Today's giveaway is from my friend, Katie Richardson, who invented this crazy-cool folding baby tub and quickly expanded her business, Puj Baby, to include several other hip and helpful products for families.
Katie is good friends with Isaac's sister, Maureen. She and I have met up a couple of times and every time I see Katie she's reached new heights in design. I'm incredibly impressed with her and her success.
I discoverd the Industrial Design program at my university when I was just about to graduate in Apparel Design. I have kicked myself ever since for not learning about it sooner. At one point, after I had abandoned my plan to pursue Medicine, I had hunted for a degree that would lend itself to animatronics (mechanical puppets and special effects for the movies, that kind of thing). I wanted to know how to make anything and everything, sewn items on through to electronics.
I am still mad that the Industrial Design program never came up on that hunt. I had grouped it in with Civil Engineering and passed it right by. If I could do college again, I would major in Industrial Design and minor in Apparel Design. The inventor in me still craves that education on materials and processes. Perhaps I can find a program somewhere yet and scratch that itchy itch.
My point is that Katie here majored in Industrial Design. As did her husband, Ben. And look what they have created! Isn't this impressive? Together they are a design power house. And I can't wait to see what they do next. You can too. Follow Katie and Ben's journey on their company blog and on Katie's "Secret Blog"—I sure hope it's not a true secret—Katie? Puj Baby can also be found on Instagram and Twitter at @PujBaby and on Facebook as well. Check them out.
Without further ado, today's giveaway prize is a generous bundle of amazing inventions from Katie and her company, Puj. Winner will receive one Puj Tub, one Puj Hug baby towel and Puj Nubs, knobs to hang your Puj products on. A $90 value.
I know some rad people.
Comment to enter today's contest. Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win. You don't have to type your email address into the body of the comment if you entered it in the email-address field on the comment form; I can access that info from behind the scenes. Today's giveaway will close at 11:59pm PST on Tuesday 8/13/13. This one requires a U.S. address. And they can't ship to a P.O. box. Watch for the winner to be announced within a day or two at the bottom of the post.
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UPDATE: Congratulations, Andrea ("Thanks for having the giveaway! I saw it on the Puj Facebook page." Comment #20)! You win today's HELLO Giveaway. We will email you with next steps. And congratulations to @kajujean on Instagram for winning our Day 13 Instagram giveaway. The giveaway is closed, but you can still join the conversation and comment. xo—HB