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Working Designer Wednesday: Mixed Bag

Jun 27, 2012

Lots of neat stuff to share today…

1. Chandin (Studio 3 Floral Design) told me about something you are going to find very interesting…the CoolBot. It turns almost any brand of off-the-shelf, window-type air conditioning unit (purchased separately) into a turbo-charged cooling machine. With it, you can transform a highly-insulated room into a walk-in cooler…cost: $299 (plus cost of air conditioning unit). Anyone used the CoolBot?


2. Packaging and transport ideas from Mood Flowers

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100_1642 mood flwoers

3. Labeling ideas…

00191april flowers

image via April Flowers

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image via Kevin Chin Photography

2012-04-30_010 bows and arrows

image via Bows and Arrows

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image via Au Courant

303684_474407365906527_46152798_n Fleurie

image via Fleurie

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image via Fleurology

558482_398547936843935_107142992651099_1223708_1305427271_n sweetwater portraits and love n resh flowers

image via Love n’ Fresh Flowers

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image via Studio Choo

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image via Art with Nature

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image via Planet Flowers

bouts-groomsmen-682x1024 blush floral design

image via Blush Floral Design

4. Great signage…

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image via Kathleen Deery Design

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image via Passionflower


image via Floral Art


image via Ruby Bloom Fancy Flowers

Hope you’re having a great week!



  1. Jamie says:

    We’ve used the Coolbot for about 6 years and LOVE it. We had to replace our AC unit last year but otherwise no repair bills.

  2. We are a little cut flower farm. Our Coolbot is in a little insulated shed that runs continuously year round. We have had it for 7 years and had to replace the air conditioner once because it was undersized. It works great holding our flowers and bulbs at a constant 35-38 degrees. Highly recommended, great support and info from the Coolbot folks.

  3. Margaret in Austin says:

    I have a couple of questions for the Coolbot users, what about the humidity in the cooled space? And how do you regulate it(the humidity)? I’m in Texas, it was 109F yesterday, 106F today.

    When it’s this hot, it takes a LOT of electricity to cool even a small space. In really hot places, I think a small reach-in cooler might take less energy to operate over the long term.

    The Coolbot does sound like an ideal solution for many designers.

  4. Hannah says:

    Just received my CoolBot in the mail today! I have heard only great things about this product, and am very eager to give it a try!

  5. Just heard about the CoolBot recently. An acquaintance uses it in her walk-in cooler after the cooling unit went out in it, much cheaper than replacing the original.
    Thanks for the inspiration pictures! Always good info.

  6. Luckily were I live it’s usually on the cool side. But, I will have to check this out sounds pretty uncomplicated.


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