Today we have a quick and easy way to personalize your phone chargers. At my house, we literally have 8-10 of them floating around in various states of disrepair. One nice thing about Apple phone chargers are the simple basic shape of the plug. All you need to do is cut out a rectangle 3 3/4″ x 1 1/8″ of Designer Duct Tape and wrap it around the plug. Voila! Super easy, and satisfying. What else is easy to personalize with Designer Duct Tape? Send us pics of your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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We want to send our best vibes and well-wishes to Maggie who is undergoing surgery today. She’s an avid snowboarder who injured her hip several times while ripping it up and now has to have surgery to repair it. She hated the idea of limping around on boring old unfashionable crutches and decided to uplevel hers with some Purple Polka Dot Designer Duct Tape. She’ll certainly be ‘hip’ with these!
Check out her awesome crutches. We think she did a stellar job!
Hopefully she’ll send some pics of herself shredding next season and we’ll update this post.
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Spring is in the air here in North Carolina! The flowers are starting to bloom and people are shedding their jackets, donning yard clothes, beautifying their lawns and homes. It feels electric! Or maybe that’s just the bees buzzing.
You may have noticed the Designer Duct Tape® covered vases on our home page scrolling by from time to time.
We made those vases for our trade show booth, and we get so many compliments about them that we decided to do a post about it. It’s a fun and simple project.
For this project we wanted to do something fun and happy that felt bright and fresh for Spring. It could be used as a shelf (of course) or even a centerpiece. The vases are great outdoors too and could be used for picnics or parties.
For this project we covered a 24″ hidden bracket shelf from Lowe’s with our Summer Grass Designer Duct Tape. IKEA shelving is also great for this. Try to choose shelving with squared or simply angled edges so the tape is easy to put down.
Next we purchased 2″ plumbing pipe at Lowes (about $3 gets you a two foot length that we cut into these three sections) and 3 pipe caps.
In this photo you can see the full length 2′ pipe and one of the 3 pipes we cut down to size with a saw.
Next, we used a cap that can be found on the same aisle in plumbing supplies. If you glue this cap on with pipe glue, the vase will be waterproof!
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We’re thrilled to have been featured in the January/February 2013 HGTV Magazine! Please go pick one up and see some great home decor ideas and uplifts using Platypus Designer Duct Tape.
Also, you can see a segment that we were prominently featured in on NBC’s The Today Show! We couldn’t be happier to start the new year off like this. Natalie Morales certainly has good taste and looks very stylish sporting a Blue Paisley Designer Duct Tape cast!
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Today the weather here in North Carolina is changing from a gorgeous unseasonably warm weekend into a gray, chilly, damp week. It’s not motivational Monday weather. I walked into my office this morning (which is in the middle of a renovation) and stuff was piled and discarded everywhere. No flat service was visible. My coffee alone wasn’t going to do it, so I cranked up Grouplove on my computer and immediately my whole mood changed–I was knocking stuff out on the left and kicking it on the right. So in the spirit of what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, I decided to take a break and share one of my new favorite bands with you.
Grouplove formed in 2009, and released their debut album, Never Trust A Happy Song, in September 2011. They’re a relatively new band that has already had a number one song on the indy charts. They’ve had fantastic support from their label (Atlantic/Canvasback) and also have been featured in an iPod commercial which I’m sure didn’t suck for publicity. The drummer’s dad was a guitarist for Yes (another awesome band from the 70′s).
Inhabiting a happy place between the Pixies and Arcade Fire they are a hook-heavy, high-talent band that really sounds like they’re playing for the sheer joy of it. In fact, it’s that overwhelming sense of elation I get listening to them that keeps me coming back for more of the same thing over and over again. I can’t wait for their follow up album.
If you listen on Spotify, they also recorded a few of their songs for a live Spotify Session that’s here.
Never Trust A Happy Song is a great album to exercise/run too also which I’ve done a few times (with the exception of Slow, which is a bit slow for me. Ha.)
Go get your happy on!
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Today we have a quick and easy project that saved us from throwing away a scraped up ugly old waste basket. We covered it in our Picnic Gingham and for the sake of the season, added a little Christmas tree flare using our Summer Grass and Leather Designer Duct Tapes. The tree can be easily removed after the holidays. In fact, this could be a very cute basket for holding kindling or logs near the fireplace on Christmas!read more →
It is my pleasure to introduce you to Charlie, one of our biggest fans. He is an incredibly creative boy, with a penchant for designing super-duper stuff.
We encourage each of you to submit your own projects showcasing Designer Duct Tape. Who knows, you just might attain super-hero status yourself. Send us your ideas to email@example.com.
Hold on a second, I’m sitting on my cape and it’s making it tough to type….read more →
I’ve been looking forward to sharing this project as it is another brainchild of Platypus Person Louise Jordan, aka my mom. As I’ve mentioned before, she’s an amazing crafter and a very good designer in her own right. As the holidays approached we discussed what we could do with tape that would be both fun, not too difficult, and cute. We’d both been to Michael’s recently and seen a variety of papier-mâché boxes and a little house that were all begging for a Designer Duct Tape upfit. Louise/mom had the idea of using the houses as gingerbread houses. She also noted that the roofs came off which made them contenders for teacher’s gifts. Sounded like a perfect plan!
The houses were fairly easy to do, but the dormers required a bit of finagling to get right. These gingertape houses are yet another example of a project where our stylish, seamless designs look tasteful and appropriate.
To make it even easier for you (if you decide to accept this mission), we’ve included the exact dimensions for those pieces here as a Platypus Gingertape House Template.
How stinking cute are they?! Nice work (again) mom! These are the same houses that were featured on Pizzazzerie.com yesterday. For the next few days, you can still enter a contest there to win 8 free rolls of Platypus! Thanks to Courtney + Pizzazzerie! It’s a wonderful site and you should check it out if you’re not familiar with it.
Happy holidays to you all!
PS…Mad props to my mom for thinking of using a mirror as a frozen lake! Now all we need is a little ice skater. Anyone?
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