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Title: What would you like to call it???
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 02, 2012, 06:15:31 PM
We are working with our developer to create a treasury section of the shop.  I know that Etsy and Artfire both have similar features and they are enjoyed...and now that we have more and more members, there is more and more amazing treasures to chose from. 
Here is the deal, we don't want to call it treasury and are kind of stumped on other names.  Help us out by tossing in ideas and eventually we will set up a poll (with a prize!) for naming the new feature.  Keep in mind that we don't want to use an name that is used for similar features from other sites and we are not looking for "cutsy" names.  We are trying to push the fact that our work is art and we want to reflect that on the site...so let's hear what you got!
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: Larissa on January 02, 2012, 09:08:27 PM
If we're pushing the art angle, why not "gallery" or some take on that?
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: startsarts on January 03, 2012, 06:10:07 AM
here's a few ideas...anthology, arthology, art goulash, art medley, artpourri, art infusion, art cache.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: trusk4u on January 03, 2012, 11:48:46 AM
Galleria HAF, HAFalleria, Window Panes,
I'll need to think some more on it. :-\
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: Storm on January 03, 2012, 11:55:26 AM
My first thought was also "The Gallery". Maybe the Treasure Trove?
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: CrochetHooked on January 03, 2012, 12:35:11 PM
Hi Everyone…

I jotted these down a few Thursdays ago after it was mentioned in Chat nite… 

Members Gallery
Members Showcase
Artists’ Discoveries
Handmade Collective
Showcase on HAFshop

I'll put my thinking cap on  :o and check back later... Have a great day everyone
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: TamsJewelry on January 03, 2012, 01:22:07 PM
 :o :-[ :-\ Really going to have to think hard about this. Hmmmm...no  nothing yet get back to ya!
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: chainmaille on January 03, 2012, 01:34:28 PM
Just a couple of guideline thoughts. One it doesn't need to have the site name in it as they are already there. Two length is a concern one or two words. Keeping simplicity in mind. Cutesy is nice but we need to keep the customer in mind as they are the ones this is directed to. So they need to understand what they are clicking and what they will find so to speak. For Example Treasury I think is a horrible name, the only reason I think anyone knows about it is because of Etsy. Collections however I think is perfect but it is already used by artfire and many other sites. So we don't want to use that. Gallery I do like but not sure if it really represents a sales area, to me a gallery is sort of like a photo gallery like Flickr, but that is my first thoughts, not necessarily right. Just throwing it out there. Kimberly and I have known about this for months and have been bashing our head trying to think of a good name. Obviously we needed help LOL that is why we came to the experts.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 03, 2012, 01:59:13 PM
...lots of help because bashing Andrew's head around is NOT helping me come up with names!  :police:
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: classyglassandjewels on January 03, 2012, 02:01:25 PM
I haven't read them all, so forgive any duplications- here are a few more ideas:
Fabulous Favorites
Highlights
Forget-Me-Nots
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: wingnscales on January 03, 2012, 02:06:07 PM
Ok, how about these suggestions...Creations, Galleria, or Emporium.  I think Galleria is better than gallery since it represents more like a store front, gallery is more like display, does that make sense?  I do like Emporium too, meaning market. Creations maybe not so much but its an idea..LOL  Hope this helps a little more with ideas...I love using a Thesaurus, that's how I get my best ideas from...same but not the same...
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: Larissa on January 03, 2012, 02:17:45 PM
My first thought was also "The Gallery". Maybe the Treasure Trove?

Ha, Treasure Trove is my mom's store's name... and I named it!
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: SandiW on January 03, 2012, 02:27:55 PM
Eclectica
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: LisaE on January 03, 2012, 03:10:42 PM
Kreative Kismet
Artistic Affinity
Compatible Creations
Handmade Harmony
Birds of a Feather

My first thoughts from a while ago.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: M2bC on January 03, 2012, 04:40:52 PM
I like the idea of Gallery. 

