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Our Favorite Products This Week

May 16, 2018

Our Favorite Products This Week | UncommonGoods

With more than 4,000 uncommon goods to choose from, you might need some help finding your new favorite things. Each week, we’ll round up a mix of the brand new, the tried-and-true, and our personal picks—all just for you.

1. The perfect babysuit for your lil’ cute-tea.

Bubble Tea Babysuit | UncommonGoods

The boba graphics on this super-soft cotton babysuit are added by hand, making each extra special. The straw on the matching hat? That makes this outfit extra adorable.

Bubble Tea Babysuit – $36 Buy Now »

 

2. A bedding set to help kids blastoff to dreamland.

Rocket Duvet and Pillowcase Set | UncommonGoods

Sometimes launching bedtime is a challenge. Thanks to this matching duvet and pillowcase set, your kiddo will be eager to initiate their next dream mission.

Rocket Duvet & Pillowcase Set – $119 Buy Now »

 

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Our Favorite Products This Week: Wellness Edition

April 25, 2018

Our Favorite Products This Week: Wellness Edition | UncommonGoods

With more than 4,000 uncommon goods to choose from, you might need some help finding your new favorite things. Each week, we’ll round up a mix of the brand new, the tried-and-true, and our personal picks. This week, we’re narrowing down the list a little more to focus on items that encourage self-care and relaxation. Our Accessories & Personal Wellness Buyer, Jackie, chose a selection of her favorite wellness products to help you unwind.

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13 Stellar Finds for Space Lovers

April 20, 2018

Carl Sagan once said, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” We know that he was talking about the mind-blowing, cosmic kind of “something,” but we figure that same statement can apply to incredibly cool stuff here on Earth too. In the spirit of discovery–even if it’s simply the discovery of your favorite new space-themed goodies–we rounded up a selection of products that celebrate the moon, stars, planets, and beyond.

1. A necklace depicting our solar system. (Oh, hey Pluto!)

Solar System Bubble Bib Necklace | UncommonGoods

Most true space geeks are OK with the whole Pluto getting downgraded thing. After all, it’s science! Still, our solar system isn’t complete without everyone’s favorite dwarf planet, so this lovely bib necklace features the sun, the eight big ones, and lil’ Pluto.

Solar System Bubble Bib Necklace – $55 Buy Now »

 

2. Planetary bottle stoppers that glow in the dark.

Solar System Glow-in-the-Dark Bottle Stoppers | UncommonGoods

These handcrafted glass planets (and the sun!) stop your open wine bottle with celestial flair, even in the dark.

Solar System Glow-in-the-Dark Bottle Stoppers – $24-26 Buy Now »

 

3. A clock that lets you tell time using Saturn’s rings.

Spinning Saturn Clock | UncommonGoods

Days on Saturn are less than 11 hours long, but this clock has Earth time covered. The rotating rings tell the hour, the orbiting moon serves as the minute hand, and the stationary moon spins with the seconds.

Spinning Saturn Clock – $100 Buy Now »

 

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Inside the Artist’s Studio with Jewelry Designer Sue Beatrice

April 9, 2018
Jewelry Designer and Artist Sue Beatrice | UncommonGoods

Jewelry designer and sculptor Sue Beatrice in her Sea Cliff, NY, studio; studio photos by Cassie Tweten Delaney

Have you ever looked inside of a modern watch? Despite being able to do much more than tell time, today’s “timepieces” look surprisingly simple when you crack them open. But, as artist and jewelry designer Sue Beatrice showed us, that wasn’t always the case. In fact, for centuries clocks and watches were loaded with teeny-tiny parts: wheels, pinions, bearings, and nearly microscopic screws. To say Sue is enamored with timepieces is an understatement. Her collection of antique clocks, watches, and their components is massive. When asked how many pieces she thinks she has, she can only reply, “Way too many to count.” So what does she do with all of those gorgeous gears? She turns them into remarkable little sculptures. Some of those sculptures even end up as eclectic-yet-elegant jewelry designs.

