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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HOW TO: super cute headband made out of Platypus, makers of the original Pink Polka Dot….

  It’s about time for another “How To” post. So how about a super cute Pink Polka Dot headband for the cutest Carolina girl ever? Here’s how: ~ Buy a plain headband at your local dime store. ~ Cut a wide piece of Platypus Designer Duct Tape in your pattern of choice. And place this strip over […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: “Swept Away” by The Avett Brothers

The way Music Mondays generally works is that I text Rob to remind him about the post and then we pretty much decide on a band to blog on the fly. Then we name a few songs that speak to each of us in one way or another. Music is personal like that. Well, today […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Something sweet….

Inspired today by country music (Did you watch the Academy of Country Music Awards last night? I did! #ACMs), Mariachi, rock, funk, Iranian folk and hip hop not to mention some sarcastic lyrics, Rob was playing these tunes on the East Coast as a tribute to a band we both like who hail from the […]

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Santa will soon be here….

Santa will be here soon…. Shhhhh…..not a creature is stirring. Not even a mouse! Merry Christmas! P.S. Fashionably wrapping it up with Real Leopard, Wicker, Snowflake and Diamond Plate patterns from none other than Platypus Designer Duct Tape. Gingerbread, white ornament and holly leaf cards and circle punch from Paper Source. Happy April Fool’s Day!

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QUICK FIX: I heart “dishwasher” art

Quick Fix: This rainy afternoon, my son and I discovered that Summer Grass Designer Duct Tape makes a great impromptu frame! I heart “dishwasher” art.  platypus designer duct tape

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Mahalo Jack Johnson

I am sitting here wishing for some sun! It is rainy here in San Francisco. Chilled, I decided to dial up some Jack Johnson tunes to warm my heart and tap my toes and imagine myself soaking up some rays. Folk Rock Singer-Songwriter. Musician. Environmentalist. Dad. Surfer Dude. What doesn’t Jack Johnson do? You can’t […]

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