I am a UX professional living in Austin Texas.

Published: 2 months ago

Bios Urn: Convert Cemeteries to Forests

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Yes, yes, yes, please sign me up immediately. Bios Urn is a completely biodegradable product that converts your urn’s ashes into a tree. Life after life is finally a possibility! For your pets, too.

Simply choose a seed for the tree you want to be, and get the kit mailed to you anywhere in the world. Give to your loved ones, add it to your will, gift it to friends saying goodbye to a family pet, ALL THE THINGS. Did I mention there is an app to share the information with your friends and loved ones? Because there is an app, The Tree Lovers.

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Via Bored Panda.

Published: 1 year ago

TRNK

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I love the idea behind TRNK. Tariq and Nick love good design and wanted to rethink the way men shop for and think about it. TRNK offers readers an opportunity to meet inspirational, creative, and innovative men in their homes and workplaces and hear their story, then shop adjacently. It’s a wonderful mix of magazine and marketplace, offering a beautifully simple way to get inspired and act. And for the record, can be enjoyed by women just as well. The blog also offers great resources like “The Art of the Home Bar” and a tour of the Pendleton mill.

Published: 1 year ago

Whiskey Barrel-Aged Siracha

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Here’s a Kickstarter I can get behind. The good folks at SOSU are making siracha and aging it in whiskey barrels and the results are fruity, spicy, and smoky. From SOSU: “We combined our philosophy of using fresh, locally sourced ingredients with the age-old craft of fermentation. We age our secret pepper mash in whiskey barrels for between 1-3 months. The sriracha takes on complex flavors from the oak barrels and the natural fermentation process. Absolutely no preservatives or additives go into our sriracha. Each bottle is handcrafted and made in small batches to ensure the most intense flavors.”

Sosu also makes Srirachup, a lovely blend of ketchup and siracha. How can you go wrong? Makes a perfect gift. Read more about SOSU and their sauces at their website.

Published: 2 years ago

Must Have App: Tile

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Uh, so this is a really big deal and my husband is going to only be partly insulted when he receives it this holiday. Tile App locates “laptops, wallets, keys, guitars, bikes, you name it. Just attach the Tile on to an object and locate it with the included app, it allows you to check how close you are to the missing item, within a 50 to 150-foot range. You can monitor up to ten Tiles on your smartphone.” They also happened to make a really great video to show how it works which you can watch over at Bless This Stuff.

Published: 2 years ago

Buy This Brides: Heirloom Hangers

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My dear friend and notable wedding photographer Ashley Garmon has officially launched her new business today: Heirloom Hangers. I was lucky enough to get married last fall when some prototypes were being crafted right here in Austin, and you can see it above. The hangers are all hand-crafted and feature a hook that is designed to rotate completely. This in addition to your custom engraving makes each hanger a unique and truly one-of-a-kind gift for bridesmaids, family, friends, etc. The idea was born after years of shooting weddings and being amazed at what passed as an appropriate hanger for wedding gowns. Most can’t hold the weight, and almost none are classy enough to be featured in photos. Nevermind keeping a dress protected after the big day. Would also make a wonderful bridal shower gift – before a dress is even chosen! Go shopping and share will all your friends: Heirloom.

I am considering ordering another for every day that says, “Beyonce’s Best Friend” and so far Ashley has not shot this dream down.