Too many beach towels? I think not.

Woman with Yellow TowelI don’t know about you, but my linen closet is filled with beach towels. Lots and lots of beach towels. Beach towels (like water bottles) are one of those things where I can honestly say, I never met a beach towel (or water bottle) I didn’t like. As a result, beach towels spill out of my linen closet every time I open it. One might call me a hoarder of beach towels. I prefer to think of myself as a “collector”.

Here’s how I look at it. The more broken in (read worn) the towel, the more it becomes my favorite. It’s not just that the towels are faded, soft and perfectly broken in, I like to think that each towel has its own story. Some are Continue reading

“I never give up … it drives my wife crazy!”

ryan-We recently had a fun opportunity to talk with the owner of a new favorite supplier, Ryan Monson of American Gear Company (AGC).  AGC is a manufacturer of high end custom skateboards, surfboards, snowboards and promotional items, all made in the USA. Here’s a chance to get to know more about Ryan …

American Gear Company: rooted in 1997
Founder: Ryan Monson
Employees: 14

What was your first job and how did it shape you?

In 9th grade I started working at a movie rental store.  I always liked to work and this gave me an opportunity to finally make some money.  It was a good feeling to tell my dad I couldn’t mow Continue reading