Little boxes.

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I really love Jen Renninger's collection of boxes. She describes them as "two stories in one: the outside tells one tale while the inside tells another."

So, now I have a new reason to be excited about visiting my parents this Christmas. The plan is to raid my dad's tool cabinet to see if he still keeps nails in 32-year-old blue and pink infant formula canisters. If that's the case, guess what I'll be using as planters in the new year?

Pee Chee keen.

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The Pee Chee. I never had one and always wondered what they were (from all those Judy Blume books I read in middle school). Kinda like a precursor to the hallowed Trapper Keeper, the Pee Chee was a classroom staple, and lent itself to some awesomely creative modifications. I love how the lead runner on the bottom is able to take on so many personas โ€“ afro guy, hair metal dude (I saw a lot of those), and a couple that I felt couldn't be re-posted here. ;) Above are some of my faves.

Top left: O.G. Pee Chee cover; top right: by Marcia Rivero Bourne, 1967; bottom left: by Steven Leone; bottom right: by Scott Davis, circa 1983.