10.22.2009

iTouch Giveaway...

*This giveaway is closed. Thank you for all the entries*
Today I am happy to be a part of an awesome giveaway! When DuPont contacted me to introduce their new {free} mySurface iPhone application which allows users to quickly search for Corian® and Zodiaq® colors by hue, providing the user with a color swatch filling the screen, along with information on how to order a sample. DuPont offered to send me a complimentary iTouch to download the free mySurface app to experience it firsthand and to give feedback; I happily accepted!

After receiving the iTouch a few days later, it was easy to find and download the mySurface app {as I am not a iPhone/iTouch user previous to this}. I was impressed; as a designer that has worked in both the commercial and currently the residential field, I feel the mySurface app is a tool that can and will be used by designers, architects, contractors, and home owners. I currently have Corian countertops in my kitchen and was happy to find that the colors match perfectly from the iTouch to the actual product.

Would you like to experience the mySurface app firsthand as well?!
DuPont is offering an iTouch to one lucky a life’s design follower and reader.

To enter:
~ ‘Follow’ the blog {if you do not already}
~ Leave a comment to this post telling us your favorite DIY app or what DIY app you would like to see {even if you aren’t an iPhone/iTouch user, tell us what app you may like to find}.
~Giveaway ends Sunday, October 25th @ 9pm EST; Winner announced Monday
~One entry per email address permitted
The winner will be selected using random.org
Enjoy!

87 comments:

Collins said...

Oh...I want it I want it! I am the first to comment so do I get it. ;) I don't know what app as I don't have one yet. Would love one though...
Fantastic giveaway!

Jessica said...

I think there is a level! That would be so helpful for DIY!!!

Lynn said...

This one may already be available but an app to browse/match Ben Moore paint colors would be great. And I agree with Jessica above...a level is a definite must have! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

bp said...

Hmmmm...I'm not sure what app I'd want - but I'm sure I could find one!

Katy said...

The Benjamin Moore paint color app would be so helpful!

Sarah said...

Hi!!! Thanks for the giveaway! I am a longtime coveter of the iTouch and would love to get my hot little hands on one. It would be nice to have an app that easily helps you figure out placement for pictures, shelves, etc on walls. Something where you enter your measurements and it spits back ideas for arranging/hanging.

Courtney Baker said...

Wow! That's awesome. I don't have an iphone or itouch, but I've heard about an app called "What the Font"... you can take a picture of text and it will tell you what font it is. I think that could be awesome we you are wanting to recreate something you see in a store!

Thanks!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow, such an amazing giveaway! I don't know yet what app I'd want because I don't have one. but I'll find one immediately! thanks!

This Full Life said...

What a great giveaway!

The app I would love to see is a finish reader. You could take a picture of a finish on a piece of furniture (paint, stain, etc) and it would tell you what products you would need to recreate it. Not sure if that would ever work but like the idea of it since I am always seeing cool finishes and wondering how the heck they accomplished them.

Jorden and Kristin said...

this is an AMAZING giveaway!

i would want a diy app that gave you ideas for color schemes and room layouts. maybe not all in one but def either or would be awesome! :)

and i'm a follower!

Anne said...

This is GREAT! Projects would be so much easier with this app and the Benjamin Moore one. The possibilities are endless.
Thanks so much for your blog. I appreciate all the time and ideas that go into it.

Jamie said...

I'd like an app that can help compare the colors in a photo to paint colors

Kris said...

What a giveaway!!! I stalk my husband and when he sets his itouch down I grab it! They are the most amazing source of fun and information. I would love to have my own. I would use an application that would help room layouts and wall design.

Johanna said...

this is A-W-E-S-O-M-E! i would love to have an app that would help you plug in the dimensions of any room you'd want to decorate, so you can figure out furniture placement. It would be neat to see how different wall applications would look (i.e. wainscoting); it could show you an image of the final product. Thanks for this opportunity!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Hi
I would love to win! Not sure what app I would suggest as I don't even know which ones they have. I'm a follower.

vintagebarbie said...

What a great giveaway! this is exciting. I dont use ipod touch/iphone...but im sure a compass and level would be handy for many things. haha good luck to everyone.

Delusional Fashionista said...

I would use a paint color app!

Jan said...

i'm a follower and would LOVE an itouch. my husband has an iphone and uses his level all the time. i could certainly use one!

Raquelita said...

Goodness, what an awesome giveaway! As I don't own an iTouch (but would love to...Apple rocks as does super-organisation!) I have to admit I'm not familiar with most apps. But I'd heard about the mySurface app via another blog and thought it would be the coolest thing to have when we finally buy our own house and get to choose our own paint colors...

PS Now that you have your own iTouch, do check out the Feather app from Lil Bee...it's such a genius idea!

Ami said...

I have been dreaming of this iphone/itouch... haha! and I love ALL apps. I think they just make life easier!
and p.s. I'm already following!!! :)

Elizabeth said...

I follow thru Google Reader! I would love this - the level would be invaluable. And we are redecorating our bathroom so mySurface would be awesome.

Mikaela said...

a paint chip app for ALL types of paint!

