Friday, June 1, 2012

pretty lights from uncommon goods.

if you are a blogger/blog frequenter and you don't live under a rock, i'm guessing you have heard of Uncommon Goods. but if not, you should do yourself a favor and check them out. Uncommon Goods is an online marketplace that's an awesome place to find a gift for anyone you can think of, even those super-hard-to-buy-for people in your life. the items are unique and clever (and often hilarious), with a wide range of price points and lots of variety. know anyone getting ready to graduate? check out some awesome grad gifts here. i also really love these green gifts and these home decor items; you can find them and more on the Uncommon Goods website. here are just a few favorites i came across while browsing their site.

i recently acquired these gorgeous solar-powered string lights from Uncommon Goods, and i am a huge fan. i had never used anything solar-powered before and was unsure of how well they'd work, but after just a couple of hours of being in the sun, they were fully lit. i strung them on a tree in our backyard for a soft, romantic glow. the colors are gorgeous! definitely highly recommended. 

i also got these wildflower seed bombs, which are inspired by a really great concept called "guerilla gardening." basically, they're designed to pretty up a run-down urban space. i haven't used them yet, but i plan on  throwing a couple on the unused/(ugly) part of our backyard and also finding a couple spots in Detroit that could use some sprucing up. they sprout wildflowers native to the Midwest region (how cool is that?)

 i definitely plan on using Uncommon Goods for future gift-buying. hope you find something you like! 


Emily said...

i like uncommon goods; it's sorta like an upscale etsy, my other go-to site for finding unique gifts.


Beth @ the city said...

great finds! i've heard of them, but haven't spent much time exploring. i'm loving those lights and will keep them in mind once we re-build our back porch, they'd be perfect! i also want to get the seed bombs as a gift :)

becca said...

such fun odds and ends!
I love the idea of wildflower seed bombs.

how long did your solar-powered lights keep glowing on their own?

ginanorma said...

I have never heard of it, but will check it out now! Looks like really cool, handy stuff :)

Rhiannon said...

Oh goodness a man candle! My hubby would just love those :)