Monday, February 21, 2011

Dry Erase Boards - Not Just Your Basic Whiteboard Any More

dry erase board, unique

"Dry erase boards are a staple of office life, but they’re not usually known as fashion statements." So writes Belgrave Trust in its blurb for the SkyPaper dry erase board. There's an interesting history behind it, too. "The striking design started when the team made a trip to look for reclaimed wood. But at the architectural salvage yard the team happened upon a set of giant rolls of anti-vandalism grade polycarbonate, surplused from a local construction project." [via Inhabitat] Update on July 4, 2012: Something odd is going on with the Belgrave Trust website right now, so I'm removing the link until things get sorted out.

bamboo dry erase board

Not your style? What about bamboo? This bamboo dry board comes from CB2; it's actually a bamboo veneer over engineered wood. [via Apartment Therapy] Update on July 4, 2012: CB2 doesn't seem to offer this product any more.

bamboo dry erase board

Three by Three has a whole range of bamboo dry erase boards; this is just one. [image from Uncommon Goods - another place you can buy these boards]

steel magnetic dry erase board with orange dandelions

You can also get a board that's a combination magnetic board and dry erase board - such as this one from Ekohdesign. There are a huge number of designs to choose from. These boards are made from steel, with printed overlays.

magnetic whiteboard shaped like a cow

I'm very fond of this ceramic magnetic whiteboard, made in Russia. The online store says "We can ship to nearly any location around the world."

whiteboard sticker - rhino

Finally, there are the whiteboard stickers. You could get a basic WhiteyBoard, or choose from the many Whiteboard Wall Schtickers - such as that rhino.

Related Post:
Chalkboards: Moving Way Beyond the Basic Schoolroom Blackboards


JustGail said...

I like these. The ordinary whiteboards on the refrigerator are getting to look rather tacky. Along with the "collection" of ugly magnets. Actually, now that I think about it, those whiteboards haven't been used in months. Perhaps they could just go away, replaced with a nice poster or something, or nothing.

Jeri Dansky said...

JustGail, if this post inspires you to get rid of some ugly magnets (unless you enjoy that collection) - and some tacky, unused whiteboards - I'm delighted.

It's a nice chance to rethink how you'd really like to use the refrigerator door.

Cynthia Friedlob said...

The SkyPaper board is great! Love it when traditionally boring functional stuff is upgraded to an artistic statement!

Jeri Dansky said...

Cynthia: Me, too!

Aarika said...

I *knew* that cb2 board looked familiar:

Also, I must have that rhino white board. Your website makes me happy yet makes me poor (but organized!).

Jeri Dansky said...

Aarika, I love Catalog Living - but I totally forgot they featured that board. Thanks for reminding me!

And at least you're tempted by a $25 item - I've certainly blogged about items MUCH more expensive than that!

Jeri Dansky said...

And, of course, if the whiteboard helps you remember important things, it's well worth the investment.