..
obvioulsy an office with a wallpaper stands out more than a office w/ a poster or a wall tattoo.. draws more attention to the eye.. next time you have a contest im just gonna create anything visual, it's not like you care about the rules..
whatever gets the rates up, right?

Anonymous said...

there has been a similar situation concerning beach contest. some of the winning sets did't even contain a swimsuit! such situatuions may be a bit dicouraging for polyvore users.

memorykeeper said...

I think Polvore should have voted on this contest and not the public. This was suppose to be for Polyvore to get ideas for decorating their office; so they should be choosing what they like. So, Polvore, will your new office look like Mewsmom's set? Awesome office if so! Mewsmom, how many wins does that make now? You are on a roll! WTG! Congrats to all! I actually voted for some of them that won! :-)

Anonymous said...

Polyvore needs to be more specific, detailed, and follow through. No hard feelings, the winning sets were georgous!

Anonymous said...

The winning sets were very nice. However hardly any of them followed the rules of the contest. Everything from "mood board" to the fact the walls were to be kept white and the furnishings "cheaper" were completely ignored.

The blame seems like it should be placed on those that voted...and that is true to a degree. But the real blame is on Polyvore, for allowing users to vote in a contest that was about them. They should have known that voters would mainly ignore the rules.
Shame shame Polyvore. I expected more.

Anonymous said...

Ok, VintagePassion28 should NOT have won! He/She didn't follow any of the rules. While it may be a nice set, it 's not far to all those who did follow the rules (like me)

Christine J. Johnson said...

The vintage passion office design is too elegant. I think it only suits business tycoons.

Ellie Freeman said...

Cool designs and creative outputs! I can already imagine how comfortable to own a room like this one; you can put so many things in it and can have your own working area and put some organizers to help you with your work.