Archive for February, 2011

FB5A friend recently sent me a link to a website featuring library-inspired products – things like bookends that look like books and lamp bases that look like a stack of books.  I think my friend was having fun with me as I am a well-known book fan and spent my four years of college shelving books in the country’s largest private library system (but that is a story for another time).

Anyway, the site I was sent is the home of Richard E. Bishop of Norristown, PA.  I enjoyed looking at the library collection, but it was the site’s other section that really caught my eye – a section labeled “men’s gifts.”

Richard E. Bishop’s men’s gift section features mostly barware with signature images like water fowl, ships and horses – specifically the famous Seabiscuit.  This stuff is cool – shot glasses hidden in a fake book, decanter sets and everything you need to make your next men’s poker night extra special.

I particularly liked the line featuring the Snooty Fox“TALLY-HO! All decked out in his finest riding habit, from shiny boots to his beaver top hat, only this time it’s the ‘Snooty Fox,’ not the master of the hounds. Whimsical and handsome all at the same time.”

Check out all the products of Richard E. Bishop here. – that’s all we need to say.  Seriously! – the very idea of it is cool.  Sure enough, a quick visit to the site proves that there are many ways to organize your home and I suppose even your life.

There are departments for organizing your closets, kitchens, and even your crafts.  I was quite fond of the products for organizing your garage – which is something I have never been able to do in my life – but now I am inspired.

Clearly I am not alone.  From “According to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), fifty percent of American homeowner’s surveyed stated that their garage is disorganized and one-third call it the “messiest space” in their home. If your car is parked in the driveway because your garage has been taken over by boxes, bikes, and sports equipment, then its time to get your garage organization going.”

The site goes on to give tips on how to organize your garage. Very cool. 

Check out the site and get organized in time for spring.

I have no idea who Rose and Iris are or what they make or sell, but I have to say I want to see their website.  But alas, when you go to the Rose & Iris Company website all you find is a tantalizing graphic and a promise: “Coming Soon.”