Winning Wordsmiths: Our Favorite Uncommon Haiku

Winning Wordsmiths: Our Favorite Uncommon Haiku

When we announced our haiku contest, we knew our clever readers would present some great poetry, but we were blown away by the number (more than 250!) of uncommonly creative submissions we received! The winners earned spots in our most recent email and took home the products they praised in their 17-syllable poems...
Rainy Days with Amy of A is for Ampersand

Rainy Days with Amy of A is for Ampersand

Hey there, champions! My name is Amy, and I run a silly little corner of the internet called A is for Ampersand where I blog about thrifting escapades, cats, diet coke, and adventures in my 1984 Westfalia Vanagon. I'm a designer and a writer, but mostly just a hoarder in the making with a raging predilection for all things pre-1980.
Sláinte! Here’s to the ‘Water of Life’ on St. Paddy’s

Sláinte! Here’s to the ‘Water of Life’ on St. Paddy’s

You might not feel particularly lively the morning after a festive St. Patrick's celebration, but that doesn't stop many from partaking in the "water of life" in celebration of Ireland. In other words, the rivers of Irish Whiskey will flow on March, 17. This golden-brown beverage has a rich history, so we thought we'd share a little more about Irish Whiskey...
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..."