Paperclips for the One Percent

Areaware Paperclips

A box of a hundred jumbo paperclips costs a little less than US$2 at Staples but the folks at gift and home accessories brand Areaware sell a box that will set you back more than ten times that for just thirty of them. Still, if you’re going to spend 67¢ per paperclip, you might as well get these, created by Dutch studio Daphna Laurens. They’re shaped into almost extravagantly unconventional forms and yet they also remain instantly recognizable for their purpose, which is the kind of savvy aesthetic accomplishment that I personally find to be really f’ing cool. I’ve got a box and I only use them on my best stacks of paper.

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