Author: Tanya Raukko

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We were introduced to 5YINA from Shirley Chau, a former colleague from our sister agency, interTrend Communications. The best referrals to founders are from people in our network, and thus it is no surprise that 5YINA is a wonderfully storied brand with thoughtful philosophies, beautiful packaging, and an impeccable product line. 5YINA offers modern...

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All those customer service headaches of calling, being on hold, getting frustrated, terrible service reps. Service will take care of it for you. You write down your situation and desired outcome, attach relevant docs, and they try their best. There is no fee right now while they are in Beta....

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We first listened to Alex Maeland and Eugene Kan’s rough concept for a new editorial platform, called, “The Untitled Project.” We participated in discussions to learn more about its evolution through the following year, and we began exploratory discussions to partner with MAEKAN. We were enamored with Alex and Eugene’s fierce determination to...

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Sous vide cooking is the simple method of cooking vacuum-sealed food in a controlled, low-temperature water bath. It creates supremely tantalizing, effortless delicacies such as soft poached eggs that are creamy, custardy, and silky. Sous vide steak is often described as perfectly rendered and contrasted, juicy, flavorful, evenly cooked to precision. Who wouldn’t...

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I went to an intimate event a few months ago when Amy Wang and Jacquie Chang, both co-founders of OrangeGlad were sharing their entrepreneurial story. I loved hearing their down-to-earth trials and learnings, seeing their passionate ambitions, and chuckling at their growing pain stories (imagine a two story spontaneous chute assembly line with parents and...

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I first met Kanten Russell in 2007 at his house in San Diego, through friends of his wife, Julie. I remember inquiring about some of the architectural blueprints he had lying around, and I was amazed to hear about his unique line of work. Kanten got his first skateboard when he was 14, and he...

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Access to improved drinking water is a luxury that 663 million people lack (2015 World Health Organization/ UNICEF Joint Monitoring Project. Theresa Dankovich has been intensively studying this global problem and determined to find practical solutions. She created a simple technology design called The Drinkable Book™, which is both a water filter and an instruction...