When was the last time you stopped
amidst a sea of “likes” and “hearts”
just to wonder
at those things you really love in this world?


It takes a moment away from the crowd,
the cloud,
and the stream of influence
awaiting our attention,
which drifts so easily
from screen to screen.


The things we love
connect us by a common thread.
When was the last time you gathered up
your most favorite things
to unravel their stories,
one
by
one,
and share them with a friend?


Perhaps it was on a front porch somewhere
leaning against the rail
or in a charming bistro,
dimly lit,
at a well-worn table for six.


The rest of the world rushes on around you
at its breathtaking pace
but you have found a place on earth
where time bends
and stretches out
in unexpected ways.


Simple, thoughtful questions

spark meaningful conversations
that ebb and flow,
soft and loud,
till the fire dies down.
At last, it’s time to part,
with reluctant goodbyes,
until next time.


A place like that
is rather hard to come by.
And on the internet?
Well,
it would be rather uncommon.
Don’t you think?


But what matters more than the place,
of course,
is the people you’re with.
They’re neighbors,
friends,
loved ones.
They’re kind,
curious,
and uncommon too.


A community is made up of moments
and people
and places like these.
It is built with love,
and it thrives on wonder and whimsy.
The story of our community is unfolding. We’d love for you
to join us.

Our Favorite Things

What are your ten favorite things in the world? The answers, and the stories behind them, are a profound way to explore the uncommon we have in common. Handcrafted mementos celebrate the things we love.

Prompts

Questions prompt us to share our insights and inspirations. What was the last idea you fell in love with? What is the first thing you like to do in a new city? What album do you know best? Who was your first best friend? The replies broaden our perspective and strengthen our ties.

Meet the Neighbors

The heart of Uncommon is people; a filmmaker in Vancouver, CEO in Chicago, scholar in Southampton, writer in Brooklyn, designer in Bergen, and many more.

Meet a few of the folks waiting for you on the front porch.

Jack

Writer
Brooklyn, NY
If it scares and excites you at the same time, you should probably do it.

Mona

Filmmaker
Vancouver, BC
Life is amazing.

Daniel

Storyteller
Portland, OR
The meaning of life is whatever you choose. I choose people, moments, whiskey, and tacos.

Danielle

Barista
Austin, TX
My life is so captivated by the most volatile bean on earth. I started in coffee for it's smell, and now it's the opportunity of discovery, craft, and community that keeps me invested.

Adam

Rider of Bikes
Austin, TX
I love moving fast at work and on my bike. Relationships should be the opposite: crafted slowly over time, through delightful conversations, with the goal of truly getting to know each other.

Clare

Scholar
Southampton, UK
Uncommon is about connecting in a way that may or may not be physically fast, but is philosophically slow: unhurried, giving us the time for reflection and for leisurely yet meaningful connections.

Patty

Productivity Enthusiast
Philadelphia, PA
I love walking through this uncommon neighborhood, enjoying the company of good friends and conversation, and taking a few moments to sit on the front porch to gaze at the stars.

Table for Six

You know the dinners you wish would never end? When the dimming light and empty plates leave space for memorable talk about meaningful things? Table for Six is where we'll enjoy uncommon conversation with friends and new acquaintances.

You’re Welcome Here

We’ve saved a place for you on the front porch. This is an uncommon community made up of uncommon people like you. Catch up on the story so far and how this came to be. Drop us a note with questions and ideas, or regale us with stories of love and adventure. Then, join the neighborhood.

Join Us

If you’d prefer to dip your toes in first, sign up for the neighborhood dispatch.

Thank you! Please make yourself at home. Catch up on our story so far or say hello. We can't wait to meet you.