Saturday, August 28, 2010

These tools rule!

What do you like to collect? It's interesting to think about why we're drawn to certain objects. Why bobble heads or vintage records? I've always been drawn to these old extension rulers. First, it's the graphics. I love typesetting and wooden rulers display a variety of styles. Then, it's the material. The wood ages and mellows over time and the printed numbers soften with use. Thirdly, it's the design. Somebody came up with this genius way to carry a 72" double yardstick in your pocket. And you can unfold them into different shapes so they're fun to play with. Lastly, they represent some sort of thoughtful, creative act.  And that's a nice reminder to have around the studio.

What do you like to collect...and what's the draw?

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