With Valentine's Day coming up, I asked Pancake Plate designer Jon Wye a few questions about his new dishware, which conveniently come packaged as a set of 2.
Some of you got in touch after our email went out yesterday, pointing out that we could've been more inclusive in our definition of nerd. We definitely appreciate the feedback. Thing is, we have a bit of a confession to make. Many of us have been looking forward to this email for weeks-- men and women alike. See the thing is we are all pretty nerdy, and were pretty excited to share our extreme enthusiasm with you.
Want great music recommendations? Ask the man who's literally in the music business. Jeff Davis, the artist behind our popular record bowls, clocks, coasters, and bookends, knows his albums. Right now, it seems like everyone's weighing in on their favorite songs, albums and music videos of the year. NPR seems to have had a year-long love affair with Adele, promoting her album during every seasonal pledge drive. My favorite music blog, KEXP out of Seattle, turned over the picks to their DJs and ended up with something closer to a top 500. There's no shortage of great music reviews at this time of the year. I decided to check in with Jeff to get a more timeless perspective.
In November we put out the call for hand-printed holiday cards, and of the dozens that entered, we picked 14 beautifully letterpressed and silk-screened cards we thought would be perfect for holiday shoppers. By Cyber Monday, these 14 finalists had received almost 4,000 votes and it was time for the judges to pick a winner from the top five. The moment guest judge Melinda Morris picked up Dolce Press' Word Search Holiday Cards, she knew the search was over.
When Twitter Giveaway Winner Jodie Evans received her $500 gift certificate, she knew just what to get her best friend. And that's how best friends are. When you know someone so closely, it's easy to find that perfect gift. So rather than let me tell you what you should get your best friend, let me call out 8 of our favorite gifts that symbolize what a great friendship is all about.
Our judges met at Flatbush Farm last week to take a look at the five finalists from the Ceramics Design Challenge. Alice Goldsmith, known for her handmade flatware series, and Jono Pandolfi known for his iconic Pillow Plate joined Product Designer Sarah Stenseng to look at some very impressive work. Jennifer Fisher's Pocket Planters charmed everyone with their bright colors...