Back-to-School - Part VI


Polished Pewter Modernist Notepaper Holder by Erik Magnussen for Royal Selangor (LEO Design)


The school bell has rung!  Pupils to their desks!  While college freshmen may have encountered wistful parental partings, grade school returnees likely perceived their parents breathing a muted sigh of relief.  Such is the annual tide of school-going: students flow in and out of their institutions with seasonal regularity.  Like water, the droplets are always changing though the tides themselves remain regulated.  Over the next several days, LEO Design would like to share some interesting Back-to-School offerings—ideas to help organize, cheer and distract as students push-on through their matriculations.

So much for "the paper-free society."  There is nothing as durable and conspicuous as a hand-written note posted in a prominent place.  To do lists.  Reminders.  Addresses.  Good wishes.  Having a small piece of notepaper at-hand is always convenient and efficient—including in a productive dorm room.  This polished pewter notepad holder was designed by Erik Magnussen (Danish, 1940-2014) for Royal Selangor.  The 4"x 4" replacement notes can easily be purchased on-line or can be cut-down from recycled copy paper.  Click on the photo above to learn more about this handsome and useful object.

More Back-to-School ideas tomorrow and in the days to come.



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