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chalk tablets

by Grace Bonney


Whenever I think of chalkboards, I can’t help but think (and laugh) about this post that pretty much nailed the hipster design community perfectly. In addition to the spot-on observation that this community “would be wondering around in a leather apron if it could,” blogger Russell Davies added, “And blackboards. Everywhere there’s blackboards.” Oh, Russell. You’re so right. And I’m always falling prey to that look. Queue my love of these chalk tablets from Peg and Awl* — they’d make great specials menus at restaurants or fun shopping reminders in the kitchen. The tablets come in a set of three for $60 and are made from reclaimed leather and oak from the bleachers of Liberty High School in Philadelphia. If you’re interested in picking up the trio, click here to order online. xo, grace

*Russell should have included my favorite hipster design company trend: the “Something &/and Something” naming convention. I consider myself part of this community, so any jibe is a loving one. But I’d like to see companies embrace one name — or even three — over the pair.

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