Creativity

Germaphobes Rejoice! Cleaner Kitchens, One Sponge at a Time

Germaphobes Rejoice! Cleaner Kitchens, One Sponge at a Time

Some people aren't too picky about their cleaning supplies. For those less-than-germ-conscious types, any old sponge will do. Engineer Michael Frank was one of those folks, but his roommate was far from it. Although Michael now admits that kitchens can be pretty gross, when he first designed his innovative two-teared sponge rack, the Spongester, he did it with the germaphobia of others in mind...
Best of the Best Design Blog Posts of 2011

Best of the Best Design Blog Posts of 2011

1 & 4 / 2 / 3 January is a time to reflect on the passing year and plan for the one ahead. Some of my favorite design blogs are doing just that and rounding up their favorite posts of 2011 to share again for inspiration. Think of it as creative recycling when we need it most. I thought I would be clever and compile a round-up of round-ups. Stefanie from Brooklyn Limestone has shared her favorite posts from 2011 including home organization tips, beautiful travel photos and exciting DIY tutorials. She also just curated a collection for us-- here…
Don’t Knock on Wood–Wear It!

Don’t Knock on Wood–Wear It!

Looking for a new look for the new year? Why not try a style that incorporates reclaimed wood into modern fashion? David Steinrueck's creative ties are a clever way to celebrate living against the grain. David took a moment to tell us about his design inspiration, finding salvaged wood in the San Francisco area , and how to wear a wood tie with any outfit...
Tip: Use Socks to Disguise Your Christmas Gifts

Tip: Use Socks to Disguise Your Christmas Gifts

When I was a kid, my brothers and I would love to try to guess what our folks got us for Christmas. With so many mysterious treasures under the tree, taunting us, we couldn't help but lift, shake, and squeeze them in hopes of guessing their contents. Okay, the truth is, we still do it...
Comments of the Week

Comments of the Week

With the gift-giving season booming, UncommonGoods has been bustling! We're answering customer questions, helping people find great gifts, and taking, packing, and shipping orders. But don't worry, through all of the holiday shopping fun, we haven't forgotten to find great new products for our community voting app. We're happy to see that our community is able to take a break from baking Christmas cookies and writing letters to Santa to share votes and comments with us!...