Fewer Products, Better Choices February 03 2014, 0 Comments
Staying in line with the idea that we'd like our products to be packaged smartly and sustainably, we're having to make some tough calls about what we keep in stock. Our home studio is running out of storage space, and we can't afford custom-made boxes for everything we currently offer. This brings us to a few big decisions we've had to make for 2014:
- We're only going to keep pint glasses, mugs, travel mugs and rocks glasses in stock.
- We need to move into a warehouse.
Don't panic! You'll still be able to request any of our other items with any of our designs on them. It will just take us a little time to get them through our production process. Currently, it takes 2-3 weeks for us to ship out custom requests, but we're working on ways to make that faster. I'm already working on ways to make custom orders easier to purchase.
By keeping only our top-selling cups in stock, it's going to allow us to offer a lot more designs, which is super exciting! It also means we'll be able to focus more attention on wholesale accounts, so that you'll be able to buy our products in your neck of the woods without paying for shipping. Win-win, right?
We're looking into getting a warehouse by this summer so we'll have more room to work and store our wares. Sometime after we settle in, we'll be able to introduce more cup styles again. I can't even tell you some of the secret things we have planned, but they are awesome. Tell us what you think in the comments below!
Let Orion Light Your Way February 01 2014, 0 Comments
New Designs, New Packaging! January 31 2014, 0 Comments
We're thrilled to be charging into the new year! A skateboarding unicorn is already in production, with an historic WWII airplane, and lots of furry and feathered critters on their way soon. We're even planning to bring a few older designs back out from retirement.
If you order pint glasses, travel mugs, or handled mugs from us, they'll also be packaged in our awesome new boxes! These boxes were a huge hit over the holidays, and helped make gift wrapping super easy.
Not only do they help us share our story of how these products came to be, but they also eliminate the use of bubble wrap. We can't wait until we have locally-made cardboard boxes for all our products!
Say, "I love you," with a fancy toast January 30 2014, 0 Comments
Order by Feb. 6th for guaranteed delivery by Valentine's Day in the USA
Whatever your date night beverage of choice is, it's sure to pair nicely with our sturdy glassware. We just restocked our champagne flutes and wine glasses, so you can choose the perfect design to match your sweetie's personality.
If you're the clumsy type (like me!), then perhaps stemless is safer. Our round rocks glasses are heavy-bottomed (also, like me--HEY-O), and are perfect for sipping wine, whiskey or cocktails. I seem to drink absolutely everything out of mine these days.
New Packaging! December 10 2013, 0 Comments
This has been a really exciting couple of weeks for us what with our most successful year ever at Urban Craft Uprising and our lil' cameo in Forbes and to that, we have a brand new look with imaging designed by our very own Amanda!
The new cardboard boxes are recyclable and locally produced, easily wrappable if you're into those perfect origami corners and if not, slap a bow on that baby and call it good! No more bubble wrap! No more tissue paper! Plus, our contact information is right there and so are our mugs! Right next to your new mug...Right...
Available now with your Bread and Badger order! X
Featured in the Oregonian December 09 2013, 0 Comments
Interview in Forbes December 06 2013, 0 CommentsI was just interviewed in Forbes about running a home business with employees! Read the story here.
HUGE SALE - Black Friday thru Cyber Monday November 25 2013, 0 Comments
Let's just agree that pants are a hassle. So why choose to wear them the very day after our biggest eating holiday? In fact, why be party to any standard hygiene practices on a day that is clearly meant for laziness? Let's make a pact not to trample one another over cheap socks, or brush our hair or teeth (maybe brush our teeth) and shop from home on Black Friday!Black Friday through Cyber Monday (Nov 29-Dec 2), we will be offering Buy 3, Get One Free on all our products. You can clear out your whole holiday shopping list with ease from the comfort of your goldfish boxers. We think you will find us a very welcoming, non-judgmental bunch over at Bread and Badger.
