Monday, September 10, 2007
Want to use a bulletin board, but those basic ones in the office supply stores just don't seem like the answer? Here are some more interesting alternatives.
1. Cork Squares from Land of Nod
There are promoted as an item for a child's room, but they could look nice lots of other places, too. You can see the cheerful colors in the picture above. One drawback is that they may damage the wall when removed. Update on August 13, 2009: These are no longer on the Land of Nod web site.
2. TackTile Boards from Design Ideas
These boards are also meant to hang alone or in groups. Magnets embedded in the sides of each frame allow multiple pieces to click together. Available in black, red, and silver.
3. Memory Boards from Pulp
Not quite a bulletin board - you slip things into the ribbons that crisscross the boards. There are 41 fabric options - no solid colors, but a range of patterns. The same company also makes some nice-looking more basic cork boards, with four choices of frames.
These are custom made, with a wide range of option for both the frames and the fabric colors. You can also look at the Shareboard Outlet for boards available at large discounts: ones with slight imperfections, or custom boards that got returned.
Pick a state (in the United States), a country, a region - or the whole world! There's also this antiquarian map.
6. Bedford Smart Linen Pinboard at Pottery Barn
This board lets you plug in your MP3 player and store it in the recessed area, and then play music using the pair of built-in speakers.
December 2008 update: This board doesn't seem to be available any more, although Pottery Barn does have other linen pinboards.
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