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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Laura Rounds

September 27, 2015

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Laura Rounds, UncommonGoods Photographer, Creative

My hometown…
A small town in New Hampshire.

I’m inspired by…
Everything, including countless hours of Pinterest.

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen is…
A field filled with wildflowers in Yosemite.

My relationship with Mother Nature is…
Always having fresh flowers on my desk.

A piece of music I love so much that I played it until I was sick of it…
Any song by The Kooks.

If I could meet anyone, living or not, I would choose…
Pablo Picasso. I’m a huge art history lover and Picasso was involved in a lot of art movements. Just imagine the stories he would tell!

My favorite place to go in New York City is…
Governors Island. It’s a little escape from the city. Especially during the Jazz Age Lawn Party, when everyone dresses up like it’s the 1920s; it feels like you went back in time!

An uncommon fact about me is…
I used to do competitive roller skating. It’s just like ice skating but less cold.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Reggie Philbert

September 25, 2015

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Reggie Philbert – UncommonGoods Security Officer

My hometown…
Brooklyn.

I’m inspired by…
Every time I play the drums, whether it’s for a concert or just practice. It’s one of the few times I actually feel free and relaxed.

When I was a kid, my favorite TV show was…
Hey Arnold! When I was growing up all the characters on the show reminded me of people in my life one way or another. I liked the morals that every episode consisted of, such as the value of friendships and hard work. It was also a way my younger brother and I would bond.

The word or phrase that best describes me is…
Loyal.

When I’m not at work I’m probably…
Reading a Stephen King novel, practicing on the bass guitar/drums or playing basketball in the park

If I could become an expert on one thing it would be…
Playing piano. I gave up on it when I was younger

One thing I’ve learned from working at UncommonGoods is…
The value of communication, teamwork, and patience.

An uncommon fact about me…
I’ve never learned how to whistle.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Nikki DeSautelle

September 17, 2015

Nikki Desautelle
Nikki DeSautelle, UncommonGoods Graphic Designer, Creative

My hometown…
Rochester Hills, Michigan. Suburban sprawl, with lots of trees.

I’m inspired by…
Every dog I’ve ever petted.

When I was a kid my favorite television program was…
Mr. Dress Up, the craftier Canadian version of Mr. Rogers (actually Mr. Rogers was the U.S. Mr. Dress Up, if we’re talking who came first) that we picked up from grainy CBC reception. Most of my favorite shows were on that channel; the children of the north enjoyed some A+ Canadian programming.

If I won the lottery, I’d…
Book a one way ticket to Italy and wing it.

In my next life, I want to come back as…
A pink pigeon.

The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen is…
The Grand Canyon. Me and my brother visited on a road trip in 2011. It gave me chills and I couldn’t stop saying “Wow!” the whole time we were hiking around.

If I could meet anyone, living or not, I would choose….
Whoever built the pyramids (aliens?)

An uncommon fact about me…
I perform on an improv team called 2Chinz.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Emily Reside

September 11, 2015

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Emily Reside, UncommonGoods Product Development Associate and Graphic Designer

My hometown…
Springfield, Illinois.

I’m inspired by…
Changes in scenery, fall weather, and I’m extra inspired after a good workout.

The word or phrase that best describes me…
Concerned.

When I’m not working, I’m probably…
Trying to get my dog, Moose, to hang out with me. I can be very needy.

When I was little, I dreamed of…
Marrying Phil Collins. Even as a four year old I understood what’s good.

My guilty pleasure is…
Reading the comments on web articles more thoroughly than the actual article.

If I could throw the perfect party…
Not entirely sure but it would involve cheese. All of the cheeses.

An uncommon fact about me…
I absolutely refuse to eat any blue foods other than blueberries.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Rachel Orlow

September 1, 2015

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Rachel Orlow – UncommonGoods Photographer, Creative

My hometown is…
Malvern, PA.

I’m inspired by…
Trying to see the world in a way different from others.

An uncommon fact about me is…
I was a state level field hockey player in high school.

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen is…
The Duomo in Florence, Italy.

If I could travel back in time, I’d…
Study with the Impressionist painters.

My guilty pleasure is…
Salted caramel anything.

The best luck I’ve had in my life so far was…
Landing my first job in NYC.

A tune I love so much that I played it until I was sick of it…
Skinny Love by Bon Iver.

If I could learn anything, it would be…
To go to culinary school.

What I love about working in Creative is…
Every day is different from the last.