The Post-it® Note is a product born out of a series of accidents – the sticky surface was the unexpected outcome of experiments to develop firm adhesives, and the iconic yellow paper was the only colour paper on hand at the time. Originally launched as ‘Press ‘n Peel’, which sounds more like some kind of hygiene product, Post-it Notes are now a common household item and are one of those things that we probably don’t actually need, but boy are they handy! There’s an interesting time-line over on the Post-it website that you might be interested in.
Whilst Post-it Note is a registered trademark, and the actual adhesive a patented formula, very similar products are on the market, and I tend to find myself picking up more of these sticky notes than I could ever possibly need when I see them! They are really useful for marking pages in stitch dictionaries and to-do lists inside my purse and then of course there at least a billion other note-making uses for them.
This lovely travel ticket set appeals to both the paper ephemera and public transport fan in me. There was a club I used to go to in Leeds where these tickets popped out of the ticketing machine as receipt for your entrance fee, so there’s a touch of nostalgia about them as well. They are by Mark’s Tokyo Edge and available from the Bureau Direct website. Please note that I am not responsible for the rabbit hole you may fall down when visiting the Bureau Direct website – you have been warned!
Now, these amazing London themed sticky page marker are from Duncan Shotton (the guy with the rainbow pencils), and they were the result of a Kickstarter last year.
Aren’t they brilliant! The range also includes New York, Tokyo, Forest, Ocean and even a Loch Ness Monster and if I could possibly justify owning all of them I would. Have a look for yourself over on his website.
A quick word of warning, beware of the really cheap sticky notes which can transfer the dye from their paper onto the page of the book you have stuck them in. Post-it® Notes are dye-fast and this shouldn’t happen with their products. Ask me how I know!
Have you spotted any amazing, must-have sticky notes out there? I’d love to hear about them – go on, enable me!