At the end of designer Reuben Miller‘s clever riff on the extreme repurposing movement, some readers commented that that a fly swatter face protector and a paint brush door stop were “stupid’; other’s thought Dada. Some, like us, dug the IDEA that you can make something out of just about anything.
But we fell in love with one repurposing idea for real: stamps as nail “polish”. We’d just come back from the post office where we’d bought some pretty groovy stamps: a tiny Edward Hopper sailboat scene:
tangerines mandarine oranges commemorating the Year of the Rabbit:
We’d cut ‘em out and stick ‘em on…maybe give them a coat of clear polish. (Too bad our favorite Pioneers of American Industrial Design featuring the iconic Eliot Noyes Selectric typewriter, Russel Wrights’s silverware, and Walter Dorwin Teqgue’s Brownie camera…are too big to fit on a fingernail.)