Archive for the ‘Decorating’ Category

elevating everyday supplies

September 2, 2010

In our world of events, you never can be too prepared.  We bring gobs of goodies to each event — our own mini version of your local office supply store.  Being the interesting and ever-curious ladies that we are, plus a lot of love in the blog world over this bandage beauties, we wondered “Could we make it more chic?”   

The answer – of course – is YES.  Elevating everyday supplies from Office Depot & the drugstore to Barneys and Bergdorf.  Voila! 

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Wear some bling wherever you go!   

Best part: one dollar from the sale of each tin will go to Design Ignites Change, an organization that engages high school and college students in design and architecture projects that address social issues in their own communities.    

We may have to “accidentally” give ourselves a paper cut!    

   

   

   

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Band Aids by Cynthia Rowley.   

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Outshine your everyday black stapler with this compact sparkly number!    

   

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Pink Diamonte Stapler.   

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We’re more likely to be found pounding the keys, but with these Swarovski pencils, we’d trade keyboards for college-ruled (or wide-ruled, if that’s your style) notepaper any day.   

Fun fact: did you know you can print college-ruled paper templates from Microsoft Office Online?  Genius!   

   

   

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Swarovski pencils from Spoon Sisters.   

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 Plaid, paisley, stripes – duct tape sheds its single color hues.  We’ll never roll tape to hide behind a poster again!    

   

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Designer duct tape from Spoon Sisters.   

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Forget plain, rounded silver. These would add such a fun element to stacks of paper.    

So would these: Elephant and Duck Paperclips!   

   

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Numberclips!   

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Have you found any fabulous & chic office supplies?  Any bling that makes your workday more attractive?  We’d love to hear about it, and maybe you’ll influence us to stock our meeting kit with some aesthetically pleasing goods!

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Up In the Air?

August 23, 2010

Not the movie.  And probably apropos of nothing, but for the last 5 years I’ve been dying to stay in one of the treehouses in Oregon.  They’re not really expensive and it’s taking camping to a new level plus some of them are even B&Bs (maybe my next business venture?).

Imagine my surprise when last week, our good friends over at trendcentral posted an entire newsletter about treehouses around the world.  Who knew that I could stay in one of these just about anywhere?!  Of course, I immediately wanted to book a trip to the one that looks just like a nest.

But, it also got my event planning chops working and I wondered if there was a way to incorporate this idea into some upcoming client event.  Sure, I’ve seen plenty of Martha Stewart weddings with bird’s nests as centerpieces, but could one of my clients embrace the treehouse/birdhouse?  My answer is yes, but I just have to figure out how.  Maybe it’s a good fit for introducing a new outdoor feature (anyone fancy an all treehouse themed event?) or maybe it works when we’re talking about back-to-basics or maybe it was just a great way for me to get out of my “the newest is the best” or “retro is back rut” and think about different ways to incorporate new ideas into my pitches.

Or maybe, I should just book myself a treehouse getaway and get it out of my system.

Event planners, how would you use this concept at your next event?