Archive for October, 2012

Smartass Response to a Philosopher #1

Friday, October 26th, 2012

“We live in the best of all possible worlds.” – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz 

Except for the one where bacon is kosher and rice doesn’t stick together. Man. That is one sweet possible world.

Monday Morning Music: Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, October 15th, 2012

In honor of Friedrich Nietzsche’s 168th birthday, here’s a lovely mazurka composed by the great philosopher.

Discontinued Product Memory Lane: The Petition Against Coffee

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

While researching pamphlets from the temperance movement for a potential set of temperance-inspired shot glasses, we came across a 1674 petition against coffee written by the women of London, along with a pro-coffee response by men.  It’s a fascinating document, and probably a piece of satire, indicated by the fact that the two documents were published together. We thought it would make a great coffee mug set.

So we introduced the Women’s Petition Against Coffee and the Men’s Defense of Coffee mugs. We thought they turned out beautifully, and were one of our favorite products. The broadsheet text printed really well, and they made a good pair of “his and her” mugs.

Unfortunately this mug was never a big hit for us, so when we sold out we didn’t reorder them. We still have some at the office though and occasionally drink out of them. There’s one on my desk right now.

One of those weeks

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you’re behind with everything and don’t know how you can catch up and there are other things you’d rather be doing?

We’ve had a few of those weeks, which is why you haven’t heard from us in a while.

But as a consolation, here’s a lovely picture of chocolate cake!