Brought to You by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
The origins of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild are shrouded in mystery. Some accounts trace the Guild's birth to Athens in the latter half of the 4th century BCE. Allegedly, several lesser philosophers grew weary of the endless Socratic dialogue endemic in their trade and turned to crafting household implements and playthings. (Hence the assertions that Socrates quaffed his hemlock poison from a Guild-designed chalice, though vigorous debate surrounds the question of whether it was a "disappearing" chalice.)
Others argue that the UPG dates from the High Middle Ages, when the Philosophers Guild entered the world of commerce by selling bawdy pamphlets to pilgrims facing long lines for the restroom. Business boomed until 1211 when Pope Innocent III condemned the publications. Not surprisingly, this led to increased sales, even as half our membership was burned at the stake.
More recently, revisionist historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling the people's needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee cups, and cracking up at stuff.
Well, I've often seen a cat without a grin,' thought Alice, 'but a grin without a cat is the most curious thing! We don't know what Lewis Carroll was drinking when he wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but we're pretty sure it wasn't tea or coffee.
From the Caterpillar with the hookah to the Mad Hatter, his characters were as "out there" as Carroll himself. The Cheshire Cat Mug celebrates one of our favorite Wonderland characters. Pour any hot liquid into this mug and the cat disappears, leaving only his famous grin! It's guaranteed to leave a smile on your face, too.
10 oz. mug. Heat changing mugs are microwave safe, but not dishwasher safe.
From the Unemployed Philosophers Guild. Don't worry. We are employed, just not as philosophers. We're a small, Brooklyn based company specializing in gifts for the sophisticated gift giver. For whatever you need, we have presents of mind.
Fred THE OBSESSIVE CHEF Bamboo Cutting Board, 9-inch by 12-inch
Manufacturer: Fred & Friends
Brand: Fred & Friends
Color: THE OBSESSIVE CHEF
Finally, a cutting board that is as exacting in its standards as you are. A multitude of guide lines a different grid sizes and angles ensure your cuts are precise. Lines are burnished in rather than printed, so they won't wear off. This board features guides for medium dice, small dice, brunoise, fine brunoise, batonnet, allumette, julienne, and fine julienne. Made of strong long-wearing, easy to clean, and environmentally sustainable bamboo. Its 9-inch by 12-inch size is easy to handle.
Manufacturer: Zippo Manufacturing Company
Experience the quality of the Zippo Spectrum lighter and never be without a light. This product features a windproof design that allows it to work from virtually anywhere. Each refillable lighter features a strong and sturdy construction for long-lasting.
Wajt Najt - Best Laundry Bag with Reinforced Shoulder Strap and Drawstring - Large Size 27 x 39 " for College Dorm Room and Households - Perfect College Student Gift
Manufacturer: Wajt Najt
Brand: Wajt Najt
Wajt Najt Laundry Bag; #1 in New Releases Move your dirty clothes in style and comfort or use it as storage when you travel. Your waiting time for the perfect laundry bag is over! Wajt Najt's laundry bag is made out of re-cycled polyester to prevent any wet spots to appear outside the bag after washing your clothes, the drawstring helps to keep everything in check and the shoulder strap helps you to keep mobility as you have the freedom to put the weight on any shoulder. - Holds 15 pounds!- 27x 39 inches to ensure all clothes fit- Use it for travels- Hang it up on the wall- Decorate your room and hide the clothes- Perfect for college- Perfect for men and women- Go to the laundromat with ease and comfort In Every Moment a Choice exists. Now picture a dull world all gray, imagine if we poured a little color into that world, what happens when you become an interesting splash against a dull environment, meet Wajt Najt's Laundry bag. The colors and expression are designed to illustrate the fact that if you do take some though and get strategic you can stand out, you can be relatable, and you can hopefully be unforgettable!So we at Wajt Najt have declared war against a dull world with our Laundry Bag in the front line, our mission is to terminate a boring, bland, and stale world. We at Wajt Najt know that expression is everything and great art breaths emotions, emotions supports creativity and creativity creates action. You can now purchase our Laundry bag if you scroll up and if you are not satisfied we will give you your money back!
