Sprinkles for Breakfast’s Instagram Success

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It was 20 minutes, at the very least. Perhaps even 25. The first time I met Lindsay Nathanson of Sprinkles for Breakfast, we gleefully waxed on about the blissful, color-filled joy that is rainbow sprinkles for nearly as long as a prime time sitcom. Lindsay’s passion for baking comes across instantly in conversation, but even […]

Get Ready for Bed w/ Dream Water

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Insomnia is a persistent disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep or both, despite the opportunity for adequate sleep. With insomnia, you usually awaken feeling sluggish, which takes a serious toll on your ability to function well during the day. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

Raindrop Cake is Really A Thing

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Raindrop Cake, created by New Yorker Darren Wong, is as lovely to look at, as it is to devour. The cake, made with agar (a gelatin-like, algae derived ingredient), sugar and water, is meant to take on the flavors it accompanies. Like shave ice, or sticky rice, or pasta even. The cake was recently profiled […]

3 Favorite Brands: May

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Retro futurism is all up in our business here at Brandettes, crossing categories and providing plenty of inspiration. Our earlier post on how Zelectric Motors is reinventing old school VWs got us waxing poetic about primo product innovation coupled with classic design. Oh yeah. This month’s swoon-worthy favorite brands are pushing forward in accessories, apparel and audio. Dress up, listen […]

Zip & Zoom with Zelectric Motors

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Zelectric Motors’ electric car conversions are the perfect Jetson-like marriage of retro design and future driven technology. The San Diego-based innovation lab reinvents classic VW Bugs, Buses (and the occasional Mini or Karmann Ghia) with a state-of-the-art electric retrofit that completely optimizes the vehicle. The modern Zelectric Motors‘ Bug delivers more than double the horsepower of the […]

Form, Function & Fun w/ EverBlock

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Play can boost physical development, promote healthy lifestyles, and even help children perform better in school. As adults, we scale back (or delete) playtime in favor of work and other commitments but the benefits of play never go away. According to a 2014 segment on NPR, play is an important part of adult community building, mental […]

Achieving Greatness w/ Gondolas 4 All

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Dreams really do come true. Last month the dream of gondolier Alessandro Dalla Pieta, Co-Founder of  Gondolas 4 All, became a reality as he saw the first wheelchair-bound rider use the automatic lift he designed to help mobility challenged individuals experience Venice’s gondolas. March 11, 2016 was a very special day, indeed. Gondolas 4 All’s maiden voyage using proprietary lift […]

Make Your Life Sweeter

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Great hosts have a carefree and casual way of making their guests feel special. Whether it’s a just-for-the-occasion cocktail or a special little treat, a memorable party starts and ends with the details. At a recent launch event hosted by the fine folks at Splendid, we scooped up a unique treat (yes, we only took […]

Rainy Days Are Fun Days @ Rainworks

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Sometimes we all need a little extra. A bit more love, a lot more inspiration and a second helping of kindness. That’s where Rainworks comes in. Based in Seattle (where it rains 155 days per year), Rainworks creates rain-activated positive messages and art that bring smiles to the Northwest, especially on rainy days. Like rainbows, […]

Dream Big, Dallas Clayton

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I spend a lot of time with Dallas Clayton. Not quite seven days a week, but I’m hangin’ with him at least a couple of weeknights, with an afternoon thrown in here or there. Clayton is author, illustrator and creator of The Awesome Book of Love, one of my son’s very favorite books to read […]