Back-to-School - Part X


Italian "Chiocciola" Spiraling Paperclips (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.

Sometimes an ordinary paperclip will do.  In fact, most times the classic clip will suffice.  But—every now and then—an extra splash of style is required.  For these moments, may I suggest these Italian spiraling paperclips, called "Chiocciola" (which is "snail" in Italian).  A tin of these in your desk may provide that little extra element of interest to your resume package, note to an important customer, or proposal to a prospective client.  They also look great sitting in a little bowl upon the desk—awaiting their next assignment.  Click on the photo above to learn more about them.

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


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