Lunchtime Bowling

Today we learned that if you leave Cuipo Water in the freezer for a month 3 things will happen:

1.) They don’t explode and make an icy disaster that you’ll eventually have to clean up

2.) When you accidentally clink them together they sound like bowling pins

3.) …You can use them as bowling pins

Naturally, we grabbed ten waters and set them up as best as we could (we’re guessing it probably didn’t meet USBC regulations), found a dog ball in the office and bowled in the parking lot.

Best part was that after sitting in the sun for a while the ice started to melt back to it’s original form that you know and love: refreshing water.

So grab some Cuipo Water, find whatever you can use as a bowling ball, go outside, and play some Cuipo Bowling!

P.S. Don’t forget to redeem your code and save  1 square meter of  rainforest for each water bottle you use. Who knew saving rainforest could be so fun? (Hint: We did)

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 If you end up setting up a game of your own, or just want to show off your Cuipo style, share your pics with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and use #Cuipo

Cuipo’s Visit to Good Day LA Got a Little Wild!

A few weeks ago Cuipo was invited to the set of Good Day LA as part of their Father’s Day segment featuring unique gifts for the men via Essential Man. If you haven’t heard of Essential Man yet, get ready to meet the next generation of e-commerce…it’s a totally different way to discover products and shop online.

Check out the video and get ready for some fun! Good Day LA’s Lisa Breckenridge and Marcellas Reynolds from Essential Man cruise around the set (or try to!) on our custom one-of-a-kind Cuipo X Panda Bamboo Bicycle. Be sure to head over to Essential Man to see how the site works, learn more about this bamboo beauty and while you’re there – you can even save meters of rainforest!

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3 Years, 441 New Species: Pictures of Never Before Seen Amazon Rainforest Animals

After we posted about the 441 species of animals and plants that were found in the Amazon from 2010-2013 over on our Facebook page, we got to thinking..there has to be more pictures out there than just the 11 species shown on the article written over at Care2, right?

Lucky for you we  were able to find a few more pictures to share of some animals that will literally blow your mind knowing that these even exist! Ready? Lets see ‘em!

Source: Worth1000.com

Source: Worth1000.com

Source: Worth1000.com

Source: Worth1000.com

Source: Worth1000.com

Source: Worth1000.com

Source: DeviantArt.com // Spirit-Wari0r

Source: DeviantArt.com // Spirit-Wari0r

Source: Flikr // Anabole

Source: Flikr // Anabole

 

Okay…. so maybe these aren’t real animals in the Amazon, but we do know that there’s hundreds of species out there that have yet to be discovered, and that’s pretty amazing (even though a strawberry frog would be cool).

So let’s keep saving rainforest, one meter at a time, so that all of the discovered and undiscovered animals, plants, and insects can keep living in their natural habitat, forever.

We’re Everywhere!

We have a busy weekend this week and we can’t wait!

If you don’t have any plans yet, we have something for everyone to join in on. You’ll be able to find us all over Orange County, at really cool places such as:

1) The Grand Opening of the Anaheim Packing House! Orange County’s famous citrus packing house has been transformed into a new communal market and this Saturday, we’re helping celebrate by sponsoring the event! It runs from noon till 10 PM and the ribbon cutting ceremony starts at 1:00 PM. Have you checked out their Facebook page? The place looks awesome! #cuipowater

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2) The Cuipo office! We’re going to be meeting Saosin fans for a quick pop-up shop from 3-6 PM. What are we doing? Selling tickets to the Chain Reaction show happening June 5, 2014 in Anaheim – don’t worry, we’re selling some Cuipo merch too! #shopcuipo #cuipomusic

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3) Weenie Roast. That’s right…KROQ’s 22nd Annual SOLD OUT Weenie Roast! We’ll have a booth with Cuipo swag for sale, and Cuipo Water to keep you hydrated and partying all day   l  o  n  g! Hopefully you have your tickets already because the lineup this year is insane – you won’t want to miss out! #cuiporoast #cuipowater #shopcuipo

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We hope to see you at one of these events! If you are going to be at the Anaheim Packing House, our Saosin pop-up, or at Weenie Roast, find us and say hi! And feel free to use any of those hashtags if you do see #Cuipo!