Chasing Davies said...

ooo lala! Awesome giveaway. I'm not too familiar with iPod Apps - but I'd love one that could mix colors and provide unexpected color schemes that would work from decorating rooms or even mixing outfits!

www.chasingdavies.blogspot.com
chasingdavies@gmail.com

Christy said...

I love the Ben Moore app for picking color swatches! What a generous offer!

Anna said...

the app that keeps track of your stiches why you knit. amazing!
great giveaway!!!
anna

Jacqueline said...

YIPPPEE! This giveaway is amazing, I've had my eye on the itouch for a long long time! I love the app that identifies what song is playing-not sure what its called, but its amazing!!!

jacmorant@gmail.com

ailie said...

I don't own any kind of iphone, itouch, ipod, etc, so I'm not sure what apps are out there . . . but I'd love an app that would help with price comparisons.

FranLacy said...

I would like to see an App that tells you what kind of paint you can use to paint on thift store furniture finds. For instance, if I found a pair of brass candlesticks, what types of paint can I use and what looks can I achieve? What about on an old ugly ceramic lamp? Oh, and it would include pictures for inspriation. Several times I have not made a purchase b/c I am not sure what a "re-finishing" project would entail. I know you can get this info at the local hardware superstores, but it would be so nice to have the handy App to have with me at all times!

Hirondelle Rustique said...

Wow what an awesome giveaway! My husband would absolutely love an itouch. I don't really know what apps they have since I've never used one but it would be cool to have one that allowed someone to plan out their space (like a floorplan) when out thrifting for new (old) furniture.

Chris said...

the app that lets you match any color with a paint.

the queen said...

I'm a Bloglines follower. There are so many cool/useful apps, as named by all the others above. I think I would have great fun trying them all out. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jessica Hogan said...

The Application that lets you match any color with paint would be great! . Thanks for the giveaway.
Jessica
jessica.hogan28@gmail.com

kahlanne said...

I am officially now a blogger. I would love to have an application that you could do story boards/decor boards on. Maybe save images of your fabrics, paint colors, etc so that they are always at your finger tips.

Amanda said...

What a great giveaway! I think a paint chip app would be great...preferably one that could do multiple brands. :)

Emine Pınar said...

I don’t have an iPod or iPhone.
So, I don’t know much things about apps but when i looked the apps store and after a google search, I really like the JD Reflect and Dexigner.

Clare said...

Oh I'd so love an iTouch! I don't have one yet so I'm not familiar with the apps, but how awesome would it be to create an app that is a level or a stud finder! :P (I'm sure we have quite a ways to go before that's possible!)

Lotusphx said...

I am a follower and always enjoy the beautiful images and ideas! What a fun giveaway!!

I'm not familiar with apps either - but it seems the paint chip thing would be cool... also, I think a "drafting" app would be cool - maybe a litte graph paper to draw things in at some scale...

Can't wait to find out the winner!!!

Heather said...

An app that keeps track of your cupboard contents.. or one that catalogues of your craft supplies via barcodes.

Felicity said...

How fun! My AP Enviro Sci students decided that there should be an app that records seismic waves. I agree with them so I'll steal that idea and hope that I win a phone to play with!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Um, I had no clue they had a Dupont app for Corian. How awesome. That paired with the Ben. Moore and my job would be a dream. PLEASE pick me, Mr. Random.org!!!

Erin... said...

Love the iPhone, iTouch and the giveaway...my favorite apps are the paint color matching ones-- though I think there are many more design-focused apps that could be added!!!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Yeah, a great app would be one that helps you match a picture to paint perfectly (wow alliteration-crazy)!

WMgeek said...

great!!in my opinion, i think if MySurface would add in some features e.g. can access online to search for the price range, it would be much better. At least the consumer can make a budget out of it.

Vintage Jones said...

I need this in my life. I want an app that allows me to take pictures while shopping and add them to an inspiration folder automatically...

Speedie said...

I would love to have an app that allows you to take a picture and match paint colors to it. I would also love to be able to choose apps for my real life!

Jessie said...

I'd love to be able to take pictures and have an app that creates inspiration boards, or something that will create a paint color from any picture.

This is an amazing giveaway!!

Joyce said...

WOW- thank you for the great give a-way! I have been a lurker for some time. It would be fun to have a program that could match a color almost like the paint stores do or to have a photo of the actual room one is painting or decorating to see what it would look like afterwards. Have a golden day! xoxo

CMC said...

Love your blog! I would love to see or use a Home Depot or Lowes app--to check prices.
Thanks!
Christa
cc2275cc@gmail.com

brooke said...

What a great giveaway! I have no idea about which app but I'd love to find out!!

Alisa said...

I think a cool app would be one that allows you to design a room — it’s a pretty simple idea, but it would be especially cool with the finger motions you can do with the iPod Touch. You could input the dimensions of the room, and then edit it’s shape if necessary. Then there would be a library of furniture, paint colors, rugs, decorations, etc, that you could play around with. Fun! It would be even better if you could take a picture and move your own furniture around in the picture, but I don't know how possible that would be... :)

Maureen said...

