Posts written by: Cassie

A Year’s Worth of Winning Designs

A Year’s Worth of Winning Designs

Happy New Year! We're excited to see what 2013 will bring, and we have big plans for the next 12 months. We're planning more sneak peeks Inside the Artist's Studio, interviews with designers from across the country, behind the scenes looks at what goes on here at UncommonGoods, great gift ideas, and of course, brand new design challenges! But, before we announce our first challenge of the year, we're taking a look back on the great designs that came to us through our 2012 design challenges and the people who created them.
Pin the Halls Part 2: The Winning Pinner!

Pin the Halls Part 2: The Winning Pinner!

Our first Pin the Halls Pinterest Contest left us with some great holiday gift and party ideas, but when it wrapped up, we still had garland to hang, eggnog to spike, and our own wrapping to do, so we decided to host another contest! And the winner is...
Uncommon Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List

Uncommon Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List

We’ve been sharing our favorite picks for all of the quirky characters on your shopping list all season, but we couldn't wrap up our guide to gifts without expressing our fondness for the stuff that fills stockings. These picks may be small enough to fit snuggly into that fuzzy faux footwear, but they’re sure to elicit big smiles.
Natural Beauty: Nancy Nelson’s Forest-Inspired Jewelry

Natural Beauty: Nancy Nelson’s Forest-Inspired Jewelry

Take one look at Nancy Nelson’s jewelry and it’s obvious that she’s deeply inspired by nature. The organic shapes, earthy feel, and, in some cases, the actual natural elements used—such as the raw semi-precious stones in her Aquamarine Branch Ring...
Uncommon Gifts for the Gadgeteer

Uncommon Gifts for the Gadgeteer

Some folks don't understand the gadgeteer's obsession with digital devices; but when called a geek, these collectors of computerized contraptions just smile proudly and say "thank you." Our uncommon gift guide features iThing accessories, new takes on old favorites, and unexpected innovations sure to get your gadgeteer powered up.
Inside the Artist’s Studio with Audrey Heller

Inside the Artist’s Studio with Audrey Heller

I remember the sample meeting (where week where our buyers present uncommon products they’re considering for our line-up) when Audrey Heller’s fantastical photographs were first introduced. The team was immediately captivated by the whimsical scenes, and not a buyer could wait to add her work to our collection. Remembering the excitement around her creative pieces like End Well, Ripened, and my personal favorite, Bound, I couldn’t wait to get a tour of the studio where Audrey brings her miniature models to life. Since Audrey is in San Francisco, I couldn’t visit her workspace in person; but being a photographer and all, Audrey was happy to snap some photos of her own to provide a virtual tour of her studio.