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I need these pin up boards. Seriously. Am I the only person with a “drawer of shame” in the kitchen, full of tax-returnable train tickets, business cards from the hairdresser and randomly important receipts? Luckily JollySmith Design may have come up with the answer to my prayers. With a magnetic pear.
JollySmith is made up of talented designer-duo Scott Jolly and Kyle Smith. Using skills they carefully honed at York St John University for their degrees in Design Practice, they have now joined forces to create and market their own range of products and furniture for the modern home (or office/school/public building).
If these fruity ‘fiveAday’ magnetic pin up boards are anything to go by (and surely they most definitely are), JollySmith are set to be a massive hit in the design world, and with ordinary pear-lovers such as myself too. The pin up boards are all smashing in form and zinginess, but the pear (predictably) is my favourite from the fruit bowl (which also includes apples, bananas, oranges and grapes).
Made from 1mm laser cut mild steel, and powder coated to enhance looks and maintain durability, the boards come packaged in a recyclable slimline box with five magnets and will only set you back £25 each. JollySmith suggest a kitchen setting, but you know what, they’d look great just about anywhere.
I have wanted to blog about these pear-shaped post-it notes for ages, and was heartened to see that one of my favourite bloggers beat me to it recently (if you haven’t already clocked it, sally forth and read KatGotTheCream as soon as you can). The notes complement the pear pin up board perfectly, and you can buy them all over t’interweb, but my personal recommendation is the Victoria and Albert Museum Shop.
Well it wouldn’t be a proper pear blog if I didn’t at least include one reference to Orla‘s masterpiece of a print. I could include photos of a myriad of her marvellous pear products – bags, purses, notepads, towels – but one my most coveted items of all time would have to be this chair. In my mind, I sit in this chair in my study, possibly with a copy of Slightly Foxed in one hand, and the other reaching for a cup of earl grey that is poised elegantly on a Gordon Russell side table. However, as I type this post out now, I note the conspicuous absence of such a stylish scenario: I am covered in porridge (typing is getting sticky) and the only chair in sight is the baby’s. Pear chair, one day you will be mine…