Is there such a thing as a good toilet story? American Standard seems to think so. They’re giving away five Champion 4 toilets for the “best toilet stories” submitted on their Facebook fan page. “There are more than 750 tweets per week about toilets, so we know those stories are out there!” they say. So there’s your excuse: go tell your toilet story to American Standard between now and October 9. It is noted that fan page members will “vote for the story they are most likely to repeat to friends and family.” Does that mean relatively clean potty humor?
Coasters are one of those things that we love to buy, but don’t really need. Unless you’re a total slob, a set or two should last a while. But this new collection of pressed paper coasters at Fishs Eddy has us coming up with lots of excuses for why should stock up. At just about $4 for a set of ten, we are thinking they’d be inventive wedding favors, cheeky stocking stuffers, and the perfect gift for any colleague. Our favorites are the Alice collection which are cute enough to plan an entire party around. Break out the rabbit ears!
We got an email the other day from the creative mind (and fingers) behind the Daisy Janie blog pointing out this easy tutorial for a paper wine gift bag. For those of you that are handy with a grommet press and have access to some colorful prints and ribbons, this how-to could be the answer to your upcoming holiday needs. It’ll turn a simple bottle of Yellow Tail into something to treasure.
Click here for the full tutorial.
La Mamba Studio has me rethinking the standard patio umbrella with their Eria Sunshade
Turns out the Sigg bottle wasn’t so safe after all. The company admits to BPA in their bottles!
Funny faces out of everyday clothes at Crooked Brains.
Get into the spirit of the season with these fall-inspired pillows at Casa Sugar.
We’ve gone from greenwashing to localwashing. Check out the bogus marketing of businesses that claim to be “local.”
If there’s one thing I love more than cheese, it’s chocolate. Happily, I can find it in my favorite cheese shop! It was inside Murray’s Cheese that I spotted these beautifully wrapped chocolates by Mast Brothers Chocolate. Based in Brooklyn, Mast Brothers are the New York area’s only bean-to-bar chocolate makers, and are among a limited number of such artisans nationwide. Brothers Rick and Michael hand make each chocolate using cacao derived from a select group of small family farms worldwide. At $11.99 each, these are a tad pricier than your average chocolate bar, but the gorgeous paper wrappers and the Mast Brothers’ love for community — and, of course, the taste — make them a great gift. Buy Mast Brothers chocolate bars online at Murray’s Cheese and coming soon at the Mast Brothers site. –Sarah C.