Thursday, 29 November 2007
This is my very own tape dispenser which lives on my desk at work. I am the only one around my area with a tape dispenser, i am the go-to woman for sellotape. Lucky me.
I love this elephant. It is the Hannibal tape dispenser designed in 1998 right here in the UK by Julian Brown and manufactured in Italy.
These little guys are pretty cute too.
And this is a design classic. I just love the 70's brown acrylic!
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Monday, 26 November 2007
This roll of tape has an outside protective coating otherwise known as a 'stand' it stops the roll of tape from rolling away. The stand does not serve any other function but to protect and serve the tape itself. This particular tape is from Muju, it is used to remove cat hair from dark coloured clothing.
You can see this image here is a tape wasteland. Rolls of half used tape lie waiting to be used. If they are not used in time, they risk drying out. This is the worst offence of tape and when a dried out roll of tape is discovered, nothing can save it. This is a lesson to us all to use our tape regularly and enjoy it.
You can see here if you look closely the rainbow tape which is also a symbol of gay pride. It is very important for different tapes to mix with eachother. The sound engineer's gaffa tape, removalist's fragile tape and the gay tape all live in harmony in the tape wastelands.
Rolls of tape just sitting there waiting to be stuck. I really wanted to buy the one with the little cars on it, but didn't.
This looks like average japanese fragile tape, but with a twist. The tartan tape on the far side was also very cool. Perfect for patching up small holes in kilts.
Sunday, 25 November 2007
This red tape is the apparently the equivalent of "fragile" tape in japanese. I should ask my Japanese friend what it actually says, but its from an amazing stationery superstore in Tokyo. Five floors of pure stationery ecstacy! I can't remember what the shop is called either, but the logo of the shop is a giant paperclip (can anyone help me out here?)
This is probably my favourite tape of all time (so far) its from Tokyo as well, the tape quality is so thick and quality and i have only used it a few times to wrap presents up for very special friends. Its very cool and the measurements are actually accurate. I got to get more of this!
The most ace tape doesn't have to be rare, "designer" or expensive, this is just your run of the mill "fragile" tape, but it comes with this nifty little dispenser, not to mention that this packing tape is one of the most iconic tapes around. The best thing about this tape is that you can go nuts sticking it over everything cos its so cheap! Personally, I have wrapped whole massive objects completely in this tape for extra visual and sticky effect. Good for when you don't want people to peek into their presents early!