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Friday, July 09, 2004

Email wishes and url dreams...

So, how does it happen that once in a while, you start receiving a newsletter or advertisements, and you have no idea how they got your email address, but unlike the porn advertisements and promises of free money, the newsletter is actually interesting and relevant to your life and pursuits? For example, once, about eight months ago or so, I suddenly started receiving emails from Bloomingdales wedding registry. I had, at the time, never put a toe in a Bloomingdales and I certainly wasn't hearing wedding bells yet, but boy was it fun to look at and dream. Does the email fairy just go around granting wishes every once in a blue moon?

This happened to me today and I honestly have no idea how I got on the mailing list for this newsletter, but I really quite liked it. It's called Liquid Treat, and it's a digest of new trends, products, etc. that are interesting from a design point of view. To tell you the truth, I'm all for it! For example, after going to their website to see if I had ever been there before (which I hadn't), I stumbled across this little gem of a site called Uncommon Goods which hosts a collection of just that -- uncommon goods -- which are uncommonly well designed and not uncommonly expensive. For example, I loved the idea of a greeting card album. What a great gift for someone celebrating an occasion when they're likely to get a lot of nice cards -- like a graduation, the birth of a baby, an important birthday or a wedding (hint hint).

And as you all probably already know, I am a big fan of kitchen utensils, but I found all of the little gadgets in the helping hands category especially cute, whimsical, and uncommonly useful. =)

So hooray for the email fairy! She can send me THIS kind of unsolicited email any durn time she likes!

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