Join 3,375 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

70 posts tagged with products. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 50 of 70. Subscribe:

Related tags:
+ (17)
+ (10)
+ (7)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)


Users that often use this tag:
Anonymous (3)
acoutu (2)
pallen123 (2)
mtphoto (2)
rachaelfaith (2)

Like Whatthefont but for interior products? Help me find my dream sink?

Is there a website/forum/secret society that can help identify specific products from pictures submitted? This time, specifically, I'm looking for this gorgeous bathroom sink, or something remotely close to it. But in general, i wonder if there's place that functions like Whatthefont does for fonts, where you upload a picture, and a community of enthusiasts can comment with their best guess on the origin of the item. Thanks!
posted by PardonMyFrench on May 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Developing career direction

Please help me figure out what direction my career could or should move in, based on my current job as Product Manager, my skills, and my strengths. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Mar 26, 2014 - 3 answers

Name That Late 90's Shampoo-Filter!

Asking for a friend: "I am more that a little embarrassed at how much time I spent trying to figure out what shampoo/conditioner I used to use in the late '90s. It came from the grocery store; the kind I got was in a light blue cylindrical bottle, with this weird cap where you pulled the whole thing up but the middle stayed down. It smelled SO GOOD -- a faintly citrus, faintly marine smell. If I could find it I would pay like $30 on ebay for a bottle just so I could reverse-engineer that smell." Any ideas, Hive?...
posted by julthumbscrew on Feb 28, 2014 - 11 answers

Business card printer to go?

My non-profit organization is having a large booth at L.A. Pride Festival this summer and one of our objectives is to get people's names and email addresses. We've talked about swag, but one of the things that I think would be popular is giving people 20 business cards (or mini-cards) with their name and address that they could use for their own purposes during the festival. They would get what they want (useful swag) and we would get what we want (email addresses). [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Feb 6, 2014 - 10 answers

Where is the best man's scarf?

I don't want to find a good men's scarf. I want to find the best men's scarf. It should be non-wooly/scratchy, smooth to the touch, long enough and thick enough to be wrapped around the neck and draped over the front to create an insulation layer while waiting on cold train platforms and be in a "masculine" pattern/color that would suit most coats. It should also be durable and long lasting, I want a scarf you could wear without comment for 20 years and then be buried with it. Where is this scarf?
posted by The Whelk on Dec 11, 2013 - 31 answers

What are the greatest EU/UK bath & beauty products?

So, every time I go looking for recommendations for makeup, etc. (here, and Makeup Alley, mostly), the majority of highly rated items are US products that are usually impossible or expensive for me to get, which is why I'd like your tips for your top-rated favorite bath and beauty items made-locally / available in Europe at reasonable cost. Maybe I can replace a few things, and find some new gems. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Products that have been repurposed

Does anybody have any examples of products that have been repurposed, and are as well known or now better known for their new use? An example would be Excel, which is as commonly used to display tabular data as it is for its spreadsheeting functionality.
posted by jedro on Sep 14, 2013 - 28 answers

Embarrassing First World Problem/Question

I can't tolerate scented skin and hair products. The later are the worst and impossible to find. But my hair needs help. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Sep 7, 2013 - 13 answers

A website about new product and service innovations?

Help me find a website about new product and services innovations? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Jul 14, 2013 - 7 answers

What interesting unique items should I buy in Japan?

I'm travelling to Japan for the first time. I'll be there for about a week, and want to buy some interesting, unique, useful items. What can I buy in Japan that I can't get anywhere else, or that is better than what I can get elsewhere? I'm a utilitarian minimalist who doesn't like owning stuff for the sake of stuff. I like things that are useful, well-designed, beautiful and high-quality. I also like small things. What should I buy in Japan, and what kind of stores should I be looking for? [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Jul 5, 2013 - 32 answers

Best hair products for short fine wavy hair

I recently have gotten a hair cut that looks best when I wear my hair wavy. In the past when I wear my hair wavy the results have been mixed. Sometimes it looks great, and others dull and frizzy. I have tried a different types of products and find most of it to be inconsistent. Since my hair is shorter now and can't go to a pony tail, I am having to suffer through the bad hair days. Are there any products or styling regimines to have this happen as little as possible? [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Jun 28, 2013 - 21 answers

Items to have for power outages

What items (gadgets) should I have on hand for power outages? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jan 29, 2013 - 28 answers

Where can I find liquid baby powder?