Seriously Rad Art: Guido Daniele

If you haven’t heard of Guido Daniele yet, you’ll be glad you’re discovering his art now. All of his work is creative, unique, and down right amazing- but what caught our rainforest-loving eyes is his “Handimals” series that feature some of our favorite animals!

Using paint as his medium, and hands as his canvas, models contort their arms, palms, and fingers to bring Daniele’s highly detailed and realistic animals to life.

Here are just a few of our favorites (it was hard not to post ALL of them), but we dare you to not click the link and scroll through the rest of his portfolio- it’s amazing and addicting.

Panther

Panther

Iguana

Iguana

Toucan

Toucan

Panther

Panther

Cobra on Green

Cobra on Green

 

Seriously, this art is rad. Check out his other work at: http://www.guidodaniele.com/hand-painting/art#

 

See You There: 59th Annual Men’s Laguna Open

Join Cuipo Water for the 59th Annual Men’s Laguna Open! This two day tournament runs June 7-8, 2014 and will be full of fun, food, drinks, music, and of course — volleyball.

Games start at 10:00 a.m. on the sand at Main Beach Park, Laguna Beach CA but be sure to get there early since we’re all expecting a huge turnout and be sure to stick around for the after party for your chance to meet and mingle with the players themselves!

59th Annual Men's Laguna Open

We’re excited to be sponsoring and saving meters all weekend long alongside such good company- other sponsors for this year’s event includes:  The Deck on Laguna BeachPacific Edge HotelFirebrand Media, and more +  FM KX 93.5 simulcasting during the tournament.

For more information, visit The Laguna Beach Open’s event page. Hope you can make it, we can’t wait to see you there!

Wild About Animals: Red Eyed Tree Frog

Tropical rainforests are home to half of the world’s estimated 10 million plant and animal species- and today we’re focusing on one of the iconic creatures commonly found in the Central American Rainforests, the red eyed tree frog.

 

Source unknown.

Source unknown.

Most commonly recognized for its huge bright red eyes, leaf green body, orange webbed toes, and blue banded sides, this little guy might be small in size but it’s adapted in BIG ways to survive. After all, its a jungle out there!

Red eyed tree frogs are nocturnal, and can be found snoozin’ throughout the day underneath leaves, giving them the perfect camouflage since when completely at rest, all the bright parts of its body are hidden as to not attract predators.

Sleeping red eyed tree frog, wikimedia by Nina Gerlach

Wikimedia // Nina Gerlach

But its a big bad world out there in the rainforest jungles, and when a predator like a snake, bird, lizard, or bat tries to attack, the red eyed tree frog flashes its bright colors as it jumps away, startling its predator and confusing their nocturnal eyes leaving a bright blur of color as the red eyed tree frog jumps to safety.

When red eyed tree frogs aren’t dinner for a bigger animal, this carnivorous critter can be found munching on crickets, flies, and moths that they catch with their long, sticky tongues.

They’re usually found near rivers or ponds since they like laying their eggs close to water so that when the time comes, their tadpoles will be able to swim around learning the ropes of how to be an awesome amphibian.

Barcroft Media // Igor Siwanowicz

Barcroft Media // Igor Siwanowicz

Although the red eyed tree frogs aren’t considered endangered, their habitat is at risk and is being destroyed at an alarming rate. To help keep these little guys around, join Cuipo in the fight against deforestation and help preserve rainforests!

 

We Heart Our Moms

As you may know, Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 11, 2014 (and if you didn’t, here’s your friendly reminder)!!

We heart our moms and wanted to share what we think would make for awesome presents for her to open up Sunday morning. If you’re stuck and can’t think of what to get her, hopefully this can offer you a little guidance.

Nothing is cooler than a mom who loves saving the rainforest so she definitely deserves the best, don’t you think?

Oh, and if you were wondering where that little Macaw came from, it was inspired by a StudioDIY post, we just added a little Cuipo vibe to it.

IMG_0278Shop this round-up (clockwise):  Fight Deforestation SIGG Bottle, Cuipo X Project Good Hands Bracelet, Cuipo & Bean Coffee, I Heart Trees Tee, Chevron Socks, and Cuipo Woodcrest Watch,