The least expensive item will be considered the free one in every set, so look at it like this: if you decide on rocks glasses at $18 each, you are basically getting 4 of them for $13.50 each! The same deal for mugs would make them $18.75 each! Buying bulk is your buddy during this event.
Great for host gifts, White Elephant, Secret Santa... All the hard to shop for people on your list use cups. All of the easy to shop for people too! Stock up now!
How it works:
Simply purchase any 3 items, and leave us a note during checkout for your 4th FREE item request. The 4th item must be of equal or lesser value to the other items in your order, or we'll recalculate your total and invoice you for the difference. If the item you've requested for your freebie isn't available immediately, we'll contact you for a second choice. Gift wrap/note cards must be purchased separately for each item.
Interview and Giveaway at Urban Craft Uprising November 07 2013, 0 Comments
We'll be selling our wares at Urban Craft Uprising's winter show this December in Seattle, WA.
Read our interview with UCU, and find out how to enter our giveaway at the end!
Now Available at Rejuvenation! November 04 2013, 0 Comments
We are thrilled to announce that Bread and Badger has been chosen--along with other Portland-area artists--to be featured at a trunk show for Rejuvenation (1100 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97214) on November 16th. They like us! They really like us! We had been forced into secrecy until now and it almost killed us. It brings us no pleasure keeping things from you.
As part of the promotion, our holiday Oregon stag mugs (in red and green) and shot glasses will be available at all four West Coast locations (Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and Berkeley) starting Nov 4th! That's today! Shop while supplies last, save on shipping and get out here and let us see your face on November 16th!
All of this early holiday planning (and shipping huge orders to a large retailer) has forced our already speeding ship into "Ludicrous Speed" with festive promotions for our famous mustache design, the Black Friday/ Cyber Monday weekend and? Wait for it...Brand. New PACKAGING!
Punch Cards are Here! October 24 2013, 0 Comments
You told us the kind of rewards you wanted, and we listened!
With every item you purchase, you'll earn a punch toward a free item of your choice!*
Get started shopping now, and get yourself something nice after you've reached 12 punches. Since this is such a sweet deal, you should tell your friends and family about it too.
If you send a new customer our way, we'll credit you with an extra punch toward your free item!*
So, what are you waiting for? Share the news on Facebook, tweet about it, share photos of our products on Instagram and Pinterest... whatever it takes to earn yourself some free drinkware. Just make sure your friends tell us who sent them here, and you'll get the credit!
*Some restrictions apply. Check out the full rules here.
We Want to Reward You! September 23 2013, 0 Comments
We're planning to start a punch card rewards program where you'll earn punches and redeem them for something awesome! We want to give you a reward that works best for you, so let us know what you want.
Answer our one-question survey, and get a coupon for 20% off and a chance to win our giveaway of an exclusive etched water bottle just for helping us out.
The coupon expires this Friday, 9/27/13, and we'll draw a random winner on Saturday, 9/28/13, so answer now!
We're a FaveFind in Modern Dog Magazine! September 19 2013, 0 Comments
New Brass Pendants August 08 2013, 0 Comments
We have a new brass jewelry line, featuring our most popular designs! We teamed up with our friend, Shannon of rubygirl, who etched, cut, and shaped these beautiful pendants out of solid brass. She also added a patina and protective coating to the metal for a bold look that will last.
Each brass pendant is strung on an 18" sterling silver chain and comes in a small gift box.
Sharks are Here! August 05 2013, 0 Comments
Shark Week is upon us, so of course, our newest nautical design is a Great White Shark! This great new summer design is available on pint glasses, lowball glasses, rocks glasses, shot glasses, handled coffee mugs, and travel mugs. Wine glasses and champagne flutes are coming soon!
