Unicorn saddles. Breath mints for cats. Guacamole and Peanut Butter Sandwiches. You have a lot of really awesome ideas when you hang with your good friend Mary Jane and your Pax Vaporizer. Save your genius money-making ideas from the pitfalls of short term memory loss with the Brilliant Ideas I Had While Stoned Notebook($15.00). They come in a 2-pack, which is a good thing, since once those ideas get flowing, it’s hard to make them stop, especially when you start drawing visual aids and Ven diagrams. What’s even more genius about these notebooks? Even if you forget that you wrote anything down, the giant title “Brilliant Ideas I Had While Stoned” on the cover is sure to jog your memory. We can’t wait to see those unicorn saddles fly off the shelves, brother. Kudos.
Velcro? Check. Wraparound flap? Check. Rad new designs? Check. The makers of Mead’s sought-after Trapper Keepers($55.00+) have upped the design ante this year with a cool new “Designer Series” for their popular binders. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect for the ’88 school year: awesome “Saved by the Bell” type graphics (i.e. a teal background with orange and pink sprinkles and 3-dimensional orbs), swooshes of primary colors, a penguin playing volleyball (an iguana going up for a spike is also available), a red Lamborghini, a montage of all things cool (an electric guitar, a pair of neon shades, a pink ’57 Chevy and a glass of cherry cola. Oh, and some inflatable palm trees), unicorns, scenic hot air balloons, frolicking tigers, frolicking horses, and our personal favorite, a basket full of kittens. These bodacious designs definitely make the grade.
Things that look pretty but don’t serve a purpose have never been your cup of tea (hence your disdain for parsley sprigs on steaks and dogs the size of underfed cats). That said, the Hankie Pocketbook($10.00) is right in your wheelhouse. To the untrained eye, it appears to be a suave-looking pocket square—a most dashing accessory. However, it actually serves a far more practical purpose as a notebook. With 60 rules pages of acid-free paper, you’ll never be at a loss for a place to jot down your thoughts again. And its three available colors: red, cream and charcoal, are sure to match all of your suits. Happy writing.