I had a really fun night last night at a small event put on by Uncommon Goods, the quirky Brooklyn-based catalog of unique gifts and clever innovations. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t flipped through their catalog in quite a while, and I was pleasantly surprised at some of the fun items they are featuring (including specifically Tattly temp tattoos, the company started and run by my dear friend Tina Roth Eisenberg, whom many of you know by her blog, swiss-miss.com.)
I was also really impressed by the warmth and participation shown by all of the Uncommon Goods employees that I met. They are a fun, interested, passionate group, and I felt lucky to have met so many of them. The Brooklyn Brewery beers and super tasty snacks helped facilitate the happy hour vibe, and, oh right, the panel discussion on ‘getting paid to be doing what you love’ (I paraphrase), the reason we were all there, was informative and enlightening. Tina was a panelist, joined by Anna Rabinowicz from Rablabs, Jeff Davis from Vinylux, and Nickey Skarstad from Etsy. Dave Bolotsky, the founder and CEO of Uncommon Goods, was the moderator.
Best of all, I got to hang with some friends (Tina! Eli!) and meet some new ones (Allegra, Julia, Jeremiah), and I became the ‘cigarette girl’ of the temp tattoos, going around the room spreading some Tattly love! (I’m Tattly’s biggest fan, no doubt inspired by the custom ones Tina made for my wedding!)
Are you getting paid to do what you love? Why or why not?