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Earth Day, Urban Farming & Green Living

As a company, and in our personal lives, we try our very best to source eco-friendly and sustainable materials, to eat local, organic food, and to make earth-conscious choices in every aspect of what we do. Minimizing our footprint on the planet is something that's always been very important to us. Since the very beginning, we've made recycled notebooks, and used compostable poly-bags, sourced organic cotton t-shirts, recycled cotton for our bags, and bought recycled and recyclable shipping supplies. We produce our glassware in the USA and do our screen printing in Portland with eco-friendly inks. Our studio is lit exclusively with LED bulbs, and our electricity is 100% supplied by green power. These choices aren't always the most economical ones, and it sometimes...

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Because Your Mom Is A Smart Lady

Growing up, springtime meant going pond-dipping for frogs eggs that we'd hatch in a tank at home. We'd watch the tadpoles sprout legs and turn into frogs that we'd return to the pond and release. Fall meant spending nature walks looking for monarch caterpillars under milkweed leaves, building mesh cages that we'd fill each day with fresh milkweed, and waiting for the caterpillars to get big and fat and turn into chrysalises that would change color from green and gold to black before unleashing butterflies. My mom never stopped asking us to look closer at our world, to make observations, and ask questions and find our own answers. We grew crystals on the window sill, went hunting for concretions and dinosaur footprints, and never missed an...

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Cognitive Surplus Lifestyle, Boulder

Warm spring days make great days to enjoy pints outside with friends, particularly if you're in Boulder, CO. Jeff is wearing his Dinosaur Commute t-shirt and Elise is in a Golden Pi shirt. We spent a few hours enjoying the sun and some local beer. Hilary is enjoying a beer out of a Marie Curie pint glass wearing her Vintage Astronomy Glow-in-the-dark long sleeve dolman. Jeff needed more beer. One wasn't enough. Platonic solids tee. Elise enjoys her drink out of a Plankton Pint glass wearing a Heart Blood Flow tee. Sam had to stay in and grade papers. He's busy enthralling hearts and minds with the passage of time. 

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Tips for using wax seals for your wedding invites

Apart from just looking cool on your desk, wax seals are great for adding some nerdy flair to your science-themed wedding or graduation party invitations. If you're thinking of using seals for a large number of letters, invitations, special announcements, here are some of the things we learned in the process of doing our own. When Geoff and I got married we used wax seals to seal our wedding invitations and we learned exactly what NOT to do first hand... and how to make it work.  First, it is absolutely possible to use the wax seals we sell for sealing large numbers of letters (in fact we totally recommend it; they look awesome!), but I would strongly advise that you do not try to use the candle...

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