The cutest typewriter in the entire world. Too bad it comes with a price tag that means I have to keep looking. Pink Royal Quiet De Luxe at Etsy, $750 (ouch)
One of the things I miss about my life pre-D*S was not having anyone know how embarrassingly behind I can be on trends. While I feel comfortable predicting larger trend movements in the market as a whole, when it comes to embracing them personally, I’m always a few years behind. I don’t know if it’s because I focus on work first and then my personal life (I’m working on changing that) or if I’m just massively lazy, but I’m always the girl doing things like discovering skinny jeans after they’re passé and saying, “Have you heard of [insert totally jumped-the-shark clothing brand]? They’re awesome!”
One trend that I’m oh five years late to the bandwagon for is vintage typewriters. I always look at them longingly when I travel, and I almost bought one at the Brooklyn Flea earlier this summer until I heard someone walk past the booth and say, “Man, every hipster and their brother collects these.” I felt like such a dork that I quickly turned away and decided I couldn’t get one because I was too late. But then when I started getting ready to mail out copies of Design*Sponge at Home to friends and family, I wanted a special way to leave a note. I’ve always wanted to recreate the gorgeous typewriter notecards that Amy did for Saipua, so I decided the only way to do it was to get over my “Man I’m so lame and behind the trend” phobia and order myself a typewriter.
So last night I spent an hour on Etsy and ordered myself one of these beauties. Am I totally behind? Yep. But do I care? Nope. I’m pretty sure that most people are still excited to get typed notes in the mail rather than an email. I’ve shared some of my favorites above and below (with links to buy), but you can check out more on Etsy right here.
*Stay tuned for a D*S book giveaway at 1pm today. If you win, you’ll get the first of my typewriter notecards in your package ;)