More ideas:
Exhibition
Art Expo
Expo
Series
Selections
Medley
potpourri or sampler   (these sound less arty)
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: Colette on January 03, 2012, 05:26:55 PM
Galleria HAF, HAFalleria, Window Panes,
I'll need to think some more on it. :-\
Ooooh, I like the Galleria one.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: Larissa on January 03, 2012, 05:54:22 PM
Also, Art-at-a-Glance. 
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: Blue Highways on January 03, 2012, 06:16:01 PM
I like Galleria too.
Some words that might fit either alone or with something else:
Digest
Melange
Vault
Coterie
Suite
I think I suck at this game....I'll watch (and throw my two cents in along the way) ::)

Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: startsarts on January 03, 2012, 06:25:46 PM
artists' collage, Handmade picks, collections, artist' stew, collective portfolio
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: chainmaille on January 03, 2012, 06:35:42 PM
artists' collage, Handmade picks, collections, artist' stew, collective portfolio
Handmade Picks now that is an idea! Like that one, for me simplicity is good LOL Limited brain power so simplicity is a necessity :D On the other hand you really need to look from a buyers perspective and I think a buyer would know exactly what that means.
Will sit back and watch the rest of the suggestions now.  8)
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: CrochetHooked on January 03, 2012, 06:57:37 PM
Here are a few more...


Spotlight
Limelight
Parade
Portrayed
Window Shop
Workshop
Selection
Studios
Exhibition
Display Case


Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: catinalife on January 04, 2012, 06:43:04 AM
Artistic View

Artists Spotlight. was my first thought

Artistic sound

Art Adored

Art desired

Favorite finds

Finest finds

Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: LisaE on January 04, 2012, 11:46:43 PM
Kindred Crafts
Grouped Gallery

I think it needs to indicate that it is a group of items with something in common, not simply a gallery of everything. 
Connected Collection
Connected Crafts
Assembled Arts
???
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: CrochetHooked on January 05, 2012, 12:12:09 AM
Whew!  OK... I have to tell you... I my husband was all into it...LOL  Wish I could get him to write my Blog for me. ;o)  Good luck with the title...

HAFshop Reflections
Handmade Medley
Handmade Ensemble
Handmade Blend
Handmade Constellation
Handmade Innovations
Handmade Inspirations
Handmade Explorations
Handmade Features
Handmade Snippets
Handmade Artists Interpretations

There are some great ideas
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: gemlover on January 05, 2012, 04:23:45 AM
Universally, artists display their work in a GALLERY.  We as handmade artists should display our work in the same.

John
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: Nárrína on January 05, 2012, 01:41:54 PM
I like Galleria as well.  At the community college I went to the arts/humanities wing of the college had a gallery on the main floor and it was always referred to (at least by the art faculty/art majors) as the Galleria.  Besides, galleria just sounds more interesting than simply saying "gallery."
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: chainmaille on January 05, 2012, 02:01:52 PM
Well it seems to me that we have a whole bunch of wonderful ideas. I think we need to now limit it to say 5 or so. So can everyone go through and pick their top couple. We will then take those and compile a list of 5 or so and add a poll for voting. Sound like a good idea and fair?
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: CrochetHooked on January 05, 2012, 06:49:31 PM
When I first saw Galleria (I liked it immediately) sounds Impressive, Authentic, Artistic

Definition for

Galleria: a covered or enclosed area, especially one with commercial establishments for shopping, dining, etc.

Gallery: a room or building for the display or sale of works of art

I know I posted just a few words.... lol   ;)  But Galleria fits!  And Andrew... sound good and fair  ;D
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: Larissa on January 05, 2012, 07:00:46 PM
I may be the odd man out, but "galleria" sounds like "mall" to me where "gallery" evokes "art." I hate to add an additional option when we're talking vote, but if anyone's worried that gallery doesn't say "buy this," maybe "shopping gallery" would fit.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: CrochetHooked on January 05, 2012, 07:26:52 PM
I may be the odd man out, but "galleria" sounds like "mall" to me where "gallery" evokes "art." I hate to add an additional option when we're talking vote, but if anyone's worried that gallery doesn't say "buy this," maybe "shopping gallery" would fit.

Larissa... No odd Man!  You bring up a very good point... Thats why I posted the definitions... playing devils advocate... :evil:  Gallery or Galleria as long as it's not Peanut Gallery... lol  Sorry, had to through in some humor... ;o)
_______________

Wikipedia
Gallery may refer to:
An art museum (art gallery)
A retail art shop (also often known as an art gallery)
An exhibition room in a museum
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: startsarts on January 06, 2012, 01:58:58 PM
Here are my top 5 :)

1. Handmade Artists Gallery
2. Handmade Picks
3. Handmade Collective
4. Highlights
5. Compatible Creations
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: gemlover on January 07, 2012, 05:30:17 AM
I was thinking a display area of works done by our artists, thus GALLERY.  I was not thinking of a sales area.  Each work of art could be linked to that individuals shop, but no direct sales from the display.   :)

Possible two areas, Gallery for display; Galleria for sales? ???

