I recently toured and wrote about Emily's apartment on the blog, if you missed it you can go [here] to have a look. Emily's home, in addition to being beautifully sophisticated in design, is filled with a bunch of great space saving ideas and tricks. There are a few ideas in particular that I had to file for the future. One of those is repurposing a brass wallflower into a business card holder. I think it's brilliant, because one thing I love to do is to display collections and objects, even to the extent of thinking up creative ways to display my stored items for objects like business cards.
Business cards are one of those things (especially when you work from home) that always seem to pile up. I will every so often go through the stack and place them into my booklets or better yet, add them to my ongoing excel resource files on my computer - but that takes a little time and energy. Often I just need a place to shove them until I get around to filing them. This little storage and display idea is the perfect solution. Emily granted me permission to snag this idea for my home, and I actually took it a step further by mounting the flower back onto the wall. That way my desk top area is kept as clear as possible.
Understandably, I've already been asked, how will you search for cards when you need them, this way. It's easy, to remove the it from the wall and to thumb through them. Doesn't really take any longer than thumbing through a rolodex (remember those?!)
The wallflowers can be found on ebay or speciality stores. Target is carrying a version of them - they're called Wall Urchins for $19.99 [here].
Wayfair is selling the Two's Company brand ones as Wallflowers [here] they're sold as a set for just under $73. Emily and I both have the ones by Two's Company.
Have any creative solutions for things like this? Send them my way, I'd love to see and possibly feature them.