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Saturday, November 20, 2010

You must rememble this

Magnet #1002 - Rememble

Ok. Someone's been listening to this blog, because I took a quick spin through the Holiday Market down at Union Square yesterday, and bought tons of stocking stuffers. And at least four magnets.

I dunno what it is, but this year, a lot more booths seem to be selling them. That's right. You heard it here, joy magnetism is the vanguard of magnet popularity.

Anyway, one of the places I dropped by was the supercool Nicola and the Newfoundlander booth. I was totally drawn in by the gorgeous display of wood magnets with tiny 1x1 images on them. Loved it.

The wood magnets were what they called "reclaimed words on reclaimed wood" - the most novel and creative idea I've seen in a while. The artists, Nicola and Brendan (I'm assuming he's the Newfoundlander) have been creating hand-crafted, green art for the last decade. They have some beautiful work for sale at the market. But you know I had keen eyes for that small wall of magnets.

Nicola explained to me that she and Brendan have created images of lost words - words that have gone out of use - and placed them on reclaimed wood that they rescued from all over Brooklyn - watertowers, Coney Island boardwalks, pickle and wine tanks, etc. There's some gorgeous ones on the board, but I'm now deathly afraid to go back down to visit, because I worry that it'll be too tempting to just start collecting. (Kind of like this whole carousel of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild.)

But, even if you're not a pins/magnets kinda person (although, hi, you're reading about magnets right now!), there are nightlights, vases, clocks, etc. Very cool. And you feel smart for buying from them, because they've done their utmost to be as green as possible with their work.

So by now, you're probably wondering what rememble means. No, this isn't a sneaky ad for Rememble, the social media site, either. Basically, rememble is having a false memory, one of my mother's funniest phrases. (I can't wait to tell her that there's an actual word for it.)

For example, dcsis seems to have a memory that she's the one who came up with the idea of doing a blog about a different magnet each day. I have no recollection of this conversation. So that means one of us, does not rememble correctly.
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vp said...

Those are seriously cool! I want to buy them all.

joy said...

Dude, you have no idea. There's a part of me that wants to run down there this morning and just go to town.

Take a look at their list, and if there's any that strike you, I'm happy to pick it up for ya.

jen said...

I'm not the one remembling!