Pufferfish Rocks Glasses, the Cute Man Gift August 05 2013, 0 Comments
Looking for a fun gift for a whiskey drinking man in your life? Our new puffer fish rocks glasses are the perfect shape for an expensive scotch, or a classy cocktail. Their heavy bottoms make them sturdy and pleasing to hold. They make great stemless wine glasses too, and you won't feel like you're going to shatter them whenever you set one down!
These are one of our most popular glasses for groomsmen gifts, and the cute spiny pufferfish will always remind your friends of the beach wedding you had, or the silly summer antics you shared.
See us in Seattle this weekend! July 09 2013, 0 Comments
We're selling our wares at Urban Crafty Uprising in Seattle, WA, this Sat-Sun, July 13th-14th at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. It's a free event, with swag bags for the first 100 people in line each day! Visit their site for directions, booth maps and more!
We'll be running a pret-ty spectacular sale, and our newest SHARK design and WA and OR state designs will be available on a few items before they're even online!
I'm going to try to get some really early holiday shopping done (Christmas in July, anyone?), but this is also a great time to stock up on birthday gifts and wedding presents, if you're the type of person who has friends who're doing adult things like that.
New Puffer Fish Design Available on Mugs and Glassware! June 24 2013, 0 Comments
This cute pufferfish will tell others that you're a bit spiny before you've had your coffee (or evening cocktail or beer!)
Shot glasses, wine glasses and rocks glasses are coming soon!
Mustache Pint Glasses SALE for only $10 June 05 2013, 0 Comments
WHAT?? Mustache Pint Glasses are only $10 now! You save $5 each on our most popular item so we can clear some room for new designs in our studio.
These make great Father's Day gifts, so ORDER NOW! Father's Day orders are shipping out Friday morning (6/7/13), and orders placed after the 6th will not arrive by Father's Day.
These are also fantastic groomsmen gifts for weddings. Order now before the price goes back up to $15!
Celery Green Mugs are Back! June 05 2013, 0 Comments
New mugs are now available in our shop! Celery green is back and more beautiful than ever with new dinosaur designs on them. Get a set of four different colors, for everyone in your family! They're only $20 each and hold a whopping 16oz of coffee or tea (or whatever you like to drink). Our sandblasted designs are dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe, so you know they'll last forever.
Unicycle Yeti Pint Glasses May 28 2013, 0 Comments
The Bigfoot has been spotted escaping the forests of the Pacific northwest on a unicycle, headed for Portland, OR!
Our newest etched pint glass design is a unicycle riding yeti, and he's cycling to a beer glass near you. These make great Father's Day and boyfriend gifts for nature lovers and city dwellers, alike.
New Photo Style? Share Your Opinion! May 23 2013, 1 Comment
These are some tests for new product photo techniques I'm trying out. I've gotten a bunch of negative feedback recently on the blue backgrounds, bright colors, and glasses full of beer that I normally use, so I'm trying to be a bit more modern. What do you think?
Leave a comment here, or join the discussion on our Bread and Badger Facebook page.
Spring Cleaning Sale is on Now! April 15 2013, 0 Comments
We're clearing out discontinued items and overstock from the holidays so we can make room for new stuff! Help us out and get a great deal at the same time!
Sale prices are marked, and will run through April 19, 2013.
We need your feedback for our new state designs! March 06 2013, 5 Comments
I'm designing a series of art for the 50 states (plus territories, if you want them), using state mottoes and tourism slogans. The hard part is choosing the best slogan for each state! This is where I could use your help. Below is the list I'm working with. As some states have a lot of slogans, I'm not always sure which to choose.
