We love reading voter feedback in our community voting app and we want to thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for new designs and talented designers with the chance to win! Share your favorite potential products on Twitter and you could win a $20 UncommonGoods gift certificate to help buy your favorite new design (or one of the existing uncommon products you've been pining for).
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.
Ever wonder how to quit your day job? RSVP now! Our first design event is coming up on March 6, at the Rabbithole Studio in DUMBO! Get business advice from our great guest speakers: Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss, Tattly), Jeff Davis (Vinylux), Nickey Skarstad (Etsy), and Anna Rabinowicz (RabLabs). Each has a unique perspective on how to find financial success as artists and designers.
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...
There is nothing more special than a handmade gift from the person you love, especially on Valentine’s Day. I wanted to get especially crafty this year and upcycle a valentine. I found some great inspiration in Playing with Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing and Reimagining the Book by Jason Thompson of Rag & Bone Bindery. Equipped with scissors, a glue stick, double-stick tape and a couple of old books my neighbors were throwing away, I got to work!