Perpetual Ephemera Depository, which is a box that I created back in March to house all of the modern-day ephemera that I deem interesting enough to keep for future generations.
I don't know if it's the season or what, but lately I've been hitting the jackpot with fun ephemeral items! Of course, "fun" is in the eye of the Ephemeraologist, but I think these things qualify. Check 'em out!
bettycrocker.com or a QR code or anything! Maybe that shows the average age of the newsletter reader? Am I getting old? :D
Here's something that I think future Ephemeraologists will enjoy - this Starbucks lid plug! Actually, I will probably do an entire blog post about Starbucks ephemera - there's a LOT of it to talk about. They have a fabulous design team and it shows in their brochures, their insulators, napkins - everything. But I digress. I've always enjoyed design for design's sake and here's a great example. Starb's could've just made the plug green with no design but instead they chose to use their mermaid on top. Genius! Usable in any language!
John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan (yep, the Kohler is the same family who founded the toilets. They have a TON of money and are very generous). This wonderful facility has been open for 44 years and keeps getting better and better. I love spending an afternoon there, just wandering through the very thoughtful exhibits. They too have a fabulous design department - check out the postcard I just got in the mail! So nicely done. And James DeVita is one talented guy - he's in the core acting company of American Players Theatre in Spring Green and his rendition of George from Of Mice and Men could've earned him a Tony. I hope to check out his one-man show!