The main points to emphasize about Eros & Isis, Loving inspiration inc. are:
1) That the toys are SOFT…not hard as they appear.They were designed as “toys in disguise, but that has a -lost in translation effect- on the internet.
They are 100% Platinum Silicone with no moving parts and the ridges act as “natural” stimulation as to encourage healthy sexual response for the long-term. Electric vibrations can make women more dependent on the vibe.
The Toys are tinted with Gold and Silver Natural mineral pigments embedded within the silicone itself.
2) Our products are designed and produced entirely in Canada. We are an ecological company because we produce only per-demand and each piece is fully recycle-able (except the bullet vibe which we include for those who prefer vibration)
We are working on a break-down program here, but in the meantime (http://www.recycleyoursextoy.com/) has the facilities.
3) Our unique tubular display packaging doubles as a keeper case.
4) We are growing internationally. With stores in Amsterdam, US (NewYork) and Australia…And that’s only since October, When we announced our arrival !
Our main social networks are: http://erosandisis.tumblr.com/
Our twitter account “erosandisis”
and the Corporate blog http://lovinginspirationinc.wordpress.com/
Eros & Isis Exclusive Amphora display massage oils.
I LOVE these three incredible -almost edible- Aphrodisiac scents. Chocolate Mint, Aphrodite’s Garden, Venus Spice. Standing in Eros & Isis Slipper, or all three hanging on their spiral stand.
These are hand made, natural massage oils created here in Vancouver by Merideth Burney, Clinical Herbalist, Dula and wonderful friend of mine.
These oils, the recycled glass amphora bottles and their stands are available ONLY from Eros & Isis, And will NOT be on the distribution/production list. So they are a limited and exclusive item.
Anyone interested should email us to the store account.
It really is the simple things that give me the most pleasure. Spent the evening at the Symphony Opera house tonight with my 88 year old Grandmother, my hero, best friend and Fan of the Company. I was in inspiration heaven. The poetry of simple notes from individual voices & instruments fused into a single fluid solidarity. Sensational sounds. Like a flock of birds diving and spinning in unison. My ears absorbed the passion of the performers, my heart filled with their sadness, joy, elation, rapture and tranquility. As I pondered the sonic paintings in my mind, My eyes took in the glory of the guild that surrounded me. It’s the simple things I love. Passion for the arts and strong independent women … true inspiration.
Follow the White Rabbit.
Spring is here, It’s time to hit the pavement.
But where in the world do we go from here? This Spring it’s all about Marketing, Advertising and putting on the bells and whistles.
So this morning consisted of meeting with Larisa, our new Sales executive, which meant sitting around the BS table and chatting about our near future plans for conquering the world. ie: Sitting in the sun, drinking chai tea and eating chocolate croissants, mulling over lists of names and contacts we have compiled over the year. -it was rough…the chocolate was gooey.mmmm…chocolate…
Anyway, we did do some work and we actually made quite a list for warm, hot and cold calling this week. The rest of the day was planning where to spend the last of my dwindling investment cash. Have to pick and choose the battles this year. The question is, do I spend my cash on international advertising right away? or spend nothing and sell locally this season…Or both.
We already have product out in New-York, Rode Island and now Amsterdam…so really I could tick off international for now…for…now…
Sales from retailers start in April, have to be ready for that, and …I believe I am… But there is so much more I want to do. But-Must keep the reigns on the designer side of me because she is expensive.
We do need to focus on becoming more visible. OUT of the safe little closet, and into the world, dancing infront of the stores…so here we go.
Anyone out there who would love to see Eros&Isis in some shops in their area should send us a link, an address and/or a name of a shop they think might fit our style.
We have a good idea of who to approach from this end of the country, and a little bit of smart-lady run places in the US…but what of else-where…What are your thoughts?
We are romancing shops that are higher end than the xxx shops in the dark corners of easy-street and we would love to come play with some progressive lingerie stores.
Larisa and I are headin’ out to make the connections.
Puttin’ on our walking shoes, trench coats and brief cases and knockin’ on doors.
-Sorry couldn’t help it.
Today I am feeling guilty for not pushing our little company into the fray of the AVN or the other super huge sex toy extravaganza trade shows. I have invested so much into the beginnings of Eros&Isis and it’s hard to know where to spend the rest of the cash.
Which is a sure-fire way to approach the market?
I’m told the trade-shows are the way to go, but I’m getting cold feet on that one.
The more I get out there, the scared-er I get of humans in general.
The first year I took the company out of it’s little closet to test the market, was to a Public Event, the Naughty-but nice show in Vancouver BC. I was sharing a booth with some good friends and corporate allies, The Lace Embrace Atelier. The atmosphere in our booth was fun and playful. Women trying on corsets, posing in the mirror, laughing with friends.
The atmosphere of the show itself though, was that of a fratt party-gone cookoo. People running around with blow-up dolls, endless free RedBull keeping the party hoppin’ to the cacophony of seventeen big-box speakers, mixed in with random announcements of the best fake orgasm contest. It was Like every teen drunk movie you’ve seen on steroids all wrapped up into one 3-D smellovision experience…Except most everyone in the place was over 30.
It would have been a great place to party and get really-fall down drunk, but being a little shy gall like myself, It was crazy and surreal like Alice who fell in the rabbit hole. Mad Hatters with painted faces and neon painted nipples, O.D.-ing on hormones.
I was there with my little table of fineries in gold and silver, dressed in my kitten healed shoes and little feathered hat (and a corset-of course). But it was hard to get attention under the Yellow hand written sign from my immediate neighbor that read “Does your pussy have a mustache???” -I’m not sure what she was selling.
All-in all it was an eye opening -leg crossing- experience.
Kazia, our GM and I took the company to the ILM trade show in Las Vegas last year and it was …o…k.. I guess. It was the industry trade show designed for wholesalers to come and sample wares for distribution. -A bit more sobber than the NBN in Van. A good place to make connections and make relationships, which we did. But, We were bored silly most of the time because there weren’t that many attendees being that it was September, which is late in the buying season.
We were well received and made lots of good friends, even Hilda Brownlee from We-vibe watched our booth for us so we could tour the other booths. But It was tough to get noticed there too being that our booth neighbor was -seriously- Dr. Frankenstien in his doctor’s coat selling cheep “bood-jobs”, Bruisy photos and all. That and we were in the far corner of the second room, pretty-much alone with the good ol’ Doctor. It’s amazing that we made sales at all, but we did…not enough to cover the trip, but enough to call ourselves “launched”.
We were told by the management (Who were lovely and attentive BTW) that it’s the April show we should be attending…and here we are, it’s March and I haven’t made a move.
-But then there is the AVN and many other trade shows in LA and New York, Vegas. which to choose, and how can one (as newbe as us) do it all?
Some of these shows get really huge. It’s no wonder the ones doing every show sparkle and shine, spin and rotate and have scantily dressed busty chicks offering demos. They have to to compete in the choas of it all…But what are we humans thinking???
Here’s what I mean, this is a small sample of what REALLY scares me and who we are very -NOT- : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5cunk5R5Bs
-All the power to them, but yikes! …I think I’ll stay home this year.
iesza's Designs can be found at: -
Eros & Isis’ initial website
This is where I get to spend most of my time these days.
Sitting at my Over-the top BS design desk while my three puppies lounge in the sunlight.
I have some new pieces coming around the corner and it is taking everything I have right now not to post all the pictures of their development….But I can’t compromise the copy right. I want to share SOOOO badly….all in due time iesza…all in due time…
So while I avoid sending photos of them I will show you my silly desk, light reasearch reading for the day and my lovely companions as I whittle away on some new prototypes.
