In the age of personal digital assistants, desktop sticky notes, and streamlined cyber scheduling, real bulletin and memo boards have become somewhat of domestic relics. Found in kitchens, entryways, and home offices, these often unruly household nerve centers wear many hats: displaying mementos, postcards, and photos; tacking correspondence and bills; pegging spare keys and household jetsam; posting reminders, messages, to-do lists, clippings, coupons, and the list goes on. They can take many shapes and forms but are most commonly of the corkboard and pushpin or stainless steel and magnet varieties. Whatever materials these boards are made from, they’re in decline as many trappings of household life, for better or for worse, move online. 

Still, physical bulletin boards can be helpful in ways that electronic gadgets and gizmos just can’t. Need an immediate reminder to take out the recycling? Looking for a way to display your goals to save on winter utility bills? Want to post your favorite eco mantra in a central location that’s not online? If you’re currently sans bulletin or memo board and on the market for one, check out these six beautiful boards made from a variety of eco-friendly materials. 

Recyclable Takboard @ CB2 ($49.95)

Umbra Pulp Bulletin Board @ Umbra ($24.50)

Priscilla Woolworth Memo Board @ Priscilla Woolworth ($100)

4EyesandEars Magnetic Wine Cork Bulletin Board Set @ Etsy($24.95)

Black Recycled Rubber Bulletin Boards @ The Container Store ($29.99)

Fuz Simple Board @ Supermarket ($29)

Top Photo: Winemakerssister 

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

In case you didn't get the memo (board)
Forget to stir the compost bin? Remind yourself of household duties with these bulletin and memo boards made from eco-friendly materials.