Bright Idea: Gold Teeth Brooklyn's Wall-Mount Notepads

by Nina Myers McCammon

I used to have one of those to-do list notepads that stick to the front of the fridge, and while it was certainly convenient (I never forgot to buy chili powder—what can I say, we make tacos like every week), it was always falling off, sliding down, or getting altogether dismantled by a certain toddler's grubby paws. And in the new house, we don't even have a magnetic fridge, so I've been relying solely on my crappy memory or making notes on my iPhone which seems to conveniently fail me just as I arrive at the grocery store (does this happen to anyone else?!) WHICH IS WHY I was super excited to spot these attractive wall-mount, wood-backed notepads at Gold Teeth Brooklyn's booth at the National Stationery Show. Who doesn't have 11" x 4" x 1.25" of wall space to spare?

Wall-mount pads at the National Stationery Show

"I wanted to come up with a fun way to recycle the scraps from my greeting cards—to use the entire cow, so-to-speak," says GTB designer Jesse Levison, who, as a busy entrepreneur, uses to-do lists constantly and simply wanted a classier way of displaying them. "The little brass bar mimics the one I use to tear each piece of paper for my greeting cards."

Each set is made in America, from the hand-cut and hand-painted wood, hand-torn Rives BFK 100% cotton rag paper, brass hardware, and screen-printed labels. The pads come in peach, blue, or green with a custom GTB pencil and officially launched on their site today. $28. Available here.

Special offer: Gold Teeth Brooklyn is offering 50 States of Style readers a 10% discount on their website with the code 50STATES10.