Design

The Judges, the Lunch and the Winner!

The Judges, the Lunch and the Winner!

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.
5 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos

5 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos

Hello! My name is Chelsea and I blog over at Tea Talk. My sweet boyfriend, Scott, and I absolutely love taking photos of our adventures, and really love how easy my smart phone has made taking photos on the go for us.Here are some of my tips for better smart phone photos.
Take It with You

Take It with You

My name is Bella and I’m a personal style blogger. But I’m not just about fashion. What I am interested in is expressing myself in my dress and doing it in an original and sustainable way. I prefer to “shop secondhand first,” and haven’t met a yard sale I didn’t like. I avoid “fast fashion” and anything that comes out of a sweatshop. Recently someone asked if that limited me, but I don’t think shopping sustainably limits my style; I think it helps me explore it.
Inside the Designer’s Studio with Laura Lobdell

Inside the Designer’s Studio with Laura Lobdell

We want to give you an exclusive look inside the minds of our uncommon artists. For Laura, there is no real division between her shop and her art; it all comes from the same place in her imaginative mind. Collections of objects which seem to have drifted together out of their desire to express Laura's poetic sensibility share shop space with pieces of her art--and of course, her jewelry.