This Summer, I bought a long, thin white magnetic board with a handful of strong magnets which I mounted above my desk (and new white Imac). It’s a nice little place to tack up business cards and other things that are inspiring. I have a larger Ikea magnetic board for full pages, but the small one is nice so the tiny stuff doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.
The boards are made by Three By Three Seattle
and their product line is fantastic; besides long magnetic boards, they make round ones
and even heart shaped red magnets
! Needless to say, I’m hooked. The quality of this stuff is amazing.
Of course the board can be used in a much less cluttered way than mine; It’s just that I like everything tacked up to mine so much that it’s impossible to declutter.
I found this book at the local Salvation Army; the cover was so retro, poppy, and brilliant that I jumped with glee. And, even though I bought it for the cover, this one seems like a worthwhile read. Nobody can deny the power of Jackie O! It’s shelved next to Scruples. Brilliant typography deserves to be in good company.
Last night, I went out to The Matador with a bunch of folks including Mistina and Eliza. I was so excited to spot an original black and white photobooth- there’s something so classic about the photo strips that come out of these! I forgot that the strips come out sopping wet and take awhile to dry, so a few got smeared. As you can see, we had a great time…except for when a guy came over and yelled at us because we were “blinding him.” We had forgotten to close the photobooth curtain!
There’s nothing worse than a cluttered office! I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a neat-freak Virgo. While recently perusing the organization department of the new IKEA in Portland in search of magazine files, I came across a five-pack of these by FLYT for $2.99. Since I was taking public transportation to get home, their compact packaging (a thin layer of plastic wrapping) was a definite selling point, not to mention they’re easy to put together and also flatten for easy recycling. These are perfect for people on the move and their smooth surface is begging for impromptu doodles and collages!
I was on the hunt for some remaining Halloween costume gear today when I found a huge stash of vintage marching band jackets. (See above– I feel a combination of super mod with a dash of Michael Jackson when I wear it!) Anyway, I knew my brother would want one, but I was in a hurry and forgot to call him. A few hours later, I’m laying in bed, fighting off a cold when he calls telling me, “I’m at a thrift store and they have a ton of cool marching band jackets!” I was like, “Yeah…I know, I’m wearing one of them.” This kind of stuff happens all the time.