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apples for your teacher

posted August 29, 2014 by Maria |

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labor day weekend is upon us, so the last thing you’re probably thinking about is school. but we like to plan ahead. so to celebrate our new limited edition honeycrisp apple collection and the back-to-school season, we made some apple treats that we know any teacher will appreciate. all you have to do is download, print, cut and send. you can thank us later.

download here: method_apple_card

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making scents: meet suzanne

posted July 1, 2014 by Maria |

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the lovely smell that wafts in the air after you spray our all-purpose cleaner? you can thank suzanne for that. the fresh scent that comes out of the dryer after you’ve finished a load of laundry? you can thank suzanne for that, too.

as our senior director of fragrance, suzanne has a nose in every product we create. and with more than 50 method scents currently on the market, we wondered how she keeps coming up with something new. “i look everywhere for inspiration,” says Suzanne, “fashion trends, food trends…even the things around me every day can inspire a scent.”

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take method’s beach sage fragrance, for example. when we say that it’s like a stroll on the beach on a misty morning, suzanne did have a specific place close to home in mind. “there’s a place i run in the morning in Crissy Field [in San Francisco] where the trail hugs the bay and you often get the mist from the fog rolling in. the sea air mixes with the scent from the eucalyptus trees and sage that surround the area…it’s just so crisp and refreshing,” she explains.

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a self-confessed scent geek, suzanne spends a lot of time reading about the science of smell. “i just find it so fascinating,” she says. “it is a science, but there is also a huge emotional component. people store scents in their olfactory memory, and what i love most about my job is the thought that i can help someone recall a happy thought or bring them to a peaceful place—all with one fragrance.”

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method cares: raphael house

posted June 27, 2014 by Maria |

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a company that cares together, stays together. so on one sunny friday in june, a team of 45 method employees joined forces to help a local shelter better serve families in need.

where we went: raphael house, san francisco, california

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what they do: a privately funded organization, the raphael house is a safe haven for homeless and low-income families and helps them achieve stable housing and financial independence in a supportive, nurturing environment that feels a lot like home.

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what we did: team method gave the hallways and communal areas a fresh coat of paint, cooked meals, cleaned and organized store rooms, built bicycles for young residents and helped the staff prep for the raphael house’s annual 4th of July bash.

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find out more about how you can help the raphael house by visiting raphaelhouse.org.

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when pictures say it all

posted May 30, 2014 by Maria |

what happens when you divide the method office into eight teams and give them some space to decorate?

this.

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and this.

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and this.

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there were games (no frogs were harmed in this competition)…

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…some (harmless) weapons…

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…and even a silent disco.

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but what happened in vegas? we’ll never tell.

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happy friday everyone!

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easy DIY mother’s day gift

posted May 6, 2014 by Maria |

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still need to get something special for mom this mother’s day? make your own work of art with a little help from our craft pod.

what you’ll need:

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sand paper

paint brushes

painter’s tape

block of wood

acrylic paint in your favorite colors

hooks + binder clips

glue gun (optional)

chalkboard paint (optional)

what to do:

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1. smooth out any uneven surfaces on your block of wood with sandpaper.

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2. use the painter’s tape to cover the parts you don’t want paint to hit and create your own design—bold stripes, borders, blocks of color…whatever your creative heart desires. then, apply your first coat of paint and let dry. repeat with additional coats until you’re satisfied.

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3. once the paint is completely dry, slowly peel off the tape.

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5. put the finishing touches on your piece of wood. need some ideas?

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method’s craft pod meets each month to make a creative project. check back in for more DIY posts. and if you followed the instructions above, we’d love to see what you made. post a pic to the comments section.

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