HOW TO: Throw a Circus Party fit for a clown

It’s birthday time again! Last year’s theme:  skateboarding. This year: the Big Top. And big it was….Charlie recently turned Lucky 7! After attending circus school and hurling himself off of a trapeze platform, this little clown and his friends ventured back home, greeted with Platypus Designer Duct Tape crafts + lots of other treats. Inspired by […]

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Make it (Beautiful) With Tape: Fall Table Arrangement

  With the addition of the Platypus Orange linen and Saddle Leather duct tapes earlier this year, we were inspired to create a beautiful and easy Fall table. Platypus Person Louise Jordan (aka “Mom” to me), conceived of the elements. She’s a wonderful crafter, and has been a seriously capable designer (and hostess) since we […]

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AMERICASMART: Come see us!

For those of you traveling to AmericasMart for the big wholesale gift show, come visit us in Building 3, Floor 5, booth 2502! Hope to see you there! If you want to make an appointment for a meeting, please email Rob at rob@designerducttape.com.    

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PLATYPUS PARTY: Taped up for the 4th of July!

Are you getting ready to throw a 4th of July party?  Here’s how you can liven things up with our Paisley, Denim, White Linen and Picnic Gingham tapes. This is a very inexpensive way to celebrate our independence with style. My family lives in the South where duct tape and culture mix rather easily. Summer […]

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HOW TO: personalize a party, down to the tiniest Designer Duct Tape detail

As mentioned in a previous post, the Platypus People have been super busy planning a wedding…. Well, okay, it was a bridal luncheon and it wasn’t real but it should have been! (Louise even made organic buttercream frosting for the cupcakes with the adorable, handcrafted heart-shaped treat topper. Talk about the devil being in the details! […]

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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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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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Behind the Scenes: a piece of “cupcake”

We thought y’all might enjoy a behind the scenes peek at our recent “Bridal Luncheon” photo shoot. (Platypus People Rob and Louise really got down to business fabulously crafting!) While we can’t reveal all the photos yet, we couldn’t resist sharing this heart cupcake topper shaped out of Denim+ this cupcake wrapper made out of Blue […]

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