Mattress shopping just got a whole lot more fun—and affordable.

Tuft & Needle co-founder JT Marino explains that his idea for starting the business came after a horrible mattress retail experience—one “even worse than shopping for a used car.” Afterward, he vented to friend Daehee Park, and the two decided to quit their Silicon Valley jobs to bootstrap T&N in Phoenix in 2012.

A contest to celebrate local makers and craftsmen. 

The last time we featured RAD AND HUNGRY (RAH), an online shop selling lo-fi office supplies locally sourced from around the world, was in its early days in 2011. Since then, this local company has expanded and flourished. Dedicated to connecting people and cultures though common office supplies and uncommon design, the RAH team travels the globe and hand-picks supplies that provide a first-hand glimpse into that country’s culture and design aesthetic. Whenever possible, RAH collaborates with local makers—craftsmen, screenprinters, designers and more—to create custom products.

Eco Fashion Week launches 11th edition of innovative sustainable fashion

The world’s first and largest sustainable fashion event is set to launch its 11th edition across international borders in Seattle, Washington this November 1-4. A growing not-for-profit organization, Eco Fashion Week (EFW), has presented 10 successful editions in Vancouver, Canada and is proud to launch its 11th edition, continuing its mission to raise global awareness for a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable fashion industry.

Based out of Kirkland (5/13/19 update: now Woodinville), Logo Unltd is a creative collective that produces customized promotional products and apparel. They offer a wide array of design techniques including embroidery, laser etching and engraving, heat transfer, dye sublimation, embossing, and progressive design services. The team at Logo Unltd can help you with projects of any size.