Saturday, November 24, 2007

CritBuns featured NOTCOT Holiday Gift Guide

As a avid reader of design and culture blog NOTCOT, I was thrilled to discover they selected CritBuns for their 2007 Gift Guide! Check out the buns, and all the hard work they've put into curating a collection of some really unique gifts. Each day will have a new addition to the gift guide, an entire page in fact, so check daily. With 28 more days to go, you're bound to find the right present for that certain someone. Thanks, NOTCOT!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tokyo, we love you too

The results are in - Japanese have an affinity for soft curvy seat cushions. At least the ones who showed up at the 100% Design Tokyo Designboom gift mart. I went with a full box of 42 CritBuns, and after 5 days at the show, left empty handed (thanks for translating, Min). More Tokyo pics posted in the photo gallery.

Read the Core77 event coverage here.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pecha Kucha, round 2

When Pecha Kucha asked me to come speak at November's event, I could hardly pass up the opportunity. This month's volume was sponsored by Oracle, and tied in with the massive Oracle conference taking place in San Francisco. Held for the first time at the Yerba Buena performance center, presenters had one heck of a set-up: a stage, giant projection screen, wireless mic, catered food, cash bar...and over 500 people in the audience!

Rather than repeat the entire CritBuns story from February, I did a product medley consisting of four short stories about four current entrepreneurial ventures: CritBuns, Ecolect, "Untitled" (coming soon from Citizen-Citizen), and Air Bed & Breakfast.

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

User Image: The Breakfast Nook

Thanks for sending in the photo, Angela S.!

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

New Store: Chronicle Books

This is a big year for Chronicle Books, the well known San Francisco based book publisher. They celebrated their 40th anniversary, moved into new headquarters, opened their first free standing gift store under the Chronicle name. Located on Union Street near the Marina neighborhood, Chronicle's retail approach looks to compliment their books with unique gift products; so CritBuns feels right at home. Glad to have you on board too, Chronicle.

Read their blog for more on the store launch, here.

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