Please, please, please leave a comment with your opinions for your homestate or anyplace you like to visit! This will help tremendously. I've itallicized the ones I'm leaning towards, but my mind could change.
|Alabama||We dare defend our rights||Share the wonder||Sweet Home Alabama|
|Alaska||North to the future|
|Arizona||God enriches||The Grand Canyon State|
|Arkansas||The people rule||The Natural State|
|California||Eureka||The Golden State||Find yourself here|
|Colorado||Nothing without the deity||Enter a Higher State||Rocky Mountain High||Where the Columbines Grow|
|Connecticut||He who transplanted sustains||Constitution State||Full of Surprises||Better yet, Connecticut|
|Delaware||Liberty and Independence||It's good being first||Small Wonder||Smaller, Faster, Smarter|
|District of Columbia||Justice For All||Taxation Without Representation||Celebrate & Discover||The American Experience|
|Florida||In God We Trust||Sunshine State||The Land of Good Living|
|Georgia||Wisdom, Justice and Moderation||Georgia on My Mind|
|Hawaii||The life of the land is perpetuated in righeousness||The Islands of Aloha||Aloha|
|Idaho||Let it be perpetual||Great Potatoes. Tasty Destinations.||Famous Potatoes|
|Illinois||State sovereignty, national union||Right Here. Right Now.||The Land of Lincoln|
|Indiana||The Crossroads of America||Restart your engines|
|Iowa||Fields of Opportunities||Life Changing||Is This Heaven?||You make me smile|
|Kansas||To the stars through difficulties||There's No Place Like Home||...as big as you think||Land of Ahhs|
|Kentucky||Let us be grateful to God||Unbridled Spirit||It's That Friendly||Where Education Pays|
|Louisiana||Union, Justice, Confidence||Come as you are. Leave Different.||Sportsman's Paradise|
|Maine||I Lead||The Way Life Should Be||Where America's Day Begins|
|Maryland||Manly deeds, womanly words||Maryland of Opportunity||Seize the Day Off||More than you can imagine|
|Massachusetts||By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty||Make it Yours||The Spirit of America|
|Michigan||If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you||Say Yes||Great Lakes, Great Times|
|Minnesota||The star of the North||Land of 10,000 Lakes|
|Mississippi||By valor and arms||Feels like coming home||The South's Warmest Welcome|
|Missouri||Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law||The Show Me State/Cave State||Close to Home. Far from ordinary.||Where the Rivers Run|
|Montana||Gold and Silver||The Last Best Place||Big Sky Country|
|Nebraska||Equality before the law||Possibilities...Endless||The good life|
|Nevada||All for our country battle born||Battle Born||The Silver State|
|New Hampshire||Live free or die|
|New Jersey||Liberty and Prosperity||The Garden State||What a difference a state makes|
|New Mexico||It grows as it goes||Land of Enchantment|
|New York||Excelsior||I Love New York|
|North Carolina||To be, rather than to seem||First in Flight||A Better Place to Be|
|North Dakota||One sows for the benefit of another age||Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable||Legendary|
|Ohio||With God, all things are possible||So Much to Discover||Birthplace of Aviation (Pioneers)||The Heart of It All|
|Oklahoma||Labor conquers all things||Oklahoma is OK||Native America|
|Oregon||She flies with her own wings||We Love Dreamers||Things Look Different Here||Pacific Wonderland|
|Pennsylvania||Virtue, Libery, and Independence||State of Independence||America Starts Here|
|Puerto Rico||John is his name||Puerto Rico Does it Better||La isla del encanto (Island of Enchantment)|
|Rhode Island||Hope||The Ocean State|
|South Carolina||While I breathe, I hope||Ready in soul and resource||Smiling Faces. Beautiful Places.|
|South Dakota||Under God the people rule||Great Faces. Great Places.|
|Tennessee||Agriculture and Commerce||America at its best||Follow me to Tennessee||Sounds good to me|
|Texas||Friendship||Don't Mess With Texas||The Lone Star State|
|Utah||Industry||Life Elevated||Where Ideas Connect|
|Vermont||Freedom and Unity||Vermont, naturally||The Green Mountain State||I LoVermont|
|Virginia||Thus always to tyrants||Virginia is for Lovers||Live Passionately|
|Washington||By and by||Experience Washington||Say WA!|
|West Virginia||Mountaineers are always free||Wild and Wonderful||Almost heaven|
|Wisconsin||Live like you mean it||America's Dairyland||You're among friends||Life's so good|
|Wyoming||Equal Rights||Forever West||Like no place on Earth|
Holiday Sales for Cyber Monday! November 21 2012, 0 Comments
We're throwing ourselves a big Cyber Monday party, offering 20% off all purchases on Monday, Nov. 26th! All prices in our shop will be automatically marked down, so you don't need to remember any coupon codes to get your discount!
