Clear-Coat Office Chalkboard

ChalkArt

Clear-Coat is an all-in-one company – so we design, manage, and manufacture our products in one big mixed use space. About a year ago, we decided it’d be great to have an area dedicated entirely to creative development – our design projects, R&D, founders, and design staff would all move into this new space. Right at the entrance of this new space, we installed an 8ft x 8ft chalkboard and have been wanting a local [Continue reading...]

Ideas Worth Backing: The Smart Lid

Ideas worth backing: Front-of-Sink Cutting Board

Hey, readers! We’re incredibly excited to announce “Ideas Worth Backing”, a brand new monthly feature for our blog. Every month, we’ll be hunting down and helping to fund an awesome idea or clever invention on crowd funding sites that we think is worth your attention (and maybe a contribution, too!) We want to celebrate and encourage innovation, and we think this is just one small way to do that. Found a project you think we [Continue reading...]

Pay What You Want Pricing: The New Standard

Penny

I recently spent some time at a local car dealership looking to replace a very old, ailing, and nearly dead vehicle. Car shopping isn’t so bad – test driving cars is fun, and the smell of a new car is somehow always amazing, but there’s always the dreaded price negotiations! After thinking about my car shopping experience, I think there’s an interesting phenomenon developing – we’re all entering the age of “Pay What You Want” [Continue reading...]

Seeking Products with Purpose

Darn Tough

In this post, I want to talk about how I select products that I buy for myself, and show you a few of my personal favorite products – the things I use and love using every day. While this may seem fairly straightforward, it’s actually a personal topic for me – I co-founded a product development company, and have spent the past 7 years working on developing and manufacturing products. When I’m evaluating a product [Continue reading...]

Hidden iPhone Privacy Settings: A Guide

Private Property

Last week I wrote about some generally helpful hidden iPhone features – but there’s another set of buried settings and features to your iPhone that are also incredible important to learn about: privacy. There are settings and menus within your iPhone’s privacy settings that are 100% undocumented publicly by Apple – the only way to find out what these menu options do is to call into Apple within your first 90 days of tech support. [Continue reading...]