Why is it so hard to find liquid baby powder? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Jun 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Cheap but bombproof II

A while back there was a thread regarding insanely overbuilt, reasonably-priced consumer goods "like an AK-47" such as the WRT54G and 90s Nokia phones. It was really useful to me, and by the looks of it it was to many other people. The sad thing is that it was closed in 2008, and lots of the products aren't on the market now or have had design changes. 4 years later, what products now deserve to sit in the cheap but bombproof category?
posted by jaduncan on May 15, 2012 - 48 answers

Green brands that are truly green?

I'm highly skeptical of a lot of brands that trumpet their environmental friendliness. I know "greenwashing" is rampant. What are some green brands/products that walk the walk? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Mar 29, 2012 - 10 answers

ISO Toilet Paper Moistener

Around 4-5 years ago, I attended the Natural Products Expo and received a sample of a product called Aaah Toilet Paper Moistener (photos). The company now has a dead website. Googling has revealed people making fun of their infomercial and reviews circa 2008, but no current product info. Where can I get some more of this stuff or some other toilet-paper-moistening *foam*? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Gift ideas for a 25 year old guy

What should I get my 25 year old roommate for his birthday that's $20 or less? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Mar 12, 2012 - 19 answers

Hidden gems at the market

I discovered Crystal deodorant a few months ago. I had tried literally every other unscented deodorant on the market and could not find one that held up all day. It turns out that the damned rock you rub on your pits is the greatest deodorant ever, and it had been on the shelf the whole time. What other miracle products are sitting on the shelves at the market, unnoticed as I pass them by in favor of products that are more well known or have bigger advertising budgets?
posted by Balonious Assault on Jan 26, 2012 - 68 answers

Hydrating oils for face

What is best natural product for extremely dehydrated face. I have no acne problem and my skin is not sensitive. [more inside]
posted by page123 on Dec 8, 2011 - 16 answers

Transform a marketing person into a product person in 12 easy steps. First admit you have a problem...

Help me be the best product development person ever! (Or, what don't I know about product development that should scare me?) Books, research, advice, online courses, whatever! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Curious regional supermarket products?

Complete Parmesan cheeses in Milan, bicycle wheel sized paella pans in Barcelona...what are some other products considered everyday enough to be stocked in a particular country or region's supermarkets - yet which would be considered very unusual elsewhere?
posted by rongorongo on Oct 16, 2011 - 37 answers

Selling a Brand Name Product at Farmers Markets/Co-ops

I'm trying to help a friend who wants to sell a self-made food product along with another name brand food product at farmers markets, co-ops, etc. What are the legal and /or regulatory questions they need to be ask themselves and where do they go for the answers. Hypothetical scenarios in the extended explanation. [more inside]
posted by phoenixphoenix on Sep 28, 2011 - 8 answers

How can I make my curly hair fabulous for cheap (and how do I embrace it)?

Hair Filter: Help a grad student living frugally to make her curly hair fabulous. Moral support for going curly would also be appreciated! [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on May 26, 2011 - 41 answers

What products are worth investing in?

What are some products that are widely accepted as "the best of their kind"? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Mar 13, 2011 - 71 answers

Help me show that this Evian for your face is bunk, with science

Is this this Evian spray bottle of water for your face is just bunk? Seeking cites one way or the other based on the science of skin moisturization. [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Feb 10, 2011 - 25 answers

How to get smooth hair

I have coarse shoulder length hair that I blow dry and use med heat of straight iron to smooth, but it especially gets frizzy in humid weather. I use a straight iron and hair products to smooth it. When I go to beauty shop the beautician uses a 400 degree straight iron that gets it super smooth and straight, however I don't want to damage my hair using high temp on it daily. I have used these products on my hair to try to achieve smoothness: John Frieda Luminouscolor Glaze Clear Shine, Matrix Sleek Look Blow Down Extreme Creme, Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, Aveeno Nourish & Style Soft Hold Gel Creme. Would a pomade help achieve this? I really like Heidi Klum's current hair style, and my could look like it if I could get it as smooth as she gets hers
posted by sandyp on Oct 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Skin care in my thirties

My skin's celebrating its birthday this week! [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Aug 10, 2010 - 8 answers

sine qua nom

I live in an area of great food-market diversity. Tell me about some awesome (vegetarian) food products of foreign provenance, and how I can use them! [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jul 18, 2010 - 23 answers

What's a passport cover for?

What travel products do you actually use? [more inside]
posted by donajo on May 14, 2010 - 54 answers

Investment china vs paper plates

Inspired by Captain Samuel Vimes: what items are worth buying cheap, and which are worth buying better quality? Household, clothing, kitchen and otherwise - all types welcome.
posted by mippy on May 10, 2010 - 32 answers

Product Review: Life

Looking for a poem about Life in the form of a product review. More details that I remember about the poem below the fold. [more inside]
posted by eleanna on Apr 26, 2010 - 5 answers

I want to feel pretty but not itchy

Longtime eczema sufferer looking for bath and body product recommendations, especially shampoos and facial moisturizers. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Apr 13, 2010 - 21 answers

Are surfing The Google with iPad?

