Recently I was contacted by Uncommon Goods to check out some of the items in their Uncommon Good Home Decor line to review on the blog. As someone that will hopefully (soon-fingers crossed) have a new home to decorate this seemed to come at the perfect time for me. I was sent some information about the company (click here) as well as their product (click here) that I wanted to share:
In 1999, our founder Dave Bolotsky visited a Smithsonian Museum craft show in Washington D.C. and was captivated by the variety of unique handmade goods and the talented people behind them. He saw there was a significant public demand for beautiful design. At the same time, he realized that the artists working to make those pieces were often traveling great distances in order to sell their wares at the show. Inspired by his experience, Dave had a vision to create something that had never existed before—an online marketplace to connect makers and their creations with individuals looking for truly special goods, regardless of the physical distance between the maker and the shopper.
Dave turned this idea into UncommonGoods. He continued traveling to craft fairs and trade shows, meeting artists and finding stand-out merchandise, while running the business out of his home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Before long, the company had outgrown Dave’s apartment, and moved through three successively larger offices in downtown Manhattan, eventually settling in our current location in Brooklyn, NY.
So a local company with local products, I could not wait to look around. As is our practice Hubby and I started with Cool Office Gadgets and Tools (click here) as well as Unique Accessories (click here) on the site. Then hubby found the Skyline Desk Organizer (click here). With a British Hubby, a love for travel, and hopefully (fingers crossed again) a new home office to outfit soon, this was perfect.
I loved that the pieces was pretty and functional as well as could be reorganized any way I wanted. I could not wait to try them out on our work space in the basement. The piece does not disappoint. It is so nice made yet simple I love the way it looks on our work area. This will be a perfect piece to move and grow with us.
** I was not compensated for this post, but was allowed to pick a piece to review for this post.