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Category - Insights

We Can Help You Be More Rain Friendly

Insights

It’s come to our attention that rain is not everyone’s cup of tea. We understand. There’s been an ongoing propaganda campaign to besmirch rain. Since you were a kid you’ve been targeted with specific messaging designed to influence…

A Short Video: How We’re Making Quality Outerwear in New England

Insights

There’s a lot of back and forth in the creation of quality New England outerwear. It’s like ping-pong. Early concepts are designed and off to the garment maker for prototype testing. Styles are evaluated and performance is measured.…

We’re Getting a Good Feel for Philly

Insights

So we’re making our 6th trip to the Philly Bike Expo and we’re just starting to crack this nut. Our first visit to Philadelphia was during a freak Halloween snowstorm that hit the northeast. Interstate 95 was a…

Do Rain Capes Signal an Unusual Thought Process?

Insights

There’s a disproportionate number of Cleverhooders engaged in making a difference in the way things work. It may be just a coincidence but our capes seem to appeal to an extraordinary number of people with a positive rain-or-shine…

Rhode Island Thrives by Design

Insights, News

It’s Design Week in Rhode Island and that’s a big deal around here. Rhode Island is a hotbed of creativity and design. In fact, this tiniest of states has the the 3rd largest percentage of creative sector jobs in the country. It’s an embarrassment of riches to be surrounded by so much creative talent in our Ocean State, but we’re happy to take full advantage of the inspiration and collaboration.

Getting Smart in Our Neighborhoods

Insights

Time for another Providencehood. It’s our regular excuse to get together with friends, neighbors and other small businesses from the Creative Capital, or the entire Ocean State for that matter. Rhode Island may be small but we’ve got a…

Join Our Health Club for ALL Your New Year’s Resolutions

Insights, livable cities, Tips

If you’ve resolved to get fitter this New Year, we have the perfect health club to recommend. In fact, if your resolutions include: trimming expenses, helping the environment, happiness or boosting your real-estate values, our fitness facility is…

Happy Hygge to You this Holiday Season!

Insights

“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’” That’s hygge!

The Amazing Ocean State Gift List

Insights, Tips

We’ve accidentally created the best gift list. Hyperbole may be cheap these days, but this list deserves to be on the top of the Best List list. The beauty of this list is its variety in terms of…

Send us a Shot of Optimism. Win a Cleverhood cape!

Insights, News

We’ve devised a new Cleverhood photo contest. It’s easy to play. Plus, we have scientific evidence that every player will win a nice prize.  As if that weren’t enough, we’re also awarding 3 distinct Cleverhood capes for the…