I came across this post on Design*Sponge, where Grace presents the Peg and Awl chalkboard tablets pictures above. I think it's hilarious how she discusses a few "hipster design" concepts, such as the "So and/& So" naming convention in modern hipster companies/brands. Uh... I laughed out loud! Guilty as charged. Not that I want to categorize myself as hipster, but I think naming this blog Dee & Duke sort of puts me there. Oh, well... In the post, she talks about this article from blogger Russell Davies, who makes the following comment on all the new cafés/bistros/organic fooderies :
"Wood, brushed metal, bits of knackered toys on shelves. And blackboards. Everywhere there's blackboards." Well, it's been a decor trend for a few years now. And you know what?
I'm all over it. I love it! Can't help myself, really. I want to go to these cafés/bistros. And I want to discover new ones too.
This brings me to discussing the chalkboard trend. What do you think of it? I have found a few pictures around the interwebs of how chalkboard paint can be included in home decor. Of course, these examples can show a high level of craftiness, but I do think everybody can make this work, one way or another. Rather than complicated chalk-drawn art, a simple phrase can be written. Or ask a craftier friend to lend a hand... And for those who are still not sure about the chalk part, I still think this chalkboard color makes for a great neutral backdrop in any room.
Also, instead of covering entire walls, chalkboard paint can be used to organize everyday items and add a little originality to our everyday. Less time-consuming, and less commitment, obviously.
Would you try it?