A QUICK FIX: cupcake flags

Last night, I was invited last minute to a friend’s house for dinner. I couldn’t arrive empty handed so I quickly whipped up something sweet: cupcakes topped with these summer fun Platypus Designer Duct Tape name flags. What a quick fix! These super cute name flags took about 5 minutes to make out of wooden skewers […]

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COMMUNITY CRAFTERS: our own John Hughes

John (one of the Platypus People) has been super busy at night making snazzy wallets. These two-tone beauties look amazing! He’s even named them “Longhorn Picnic” (made out of Saddle Leather + Picnic Gingham patterns) and “Child at Hearts” (from White Linen + I Heart Tape patterns). I think he needs to sell them. Such great craftsmanship! […]

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ARTIST SERIES: Mary Carter Taub

While on vacation back in June, I made a pit stop in Raleigh, headquarters of Fortis Design, to see my fellow Platypus People. While there, my family and I found ourselves in downtown Raleigh looking for a last minute place to eat. We decided to head over to famed chef Ashley  Christensen’s “Chucks,” En route, we […]

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A QUICK FIX: Skate rat (& Tony Hawk playlist)

At six, my son Charlie is a big skate rat. He has “stickered” his board and helmet with all sorts of Platypus Designer Duct Tape patterns. And talks up the tape like crazy at the skateparks. (He’s Rob’s biggest brand advocate, that’s for sure. I’m thinking he should hand out samples or maybe vend rolls on […]

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UPLEVELED: Cork Bulletin Board

This is such a simple project and also one of the best uses for Designer Duct Tape I’ve seen. We took a bulletin board (this one is from Michael’s) and covered it with our seamless I HEART TAPE design.  We then trimmed the edge with SOUR APPLE LINEN Designer Duct Tape (which perfectly matches the […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: What the heck, Beck!

Happy Week!  (Yep, there’s enough Beck out there to keep everyone attuned for weeks. Pun intended. Ha ha.)  designerducttape.com Tonight, I’m taking on this late post while Rob is busy contributing to an upcoming book about duct tape (!!!). He will reveal all when he’s able. Exciting stuff! designerducttape.com The fab thing about Music Mondays […]

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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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MUSIC MONDAYS: it’s Galactic.

Here I am…Outside. Beachside. In the dark. Quite befitting. The band for today’s Music Mondays is Galactic. The cool thing is that the Milky Way can be seen from anywhere. It doesn’t really matter where you are in this world. We all see the same night sky. (And right now, I’m digging some super cool […]

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ON A BUDGET: Whip up a bright and playful table for a summer soiree

Platypus Designer Duct Tape is the perfect creative tool for up-leveling your party with unique and colorful decorations. The seamless nature of each of our tape designs makes it super-easy to transform everyday items (these herb pots used to be dog food cans!). The smooth matte finish of Platypus tape does not look like regular […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: WILLIE NELSON America at its finest

I’m really excited to be writing the Music Monday post today. Lissa was getting blogged-out anyway.   She’s constantly getting needled to write the blogs because she’s great at it, and it’s always nice to have her uplifting and thoughtful perspective. For this week’s feature, I suggested we do Willie Nelson and we’ve both been […]

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