Inspiration

This Just In-spiration: Meet Lydia Henkel-Moellmann

This Just In-spiration: Meet Lydia Henkel-Moellmann

Lydia Henkel-Moellmann Our makers never fail to motivate us, encourage our creativity, and fill us with inspiration. So, when a new design enters our assortment, we’re always excited to learn more about the people behind the product. What gets an artist going and keeps them creating is certainly worth sharing, […]

Inside the Designers’ Studio  with UncommonGoods’ Product Development Team

Inside the Designers’ Studio with UncommonGoods’ Product Development Team

UncommonGoods’ Product Development Team: Carolyn Topp (Director of New Business & Product Development), Elisha Janas (PD Assistant & Graphic Designer), Emily Reside (Senior Product Designer), Tiffany Jyang (Senior Product Developer), and Morgan Tanner (Senior Production Manager), photo by Emily Dryden Each month, we have the privilege of bringing you a […]

This Just Inspiration: Meet Mariel Nader

This Just Inspiration: Meet Mariel Nader

Our makers never fail to motivate us, encourage our creativity, and fill us with inspiration. So, when a new design enters our assortment, we’re always excited to learn more about the people behind the product. What gets an artist going and keeps them creating is certainly worth sharing, and every […]

Christine Schmidt’s Mismatched Earrings & Peculiar Pet Pendants

Christine Schmidt’s Mismatched Earrings & Peculiar Pet Pendants

Christine Schmidt is a jewelry artist, printmaker, designer, illustrator, author, and fraternal twin. She says that maybe that last one influenced her decision to veer from convention and create her clever, quirky mismatched earrings: “I am myself different but a part of a unit. I’ll spare you the therapy-but I […]

Nancy Nelson’s Bee Love Jewelry: Honeycomb, Heart, and Hive Help

Nancy Nelson’s Bee Love Jewelry: Honeycomb, Heart, and Hive Help

Many jewelry makers would describe their collections as “playful yet sophisticated and timeless.” Nancy Nelson happens to be one of them, but she isn’t referring to a new line of fall fashion must-haves; in her world, it’s the inspiration for her work: the honeycomb. Each of her bee-based designs is […]

This Just In-spiration: Meet Malea Rhodes

This Just In-spiration: Meet Malea Rhodes

Malea Rhodes Our makers never fail to motivate us, encourage our creativity, and fill us with inspiration. So, when a new design enters our assortment, we’re always excited to learn more about the people behind the product. What gets an artist going and keeps them creating is certainly worth sharing, […]

This Just In-spiration: Meet Avik Maitra and Rich Moore

This Just In-spiration: Meet Avik Maitra and Rich Moore

Our makers never fail to motivate us, encourage our creativity, and fill us with inspiration. So, when a new design enters our assortment, we’re always excited to learn more about the people behind the product. What gets an artist going and keeps them creating is certainly worth sharing, and every […]

Inside the Artist’s Studio with Alex Monroe

Inside the Artist’s Studio with Alex Monroe

Alex Monroe in his London shop, photos by Emily Hodges It’s only natural to “ooh” and “aah” over Alex Monroe’s handmade jewelry, which is inspired by beautiful botanicals, woodland animals, and beloved everyday objects. He has the craftsmanship to shape precious metals into delicate designs through traditional jewelry-making techniques and […]

Watercolors of the United States: Renee Leone’s Paintings

Watercolors of the United States: Renee Leone’s Paintings

Renee Leone’s perfect world is a natural one. “I love landscapes and vast panoramic views and being able to see to the horizon,” the Chicago-based painter says. “Being outside with nature invigorates me and truly inspires me.” Happily for the rest of us, Renee translates that inspiration into vibrant watercolors. […]