Sue’s jewelry isn’t all made from itty-bitty parts, but it is all lovingly designed with great attention to detail. Her Love “Nose” Necklace is so cute it’s pretty much impossible not to smile when you see it. Her Origami Menagerie Necklaces look almost like they could be made from actual paper. (Shiny paper; they’re sterling silver!) And her Stargazer Necklace captures a map of the constellations.  Of course, we carry a few of her delightful designs made from clock parts, too.

 

Origami Menagerie Necklaces, photo by UncommonGoods Creative Team

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Over Pink & Blue? Our Favorite
Gender-Neutral Baby Products

March 26, 2018

Sick of pink? Bored by blue? Or maybe a gender reveal’s… not for you.  Whether you prefer non-gendered kids items or you’re just waiting to be surprised when the kiddo arrives, there’s plenty to love in this roundup of our favorite gender-neutral stuff for your baby.

1. A cute taco mobile to spice up any nursery decor.


Baby room decorations don’t have to be mushy. This one’s an ode to your favorite crunchy cuisine.

Taco Dreams Mobile – $48 Buy Now »

 

2. A babysuit you donut want to pass up.

It’s never to soon to treat your little sweetie to the joy of a good pun.

I Donut Care Babysuit – $22 Buy Now »

 

3. Soft teethers ’til baby can crunch on the real deal.

Help your little sweet pea sooth sore gums with these 100% organic cotton teethers. They even come in a wooden vegetable crate for storage, so they double as playful decor.

Organic Cotton Teethers Veggie Crate – $36 Buy Now »

 

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Our Favorite Products this Week

March 14, 2018

With more than 4,000 uncommon goods to choose from, you might need some help finding your new favorite things. Each week, we’ll round up a mix of the brand new, the tried-and-true, and our personal picks – all just for you.

 

1. A tabletop triceratops that holds two tacos.

What’s better than tacos? Tacos delivered via dino.

Tricerataco Holder – $12 Buy Now »

 

2. This fill-in-the-blank book to share how you really feel.

What do we love about this book? It’s a sweet gift that lets you put a lot of thought into a little package.

What I Love About You By Me Book – $10 Buy Now »

 

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Editors’ Picks of the Week

March 7, 2018

Editors' Picks | UncommonGoods

With more than 4,000 uncommon goods to choose from, you might need some help finding your new favorite things. Each week, we’ll round up a mix of the brand new, the tried-and-true, and our personal picks – all just for you.

1. Doughnuts to feast your eyes on.

These sweet portraits by Meghan Cochran look good enough to eat.

Doughnut Art Portrait – $50 Buy Now »

 

2. Necklaces that put a sterling silver twist on the art of origami.

We’re just wild about this wearable animal origami.

Origami Menagerie Necklace – $72 Buy Now »

 

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The Uncommon Life

14 Uncommon (& Surprising) Valentine’s Day Facts

February 9, 2018

Crimson Heart Umbrella
Crimson Heart Umbrella – $32 Buy Now »

 

Valentine’s day is a pretty special day.

Whether you’re lucky in love, celebrate with single friends, or share the day with family members, you likely have something planned for February 14.

But why is the occasion so important? Here are a few fun facts about St. Valentine’s Day.

Beating Heart Bottle Sculpture
Beating Heart in a Bottle Sculpture – $100 Buy Now »

 

Who is this St. Valentine guy, anyway?

Today, the Catholic church actually recognizes three saints by the name of Valentine or Valentinus. Each St. Valentine was martyred.

So, which one is the St. Valentine of St. Valentine’s Day?

Legend has it that the St. Valentine was a priest in Rome during the third century. The emperor at the time, Claudius II, decided that single men made better soldiers, not having their hearts promised to special someones and all. So ol’ Claud outlawed Marriage. Valentine didn’t agree with the emperor’s rule and went around marrying folks anyway. Eventually, Valentine got caught and Claudius sentenced him to death for his defiance.

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