new sponsor + a giveaway

April 23, 2012

good morning, all! hope this monday morning finds you well-rested and ready to tackle a new week. i know i sure overindulged in some down time after last week's deadlines. if you're dragging today, i might have a little something to perk you up. nothing like kicking off the week with some good news, right? and, man, do i have a serious treat for you guys today -- a sweet giveaway!

some of you might remember a post on some very fine candle packaging back in february? well, it turns out, candles aren't the only thing the fine gentlemen behind that brand have going on. the company, better known as izola, has a vast array of well-designed products worth checking out. in fact, being that i came across their site right before eric's birthday, i was eyeballing a few items that seemed up his alley. honestly --- you guys know i'm a sucker for nice packaging --- i had a hard time sticking to gifts for him. i wanted a few for myself! case in point:

images via izola

when izola and i started talking (god bless twitter), they very generously offered to send me a few items (birthday gift? check!). i was nothing short of ecstatic both to give eric something he was bound to love as well as get to see these fine products in person! they definitely didn't disappoint. we've had a few items in constant use since their arrival, and the packages they came in went straight to my office for inspiration. double bonus!



the candle we eric received is their most popular scent, and i have to say, it's amazing. and even though we didn't really need a soap dish, i knew ours his would make a perfect ring catcher for us. but the gift that i'm really excited about is the set of natural cotton handkerchiefs that will eventually be framed and displayed in all of their glorious splendor! well-designed with clever phrases, they'll make a very fine wall statement. i'm thinking of balancing the graphic, masculine nature of them with ornate gilded frames, perhaps in the powder room.

but i'm not the only lucky one here. i'm thrilled to tell you that the fine gentlemen at izola have offered to give not one, but three lucky BIA readers a set of these newly-released handkerchief sets! simply enter by leaving a comment letting us know if you would like to receive the stars, pioneer, or forest collection (be sure to check out the phrases. they're unique to each set!)

"it's written in the stars"  //  "lost time is never found"  //  "peace and prosperity"


"pioneers! o, pioneers!"  //  "courage"  //  "sticks and stones"


"the forest for the trees"  //  "wild beasts"  //  "weather the storm"

they're such unique, classy pieces for the menfolk. of course, i highly recommend checking out the rest of their line while you're at it. i'm telling you, those flasks and martini shakers are begging to be gifted to the man in your life! had i known about izola when we got married, i think a few items would definitely have made the wedding party gift list. but i have a second chance . . . my brother's 30th is coming up, and I have a few of their items in mind :)

you have until thursday, april 26, 2012 at 5pm CST to enter. sorry, US residents only. good luck!

the fine print: winners will be chosen via random.org, and will be announced within 24 hours of being chosen. after being announced, winners are responsible for claiming prize within 7 days, at which time they will forfeit their prize. limit one entry per person. no purchase or payment necessary. in exchange for running this giveaway, i was gifted the products stated above. void where prohibited. giveaway sponsored by izola.

*though this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

39 comments:

Jake Covert said...

Pioneer. :-)

lynette said...

I love the Stars set! This would be perfect for father's day!

Greetings from Texas! said...

Love the Pioneers collection. Cool company!

justine said...

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I love the Pioneers collection!

OliviaKyle said...

Thanks for the heads up on this company, I always feel like its hard to find really cool, original gifts for men!

Jessica {The Aestate} said...

Gorgeous packaging, great company! Love the stars set!

Emily Wall said...

i love the Peace and Prosperity set! also, a friend from tokyo sent me some beautiful hand towels, and i don't know why it didn't occur to me to frame them. thanks for the inspiration!

i'm jess said...

Thanks for the introduction... amazing stuff! I love the stars collection!

J. Henderson said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Fingers crossed.

Sam Solis said...

The stars set is what's calling my heart. I would frame them and add them to my wall of art. Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

These are seriously cool products that I'd love to give my guy. I'd pick the stars!

Lily said...

How cute...love the stars set !! The candles look gorgeous too !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Kecia said...

Oooo! The Forest collection is mos def the best! Need to try that candle!

xx
Kecia

http://www.couturezooblog.com/

Sarah Roads said...

Gorgeous products, love the stars and pioneers!

Mrs. Gumshoe said...

Pioneers for me, please! So cool and I love your idea to frame them!

Avery Leigh Cox said...

So cool! I like the Forest collection... beasts of the field. love it.

LauraSP said...

A very cool company!!! Stars for me!!!!

sarah elizabeth said...

Definitely the Stars set...so cool!

Eligonma said...

Love the Stars one. Thank you!

Elizabeth said...

Stars set is awesome!! :-)

Abbie Florence said...

Lovely items....I bet that Rosemary candle smells soooo yummy! I would have to say the Pioneer collection is my favorite of the three sets.

livesimplybyannie said...

Love this packaging as well! I'd lovee the blue peace and prosperity!

Michelle said...

Love the sticks and stones! Adam could totally use those!!!

Jess said...

o pioneer! LOVE it!

InteriorGroupie said...

Gorgeous stuff! Love the items you picked...and I love the stars handkerchiefs! such masculine stuff...

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

In love with these products! If I'm the lucky one, I would LOVE the stars set!

lindsay {stets} | mstetson design said...

love these, tobe! the pioneer set reminds me of my mister, so i'd have to say that one, but i love the forest set myself!

Petaluma Supply Co. said...

Great feature! We've been carrying the Izola line at www.petalumasupplyco.com and everyone loves it!

Chubs and Smalls said...

What a great giveaway! I love the pioneer's collection!

Thanks!

hellokorin said...

The pioneer set would make a great "Congratulations on your internship" gift for my man! He's a sucker for attractive packaging and I know he would love these.

Emily | Recently said...

Absolutely, 100 percent, the stars collection! My grandfather always had a handkerchief in his pocket, so I'm partial to them, and especially this set. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Digging the Forest set. Very cool.

alissa said...

completely flagging this site for my husband's birthday - such classic and fun stuff!
I'd have to go with the stars set - but its a tough decision. Either way I'm keeping them for myself:)

Amber said...

These are amazing... love the packaging. I would love to throw my name in the ring for the lovely forest set of handkerchiefs!

Ana said...

Love all three, but thinking the BF would go for the stars set... And the flask, and everything else! Good gift site. :)

(Eileen) a creative day said...

LOVE these, esp the Stars set! Great giveaway girl :-)

Alec Grieco said...

These are so awesome . . .the Stick N Stones set are my favorite

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

yum yum want!!!

toewoo said...

Cool stuffs... especially the STAR set!

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