Last week the judges of the Summer Picnic Design Challenge met at Eat in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to discuss the top five voted designs and decide on a winner. Around the table were Candace, the tabletop buyer for UncommonGoods, Ian Yolles from RecycleBank, and Jessica and Emily of Susty Party. The food was farm fresh, the weather had us in the mood for a summer picnic and the judges were ready to deliberate.
If you haven't entered our Wall Art Design Challenge yet, there's still 2 more weeks to enter!
Krista from Retro Pets sent us this illustration last week: We love her take on our Julia Child Birdhouse. This year Krista is doing a drawing a day, filled with watercolors and smart commentary. Great idea to keep your art skills sharp.
It might be cold outside but we have summertime on the brain at UncommonGoods! We are dreaming of backyard cookouts, sandy beach blankets, frisbee in the park, driving with the windows down and picnics with friends. We can almost smell the barbecue sauce.
There's only a few more weeks before our 2012 design challenges begin. Before we announce the next big call for entries, we're taking a moment to share a few of the success stories from our 2011 challenges...
In November we put out the call for hand-printed holiday cards, and of the dozens that entered, we picked 14 beautifully letterpressed and silk-screened cards we thought would be perfect for holiday shoppers. By Cyber Monday, these 14 finalists had received almost 4,000 votes and it was time for the judges to pick a winner from the top five. The moment guest judge Melinda Morris picked up Dolce Press' Word Search Holiday Cards, she knew the search was over.