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NEW SEARCH LAUNCHED - Lily & Gray Living

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Lily & Gray Living, a new brand being launched by Edison Nation Inc., is inviting you to be in on the ground floor of the project and be a part of the launch of the brand, by submitting your innovative ideas around in the Personal Care Organization category.

Lily & Gray creates products for the home that are innovative, beautiful and most of all - useful. We as a brand, are passionate about making life better every day.

While the brand will ultimately manufacture home goods in many categories, this search is specifically focused on the Personal Care Organizer category. So as you ideate and innovate, consider the small makeup/personal care/bathroom/shower organizer that could reside on the vanity, countertop, inside of cabinet drawer or in the shower.

Some key focus points are it needs to have the ability to ship compact, make it useful for different consumer needs and look good in the home. The innovation can be focused on (1) Makeup, (2) Hair Care, (3) Bathroom Countertop items, or (4) Shower Items.

When wanting to ship think of methods to ship as flat as possible, the more compact the better, with it remaining under 18" x 14" x 8".

Think of aspects that will elevate the look of the bathroom, countertop, shower or vanity and not be perceived as inexpensive looking, while knowing that the price point of $14.99 to $19.99 should be kept in mind.

So organize your thoughts around organizing your personal items, and then submit your ideas to be considered to be a part of the launch of this new brand !!

Mike Kelley
Derrick James
Jose Rey
Rodney Goodrich
Vee R___
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Going all out on this one!  Awesome partnership EN!

Vee R___
Derrick James
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Wow, this is Great!

Saletta .
Derrick James
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Go for it Saletta.  I'll be here to cheer you on.

You too Vee, get after it.  I'll be rooting you on.

Vee R___
Saletta .
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Good luck, guys! Let us know when you get those green checkmarks!

Derrick James
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Saletta .
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Thx Derrick and C.R.!  All the best Vee.  Let's do this!!!

Derrick James
Vee R___
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Very excited about this search. I got out of bed the other night and started doing patent research. I got this!!!!

Wishing everyone the best of luck!!!!

Steve Redwine
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williamj
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Jim Siegrist
Rodney Goodrich
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Sounds like this search has you really excited and is right up your alley Mary.  Have fun with it.

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Yes Mary, you do! Get 'er done! :)

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Anyone notice the additional news?! EN launching 4 more products on Amazon Dec 1. 2019. Shower Lily, 6 in 1 Cake stand, multi-function cutting board, and a collapsible colander set.

This is icing on the cake.:)))

Saletta .
Mary Kisko
Jose Rey
Kenneth Gant
williamj
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So Lily & Gray also includes kitchen items.  They are starting their line with one bathroom item (the Shower Lily) and 3 Kitchen items (the 6-in-1 Cake Stand, the Multi-function Cutting Board, and the Collapsible Colander set).  The search is to complement the line around more personal organizing / bathroom items... while the search is still broad, I wonder if EN might consider more items a bit on the boundaries of the search, or even in the realm of the kitchen items.

Saletta .
Derrick James
Robert Pontius
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So getting to G7 in this search amounts to a G8, it being a EN house brand...?

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Thom - G7 still means it is going to presentation, our formal presentation and review process we know have in place for in-house launched brands/products and e-commerce products, so a G8 will still be a desired step to reach for these searches !

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Scott, 

Very excited about the new Edison Nation Brand Lily & Gray Living.  Will Lily & Gray Living products be found in stores like Bed Bath &Beyond or will the products just be sold on Amazon? Can you share a little more about the plan for this company? 

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Piggy-backing on Mary's question, I've been wondering myself if HSN might also figure into scaling at least some of the products...?

Some that would really benefit from the TV pitch - "show and tell" platform.

Good question MK.

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Mary -

Good question. The intent will be ultimately to have a dual path consisting of both e-commerce as well as leveraging traditional brick and mortar relationships, to distribute the brand/s as well. 


Thom - one of the growing trends on e-commerce also is the usage of video fro marketing products, so some of that "show and tell" feel can be accomplished through product videos as well, and have been growing on Amazon.

Thom C
Derrick James
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Win, win, win...!

