It’s been awhile since we updated our blog — and yes, despite the good weather it is still cold in the NoonaCo warehouse. But in our chill we’ve started working with a few great new partners. No, none of them are taking advantage of the chilly conditions and storing sides of beef, but they are making cool stuff and perhaps saving the world. We love living in the future!
INPulse makes a good-looking smart watch which can receive all sorts of information including email, weather alerts, sports scores, stock market updates and more. It’s highly hackable, even for novices. It comes in plain metal and stealth black. Perfect for clandestine NoonaCo booty calls.
Pearl Biotech makes bioengineering accessible by designing cool, smart equipment for the modern genetic explorer. This is cutting edge science here folks, and we’re not going to try and explain it all to you. Read more about one of the founders, Tito Jankowski here.
Lower East Kitchen is founded by Q and Abe, two inventors from Brooklyn who recently relocated to San Francisco. Their goal: to democratize sous vide cooking with the Ember Kit v2, an open source kit to precisely control the temperature of any appliance. Read about hacking a coffee urn with the Ember on Chow.
Paper Jam Press makes your favorite song lyrics into cool letter-press posters. According to creator Arianna Orland, of Activate Studio, she makes these posters because cutting giant stacks of paper, setting wood type and scrubbing ink off her hands feels good. These prints are a great alternative to the “hang in there” cat poster of yesteryear.
So now that the frigid cold in the warehouse is fully upon us, and the holiday season well behind…it’s time to reflect on the highlights of our very busy December 2011.
13,824 packages picked, wrapped, gift-noted, clam-shelled, bubble-ensconced, packing-peanut-nested, gently taped, stickered, folded, customs processed, etc during December 2011.
For our small yet nimble crew that’s a LOT of packages! Thanks to Ruthie, Buckley, Paul, Kelleigh and Zach for their hard work and long hours especially during the crunch week of mid December.
More to come!
Noona and Jon
PS- We just added “BLASTO” to the employee roster.
Calling all photographers! Our friends at Custom SLR created a new Kickstarter project for a really flexible tripod plate system.
Check out the project on the Kickstarter web site: M-Plate: A Multi-Function Camera Tripod Plate System
We are pleased as punch to introduce our newest fulfillment partner, Flora Grubb Gardens.
Flora’s incredible green oasis is located just down the street from us here in San Francisco. We will be fulfilling orders from her exquisite web shop filled with (shippable) garden delights. Take a mini vacation and enjoy the store via the website, or if you are in San Francisco, a visit to the gardens is a must-see for plant lovers.
Here’s Flora looking hot as always amidst the lush greenery.
These Aeriums are great for starting indoor gardens! This item and many more can be found here.
Is it a DODOcase? Sure looks like it! A nice shot of Obama carrying what certainly looks like an iPad nestled into a DODOcase with Stephen Harper (Canadian PM) at the G8 Summit.
We’re really excited about our newest client BoomBotix.
Their main product is a portable speaker which connects to your favorite music device via Bluetooth (BB2) or with a cable (BB1). You can check it out here.
From their site:
Founded in 2009 with roots in San Francisco’s urban art scene and the Tahoe action sports arena, the company made a merger of alternative art and sport. In 2010, BoomBotix splashed into the portable electronics scene with the world’s loudest portable speaker tailored to the transient lifestyles of surf, skate, and snow culture.
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