John
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: LisaE on January 08, 2012, 01:14:11 AM
Galleria also makes me think of a mall because there is what I believe is a chain of malls called Galleria.  Gallery alone seems too generic to me.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: chainmaille on January 08, 2012, 07:39:50 PM
John it will look similar to this  http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTI5MDk1OTZ8MTc0MjU1MDY0NA/a-blessing-no-disguise?index=0 (http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTI5MDk1OTZ8MTc0MjU1MDY0NA/a-blessing-no-disguise?index=0) and this  http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTI5MDk1OTZ8MTc0MjU1MDY0NA/a-blessing-no-disguise?index=0 (http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTI5MDk1OTZ8MTc0MjU1MDY0NA/a-blessing-no-disguise?index=0)So each image will be linked to your piece.
I'm personally not a big fan of treasuries, never  did one and never cared to do one. The only reason why we are doing it is many people like them and they make good content. If you think about it, treasuries, have a title description and keywords, more content makes google happy. Also it is just one more place for people to find your work. Additionally people seem to like to promote their treasuries which helps everyone. Now if we can all come up with a name we'll be in good shape.

Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: RiverRockArts on January 09, 2012, 10:31:11 AM
The best I've seen suggested so far was Gallery, although I have to agree with another poster that this sounds to generic.  It also seems to  plain to me.  Maybe it we added a word before it...like The Gallery or Artists'  Gallery, something like that.  Some of the other  suggestions sound more like bargain stores or shopping areas to me.  This should be the place to showcase items.  It will help you get noticed since people looking at them could click and be taken to you item or store.  We need a name that says quality art.  I'll do some more thinking about this.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: LisaE on January 09, 2012, 01:30:46 PM
The Crafted Gallery
Gallery of Imagination
Master Gallery
The Gifted Gallery
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: lisianblue on January 15, 2012, 12:25:55 AM
I admit, I like galleria - because there are a couple of galleries in alb with galleria as part of the name - so I took a couple of suggestions and came up with
Galleria Inspirations
or Inspiration Gallery

my brain is too numb - or wait is there voting already???
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: Larissa on January 15, 2012, 12:50:42 AM
Tonight I realized where my aversion to "galleria" comes from.  We were at the mall with friends for dinner and I saw that new chain jewelry store:  Jared.  It's like another Kay or Zales.  And it bills itself as "Jared - the Galleria of Jewelry." Gag me.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: LisaE on January 15, 2012, 02:23:37 AM
Tonight I realized where my aversion to "galleria" comes from.  We were at the mall with friends for dinner and I saw that new chain jewelry store:  Jared.  It's like another Kay or Zales.  And it bills itself as "Jared - the Galleria of Jewelry." Gag me.
I am with you on aversion to "Galleria", for me it is the association with a chain of malls.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: chainmaille on January 16, 2012, 08:09:58 AM
I'm still stumped, I look at the suggestions and they all merge together.  I like handmade picks or artists picks. But I'm simple and don't want to confuse a customer.
Anybody have time to put the suggestions in a list? So we can start removing some and dwindling down to our favorites. We need to get through this as I want to get it going soon. Help :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: Larissa on January 16, 2012, 12:04:29 PM
The list:

Anthology
Art Adored
Art Cache
Art Desired
Art Expo
Art Goulash
Art Infusion
Art Medley
Art-at-a-Glance
Arthology
Artistic Affinity
Artistic Sound
Artistic View
Artists’ Collage
Artists’ Discoveries
Artists’ Spotlight
Artists’ Stew
Artpourri
Assembled Arts
Birds of a Feather
Collections
Collective Portfolio
Compatible Creations
Connected Collection
Connected Crafts
Coterie
Creations
Digest
Display Case
Eclectica
Emporium
Exhibition
Expo
Fabulous Favorites
Favorite Finds
Finest Finds
Forget-Me-Nots
Galleria
Galleria HAF
Galleria Inspirations
Gallery of Imagination
Grouped Gallery
HAFalleria
HAFshop Reflections
Handmade Artists’ Interpretations
Handmade Blend
Handmade Collective
Handmade Constellation
Handmade Ensemble
Handmade Explorations
Handmade Features
Handmade Harmony
Handmade Innovations
Handmade Inspirations
Handmade Medley
Handmade Picks
Handmade Snippets
Highlights
Inspiration Gallery
Kindred Crafts
Kreative Kismet
Limelight
Master Gallery
Medley
Melange
Members’ Gallery
Members’ Showcase
Parade
Portrayed
Potpourri
Sampler
Selection
Selections
Series
Showcase on HAFshop
Spotlight
Studios
Suite
The Crafted Gallery
The Gallery
The Gifted Gallery
Treasure Trove
Vault
Window Panes
Window Shop
Workshop
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: Larissa on January 16, 2012, 12:07:50 PM
Of those, I've narrowed down the ones *I* personally like to:

