Shine a Light on Product Voting

July 14, 2011

This bulb helps illuminate your home, no electricity required. New to our Community Voting App, the handmade porcelain piece is already getting some exciting feedback.

Monica said: “FANTASTIC! I think I need these!”

Faye said: “A great way to pay tribute, say ‘thank you,’ to the old incandescent, headed for extinction, for its contribution to life as we’ve known it!”

Do you agree with Monica and Faye? If you love theVoting App and share your comments on this and other hopeful Community Approved goods.

Maker Stories

State Your Location with Custom Necklaces

July 14, 2011

Next month, we’re hosting an Uncommon Jewelry Challenge, with an open call for jewelry and accessories from designers across the US. This month we’re highlighting our favorite jewelry and accessories makers. Find out more about our design challenges and learn how you can become UncommonGoods’ next favorite jewelry or accessory designer.

Whether you’re feeling homesick or a proud transplant ready to rep your new ZIP code, Rachael Sudlow’s custom state necklaces are perfect for showing off some local pride.

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Hand-Forged and Handy

July 14, 2011

Our buyers are busy building a great assortment of products. Are these Hand-Forged Bottle Openers the right tools for the job? The heavy-duty utensils look and feel like the pincers, pliers, hammer and wrench which inspired them. If you’d like to see these cast iron openers in our lineup, visit our Community Voting App and let us know!


This Just In: Racers Ready

July 13, 2011

Racers Ready

Jess said: “Love this idea – great quick games offer variety that will keep the kids (and adults) entertained for a long time!”

Looking for loads of family fun in one compact kit? The Racers Ready game is complete with rules for fun challenges and an electronic timer, easily stored in the functioning whistle. Just add some common household items like kitchen tongs or a deck of cards, and let the races begin!

Are you ready for this and more Community Approved goods? Or, would you rather visit our Community Voting App to tell us what you think of other potential products? Keep reading our Product Design posts for your daily dose of what’s new at UncommonGoods!


Do You Love This Astrology Jewelry?

July 12, 2011

Brooklyn artist Julie Nolan gave a Swiss astrology calendar from the 1900s a modern update when she hand-stamped the constellation patterns in bold brass and created beautiful jewelry.  The larger holes represent brighter stars, making a seemingly abstract pattern that actually symbolizes your astrological sign.

Which of these shining new additions to our Community Voting App would you rather wear? Leave a comment to let us know whether you’d prefer your sign on the Astrology Necklace or the Astrology Bracelet.

Maker Stories

Potato Chips and Wine

July 11, 2011

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Brooklyn-based UncommonGoods artist Robin Antar is internationally known for her lifelike and often life-size sculptures of everyday objects such as candy, jean jackets and most recently, a bag of potato chips.  Robin was recently featured in Crains New York for her potato chip sculpture. Carved from a 6,000 pound marble slab, Robin says she was inspired to capture part of America. “What is America? It’s junk food.”

Robin’s also known for her beautiful wine displays, like this unique wine knot, which elegantly displays two bottles or stands alone as a bold home accent.


Don’t Resist the Temptation!

July 11, 2011

Our product development team is hard at work planning a new good perfect for the sweet tooth or chocoholic.  Whether it’s  decadent dark chocolate, gooey caramel, fluffy nougat or another sweet indulgence you love, a Candy Bar Holder lets you keep your non-so- secret chocolate stash out in the open to be admired.

The pewter stand, which doubles as a paperweight, is complete with Oscar Wilde’s famous quote: “I can resist everything but temptation.”

Visit our Community Voting App to vote and let our product developers know what direction you’d like to see this potential product take!


Is This Your Dream Dish?

July 10, 2011

Pillow Plates

These pillows may look soft and fluffy, but they’re actually food-safe stoneware plates! Inspired by hotel chocolates on your pillow, Pillow Plates are perfect for sweet treats, late night snacks, slumber parties or even unexpected bedroom decor. Designed by Jono Pandolfi and made in the USA, these creative dishes are far from a yawn! Visit our Community Voting App to vote and comment on this and the other fun new products our buyers are considering.


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