BACK IN ACTION! PLUS AN UNCOMMON GOODS GIVEAWAY!
So I am somewhat ashamed to see that it has been weeks since I promised to get back into regular posting, all without much word from me. Whoops! My apologies. Turns out that there was a bit of a dip in energy after finishing the dissertation (shocking, I know) and that combined with re-adjusting to working full time again (when do 9 to 5 people do errands again?) has meant that I am a little behind on my O. I. plans.
But, but, but! I am making up for it today with a super awesome post. Not even just a post, a giveaway! From none other than the super impressive company Uncommon Goods. Have you heard of Uncommon Goods? I just got on their trail last year when my Dad hooked me up with some awesome gifts at Christmas (Thanks, Dad!). Uncommon Goods is an online shop, headquartered in Brooklyn, that focuses on connecting shoppers with new, exciting craftsman who create decorative, practical and personality-filled products. Given my personal mantra—why buy boring when you can buy beautiful?—I thought a little giveaway from them would be right up our alley.
So one lucky reader will be getting a generous $125 gift certificate from Uncommon Goods to buy what they like—holiday gifts, thanksgiving decor or just a little treat or two for yourself.
Since there are about a million things to catch your eye in their shop, I thought I would narrow down some of my favorites for you to get your gears turning, specifically pointing you to top picks in my major categories of expertise: art and home goods. Read on to find out how you can use that dinero towards one of these (or many other) sweet items.
Not surprisingly, the shop already carries many artists and objects already featured on the blog in the past (or works that resemble them). Here are just a couple of highlights:
ONE | "All the Surfboards in CA" by James Gulliver Hancock (reminds me of Jason Polan!)
TWO | "A Grand Treasury of Shakespearean Insults" by Tim and Aurelia Saunders
THREE | "State by State Seasonal Food Guide" by Jessica Haas (chart art, my favorite!)
FOUR | "City Prints" by Carolyn Gavin (maps and vintage illustration, what's not to love?!)
Of course you can never have too many fun-cum-functional decor items in your home either. Here are some surefire conversation starters that would look great in any house (or gift box):
ONE | eye clock (perfect for a Halloween display!)
TWO | custom state pillows
THREE | suspension bridge shelf (what a cool idea)
FOUR | cork globe (great idea for a minimal study)
FIVE | giraffe family bookends (would be super cute in a baby's room)
SIX | handmade herringbone knitting basket (so pretty!)
SEVEN | caterpillar bud vase
EIGHT | hand-embroidered central park pillow (a new take on a classic style, #wishlisted)
So by now you are probably itching to get in on the giveaway action, right? You can do so through any of the following manners (each method will get you one entry; multiple your chances of winning by entering in various ways!):
ONE | Like Uncommon Goods on Facebook
TWO | Like the obsessive imagist on Facebook
THREE | Sign up for the Uncommon Goods mailing list
FOUR | Follow the obsessive imagist on instagram
FIVE | Follow the obsessive imagist on twitter
Enter in one (or all!) of these ways and leave a note about your entry method in the comments section below. One winner will be granted a $125 gift certificate next Monday morning (October 26th). Good luck!
(top photo of little miss sunshine from here)