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This Just In-spiration: Meet Sofia Batiz

March 28, 2016

Our makers never fail to motivate us, encourage our creativity, and fill us with inspiration. So, when a new design enters our assortment, we’re always excited to learn more about the people behind the product.

What gets an artist going and keeps them creating is certainly worth sharing, and every great connection starts with a simple introduction. Meet Sofia Batiz, the artist behind our new Embroidered Sunburst Cuffs.

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Gift Lab: Gourmet Microwave Popcorn

March 24, 2016

Microwave Popcorn Popper

Products

Microwave Popcorn Popper and Popcorn Kernel and Seasoning Sets

Research

I first became interested in popcorn as a toddler. Microwave popcorn didn’t exist yet, but painted wood toy popcorn did.

My first real adult job entailed working very long hours in an office where the only convenient food was in a vending machine. This led to consumption of bagged microwave popcorn packets accompanied by the creepy smell of chemical “butter.” (According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, conveyed in steam containing nearly four dozen chemicals, including the ink and glue on the bag). Years later, I discovered that microwave popcorn is just… popcorn. Any popcorn can be made in a microwave. I bought a microwave popcorn popper in December, 2006 and have been conducting experiments with it ever since.

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Maker Stories

This Just Inspiration: Meet Jolie Bouchard

March 14, 2016

Jolie Bouchard

Our makers never fail to motivate us, encourage our creativity, and fill us with inspiration. So, when a new design enters our assortment, we’re always excited to learn more about the people behind the product.

What gets an artist going and keeps them creating is certainly worth sharing, and every great connection starts with a simple introduction. Meet Jolie Bouchard, the artist behind our new Personalized Family Growth Chart, Personalized Constellation Growth Chart, and Personalized Solar System Wall Art.

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Maker Stories

This Just In-spiration: Meet Christophe Pourny

February 29, 2016

Christophe Pourny | UncommonGoods

Our makers never fail to motivate us, encourage our creativity, and fill us with inspiration. So, when a new design enters our assortment, we’re always excited to learn more about the people behind the product.

What gets an artist going and keeps them creating is certainly worth sharing, and every great connection starts with a simple introduction! Meet Christophe Pourny. Christophe performs miracles of antique furniture restoration (among other things) in his DUMBO, Brooklyn studio. He and his company developed all-natural formulas for working on antique furniture, and began selling them. Having heard from clients that they were using them on handbags and shoes, Christophe & co. tweaked the products and created some that worked even better on accessories, luggage, and of course, furniture. Behold: our new All Natural Shoe Care Kit.

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Maker Stories

This Just In-Spiration: Meet Eliza Todd

February 22, 2016

Eliza Todd | UncommonGoods
Our makers never fail to motivate us, encourage our creativity, and fill us with inspiration. So, when a new design enters our assortment, we’re always excited to learn more about the people behind the product.

What gets an artist going and keeps them creating is certainly worth sharing, and every great connection starts with a simple introduction. Meet Eliza Todd, the artist behind our new Life by Definition Beer Glasses.

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