Posts written by: julia

A Haiku For You

A Haiku For You

We don't mean to seem immodest here, but our emails are pretty awesome. Wouldn't you agree? This month, we're inviting you to help us write them. Here's the contest: Write a haiku poem for one (or all) of these four products. If we pick your poem, you'll be featured in an upcoming email and win the item! Read on for the rules and details: ...
Gift Lab: Moss Terrarium

Gift Lab: Moss Terrarium

Hypothesis: I've killed every houseplant I've ever owned. But the moss terrarium is so green and cute, so I want to give my green thumb one more try. Can I keep this fellow alive and maybe even flourishing?
Nerd Pride Gift Guide

Nerd Pride Gift Guide

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.
The Best Music of 2011 According to Jeff Davis

The Best Music of 2011 According to Jeff Davis

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.