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The Post-it Note – Daydream-inspired Stationery

By on December 10, 2015 in Desktop Essentials, Post-It Notes with 0 Comments
The Post-it Note – Daydream-inspired Stationery

Did you know that the world-famous Post-it note was the result of someone having a day-dream? One Sunday morning in 1974 a man called Arthur Fry, an engineer working for the company 3M, sat in the front pews of a Presbyterian church in the USA. A regular member of the church choir, he was in […]

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Post-it House

By on April 25, 2014 in Post-It Notes with 0 Comments

Post-it notes are useful, and most of us like to keep a few handy. But 14,000 of them stuck all over the house? That was the scene that greeted newlyweds Jamie and Emily Pharro when they returned to their Lincolnshire home from honeymoon in Italy. Friend and practical joker Paul Stanley had spent eight hours […]

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Post-it Modernism

By on April 11, 2013 in Desktop Essentials, Post-It Notes with 0 Comments
Post-it Modernism

It’s 45 years since American scientist Dr Spencer Silver invented a unique, repositional glue, and ever since the now world-famous Post-it note has been going from strength to strength. There are now entire websites devoted to this essential office stationery item, which has been used to send everything from romantic messages and wedding proposals to […]

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Remembrance of Things Almost Past

By on June 23, 2011 in Post-It Notes with 0 Comments
Remembrance of Things Almost Past

Stationery heaven: an almost defunct office object gets resurrected via an office supplies archetype. These SUCK UK sticky notes extol the venerable 3.5” floppy disk. Their time was distinctly technological, but also pre-millennial, pre-New Labour and a bit clunky. Now it’s all about cloud data storage, super-injunctions and frightening change. We still sell floppy disks, […]

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Post-it Note Monsters

By on June 21, 2011 in Post-It Notes with 0 Comments
Post-it Note Monsters

Don Ken draws monster illustrations on Post-it Notes in his spare time. “It is a little window into a different world, made on office supplies.”

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Happy Birthday, Post-its!

By on April 28, 2010 in Post-It Notes with 0 Comments
Happy Birthday, Post-its!

Stationery legends, Post-it Notes, have reached the 30-year landmark. Since their inception in 1980, they have become so ubiquitous in both offices and households as to become widespread symbols of organisation and reminding. The sticky yellow notes have spawned many imitators, but none of them have shaken off the now genericised “Post-it” moniker. The emergence […]

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