With Pinterest fever currently sweeping the interwebs (have you taken the time to peruse the well-curated boards over at MNN’s Pinterest page yet?) I figured it would be only appropriate to feature a fresh release from those cheeky design pranksters over at SUCK UK that involves pinboarding of the non-virtual variety. Because as self-gratifying as showing off your whimsical collection of theme-organized images to a bunch of strangers online can be, it does nothing to remedy that giant stack of postcards, Polaroids, Post-its, coupons, concert ticket stubs, and assorted ephemera multiplying on your work surface.


Pinboard is your basic cork home bulletin board with a lovely little twist as you can see: it’s been molded into the shape of an ornate antique picture frame (a similarly baroque-y approach has been taken before by Philadelphia-based green product design firm MIO). Clever, useful, and with plenty of green cred, Pinboard is made in Portugal from 100 percent natural cork, a renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable resource. There are plastic and metal components to the frame as well but those are recyclable, too. And as with other SUCK UK goodies, the product packaging is minimal and eco-friendly as possible.


SUCK UK explains the usefulness of Pinboard:


Noticeboards. We’ve all got them, mottled brown rectangles dangling from our walls. Considering their only purpose is to be seen, to be a constant reminder that at any second we might need that 4 year old train ticket, they’re not very nice to look at are they? Dragging them then out of the past and forcing them into the future by poking them in the back encouragingly with a drawing pin, we’ve improved them no end.

A lovely addition to any home office, entryway, kitchen, or kid’s bedroom, I gotta say. As for now, Pinboard appears to only be sold directly through SUCK UK to the tune of £40 (about $60) but, like most SUCK UK products, I’m guessing it will wash ashore at stateside retailers in time.  


Images: SUCK UK

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

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