Freaker Friday: Bean & Bailey Ceramics!

IT'S CRUNCH TIME, Y'ALL. December 25th is sneaking up like a crouching tiger, hidden drag queen. How many of you haven't started your shopping yet? You're not alone. (THERE ARE DOZENS OF US.) Don't worry though. Beautiful, universal, handmade, functional, thoughtful gifts still exist. We're here to help: WHAT YOU'RE WINNING: We have 5 care packages this week featuring the perfect gifts from Bean & Bailey Ceramics! Nestled in the wonderland of Chattanooga, TN, Bean & Bailey is a swe...


Freaker Friday: Vena's Fizz House

We're officially in the war trenches of holiday season. Long travels + extended family + icy weather + shorter days + christmas lists + expected & unconditional holiday cheer = you deserve a drink. Make sure it's a good one. We're here to help. WHAT YOU'RE WINNING: We have 5 care packages this week featuring boozy infusion kits from Vena's Fizz House! Nestled in the romanticism of Portland's small business community, Vena's Fizz House offers a sip of nostalgia with their craft soda bar &...


Freaker Friday: Short Stack Editions!

Thanksgiving is next week. NEXT. WEEK. I hope you've been practicing stomach-expansion exercises and weird-uncle debate prep because the holidays are pummeling your way at the speed of light.  BONE APPLE TEA!  WHAT YOU'RE WINNING: We have 5 care packages this week featuring the nom-nom all-stars, Short Stack Editions!  Short Stack Editions is a series of small-format cookbooks authored by America's top culinary talents. Each book is packed with original, home kitchen-tested recipes that offe...


Freaker Friday: Liberty Bottleworks!

FACT: Not all heroes wear capes. Today we celebrate the fact that heroes are all around us, they live, breathe, and walk amongst us. We love you. Thank you. Veterans, we salute you to infinity and beyond. WHAT YOU'RE WINNING: We have 8 care packages this week featuring the American-made all-stars of Liberty Bottleworks! Using US sourced materials, Liberty Bottles are made with high grade recycled aluminum, using environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes. Liberty also gives veterans p...


Freaker Friday: Penham Supply Co!

There are eleven days before the election. Instead of going into a spiral of chaos, let's take a moment to salute democracy, wave a hat to civil participation, appreciate the concept of national conversation, and incoherently chant USA! USA! USA! while pounding hotdogs and the fictional legacy of Ron Swanson. Because #America. WHAT YOU'RE WINNING: We have 5 care packages this week featuring the Brooklyn designers at Penham Supply Co! "We set out to design and supply quality products with a ...


Freaker Friday: Humble House!

Halloween is saucy, and so are you. We're here to celebrate with the sauciest of sauces! Let the games begin. We have 5 care packages this week featuring the saucy concoctions of Humble House Foods! Natural. Sustainable. Delicious. Zero additivies. And with locally sourced ingredients, the fine folks at Humble House are doing it right. "The process itself is quite simple, we puree the ingredients and allow the batch to age for 60 days. The aging is the real magic. It allows the flavors to d...


Freaker Friday: Damn Handsome Grooming Co.

Autumn hits all the senses. The air is cooler, the colors more vivid, and the flavors are ...mmmm, how-do-you-say....comfy. And let's not forget the smells. Bonfires, pumpkins, nutmeg, and the leftover gutters of Halloween at 3am. Are you excited yet? Damn right you are. WHAT YOU'RE WINNING: We have 5 care packages this week featuring the hoppy heroes of Damn Handsome Grooming Co! You may remember Damn Handsome from their iconic Americana beer bar-soaps. GUESS WHAT, SKIPPY? They're back at ...


Freaker Friday: Original Bacon Kit!

There are few things American pop culture loves more than bacon: Beyonce, cat videos, Beyonce again. What is it about bacon that bring all the boys to the yard? If you want to solve this mystery scientifically, you'll need to start from scratch. We're here to help. WHAT YOU'RE WINNING: We have 5 care packages this week featuring the om nom noms of The Original Bacon Kit! Based in Seattle, 7th West Charcuterie brings the art of charcuterie into your own home. The bacon kit contains everything...


Freaker Friday: Flying Bird Botanicals!

Yesterday was the first official day of autumn. Cue the pumpkin spice apocalypse, bonfire marathons, and spiral-de-brutality of coordinated halloween costumes. Before the whirlwind of leaves and sleeves gets too hectic - sit down, find a chill pill, a deep breath, and a warm cup of tea. WHAT YOU'RE WINNING: We have 5 care packages this week featuring the loveliness of Flying Bird Botanicals!  Nestled in the romanticism of the Pacific Northwest, Flying Bird Botanicals makes organic artisan te...


Freaker Friday: Collegiate Line!

Thousands of years from now when historians are studying the era of the American Empire, they will revel in our humanitarian instinct (#SaveNelly y'all), our civil society (all Youtube comments were mysteriously deleted in 2017), and our unparalelled arts and culture spotlight with more enthusiasm than a thousand wacky-waving-inflatable-arm-flailing-tube-men: TAILGAITIN. We're here today to push that agenda. Let's see that school spirit in action, young grasshoppers. WHAT YOU'RE WINNING: W...


Freaker Friday: Legacy Eyewear!

Today we answer the call of nature and attempt to solve one of the greatest mysteries of the known world: If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a pair of sunglasses? WHAT YOU'RE WINNING: We have 5 care packages this week featuring the coastal Carolina craftsmanship of Legacy Eyewear! Handmade. Polarized. Shatterproof. Floatable. Rad. Pete Duncan crafts the wooden sunglasses of Legacy Eyewear in a little port city close to our own hearts - Wilmington, NC. Legacy just launched a Kickst...


Freaker Friday: Tater Tats!

You are what you eat. This idiom has always seemed darkly cannibalistic. What broccoli eats other broccoli? Gnarly twisted loony broccoli, that's who. And that's the most metal thing we've ever heard. Children, by definition, are idiots. One of the reasons you were told scare-tactic myths as a child is because you believed them to be law. Cross your eyes and they'll get stuck like that. If you keep playing with it, it's going to fall off. If you keep trying to eat the cardboard cereal box, ...