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Is This Your Dream Dish?

July 10, 2011

Pillow Plates

These pillows may look soft and fluffy, but they’re actually food-safe stoneware plates! Inspired by hotel chocolates on your pillow, Pillow Plates are perfect for sweet treats, late night snacks, slumber parties or even unexpected bedroom decor. Designed by Jono Pandolfi and made in the USA, these creative dishes are far from a yawn! Visit our Community Voting App to vote and comment on this and the other fun new products our buyers are considering.



This Just In: Water & Wine

July 9, 2011

Brianna said: “I LOVE this!! And would be happy to get it! I love the fact that it is recycled and it just looks weird/different which is totally me! I like the unique look and just everything about it! =)”

UncommonGoods artists Vicki and Richard Kung are no strangers to innovative design. All of their products are inspired by robots, giving them a sci-fi feel. These Water & Wine Placemats are no exception. Available as a set of four, the PET felt mats are created using 100% post-consumer waste plastic bottles. The circle at the center of each placemat is removable, creating an extra coaster for  your wine glass.

We’re happy to give these mats a place in our assortment of Community Approved goods! We’re also excited to hear what you have to say about the latest goods in our Community Voting App. Continue reading our blog to see what voters are saying about the Personalized Chalk BoardSilver Phrase Bangles and Rope Wine Holder.


Get Your Vote on the Board!

July 6, 2011

Personalized Chalk Board

Becky said: “Very cool. The idea of personalized chalkboards is not only ingenious, but rustic and charming too. It’s a playful gift given at a baby shower, a stylish way to exhibit specials at a restaurant and an original, custom piece of art in your own home. I think the price is right for what it is. P.S.-My wedding is at a ranch in October, is it possible to have one made by then? “

Handmade of reclaimed wood by artist James van Kriedt, this Personalized Chalk Board is hand-lettered with the family name scrolled across the top, first names below in bold, beautiful lettering and your hometown in script. Would this board make a great wedding or housewarming gift for someone you know? Could you see this in your own home? We want to know what you think! Visit our Community Voting App to get your vote on the board, and feel free to leave a comment with your feedback, questions and suggestions. If you love the board like Becky, you can even sign-up to be notified if it’s added to our assortment!


Get Comfy, Drink to Fun & Make an Impression

June 30, 2011

Independence Day is almost here, but before you ooh and awe over that fireworks display, save some of that wide-eyed wonder to gaze upon our radiant new goods. These bright ideas are just out of our Community Voting App, and we’ve got more where that came from! Read what our voters said about these wild pillows, fun flasks and printed pendants, then share your thoughts on the next batch of potential new goods!

Safari Animal Pillows

Jennifer said: “These are super fun!”

Sanriobaby said: “Love these pillows and they would work so well in a child/nursery room as decoration only.”

Handmade by HSSS Artisans in India, these pillows are soft, vibrant and 100% cotton. You loved these fun animal designs and that the set is made using traditional artisan techniques, which you can learn more about by reading the Product Story on our website.

Bottoms Up Flask

Emilie said: “Cute, and pretty good price.”

This star of this flashy flask takes the phrase “bottoms up” literally! You loved that the circus inspired illustration, the stainless steel container and that this product is made in the USA.

If you love this colorful contortionist, you might also enjoy designer Kaycee BinnsWingman and Holy Water flasks.

Custom Fingerprint Necklace

Brianna said: “I love this idea and would not hesitate to get it! it is so unique and special! Something I would keep forever.”

Nicole said: “This is such a beautiful, romantic concept. Can it get any more uncommon? I think not:)”

This special necklace takes personalization to a whole new level! Artist Jackie Kaufman gives you the chance to take part in her artistic process by sending you a special kit which allows you to make a mold of your unique fingerprint. After you send Jackie your mold, she creates this sterling silver heart pendant. You loved that this custom pendant is as one-of-a-kind as you can get!

Want to see more new goods and potential products? Check out other product design posts. Each week we’ll show off a few of our latest Community Approved goods, so tell us what you think, and next week your comments could be featured in our roundup!

Gift Guides

Award Season Isn’t Over Yet

February 28, 2011

Don’t roll up the red carpet yet. Congratulations to Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, and the casts and crews of 2010’s best movies. But awards season isn’t over.

This year UncommonGoods wants to shine a spotlight on America’s favorite gifts and gift-givers. And we need your help!

Nominate your favorite gift by liking it, or submitting a product review for an item you recently purchased.

And nominate your favorite gift-giver by telling us about him or her in the comments below. Every year we get gifts from family, friends and coworkers. And a few we remember and cherish for years to come.

You know what we’re talking about– that keepsake memento, that small gift that cheered you up when you needed it most, or the special gift that reminded you how much you’re loved. Let us know about the person who made a difference in your life, and say thank you in the best way possible.

We’ll be offering prizes for the best gift-givers of 2010, so make sure you nominate your favorite friends and family members today. And check back in a few weeks, to see the winners.

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