The Orange Swingline Stapler by Jessica Hodges
So there I was at the CB2 in Soho on a Saturday afternoon when I saw this beauty. The orange swingline stapler. You may think, oh yeah I’ve seen those. You haven’t. The red swingline stapler (made famous from the movie Office Space) is popular. I really like the red swingline stapler! Very flashy, powerful, and catchy.
But have you seen the orange one?
Sold exclusively at CB2, this one is funky, stylish, and goes perfect with turquoise (which according to that company in charge of pantone colors) is the 2010 Color of the YEAR. What if your office looked like this?? I know I’d be overly happy at work everyday.
[Pictures via WHOORANGE]
Here’s how they explain the choice:
Short Explanation: “Turquoise Transports Us to an Exciting, Tropical Paradise While Offering a Sense of Protection and Healing in Stressful Times”
Long Explanation: “In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”
Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.”
P.S. Not to brag, but one of our new website colors is turquoise….I’m just saying…