We know that some people just can't wait to start shopping, so if you'd like your discount now, you can use the code "EarlyShopper" for a 20% discount from now until Sunday, Nov.25th.
Featured on Wantist November 20 2012, 0 Comments
Featured on Cuddles and Chaos Gift Guide November 20 2012, 0 Comments
Happy Movember! November 05 2012, 0 Comments
We were featured in this great big collection of mustache products to celebrate Movember, when men around the world grow moustaches to raise awareness for prostate cancer. My dad's participating this year too!
Featured on Fab Food November 05 2012, 0 Comments
We Make Portland Awesome November 05 2012, 0 Comments
We were interviewed for the House of Moss blog! Learn more about us and our inspirations here: http://houseofmossshop.blogspot.com/2012/11/we-make-portland-awesome-bread-and.html
Now Available on Amazon.com! October 24 2012, 0 Comments
In order to make it easier for you to shop from us, we've opened an Amazon store! Now you can add products to your Amazon wishlist and use Amazon gift cards to purchase them! This will make holiday gift giving (and receiving!) easier.
Right now, we just have small selection of pint glass sets in our Bread and Badger Amazon store, but we'll add more as demand requires.
Want to be BFF's? If you've purchased our glasses before, we would LOVE it if you'd like to write a review of them on Amazon for us!
New Narwhal Pint Glasses October 19 2012, 0 Comments
The frosty Narwhal joins our unstoppable team of sea critters this month! This mystical arctic beast wants to keep your frosty brew company. Dive in for the perfect friendship!
We recommend you try a Uinta Punk’n in your new Narwhal pint glass:
an opalescent cognac with a tight creamy head. Light lacing. Delicate
fresh pumpkin on a lemony nose, with overtones of caramel, spice and
banana. Excellent fresh malt backbone, punctuated with pumpkin muffin
and garden freshness. Crisp, clean and refreshingly underwhelming on
the heady pumpkin pie notes often experienced by pie in a bottle
Review by Emily Engdahl of PDX Beer Geeks. Find out more at: www.pdxbeergeeks.com
What do flying pigs, pterodactyls and robot have in common? October 12 2012, 0 Comments
Flying Pigs, Pterodactyls and Robots are all new designs available on coffee mugs and wine glasses!
New Design: Sock Monkey October 12 2012, 0 Comments
Our newest pint glass design is the singing, dancing sock monkey! His happy, squishable face is the perfect companion to a long night of partying and dancing your socks off.
We recommend you try a Chimay Premiere Red in your new Sock Monkey pint glass:
"Pours a hazy brown. Heavy, dense ivory head with nice lacing, like elegant window curtains. Excellent crisp candied malts, accompanied by sherry, dark fruits & apricot, walking in a fall orchard. Well-balanced full-bodied flavor, with some orange/apple esters. Elegant mouthfeel and long finish."
Review by Emily Engdahl of PDX Beer Geeks. Find out more at: www.pdxbeergeeks.com
Clearance Sale Just Got Better October 12 2012, 0 Comments
Get these amazing deals while they're still available -- once they sell out, these items will be GONE!!
Travel Mugs Now in Black August 22 2012, 0 Comments
Our popular ceramic to-go cups are now available in black! A few java brown ones are still in stock, but they won't be available for much longer. For only $20 each, you can feel good about keeping coffee cup waste out of landfills!
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