Seussian in our hopes, we send our graduates off with words of wisdom. We offer the lessons we’ve learned in our years away from cap and gown. We look back wistfully at the time when our possibility was only percolating.
But why not make our life proclamations practical? Enter Izola, a decade-old design firm that marries the old-world ideals of utility and beauty with a “built to last” foundation. Each product opines with a modern adage: “Prost” on a beer stein or “Get It Together” on a canvas tote. “Our hope is that you’ll take Izola goods with you on your journeys and battle test them,” says the Izola creed.
Cue the journey of adulthood: For the graduates in your life, we stocked a selection of Izola’s new wise water bottles, brandishing phrases like “Onward & Upward,” “Paddle Your Own Canoe” and “Explore.” The stainless steel 10 oz. and 25 oz. thermoses, capable of keeping hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold, are primed for any application. And the vessels’ adventurous tone seemed to resonate with our community of nature-born leaders, poised for greatness in the great outdoors and beyond.
“It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air,” Dr. Seuss wrote. “There’s fun to be done.”
Or, as First Lady Michelle Obama offered recently in her commencement address to the graduates of Tuskegee University:
“I want you to act with both your mind, but also your heart. And no matter what path you choose, I want you to make sure it’s you choosing it, and not someone else.”