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Year of the Monkey





Happy Chinese New Year! The Chinese years are characterized by different animals and this year we celebrate the Year of the Monkey. There is a lot to be said about the various animals of Chinese New Year. In fact, the monkey is 9th of 12 animals that recur throughout the Chinese Zodiac calendar. People born during the Year of the Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016) are said to be smart, clever and intelligent in resemblance of their zodiac animal. Famous figures born in the Year of the Monkey include Leonardo da Vinci, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mick Jagger, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, and Will Smith.

In addition to the zodiac animal, the calendar also rotates according to one of five elements: gold or metal, water, wood, fire, and earth. 2016 is the Year of the Fire Monkey. According to Chinese zodiac traditions, both the animal and the element of your birth year are determinants of your personality and destiny. People born during The Year of the Fire Monkey are ambitious and adventurous, but irritable.

Regardless of your sign, 2016 is a year to take action and create a new path for yourself. This new year is filled with endless possibilities. Even the most ambitious dreams can be achieved, so it’s time to start pushing for them. You must start new endeavors and seek new horizons to make a big change happen. It’s time to go out and get, rather than sit around and wait.

Team S’well will be celebrating the only way we know how…with amazing Chinese food! Mission Chinese is our go to spot for dim sum and Szechuan peppers. But with the cold New York weather, we might grab take out from Han Dynasty and eat it at home with a side of Netflix and 25oz S’well bottle full of wine.   

How will you celebrate?



A clutter free desk provides a more efficient and focused work environment, and here at S’well, we all aspire to be a part of the #cleandeskclub. But before you can join the esteemed club, there are a few things you need to know. First of all, paper is out. We live in a digital world now and PDF is the new print. So spare the trees – their paper offspring will only add chaos to clutter. Second, the #cleandeskclub requires continuous effort. The best way to maintain a tidy desk is to make sure everything has a place and is put back back at the end of the day. Before you leave the office, take a minute to file away anything that you previously pulled out. Finally, you need to know that the #cleandeskclub is much more than just keeping up a tidy work area. You also need the space to be aesthetically pleasing and envied by all of course. Check out some of our favorite desk essentials (for her and for him) below.



From left to right: Jonathan Adler Magnifying Glass, Poppin Scissors, West Elm Desk Lamp, Rose Gold S’well Bottle, Poppin Pens, Idiom iPad Case, FRENDS Headphones from ShopBop, Ban.do Agenda, Succulent from The Sill, Tom Dixon Copper Desk Set, Bell’Invito Desk Calendar.



From left to right: Filson Briefcase, Tom Dixon Paper Weight, Business Card Holder, Tom Dixon Golden Ruler, Cubebot from AreawarePublic Supply Notebooks, Leather Macbook Cover, Lotuff Leather iPad Case, Hunting Green S’well Bottle, Marshall Headphones.

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