What's the term for the use of a product name as a singular noun (like iPod), and why do companies do this? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Apr 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Open source alternative to MagicZoom or Magneto ProZoom?

Are there any good open source product viewers? I'm trying to build a very simple site with that has a products section. I'd like to display a few views for each product, and the tools I've found so far are magic zoom and Magneto, but both cost a bit. I'm not opposed to paying, if these are the best, but given how many lightbox clones there are, I can't believe there isn't something opensource and better. Has anybody used these tools, or found better alternatives?
posted by heliostatic on Jan 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Winter hair woes.

I have long, fine, mostly straight (female) hair that becomes dry, limp and majorly staticky during East Coast winters. My normal hair routine involves moisturizing shampoo, conditioner at the tips, volumizing mousse when my hair is wet, and blow drying upside down with a bristly brush. Sometimes I use some light hairspray to keep it in place. Initially it looks and feels great. But by the end of the day, it is totally dead and full of static. I keep a dryer sheet in my bag to smooth out the static throughout the day but this isn't much of a long-term solution and it doesn't fix the limpness. Advise me please? Any product suggestions? Thanks in advance!
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Dec 23, 2009 - 18 answers

What items get better with use?

Which products or goods improve with age and use? [more inside]
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Oct 28, 2009 - 36 answers

CopyWriterFilter 5000: How do copywriters come up with names for products and product lines?

CopyWriterFilter 5000: How do copywriters come up with names for products and product lines? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Oct 17, 2009 - 9 answers

Canadian definition of products for donation purposes

Canada Donation Filter: Can you donate a productized service and have it count as an in-kind donation to a charity? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Sep 5, 2009 - 5 answers

What are some good resources for learning to craft old tyres into products?

What are some good resources for learning to work with old tyres - crafting them into products and designs? +or could you explain the basic processes? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Need a good photo and laptop backpack.

Photographer filter: Can you recommend a good gear backpack for storing a camera, a few lenses, and a laptop? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Jun 15, 2009 - 14 answers

Members of the Tribe

How many commercial products can you think of that are named after Native American groups or other indigenous peoples?

The best I can do are: Jeep Cherokee, Pontiac cars, and, um...Eskimo pies. But there must be more, right? Note: I'm NOT looking for products which use Native American or indigenous peoples' imagery in their marketing (like American Spirit cigarettes), or sports franchises. How many can you come up with?
posted by AngerBoy on Apr 13, 2009 - 46 answers

Wordpress Plugins / Addons: Looking for Product viewer (non ecommerce) module + contact form.

Wordpress Plugins / Addons: Looking for Product viewer (non ecommerce) module + contact form. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Apr 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Need to improve my house cleaning skills

I want to improve my house cleaning skills... improve my speed, efficiency, thoroughness, etc. And use the best cleaning products for the task. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Feb 12, 2009 - 23 answers

The germs crawl in, the germs crawl out...

Kid's due this spring, and we've amassed huge piles of used baby gear. What are some safe disinfecting procedures that will reliably rid all this stuff of any lurking mold, bacteria AND viruses? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Feb 11, 2009 - 12 answers

We're getting a dog!

Looking for your advice/tips/etc for new dog owners. How to save time, save money, what's worth it, what's a waste, what/how to DIY? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Feb 3, 2009 - 40 answers

Johnny Walker Blue is not a common American whiskey

Which notable products or brands do people in other countries love to buy and consume, even though they are not popular or common in their country of origin? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Feb 1, 2009 - 46 answers

What do we need before the little guy arrives?

Me and the Mrs. will be having our first child in late March. We've already bought a few clothes and miscellaneous items, but I'd like to know what should we get now? Parents, what are some things (like bottles, strollers, bouncy seats, etc.) that you wish you had had on Day One but didn't? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jan 12, 2009 - 42 answers

What's the coolest thing you've gotten in the last half-year?

I'm looking to update my birthday wishlist and need some specific inspiration from a broad spectrum of people-types. What's the coolest thing you have bought or been given in the last 6 months that cost between $10 and $200?
posted by davebug on Oct 12, 2008 - 32 answers

Great new family products?

Parents: what are your favorite newish tools of the trade? I'm helping to research a magazine article, trying to identify really great products new to the market in the past 18 months or so that make parents' lives easier. What recent discoveries have you made? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Jul 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Products that organize your life that you couldn't live without?

Products that organize your life that you couldn't live without? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 18, 2008 - 21 answers

Page: 1 2