Four years ago I was at my boyfriend Tyler’s graduation party and saw two freaky creatures peeking out from behind the pool and carrying away a gnome. They were attention grabbers to say the least.
The clan continued to grow over the years (thanks to Tyler’s brother Josh who bought them every year for his mother). And in time I learned where those gnome-carriers came from, found them endearing and was dying to work for UncommonGoods.
While at UG, I got to know more about the Utah-based artist Fred Conlon and saw tons of his new and quirky products come to life. Fred’s latest addtion, Mow-Bot, is now gracing the cover of the current catalog. While I love the cute metal robot, my heart belongs to those initial little goblins that got so many people to become repeat customers and lifelong fans of the company that is anything but ordinary.