Monday, February 21, 2011
"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.
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.
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]
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.
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."
Finally, there are the whiteboard stickers. You could get a basic WhiteyBoard, or choose from the many Whiteboard Wall Schtickers - such as that rhino.
Chalkboards: Moving Way Beyond the Basic Schoolroom Blackboards