Anthology
Art Medley
Art-at-a-Glance
Arthology
Artists’ Collage
Artists’ Spotlight
Birds of a Feather
Collections
Connected Collection
Display Case
Favorite Finds
Gallery of Imagination
Handmade Harmony
Handmade Inspirations
Highlights
Limelight
Master Gallery
Medley
Members’ Gallery
Members’ Showcase
Showcase on HAFshop
Spotlight
The Gallery
The Gifted Gallery
Treasure Trove
Window Shop
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: chainmaille on January 16, 2012, 12:08:52 PM
OH MY  :o :o :o :o :o
Now I wished I hadn't asked for the list.
Ok we need to start crossing off.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: trusk4u on January 16, 2012, 05:07:38 PM
I think I like Window Shop. The set up is generally squares kind of like window panes and you're looking in. It's to the point and not confusing.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: chainmaille on January 16, 2012, 05:19:42 PM
We already have the name window shop, it is what we call our blog widget. Like an Etsy Mini or Artfire rapid cart. You can get it in your user admin.

So that on is sort of out unless we change the name of the widget. Which may confuse others so I would say it is out.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: chainmaille on January 16, 2012, 05:31:18 PM

The list:

Anthology
Art AdoredArt CacheArt DesiredArt ExpoArt GoulashArt InfusionArt MedleyArt-at-a-GlanceArthologyArtistic AffinityArtistic SoundArtistic ViewArtists’ CollageArtists’ DiscoveriesArtists’ SpotlightArtists’ StewArtpourriAssembled ArtsBirds of a FeatherCollectionsCollective PortfolioCompatible CreationsConnected CollectionConnected CraftsCoterieCreationsDigestDisplay CaseEclecticaEmporiumExhibitionExpoFabulous FavoritesFavorite FindsFinest FindsForget-Me-NotsGalleriaGalleria HAFGalleria InspirationsGallery of ImaginationGrouped GalleryHAFalleriaHAFshop ReflectionsHandmade Artists’ InterpretationsHandmade BlendHandmade CollectiveHandmade ConstellationHandmade EnsembleHandmade ExplorationsHandmade FeaturesHandmade HarmonyHandmade InnovationsHandmade InspirationsHandmade MedleyHandmade PicksHandmade SnippetsHighlightsInspiration GalleryKindred CraftsKreative KismetLimelightMaster GalleryMedleyMelangeMembers’ GalleryMembers’ Showcase or maybe just ShowcaseParadePortrayedPotpourriSamplerSelectionSelectionsSeriesShowcase on HAFshopSpotlightStudiosSuiteThe Crafted GalleryThe GalleryThe Gifted GalleryTreasure TroveVaultWindow PanesWindow ShopWorkshop

Don't know if that is my final opinion or not, we need to trim down the list though. Vault is sort of growing on my as an option. But it is not obvious enough that this is an area for potential purchases to me. So under a name like that we may have to add curated collection. I don't want the name to be too long as we will add a tab on this page as well http://handmadeartistsshop.com/buy/product/ under the our products.[/]
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: LisaE on January 16, 2012, 10:28:26 PM
If you want it to be obvious that it is a curated collection, why not be simple?

Curator's Collection
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: lisianblue on January 31, 2012, 03:36:43 PM
Did this get dropped?, moved?
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: chainmaille on January 31, 2012, 03:41:07 PM
No not dropped, just been problems with our developers. I asked Kimberly to try and tie down her 5 favorites for voting. We need to move on this.
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: lisianblue on January 31, 2012, 05:10:16 PM
ah, I see. 
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: chainmaille on February 08, 2012, 06:52:28 PM
Voting poll is set up here http://handmadeartistsforum.com/forum/index.php/topic,6561.0.html so cast your vote. We had to narrow down to a reasonable amount. So hopefully you'll like the selection! Thanks for all the help  8)
Title: Re: What would you like to call it???
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 10, 2012, 08:37:47 AM
Gallery ...is not only that...a photo display ot flickr, it is a place where any art can be displayed, the luvre is a gallery....dont limit yourselfes....this word is used all over the world to showcase any type of art...♥ :-*

So there.....LOL