Derrick James
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BUMP - Just noticed this Search closed last night.

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Ok :) Can I be the first to ask who's in? I submitted (4) ideas yesterday. Yes.... I got the fever! Lol

- All the best to those that entered ! 

Derrick James
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Hi Rodney, I'm in too with one idea.

Rodney Goodrich
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I had nothing for this search.  Probably just didn't try hard enough.  All the best to you guys who are in this one.

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Cool KJ!  I think women in general will obviously have a better understanding of managing make-up needs. Hope you do well! 

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I don't know about that Rodney lol!... Husbands everywhere want their sinks back.  Got 2 in on this search.

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Ha! Too funny Nicole :). Glad to see you are in !

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I have two in this search. I agree with you, Nicole. My husband and I shared a bathroom in our previous home only because we had separate sinks on opposite sides of the bathroom. We both agree we could never ever go back to sharing a bathroom sink, at least not during this lifetime! 

Robert Pontius
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BUMP...Just noticed a presentation date of 10/17 for this search..

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Hello KJ,

Where did you find the presentation date... Just wondering.

Thanks,

T

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Thom,

Just go to your submission for this search (if you have one) and click the search name, then you will see the presentation date.

Thom C
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in on this search at G6, nice to be back to EN Family!

Robert Pontius
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Welcome back Jim. Best of luck on your submission.

Derrick James
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Thanks KJ you too!

Saletta .
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@Jim...Ditto what KJ said.

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Oh geez... Thanks  KJ!

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Welcome back Jim. It's really nice to see good friends returning.

Derrick James
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Hi Jim, 

Congratulations on the G6!!!  I am unfortunately out. 

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Congrats as well!!... I'm out too. 

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Congrats Jim.  Keeping fingers crossed.  So sorry Mary.  Although this search was in my wheelhouse, I couldn't come up with a single idea. Hoping they bring this one back.  In the meantime, onward!

Derrick James
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OMG !!  So happy to see you all .. it’s been way too long and it’s always so great to jump in even at the end, seems to be my style.. congratulations to everyone, especially Jim, for just getting to this point .... we all know so well,  this train moves fast, the ride is bumpy but exhilarating ... and where ever we end is just another starting point ... . biggest of hugs to you all

Derrick James
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Hey Patricia.  Good to see you.

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You too Derrick ... look at you with all those points !!! Great going ... nice to be back with you all !!!

Derrick James
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“ oops I’am at the end of the line  .... will be cheering for you all still on the train ... Go Get-’em !!!

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Hi Patricia. Thx for cheering on ! It is a Bumpy ride (damn train :) I had two R4s hit the pavement today. But, I still have two ideas hanging on and hoping to make it to Gate 7 by next Thursday. Yikes!

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Rodney,   This is fabulous, sounds like the tracks are clear and full speed ahead !!! Hang tight it’s such a exciting ride !!  Don’t forget to shout out along the way !!... 

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fabulous Rodney, such an incredible feat!!  Sounds like the tracks are clear, so full steam ahead !! 

 Hey, although not always easy don’t Forget to relax and enjoy the journey ... we’ll be cheering along the way !!

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Hey Patricia, thx again! I am having fun for sure. Fingers crossed that one of my ideas will reach G7 and be presented 10/17. 

( currently at G4 and G5) 

- Best of luck to All !!!!  , Choo choo! 

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OK, Here we go, G7. Now fire up the nerves. Thanks everyone for the good wishes!

My family have been using my product for a year now, would love to share it with the world.

Robert Pontius
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AWESOME !!!! How cool  to watch  you and the family going GREEN !!!!  

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Hi all, I found out this morning via Email that two of my ideas will be included in the Lily and Grey presentation. My dashboard has not been updated past my existing G5 status apparently due to some sort of IT issue. Yes.....I am happy! 

- hats off to Aimee and the EN Supoort team for addressing my concern so promptly! 

All the best to everyone still in the search. 

Rod

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Congratulations Rodney!... Good luck to you and both ideas.  Sprinkle some of that pixie dust this way :) !

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Thank you Nicole. I will openly share any pixie dust I can muster up! 

