Friday, December 9, 2011

Lost Crates December 2011 @LostCrates


The December 2011 Lost Crates package arrived last night, and it's quite interesting (am I the only one who remembers that you don't combine red and white as it's bad luck?--it symbolizes blood and bandages).


Naturally there's a calendar, the Quotable 2012 calendar. Then there is a pack of wine and thank you notes, small note cards by OrangeBeautiful using Emily Martin's designs. They are all quite lovely, and I've already used one for a bottle of red I'm giving to a friend tonight.

The paper component of the package is a pair of Dream Up jotters by Smock, small flexible 40 page notebooks made in upstate New York.

Finally, two items from Tokyo: Mark's Bicolor Pen (the pen is bicolor, not the ink) and Mark's Washi tape, which is quite lovely. I'm looking forward to trying both, especially the tape for a few projects that need some decoration.

6 comments:

  1. "am I the only one who remembers that you don't combine red and white as it's bad luck?--it symbolizes blood and bandages" Or peppermint.

    Boy I really need to sign up for the lost crates..

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  2. I never heard of red & white being bad luck - it's something I see all over the place this time of year!

    I would sign up for Lost Crates, but they're still only doing UPS delivery, aren't they?

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  3. The red and white taboo is mainly with flowers and specifically with those being given to patients in hospital. That combination is thought to be a death omen as the colors signify blood and bandages. Not sure the provenance, but I think it started around the time of the Great War (WWI). The red and white likely also refer to the barber pole, a barber way back in the day being a lesser form of surgeon.

    Penemuel, they are still doing UPS as far as I know. You could contact them to see if they'd change it. I have mine sent to my office. And yes, Derrick, you need to sign up some time. :)

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  4. Wonderful assortment, I am looking forward to getting my next crate!

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  5. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u



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