After we posted about clear white board paint, which would allow you to write/and erase any wood or painted surface, Diary of a Tomato alerted us to the very cool alt-whiteboards spotted at Noma Foodlab, an ambitious restaurant and food “experimentarium” in Copenhagen. In the huge high-design loft space, big slabs of glass are afixed to the walls to display notes and lists.
Just to make sure you really could write on glass and then erase it, we tried marking the bottom of a jelly glass with a Sharpie…
We waited a few hours, and washed the writing right off with a damp paper towel. It cleaned up even easier using a non-scratch scrub sponge
Then we experimented with writing on mirror using a broken face powder case: we got the same fine results (the ink washed right off)…
Our discovery: you can use just about any glass or mirror wall, window or surface as a WET-ERASE ‘whiteboard’! (Even an old picture frame will do…)
We are also amazed that we never heard of a variation on this idea sooner: mark labels on glass storage jars – flour, suguar, Darjeeling tea – that could be washed off later when the contents change.
It also means that you don’t need an actual china marker to write your guest’s names on wine glasses; an ordinary Sharpie will do. (They come in a bunch of colors.)
Note: Taking a cue from the Commenter who said that some pens DO NOT WASH OFF, we recommend colored dry erase markers in addition to Sharpies, which we’ve tested.
Photos of Noma Foodlab: Adam Mørk
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