TUNES FOR TUESDAY: Amos Lee

With National Stationery Show taking up our time last week followed by the holiday weekend, Rob and I totally forgot about Music Mondays yesterday! So let’s call today’s post “Tunes for Tuesday.” That works. Today’s pick: Amos Lee. Typing this, I actually think Rob should be writing this post…After all, I was already a big […]

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Thank you, Fab 5. Actually, Fab 8!

Dear Fab 8: Rob, Louise, Lissa, Anne, John and (not pictured) Bobby, Thomas + Shane, Thank you for your creativity, your dedication during all those late nights, your big hearts and most especially your fortitude. The new trade show booth is smashing! We were proud to reveal it at National Stationery Show this week in […]

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THE BIG REVEAL! New booth at National Stationery Show

ff TA-DA! Here’s the big reveal of Fortis Design’s new trade show booth at the National Stationery Show in New York City this week. It definitely stood out from the crowd given its circus-esque vibe, use of bold color, bright lights + well-styled displays. Each detail of this booth was deeply considered. After all, it […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: building the new trade show booth for Fortis Design

A bit of behind the scenes today: snaps of the “under construction” trade show booth for Fortis Design, parent of Platypus. A big thank goodness for this redo. And an even bigger WHOO HOO! What a total labor of love by all. (Quick backstory: after chatting with Rob back in September about his hopes, dreams […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket is what’s playing in the North Carolina warehouse this morning. Of course, I’m in California so for me that means listening from my kitchen table, the space in this place that gives me a larger view to the outside world. Literally. Figuratively. Kind of like this music today. It was Rob’s choice. […]

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SNEAK PEEK: Azuline wall art personalized with Houndstooth Platy

Next week, Fortis Design leaves for the National Stationery Show in New York City. While there, all of Rob’s fabulous, unexpectedly fun products will be displayed including Platypus Designer Duct Tape, Magwear, The Wally Bottle Openers, Cocktail Napkins, Magnetic Dart Games…And – BIG NEWS – he is going to be introducing a brand new line […]

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ARTIST SERIES: Charles Chace, by chance

Last week, I spent one quick night out in Chapel Hill while visiting from San Francisco (UNC happens to be old stomping grounds for many of us Platypus People,  including Rob and me). While on Franklin Street with Kristin (also one of the Platypus People + former UNC grad), I randomly stumbled across this colorful, […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Natalie Merchant

Generally for most people, Mondays are a big drag. But not over here at Platypus. We pretty much let our moods guide our music…and our music be our guide. Note by note, Music Mondays is the pitch perfect way to start off another week. (Puns intended.) So after mulling over a ton of bands today, […]

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