- if anyone else in the search feels that thier dashboard update was incomplete, I would encourage you to fwd concern to "questions@edisonnation.com" also .

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Congrats and all the best Rodney!

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As always, thank you Derrick ! For some reason my idea status is still frozen at G5 , it will feel "more real" when I actually see it updated.  

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congratulations Rodney ... this is awesome news !!!! What a great way to end the week and bring in the weekend !!!

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Congratulations Rodney ... such a thrill, I can only imagine your excitement !!! We are all rooting for you !! 

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Hey Patricia.  You are quite the cheerleader ! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

- And YES, very excited to be this deep into the EN process,  Hope all is well with you !

Derrick James
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Good morning all -

We had a good presentation last week in regards to the Lily & Gray concepts that went to finalist stage. From some discussions yesterday we expect to start updating the dashboards early next week, as additional conversations have been on-going and feedback files have been building. The Lily & Gray team has narrowed down list of interest and is zeroing in on what will be moving forward. Enjoy the weekend, know that you had a positive reaction as finalists and we will push to get dashboards updated as quickly as possible at the start of the week.

Best of luck to all finalists involved.

Derrick James
Aimee Carroll
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BUMP...kinda quiet. Any of you still in..our out

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Hello KJ .......I am still in , are you still in? I hope you are !! 

Pretty exciting to say the least :)

- at the closing of a search, I wonder how many entered??

- at the presentation date, I wonder how many finalist are there?? 

-  when "cuts" are announced and made to finalist list, I wonder if/when this round of updates is complete??

These questions all seem like "natural curiosity " to me , but, it doesnt seem like these answers are shared in forum?  I would think that any EN team member, insider or someone simply  considering participating in these incredible opportunities would have the very same set of questions? 

Answers or no answers...... I remain excited and grateful for the awesome opportunities EN provides us all ! Good luck finalist!! 

Jim Sage
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You're absolutely right Rodney.  These same questions do exist in each of those cases you mentioned.  At least they do in my mind.

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Still in and hoping for Lily and Gray Living to become a success because they are going to need a pipeline for more products, and the business model means there is no layer between them and the product designer. It also creates an income stream for EN that will only help everyone. Good Luck to everyone still hoping and Good Luck to L&G we really need you to become a success!

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Congratulations Jim and Rodney!!!

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Good morning - We are hopeful to have updates posting here in next few days. As I mentioned about 10 days ago presentation went well and follow up discussions have been taking place. We didn't get dashboards updated last week, but plan to this week as all final feedback comments/bullet points, etc. were being collected and organized by team members. In total there were 16 Finalists, and that is solid representation. Of course in this situation as it is a house brand owned by EDNT, there were many members of the team handling Lily & Gray that were involved in the process from a pretty early stage as we discussed concepts internally as well, with only the top ideas making it to finalist.

We will alert all when this round of updates has all been finalized.

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Thx for the update !

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Oh Snap!! I just recieved my first R8. Two of them to be exact.....

According to my math that leaves 14 other ideas still in contention. I am looking fwd to at least one of them rocking out a solid G8!!!! Good luck to you guys!

Until next time , take care and Happy Thx Giving to all. 

Rod

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Wow, great attitude Rodney.  That's refreshing to see.  All the best going forward.

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Yes Derrick, Rod has a winning attitude and you are one cool cat!

If you are in need of some inspiration, this video has helped me persevere.

https://youtu.be/7oTiv9QhtAM

 

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I too have been R8'ed..Oh well... on to the next idea. Best of luck to all remaining.

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Rodney!  16 entries in the late running is fantastic!  Wow... I hope you make it through!

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Hi Kim.  Rodney means that there were 16 finalists whose idea were presented according to Scott's post above, so that would leave 14 ideas still alive.

However, not everyone reports their status on the forums, so it is likely that there are other finalists who received an R8.

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Hi Kim. Derrick is correct. I definitely did not have 16 ideas in the search. Lol. I was super excited to have two ideas make it to the  final stage.  Although they both got the big RED X, I  still feel pretty good about making it that far. Hopefully another search is on the horizon for us all ! 

Aimee Carroll
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