Today I was writing my CEO a note on one of my fun post-its and I realized after I had given it to him, that it said, “why yes, I am overqualified” on it. Hmmm. Well, even if he thinks I’m being annoying, it’s all worth it because I have officially banned all boring office supplies for the amazing creations of Anne Taintor!
I have been using her cool vintage paper etc. for years, without ever knowing the story behind it. But today, as Kelly and I passed back notes on our jocular little post-its, I decided to Google them and discover the story behind the 1950s housewives and their sardonic sayings. It turns out that all those pin-curled beauties come from the mind of Anne Taintor, a Harvard grad who lives in a town of 80 people in New Mexico. On her website it says that in college she “focused on collage, and her work always incorporated a subtle humor and playfulness.” Really? Collage at Harvard? I love this woman! Who knew Harvard even offered anything but history of old dead men. Plus, anything that can make a post-it note more interesting and inspires me to do my hair while also mildly insulting people, really is a good thing.