Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Where do you use magnets? I'm a traditional refrigerator-door person myself, but some use magnetic boards or put their magnets on metal file cabinets — or any number of other metallic surfaces. And if you use magnets, wherever they go, they may as well be magnets you love. The one above is part of a marvelous collection of magnets made from recycled soda cans, sold by apmemory on Etsy.
Boulder Pass Metalworks makes a variety of nice magnets from heavy-gauge steel, with a "natural rust finish that has been sealed."
Fans of the Saturday Night Live "More Cowbell" skit — such as organizer Janine Adams — might like this magnet, available from the NBC Store and Patina. Update on June 24, 2014: I'm no longer finding this magnet.
And for those with different musical tastes, here's another magnet, this time featuring Mick Jagger - found at the National Portrait Gallery web site. Not surprisingly, the gallery's store also has magnets with portraits. Update on June 24, 2014: I'm no longer finding this magnet.
Ballard Designs provides us with this set of 12 city magnets. Update on June 24, 2014: Ballard Designs no longer has these magnets.
This royal magnet comes to us from Peleg Design in Israel; you can buy a set of three from Animi Causa.
I found these "flag magnets" on a site called Not in the Malls.
Pari Design provides pure wool magnets in some stunning colors - you can choose from 18 color options.
Carolyn Graham of The Mosaic Garden makes magnets from "mini hand-painted ceramic tiles." There's a wider range of products available on The Mosaic Garden's Folksy site, where you can find Carolyn's Union Jack magnets in a range of colors. These puffin magnets are available on both sites.
Cat lovers might like this Wonder Cat magnet set from Cathy Peng. [via Moderncat]
Finally, I'd like to re-acquaint you with the animal magnets from Papillon — which I've mentioned before, but not in a magnet-focused post. From the elk to the sheep to the hedgehog shown above, they're all wonderful.
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