Wednesday, May 20, 2009

fun name things. by orange

Ever like something just because of its name? Those genius people in Marketing really know how to get to the consumer sometimes. Now although marketers (I don't think!) came up with the name "schnoodle," to be honest the name was part of the reason why we ended up looking into the breed and thus, now have Payton - our little Schood. I mean, how can you resist a name like that - schnoodle! So fun to say...I digress.

Well some other things that have fun names are: glassybaby & Yummie Tummie.

Yummie Tummie was started by Heather Thomson while fighting the battle of the bulge after two children. The entrepreneurial mother began sewing the nifty torso tighteners in her NYC apartment. Before she knew it, she had a hit.

As the website states, "Unlike most shapewear that compress your bust and roll up, the Yummie Tummies’ cotton bust and hip panels appear to the outsider as a normal tank top; meanwhile the secret midsection panel is smoothing and shaping your middle, eliminating approximately five pounds off your appearance."

Sounds good to me! Who doesn't want a magical way to make a muffin top disappear?! Even better - Yummie Tummie comes in tanks, slips, halters, tee shirts and long sleeve shirts - in a wide variety of colors!

Next fun name item: GlassyBaby. If you like candles and/or bright colors - watch out because you are going to want to get a GlassyBaby in every color.

GlassyBaby was started in Seattle around 1996 when the founder was fighting a rare form of lung cancer, while raising three small children. For Christmas that year she gave her husband a glass blowing lesson. His first craft of the trade was a small, brightly colored tiny cup. As he made more, the founder, Lee, would put candles in them around the house. They provided a calm to her chaotic life. There GlassyBaby was born. Now the company has over 70 different colors of GlassyBabies.

On the GlassyBaby website it mentions the following:

The GlassyBaby adds "warmth to a cold day, a calm token of peace in the busy world."

"Their real use is lifting bad moods and loneliness. Their warm and colored light flickers like we do in everyday life. They serve as a metaphor to symbolize hope and are humble in spirit but not beauty."

Icing on the cake is the lovely names of each GlassyBaby (see below).

Yep, I want one, actually I want ten! Good thing they have a handy wishlist feature on their website too...

saturday morning

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