Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Like using binders to organize your papers? I've written about beautiful and unusual binders before — see the related posts at the end — but some of those are no longer available, and more have come to my attention. So it's time for an update!
Some of the most eye-catching binders I've seen are the animal skeleton binders from Kathie Miller of Wildlife Art. These are customized Avery Signature 1" binders.
You can also get some lovely 3-ring binders from Bethany Brower of Red Clover.
If you already have plenty of binders and would like to dress them up a bit, head on over to Watermelon Wishes for its 3-ring binder fabric slipcovers.
Or go to GracieLou Kangaroo for more 3-ring binder covers.
Looking for something out of the ordinary, but a bit more staid than the ones I've shown so far? Want to avoid vinyls and plastics? I've mentioned Naked Binder before, but I got an e-mail from the Naked Binder team, telling me what the company has been up to since that post from about three years ago: "We did change colors since that post, added a natural cotton/linen spine wrap, a few more tab sets. ... We also moved to a 100% post-consumer waste board and added ring sizes up to 2.5 inches." There are nine color choices on the binder shown above, and there are other styles, too.
Finally, for something really unusual, go look at the leather Grichels. This one has been sold, and there's only one 3-ring binder in stock right now — but perhaps more will be coming.
9 Alternative 3-Ring Binders
3-Ring Binders: Now We are 12
2-Ring and 3-Ring Binders: Now We Are 18