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This Just In: Mushroom Kit

October 12, 2011

It can be hard to get kids (and some adults) to try new foods, especially if those foods are kinda funny looking. Mushrooms, for example, are quite delicious, but some folks just aren’t in to fungus.

Those caps can seem a bit strange, plucked from the dirt, packaged in foam, and wrapped up in plastic at the grocery store. But, you don’t have to go to the supermarket to find edible mushrooms. You can actually grow them easily at home, so picky eaters can see from just where their food is coming.

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Comments of the Week

October 7, 2011

Each week we add a bundle of prospective new goods to our community voting app. We love sharing these uncommon designs, and we’re glad our community loves telling us what they think! We’re excited to share a few of the star statements from this week.

We’ll start this week’s comment roundup with some very enthusiastic feedback from Christine.

Thanks for the feedback! We know Christine truly loves the Crawlings Knee Pads. That many exclamation points can’t lie.

Our next commenter skipped the excited punctuation.

Although the Boyfriend and Girlfriend in a Bottle are just the right size to take with on the go, they do not symbolize unhappy relationships. As a matter-of-fact, they can be used as cute little reminders of actual, human boyfriends and girlfriends while they’re away.

Lynn and Sareen both see the humor in these plastic partners.

We think this item could make a great gag gift, too!

Speaking of great gifts, we think the Baby Voodoo Doll would be a great gift for an expecting parent, but Christy isn’t so sure.

If you have suggestions to help Christy think of people that might love this precious pincushion, visit our voting app and send your suggestions her way! We think it could make a great baby shower game.

We can’t wait to hear how you would gift these uncommon items. So, don’t forget to leave some comments of your own. And, yes, it is fair to say you would gift them to yourself!

Design

Comments of the Week

September 23, 2011

This week our voting app is loaded with bold handmade jewelry designs, a fortuitous frill for your next dinner party, and home decor both you and your cat will love. Here’s what our voters are saying about these dynamic new designs.

Hmmm. Perhaps if we carry this Modern Cat Scratch Frame Christy can place the first order and finally have an excuse to get that cat she’s always wanted!

Don’t worry, Laura, these Fortune Teller Napkins are something of a cross between fortune cookie fortunes and table linens. No cooties involved!

Although Laura isn’t enthusiastic about the future of these fabulously folded cloth napkins, Elena has another view:

Either the ‘e’ key got stuck down, or Elena really, really loves this product! Either way, thanks for the comment, Elena!

Thanks for the feedback, Xena. Perhaps those with brass allergies won’t be jumping on these lovely Bar and Circle Brass Necklaces, but, fortunately, those folks have options! Artist Kathleen Plate also makes stunning pieces in sterling silver.

We love Kathleen’s jewelry, which is handmade from recycled glass bottles. Janine’s comment says it well:

If you agree with Janine that Kathleen’s 5-piece Brass Lariat Necklace is perfect for UncommonGoods, or want to weigh in on these other potential products, visit our voting app and leave some feedback of your own!

Design

Scratch That!

September 22, 2011

Shannon said: “If they come in more than one color it would be pretty cool to use as an art piece that kitty can enjoy”

Lisa said: “Interactive art for felines! Tres cool.”

@HurryHurryATL weighed in via Twitter: “@UncommonGoods Would it have to be hung at cat’s eye level? And a trend is born.”

Shannon will be pleased to know that this fun frame also comes in black. The functional feline accessory allows you to save space by nixing the traditional scratching post, while guests in your home will look twice at this chic modern wall art before realizing that the center is a nylon fiber insert, made for your kitty’s playful paws.

Although it does have to hung within your cat’s reach, eye level might be a bit low. Make that cuddly critter stand on tip toes and get in a good stretch!

If you love the Modern Cat Scratch Frame visit our community voting app and let us know if you’d prefer purple or black.

Design

Good Fortune

September 22, 2011

Heather said: “I love this idea. Among other things, these would make a perfect hostess gift. Very unique; very creative, and a definite converstion starter. I will be disappointed if these aren’t available for sale!”

Lisa said: “I love conversation-starters like this when I’m entertaining!”

Deb said: “LOVE! These are awesome, they’d be super cute for a dinner party.”

Featuring original text and illustrations by Lea Redmond, these Fortune Teller Napkins let you relive the good ol’ days of elementary and junior high school without the fear of catching cooties.

Instead of offering the name of the classmate you’ll marry, these clever cloth napkins open to show words of wisdom. Check out this video to see how they work, then visit our community voting app to tell us whether you see these Fortune Tellers in our future.