Tickled Pink…and White

“There has been a great diversity of opinion on the subject, but the generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. The reason is that pink being a more decided and stronger color is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.”

-Ladies Home Journal, 1918

At ILOVEHANDLES, we think pink can be both for girls and for boys… just like our minimalist smartphone mount, Barnacle. Today, after a number of your requests, we’re adding two new colors to the Barnacle family, a strong pink and an uncontroversial white.

Pick your favorite colors, or buy a set!


A Love Poem


Barnacles are red,
Barnacles are blue,
The new bigger Barnacles are green and purple too.

Get one for your special someone, or buy a six-pack for yourself. Use the following coupon code for 15% off your next order:


barnacle-schoolhouse Barnacle-2-in-car


All Growed Up


When Barnacle came into the world, he was just the right size for iPhone 4. With the 6 and 6 Plus, Barnacle started to look like he was wearing his father’s suit. We are happy to let you know the awkward phase is over. Barnacle 2 has had a bit of a growth spurt and now comfortably fits your larger phones.

We also took the opportunity to update and simplify the color scheme a bit. Get the new Barnacle in bright blue, tangerine orange, and classic black.

Speaking of things that needed an update, we are happy to finally take the wraps off of our website’s third major iteration. Give it a test drive and buy lots of stuff…you know, just to make sure everything works properly.



Behind the Scenes…

We’ve been gathering photos of the manufacturing process for all of our products. Some of these are so cool, we had to share them.

Barnacle tool:






Facet tool:




Glowing Recommendation

No one really asked for it, but we did it anyway! Our newest Barnacle glows in the dark, for your bedside table or your windshield at night. Pick one up here and enter the promo code below for 10% OFF your entire order: