love

The Right Surprise Love Language

Picture someone you love (real or ideal). Imagine that person gazing at you lovingly, thinking loving thoughts, and doing… what? How does that lovely person you’re picturing show you love? According to Gary Chapman, acts of love fall into five categories that he calls love languages: 1. Words  (“I think you’re wonderful.”) 2. Quality time…

wrapping

Surprisify your Packaging

Every magazine has already dedicated a substantial chunk of print space to telling you what you should be buying everyone you’ve ever met. Instead, we want to remind you about the element that is never considered or set to default mode: packaging. By “packaging” we don’t just mean the color of your wrapping paper but…

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Do a Space Spruce

Samantha Fair is responsible for the intellectual and creative growth of hundreds of people. Really short people with sticky fingers and scraped up knees. In other words, she’s a teacher. She thinks a lot about things you’d expect a teacher to think about like math and reading and recess, but she also spends a lot…

bad-surprises

5 Questions to Ask When Bad Surprises Strike

We at Surprise Industries speak of surprise so lovingly that it may seem like we believe all surprises taste like cookies and smell like hot cocoa. On several occasions people have stopped us mid-sentence and said: “But what about the bad surprises?!” So let’s talk about the bad surprises. In NYC we’re recovering from a…

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Take a Tuk Tuk

When was the last time you allowed yourself to Take a Tuk Tuk? …Let me explain. I spent last week in Mumbai, India where the people are wonderful, the food is wonderful, and the traffic makes you wonder if you’ll ever make it out alive. Cars, scooters, buses, rickshaws, bikes, pedestrians, and dogs all weave…