I found my desk on Craigslist. I love it so much! It reminds me not to take things to seriously, but bask in all the glory of life at the same time. It has the Initials “BS” scrolled sexily into the top which reminds me that really it is all just that. Isn’t it hilarious!
Ok. Back to creation.
Eros & Isis, Our Little Company -
Eros & Isis, loving inspiration inc is constantly designing new alternatives for conscientious lovers. Eco-responsible sex toys that are SO different, so inspiring. We have also created a loving line of Soy and Bamboo lingerie. We love what we do. (Maybe a little too much)
So I woke up this morning and sat down at the throne (girls never admit to that by the way) and picked up my new copy of Martha Stewarts Living Mag. Full of bunnies and eggs for the spring season of over-readyness for house guests and parties of people you can impress with your copy of super-cleverness and it struck me that all I was seeing in the ads were things I could use as design ideas for more toys.
I have a problem. Artists are crazy. To think that I could derive inspiration for sex toys from one of the leading lady’s of prude-extrordinair! -How curious!
I am simply amazed with my own uncontrolled obsession to create right now. I am finding it quite amusing to be looking at simple eggs and salt shakers on her perfectly manicured table tops full of cute and cuddly yellow chicks and fluffy bunnies and be thinking of where that little tumbler could be better put to use.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my fiance has been out of the country for five months. That’s right, Five MONTHS! -Yes, My fiance. He asked me to marry him and then left the country for a film job.! I told him, “Ye know, I hadn’t realized that engagement meant being single this long.” The things mom never told me.
So maybe that’s where this is all coming from…
My innate need to find myself a suitable fiance substitute that doesn’t involve heading straight out to the nightclubs for a classic “mistake”.
Instead I find sexual solace in the pages of a Martha Stewart magazine…How Fascinating!
Oh well, at least it’s the spring issue. And what better way to bring in the season of fertility and what has been historically been a pagan time of hedonism, then with a good ol’ sex toy design inspiration. - Just wait till you see what’s coming down the line girls !
I guess the best part is, that you all get to reap the benefits of my crazy sexual frustration. Yippy! - but for now, I’m gona go see what *rosetta* is up to.
Introducing: iesza, CEO and Concept Designer for Eros & Isis, Loving inspiration inc.
A decade+ Feature film Model Maker, Miniaturist, Costumer and Illustrator; iesza has delved into the world of romance.
She has pretty-much single handedly created an exotic new brand of sexy objects and unique inspirations for the boudoir. All of her designs incorporate the company’s mandate of ecological responsibility and health awareness along with sexual empowerment and romantic inspiration.
From her own experience shopping with friends in the higher-end Adult Shops five years previous, iesza noticed a distinct lack of distinguished artwork or distinctive ethics in the products of the day. After leaving the stores empty handed, she decided it was (as an artist well versed in the production of silicones and detailed mold making) that it was almost her duty to provide what was seemingly missing from the Adult Product market.
An inspirational Alternative.
After five years of research and development, her original concept designs for the company have just hit the market this year, but it won’t be the last we see from her corporate portfolio. She has many more playthings up her sleeves.
This year she has introduced the Victoria Line. A series of 25 semi-classical 5 inch, soft 100% platinum silicone playthings -but to see them, one would never be suspect to their true nature. They appear at first glance mere Antiques.
They are simply gorgeous and have to be held to believe. True Erotic Art.
They have been very attractive to men, wanting them as gifts for their wives or girlfriends, a perfect (non-competitive) way to inspire some play.
Along with the silicone, iesza has developed a lovingly simple line of Soy and Bamboo lingerie that is slowly emerging. Created to drape rather than adjust, the sustainable super soft luxury fabric is almost scrumptious.
And, if that isn’t enough she has also commissioned three signature Organic Massage oils. Aphrodisiacs that come in divine recycled glass amphora bottles and stands that cradle the precious contents.
This blog is full of her inner thoughts as she continues to create “Loving inspirations” for conscientious lovers.
Her corporate website is in the works go to: www.erosandisis.com