The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Film Festivals

Uncommon Film Festivals

A couple of UncommonGoods people are at SXSW this week; at the interactive part, not for film. But some of us who aren't going (passive-aggressive pouting alert: orange) were perusing the SXSW site, looking at the film festival schedule, and saw this: “Big names, big talent: Headliners bring star power to SXSW, featuring red carpet premieres and gala film events with some major and rising names in cinema..."
10 Ways to Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

10 Ways to Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Whether you're Irish by blood, have the luck of the Irish, or just love a good celebration on St. Patrick's Day, you'll probably be going green on March 17. Of course, we're all about celebrating another kind of green here at UncommonGoods. So we figured, why not take a double-edged approach with these green and GREEN goods...
Crowning the Winner of the Uncommon Bedroom Pinterest Contest

Crowning the Winner of the Uncommon Bedroom Pinterest Contest

The decision wasn’t easy but the process sure was fun. Julia, Cassie and I, each admitted Pinterest-aholics, sat down to determine who created the mother of all pin boards for our Uncommon Bedroom contest. Our work was cut out for us with almost 300 entries, but I promise no arguments ensued. Sadly, there can only be one winner but we wanted to share the honorable mentions that kept us debating before we crowned our Queen of Pins...
Contest: Share your Favorite New Designs & Win!

Contest: Share your Favorite New Designs & Win!

We love reading voter feedback in our community voting app and we want to thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for new designs and talented designers with the chance to win! Share your favorite potential products on Twitter and you could win a $20 UncommonGoods gift certificate to help buy your favorite new design (or one of the existing uncommon products you've been pining for).
Delancey Underground: A Most Uncommon Commons

Delancey Underground: A Most Uncommon Commons

Recently, our founder Dave Bolotsky signed on as an advisor to a very uncommon idea for the common good that's being floated for the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan where he lives and has long-time family roots: an underground park, proposed for a long-abandoned trolley car station that almost no one knew was there until recently.