Every so often in the life cycle of a website it’s evident that change is necessary to push the product to next level. This time around we’ve made design changes that refine your experience down to the smallest detail – a big deal. It’s our pleasure to announce a major refresh that opens the site to all, features a new design, and showcases the improved collage.

Open to all

With the newest updates, we’ve opened Bindle up to everyone. Share Bindle with your friends, no invitation required!

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The internet knows no horizon.  It is the most visible example of technology’s unstoppable progress and is so vast that we couldn’t cope if we had to use pre-Google search engines. Google’s Page Rank algorithm admirably filters signal from noise, but the imminent commoditization of production and the consequent explosion choice presents a new challenge: will an algorithm be able to make our purchasing decisions for us?

Dom explained the problem in an earlier post:

…the major challenge for new companies will not be in sales or manufacturing, but bringing their goods to the attention of buyers. The challenge for the consumer will be focusing their attention on the right goodsWhen everyone’s mom, sister, and brother is a producer, we’ll need to filter the deluge of brand messaging else expect to washed away in the mass of creativity.

In this post, I’ll begin to explore the solution. Keep reading »

Creativity has never been easier. The dominating trend points to consumers creating more content  re-blogging, re-tweeting and re-posting material to express their own unique perspective. It’s not just limited to the creation of intangibles though. Material production in the future will be facilitated online by Etsy, funded by Kickstarter, and produced in residential neighborhoods [1]. A new generation of upstart manufacturer is blurring the line between consumer and producer. Imagine a future flooded with countless products to buy. Keep reading »

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The internet changes everything. This truism is oft-ignored at the peril of entire industries. Time and again, we watch as the entertainment sector tries to legislate the luxury to keep its head in the sand (season finale coming 2012). Meanwhile, the writing on the wall screams of a rosy future complete with ubiquitous delivery of physical and non-physical goods. Clearly, it is a matter of time before showrooms become the future of retail. Keep reading »

Our mission at Bindle is to connect between people who share a love of the same amazing things.

We’re a community of passionate people finding & sharing great products through their collages.We’ve just made it easier to connect on a whole new level. Take a look:

Better in company

You need to keep on top of what your friends are getting and enjoying. From now on we’ll let you know when they add new gear and Bindles, so you can always be in the loop. Keep reading »

Working on a startup is a negotiation between intuition and requirements. I’ll try to illuminate the process of crafting Bindle and share, what has been, a largely introspective journey thus far.

Product

Bindle is a way to make a list of your favorite products. Tom did a great job representing the raison d’etre of which I’ve pulled an excerpt:

When I make a Bindle, I am giving context to the decisions I’ve made. A more effective way doesn’t exist to represent myself as a discerning consumer…We see Bindle as a small, but important component in the movement towards better buying decisions.

The question of why plays an essential role in finding the right name. Keep reading »

Why Bindle?

Aug 30th 2011 by Tom Coleman

We believe in companies talking about what motivates them every day. This honesty is what we like to read and what we hope to continue with this blog.

Minimalist Materialism

To put it simply: own the right stuff.

Materialism is often presented in a negative light. It’s been associated with unnecessary spending and waste: buying things for the pleasure of it, rather than need for the item.

Certainly it’s an inclination which has manifested badly historically, but it does have some basis in our primal needs. We own things to function in our day-to-day lives; for most it’s not feasible to have a life without any possessions.

So where to from materialism? If the idea of being without possessions is not realistic, must we head in the opposite direction? Alternatively, people have agitated for what can be described as minimalist materialism. Keep reading »

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