Category Archives: Designers

Cardboard Safari at the UVA E-Cup

Last Friday, November 13, Cardboard Safari President Chris Jessee had the pleasure of serving as a judge for the Entrepreneurship Cup at the University of Virginia. Thanks to his long history in the creative and business worlds, Chris had the perfect background to guide these young self-starters during the competition.

The UVA E-Cup works to give students the chance to create and present their own original answers to society’s unanswered questions. For many budding entrepreneurs, this is one of the first steps toward breaking into the professional world. The Cup is put on the Darden School of Business, and is broken down into three stages.  Last Friday’s event wrapped up the first portion, Concept, by selecting 25 winners out of 50 initial presenters. These winners will go onto the Discovery stage where they will compete for 5 spots in the final round, Launch.

This first stage asked participants to submit an idea under one of five categories: Consumer/Business-to-Business, Health Care, Social Entrepreneurship, Science/Engineering, and UVA Wise (a UVA off-shoot located in Wise, Virginia). Chris helped to evaluate the Consumer/Business-to-Business presentations. 5 competitors in each of the 5 categories were chosen to continue on in the contest and to win $1000 toward their projects.

We’re looking forward to seeing where these ideas go. Follow these talented students on the UVA E-Cup website and catch of glimpse of the future.

 

 

Create a Colorful Habitat at a Discount!

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Seeking a gift for a friend or family member who could benefit from a focused pastime?

Short on material to take to the next adult coloring party?

Searching for an activity to share with children while educating them?

Straight from the hands of a local Charlottesville artist, we have the perfect solution in two Little Rhino Coloring Books, Costa Rica and Africa.

Both books are spectacularly illustrated by artist, architect, author, and conservationist, Bob Anderson.

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Better yet, they are discounted by at least 20% in our Sale Section.

Purchase these while supplies last!

 

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Diversity

Anderson’s coloring books feature drawings and brief descriptions of a wide range of animals that inhabit savannas, rain forests, and tropical terrains.

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Education

The Africa book includes detailed information about each animal, including scientific name, size, weight, distribution, habitat, and status.

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Fine Art & Fun

The Costa Rica book features black & white coloring templates with the artist’s colored versions on the facing page, making it a book of fine art & fun activity.

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Coloring Book Craze!

Adult coloring books have taken a recent rise in popularity. As quoted by fans of the genre in, Inside the Adult Coloring Book Craze,

“I love it,” said Nichole Schmidt, a stay-at-home mom. “It’s very meditative. It gets me away from the kids. And this is my Zen.”

“Far more people are looking for things that are unplugged,” said Ann Garbarino, an advisor at the Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook. “And it’s something that a lot of generations can agree on.”

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Also on Sale. . .

Included in the sale are Bob Anderson’s beautiful hard cover story books, When I was a Little Boy I was a Black Panther, based on the author’s own childhood fantasies of being able to turn into his favorite animal, and Obo, a tale about a young spot-nosed guenon monkey who goes off on an quest through the African rainforest in search of paradise.

A coloring book for mom, a storybook for son. It’s the perfect match!

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A Fresh Stew for You!

We do take customer suggestions into consideration and a Bear has been a popular request.

Our talented designer Luis Rodrigalvarez has worked up a beautiful beast named Stewart!

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Stewart is currently available in a very limited quantity before the Holidays.

If you are interested in a size Large Bear, act now as there are only 25! First come first serve, one per customer!

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But please don’t fear, there will be more Bears  available in the new year in our usual size and color spectrum.

In the mean time, please enjoy this video welcoming Stewart into the fold!