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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Dylan Sorensen

April 7, 2015

Dylan Sorensen | UncommonGoods

Dylan Sorensen, UncommonGoods SEO Associate

My hometown is…
Albany, the REAL capital of New York.

My favorite project that I’ve worked on at UncommonGoods is…
Working with bloggers on giveaways!

I’m inspired by…
Trees, natural bodies of water, and the satisfaction of a job well done.

My favorite place to hang out in New York City is…
Those tiny rock ‘n’ roll clubs that are constantly in danger of closing.

An uncommon fact about me…
I play the saxophone in a disco band.

My guilty pleasure is…
Inventing niche online dating sites that would be perfect for my friends to sign up for.

Since working at UncommonGoods I’ve learned…
What the beginning of an online shopping addiction looks like.

If I could travel back in time, I would…
Convince whoever designed the NYC subway to pursue other careers.

With a pile of stuff in front of me I would make…
You’re given 5 kg of Kinetic Sand, an empty beer growler, rainbow pipe cleaners, an unlimited supply of Velcro, a Plush Organ of your choice, and a selfie stick.

A signaling device to get the attention of someone with the ability to fill the beer growler.

Design

Meet the Bloggers from our Spring Jewelry Lookbook

April 17, 2014

This spring we wanted to highlight four of our newest jewelry collections by makers inspired by nature in a digital lookbook. Instead of styling the pieces ourselves, we relied on the skills of two talented bloggers, Jessa and Holly, who brought these botanical designs to life in their own personal way.

Before you check out the lookbook, discover the inspiration behind the looks they created for us!

Meet Jessa of Caked Vintage | Spring Jewelry Lookbook | UncommonGoodsMeet Jessa of Caked Vintage | Spring Jewelry Lookbook | UncommonGoods
Jessa of Caked Vintage

What makes handmade jewelry special in your opinion?
Handmade jewelry tells a story, a journey from concept to creation, you can hold in your grasp. It is intricate, intimate, and inspirational.

How do you like to spend a warm spring day?
Spring picnics are perfection! A blanket lunch amidst a faint floral breeze, paired with a sun-kissed nap, has to be one of spring’s simplest pleasures.

What inspires your spring wardrobe?
I am inspired by color; spring is the perfect palette of hues and patterns for designing and pairing your wardrobe.

What was your favorite piece to style? What do you love about it?
I am in love with the Shattered Glass Bib Necklace. It’s the perfect example of how something once broken can become something beautiful.



Meet Holly of Holly Dolly | Spring Jewelry Lookbook | UncommonGoodsMeet Holly of Holly Dolly | Spring Jewelry Lookbook | UncommonGoods
Holly of Holly Dolly

What makes handmade jewelry special in your opinion?
I know how much time and effort and love and passion goes into each and every piece. When it means that much to the designer, it means just as much to me.

How do you like to spend a warm spring day?
There is nothing better than spending a warm spring day by the water, watching the boats and snacking on a cannoli.

What inspires your spring wardrobe?
Color! I tend to hide in a neutrals and darker colors during the winter. The fresh, renewed feeling of spring makes me want to break out every single bright color in my wardrobe.

What was your favorite piece to style? What do you love about it?
The Golden Sunflower Necklace reminds me of this huge field of sunflowers that my husband I stumbled upon last summer. Just bright yellow as far as the eye could see against a bright blue sky. It was breathtaking.