Durable Neoprene Two Bottle Wine Carrier Tote by FAREWARE - Great Gift that keeps 2 wine bottles insulated on the go
Manufacturer: Fareware Wine
Brand: Fareware Wine
Color: Black and White
Introducing The New, Chic & Convenient Wine Carrier by Fareware: Take Your Wine Wherever You Want Without Any Hassle When you stop at vineyards while you are on vacation, you have an amazing opportunity to bring home bottles of the wine you fall in love with. The problem is to get your wine bottles back to home in one piece... The same happens if you want to go to a restaurant, visit a friend or have a picnic. Carrying a bottle of wine(or two) involves the risk of breakage. And two liters of wine spilt on your clothes or car's leather back seats won't make your day better... Fortunately, This Will Never Happen If You Use A Wine Protective Case Fareware's wine carrier tote is a fun and chic way to take your favorite wine everywhere you go! Made of high quality neoprene, it prevents breakage by providing cushioning for two wine bottles! Why This Wine Carrier Tote Is The Best One You Could Ever Use: You never have to worry about breaking bottles and wine ruining your new/expensive clothes! Never leave behind a remarkable wine just because you are afraid of breakage or slippage! The handles are sturdy and well made, along with the rest of the material. You don't have to worry about tearing or ripping even after long periods of time! It's a perfect gift for wine lovers and an excellent way to give wine as a gift. The unique design and color scheme makes this wine carrier something that anyone of any age or gender would love! It's stain resistant and machine-washable in cold water - drip dry only. Now you can finally carry your wine bottles undamaged and without experiencing temperatures that could possibly ruin the taste of the wines packed inside.
Brand: Comfy Commuter
Model: Gray Travel Pillow with Compressed Bag
Color: Grey & black exterior with black bag
This travel pillow unlike any other with a revolutionary new design that provides cushy support to the head and neck and is perfect for travel. Features of the neck pillow include a chin strap for additional support, attached storage bag sewn onto the pillow that cannot be misplaced, slip-resistant backing to keep the pillow in place, ultra-light, washable, moisture-absorbing fabric, attachment for luggage and attractive two-tone fabric. It even has a side pocket to hold small items such as an IPOD, earplugs or earphones. This neck pillow makes a wonderful, thoughtful and unique gift for anyone who travels. The pillow is distinctive. It is engineered to surround your head in cushy support. The pillow is easy to compress into the attached bag, but the process is unique. For this reason, we recommend you see the short demonstration video to learn to compress the pillow for travel. Comfy Commuter offers two different pillows. The first is the Ultimate Neck Pillow and the second the Comfy Basics. The shape of the pillows is exactly the same. The only difference is one is intended for travel, the other for home. The Ultimate Neck Pillow is best for travel with its attached compression bag, side pocket and slip-resistant backing. The Comfy Basics is best for home use. Customers have described using the Comfy Basics pillow to watch TV, sleep in a recliner, read and meditate. Both pillows have the same excellent head support. Comfy Commuter is a small business started by a mother and daughter. The travel pillow was created simply because they could not find a comfortable neck pillow when they traveled. The pillow was first offered for sale in 2010. Since then, small design modifications have been made to the pillow to improve it even more. However, the cradling of the head and neck design is the foundation of the pillow. Owners promise the Comfy Commuter neck pillow is the most comfortable neck pillow you will ever use or your money back! Guaranteed!
Mom A Mother's Day Present Poem Birthday Gift For A Mother. #03, More Color Options
Manufacturer: Genie's Poetry
Brand: Genie's Poems
Color: burgundy over dark green
This quality product is 8 x 10 in size, and is double-matted in a rich burgundy over hunter green.The Verse is ......Mom For all the times that I forgot to ;thank-you...... For all the special, little things you do,...... For all the words that sometimes go unspoken,...... I need to say, "I love you, Mom...I ;...... I love you for the way you stop and listen,...... And for your kind support throughout the years,...... For teaching me the meaning of compassion,...... And sharing in my triumphs and my tears....... And, if at times, I may have seemed ungrateful,...... I want to say, ;I truly hope you see,...... That nothing you have done has been forgotten,...... And day by day you just mean more to me.......