A few weeks ago I discovered UncommonGoods and fell in love with it.

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“Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is an privately-owned

retailer that endeavors to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the

environment and without harm to animals or people. We run all our operations out of the historic

Brooklyn Army Terminal, including our warehouse where the lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50%

above the minimum wage. We make it our mission to support and provide a platform for artists and

designers; in fact, half of what we sell is made by hand. Most of the products we carry are created right

here in the USA, and about one-third of our entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled

materials. At the core of our company is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and

the belief that it is our responsibility to use our business to impact the world in a positive way.”Uncommon Goods

 

Here are some of the products that caught my attention:

Set of 2 wooden Martini glasses by designer David Rasmussen. He crafts the bowl and the base from black walnut. The wooden pieces are joined by a lightweight, powder-coated aluminum stem.

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Baguette slicing board. So practical!

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Wiener dog oil and vinegar set . So cute! And funny 🙂

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Toast coasters designed by Patricia Naves of the Brazilian design studio Oiti. Made of cork. If the cork is whole grain I will eat them!  😉 ↓

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A pen by glass artist Melissa Boyle. This charming handmade pen has a tiny plant inside. The Marimo is a living moss (or algae) ball found growing in lakes in Iceland, Scotland, Japan, and Estonia exclusively. Read more about this pen  here.

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 This clock appears to be a simple cube with a pale, wood veneer finish. But the sound of a hand clap or a knock on the table triggers a red digital time display to shine through the front surface. It disappears again automatically after 8 seconds. Wow fun!

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Here is an homage to the zippered bag.  A temporary item becomes a functional and contemporary art piece in this glass  container. I love it! It would be nice also as a vase for flowers.

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The next product comes in a video and it is specially useful for artists who need to produce a large series of drawings in a short amount of time. I need that machine now! 😉

This is a series of lumen oil candle shadow projectors by Adam Frank. This inspires me to try something similar with papercuts.

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Here is a googles umbrella for perfect vision during your walk in the rain. 🙂 They should make one with prescription glasses 😮

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Make your own family set.This is great as a birthday gift for a child.

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Animal socks. These are for kids but I can see myself wearing the yellow ones 🙂

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Construction plate and utensils. My son Diego would LOVE this!

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I will end this post with the product below. This item includes 52 laser-cut wooden clips and a set of cards. The cards can be attached to the clips at almost any angle, so you can create your own sculptures. As soon as I saw this item I knew that I had to play with it. Next week I will show you what I made with them. Those little wooden clips have so much potential!

 

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I hope that you liked this post. To explore more cool products you can visit UncommonGoods.

Have a great day!

Elsita

 

PS. The banner of this post is a wooden whale box designed by Karl Zahn.

 

 

 

 

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