What a great giveaway. I would like an app that is a tape measure.

Lilly said...

This is great! And my favorite app is Scribble. It is simple and fun.
Thanks.

Chris Salek said...

I love a lot of the apps.My favorite DIY is the ihandy level-you have a level whenever you need one!

Liz said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I think I would love all the different apps. Thank you for the opportunity! ~Liz~

Kimbo JB said...

Love the giveaway, would like to see an app that allows you to record conversations, if there's not already one.

stephanie said...

wow- what a great giveaway- i would love a paint color app!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much!!
I would love a paint matcher app.
Stacey Mills

emily said...

great giveaway....long time follower.

i would love an app that could take a picture of a furniture item & also store the dimensions along with it. now that would be cool.

cutlerclan said...

LOVE the level!!

Erin said...

I've never used an iTouch before, but I'd love an app that would allow me to color match real-life colors to specific brand's mixes.

I definitely follow your blog, and I love your images of the day!

shadesofgrey said...

gotta go with the tape measure.....thanks for the giveaway!

Stacy said...

I would love an app that would help figure out many gallons of paint you'd need for the size of room you're painting!

Karen Dyck said...

Yes, I too would like an app that matched a colour with a Benjamin Moore paint (this may already exist) or even better might tell you the source of a fabric you see (kind of like CSI does for criminals)

Mommy Harris said...

Is there such a thing as a "Clean My House" app? Or a "Change this dirty diaper" app, or a....well you get the pic! haha

Cassidy said...

I think having an app to exactly match paint would be GREAT to have! We've struggled with matching a red color here and it would be so much easier to have an easy app for that.

Pink Wallpaper said...

i love the app that helps find the paint color you are looking for! whoever wins this is a lucky girl!!

Atlanta Vegetarian said...

I would love to have an app that can search stores for products based on modd board colors!

katiepaisley said...

I love the level app. I use it all the time when i am hanging pictures

Grace.... said...

i would like the paint app. Great give away....thanks for the opportunity!....

Jen said...

Great give away and thanks for the opportunity! I would love an app. that would allow me to take a picture of a room and then change the color of the walls or even different pieces of furniture. It would save alot of time and money!!

ApachesPrincess said...

I follow your blog!

I would love an app that has cute teen bedroom ideas everyday, how fun!

countrystars95@yahoo.com

ApachesPrincess said...

I follow your blog!

I would love an app that has cute teen bedroom ideas everyday, how fun!

countrystars95@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of your blog! I am graduating university and moving to a new city and getting a new apartment so an application that allowed you to take a picture of a room and try different paint colors would be perfect. Plus I don't even own a cell so this would be a huge treat!

Margo said...

Found your blog recently and have been enjoying all the decor ideas! My favorite app idea is the level. Very handy for all types of projects!

LauraJane said...

I don't have an Iphone, but I think an application where you can type in the measurements of a room and it will tell you how much paint you need, the amount of flooring required, etc. would be helpful!

Thank you!

Van said...

I want an App, where you can create your room in 3D, with all the right measurements and eyerything. And where you can put in all of the furniture you already got.
When you're in a furniture shop like IKEA, you can take a picture of a chair for example and try out how it will look in your room, if it fits your style, etc...

That would be the perfect app for me!

Simone P. said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I do not have an itouch but I would like an app that would have all the pantone colors for each season. This would be great!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Love your blog and your all your beautiful decor ideas. An app that would suggest a decorating idea on any pictures taken. That would be great. cheers

girl, inspired said...

The mysurface.app sounds amazing! I think an app that did floor plans to arrange furniture or see if a particular piece would fit while you are out shopping vs. having to go home to measure!
Your blog is awesome, love it!

sespy said...

hm, I need this phone!! I think a cool app would be like a vintage or furniture store/ yard sale finder that would search nearby your current location. The Garmin gps sends me to places all the time that are closed! It doesn't have photos or hardly any info so that's where the app could really shine!

Linda said...

hi!
i follow your blog!
not sure what's available because i don't use one, but something along the lines of flowers and quotes would be fun!

MelMir said...

I am not a user of iPhone (I would love to have on though, but it is not in my budget atm), but I think the maps would be the best thing!

peasandcarrots said...

An app that shows plans for how to build pieces of furniture (benches, tables, desks, etc.) with different styles to pick from. It would include all the materials needed to build it, and step-by-step instructions for assembly.

Down Pillow said...

Wow, such a great giveaway! I heard of an app where you cold 'try on' window treatments before fabrication - thought it sounded pretty cool.

Corey said...

I would love an app that would mow my yard. Seriously though, an app that my wife can send me her "honeydo" list for me to view upcoming projects she wants me to do would be nice. It seems she always has some project up her sleeve that I dont know about but am expected to help with.

Bevin said...

I love any app that makes DIY easier! :-)

hamsapking said...

oh...about my idea, i would think that if you can snap a photo (i know that iTouch can't do that but maybe in iPhone) and MySurface can simply just search through the database for the match, then it would be much perfect!! Then we won't have to do this manually browsing through all for the match.