Cynthia Caldwell sent us a link to this Post-It table she spotted at Design Taxi with this note: “Love this idea-post it size desk pad. Couldn’t find where you can actually buy one but I think I need it NOW for my son Russell.”
It appears the table is one of those tantelizing design one-offs that would cost a fortune to buy. We’ve seen a number of iterations of the idea over the past few years. For us, it has the essential design flaw of regular-size Post-It notes: that awful yellow color.
So of course, we set about figuring out how to MAKE our own custom post-it table, with paper we like. Here are two approaches:
-Get a nice table or desk or just use the one you have. Then use a huge, 25″ x 30.5″ Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad as a “blotter” to draw or write whatever you want as you work. At $47.14 for two 30-sheet pads, that’ll add up to about .78 a page – not cheap, but cool and convenient. (If you buy 4 pads, the per page price drops to .69 a page.)
-Buy a huge pad of white paper, like Lineco Lecturer’s White Bond Paper (50 sheets of 27″ x 34″ paper, about $16 at Blick or Amazon) or finer, artist’s quality Strathmore 18″ x 24″ Drawing Medium Paper Pad (24-Sheets for about $18). When you have something you want to put on the wall, safely stick it up using a Restickable Glue Stick, to make your own giant post-it.
We’ve stuck all sorts of pictures we’ve found and clipped and printed using a restickable glue stick and have never had it damage a wall. Miracle stuff.
If you really want to go ‘designer’ on the post-it table, you can find or make a table EXACTLY the size of the paper you’re using…but we think space around the pad makes more sense…more like Dieter Roths’s great art tables.
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