Happy National Cat Day! Meet Our Team’s Feline Friends

It’s National Cat Day, a day to celebrate the felines who love us (or in some cases, have pure apathy for us). We stopped ourselves from showing our favorite cat videos, which would’ve taken at least forever to get through. Instead, meet our cat besties: 1. Name: Gerald “Coop” Cooperberg (see above) Belongs to: Katie, assistant to the publisher Age: …

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Happy National Dog Day! Meet Our Team’s Pups!

Today is National Dog Day, a day to celebrate our loyal companions (and sneak them an extra treat). You know we’re huge pet lovers here at Knock Knock, so we would like to introduce you to our team’s canine compadres: 1. Name: Lucy (featured above) Belongs to: Sara, e-commerce manager Age: 7 ½ years old About Lucy: Lucy has many …

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Meet fruitsuper design, “Fun & Functional” Designers! Speaking of Design

We’re psyched to introduce you to a handful of remarkable designers whose items will be featured during our tenth-anniversary party and “Fun & Functional” event with the American Design Club on November 10. We laud their work and can’t wait to see their stuff on display. With a name like “fruitsuper,” it’s no wonder this design duo’s pieces are bright, bold, and …

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Beyond Flattery When Bad People Copy Good People

When I first started to look around tradeshows and see Knock Knock’s influence, sometimes a little too transparently, I was able pretty quickly to calm myself with the knowledge that imitation was one indication we were successful. It wasn’t that I didn’t feel hotheaded and indignant that other creators couldn’t find their own voices, and if so, they shouldn’t be …

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Charity Starts with a Puppy Head Honcho Hello for June 2012

On May 28, I welcomed my first foster dog into my (and Paco’s) home. Charlotte is a sweet, well-tempered twelve-week-old shepherd mix (because all mutts up for adoption are either lab mixes, shepherd mixes, or pit mixes, sometimes with mention of chow thrown in for exoticism). She is very, very cute. Paco does not like her at all. It’s been …

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Free Shipping Through Memorial Day "John Adams" Supports This Message

John Adams wants to remind you of our free shipping code* to use at check out: FLIPFLOPS. Offer lasts through Monday, 5/28. Why is this cute calendar puppy named “John Adams”? Earlier this year, our graphic designer, Alexis, gave this dollar-store Dashund puppy calendar to Mel, our marketing and digital coordinator. Mel never really had a pet before (fish don’t …

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In Memoriam We Love You, Sweet Maisie

Our beloved Maisie, the furry heart and soul of Knock Knock, passed away last week, and we are heartbroken. Every dog is special. But Maisie was special. A model of self-possession, she was preternaturally calm and keenly observant. She had a remarkable poise even the humans among us admired, and a dignity that demanded reciprocation. She was also capable of …

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Who Framed “Rabbit, Rabbit”? Happy First of the Month!

The phrase “rabbit, rabbit” and “bunny, bunny” was an off-topic of discussion today. Some of us have heard of it and some of us slowly scratched our heads. But according to the British superstition (we could only find a reference via Wikipedia, so validity is flimsy), saying either phrase right when you wake up on the first of the month …

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The Days Crawl By, But the Years They Fly Head Honcho Hello

December is a very special holiday month for me and Knock Knock—because it’s Maisie’s birthday. It’s the whole month rather than a single day because when I adopted her from the South Central LA Animal Shelter, in February 2000, I was told she was eight weeks old. All the young puppies were kept together in one kennel area, and as …

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Kate Sullivan, Assistant Editor! It’s Our “In It for the Money” Feature!

For our weekly “In It for the Money” feature, we’ll be introducing you to the kick-ass Knock Knockers who make everything go, from creative to sales to logistics to . . . everything! Note—everybody answers the first five questions. After that, they have about fifteen wild-card questions from which to choose.   1. Name and title? Kate Sullivan, assistant editor. 2. …

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