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, Jan 11, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

Pinterest: taking your childhood collections online

Curio & Co. celebrates 2000 followers on Pinterest. Image from www.curioandco.com

Reinventing the simple scrapbook

We’re pleased as punch to find that we’ve reached 2000 followers on Pinterest. Pinning collections and boards on Pinterest is a lot of fun, and when you find people to share it with who enjoy it as much as you, it just makes the fun a little sweeter, you know?

And Pinterest is a lot of fun. From the discovery of new artists or missed classics, to reconnecting with childhood favorites, Pinterest never fails to give us an “Oh, yeah” moment with each pin. Plus, while some of us in the office are very organized and others are… very, very disorganized, rearranging pins and creating new boards is the aspect we all love. Is Play-Doh a toy, an art supply or… a food? Having this kind of dialog and playing these kinds of games with the pins always puts a smile on our faces.

Best of all, Pinterest, for all its cutting edge technology and social media wizardry, really takes us back to the old-fashioned scrapbook collections that we all had as kids. Jay had a binder where he kept trading cards of all the World Cup players along with his own hand-written stats from his youth soccer league games. Shirley had strips of Frank and His Friend comics that she cut from newspapers to create her own comic books. I had an epic sticker book, with stickers divided up by type (puffy, smelly, iridescent) and subject matter (Spaceman Jax, of course, and so many Smurfs). What kind of scrapbooks did you keep as a kid?

For Pinterest co-founder Ben Silbermann, it was a bug collection. He dried and pinned and labeled all kinds of creepy crawlies, and it was that fascination with bug collections that helped inspire the creation of Pinterest. “I’d always thought that the things you collect say so much about who you are,” said Silbermann in a speech from 2012. We couldn’t agree more.

As an online scrapbook, Pinterest allows us to reinvent collecting, and lets us collect things that just wouldn’t have been possible before the Internet. You’re no longer limited to wall space or scrapbook size, but now you can also collect intangible or abstract ideas and collect things that no longer exist or might not have ever existed in the first place.

If you’re not a Pinterest user, you should give it a try, because it’s a huge help and source of inspiration to collectors of all sorts. And if you are on Pinterest, let us know and show us your collection of treasures.

So thank you to all of our followers on Pinterest. We know how much time and energy it takes to cultivate your interests and find something you want to follow. (Boy, do we know.) That you decide to spend that time with us means a lot to us here at Curio & Co., and we really appreciate it.

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, Dec 23, 2014
by Ned Wazowski

Happy New Year

Curio & Co. looks back on 2014. Image courtesy of Curio and Co. www.curioandco.com

C’mon 2015, we’re ready for you!

Looking back on the year gives us a lot to be thankful for – 2014 was pretty good to us at Curio & Co.

We were so happy to be able to bring you so many pop culture classics this year – especially our favorite childhood memory in print, Spaceman Jax: Through the Mantagon Minefield. Any day that brings back those warm, cozy feelings from childhood is a real treat, and we were happy to share those days with friends old and new at Comic-Con this year.

We’re not just looking back, however. We’re already looking to the future, busy planning some exciting projects that are poised to ensure that 2015 is going to be even more fun. We can’t wait.

We have a tradition at the last Curio & Co. staff meeting of the year to share our resolutions for the future. Louis has resolved to let us all play in the archives more often (and we have all resolved not to forget the gloves). Shirley has resolved to finally take up salsa dancing. I have resolved not to spout off about things like the history of salsa dancing until someone asks. Jay has resolved to spend some time on the Sea Islands this year retracing the steps of bluesman Blind Blake. Margie has resolved to re-watch Star Station: Nimbus – but then she re-watches the show every year. Mr. Druthers has resolved to make any changes we request. But we couldn’t actually think of any – he’s pretty much the sweetest guy you’ll ever meet. Whatever your resolutions, we hope 2015 brings you lots of success.

Now, we’re off to pile into our flying cars and – what?!? Where are our flying cars?!?

Wishing you a Happy New Year from all of us at Curio & Co.

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, Dec 23, 2014
by Ned Wazowski

Merry Christmas from Curio & Co.

There’s no reason to pout – Santa Claus is coming to town!

The tree is trimmed. The stockings are up. We’ve even put out some milk and cookies (the ones we haven’t eaten, anyway). All we need now is the Big Guy.

It’s amazing how Santa manages to get all around the world in one night – and even remembers Spaceman Jax and his friends across the galaxy. (Do they have chimneys in space?)

Here’s wishing you all the best that jolly old elf can bring, and – taking a tip from Spaceman Jax’s own list – “truth and justice, to even the farthest reaches of the galaxy.”

Happy Holidays from Curio & Co.

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