Ruler Box

created by

Dorothy Spencer

$170.00 $ 99.95

Dorothy Spencer created by

Dorothy Spencer

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Yardstick Box

Celebrity endorsements and flashy TV commercials haven't always ruled advertising. Yardsticks used to be the way to get your business name known, and designer Dorothy Spencer's fabulously funky yardstick box recaptures the charm of the hardware stores and lumberyards that printed up rulers. Spencer searches for retro rulers and crafts these varnished keepsake boxes with roller skate wheels for feet and a water faucet handle. Handmade in Virginia. Each is one of a kind.

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Dorothy Spencer

created by

Dorothy Spencer

Dorothy Spencer is an author, design historian and creator of home furnishings whose products are made from recycled materials. An avid flea marketer and junker, she juggles her love for building and design with the challenge of writing.

She says of her work, "I have, even as a child, always been fascinated by old pieces of wood, advertising ephemera, old type and the like. As a student of design history and studio design, my interest turned toward the idea of what could be made from already existing materials, just reintroducing them so as to be seen in a different context. I find that the challenge to take something as common and everyday as a broomstick or a license plate or a set of discarded roller skate wheels or hockey sticks and transform them, combining shapes and uses, colors and designs, to create something new and extraordinary from something old and ordinary -- is very exciting."

Ms. Spencer lives in New Jersey where she maintains her design studio.

Handmade
Made from
ceramic, wood
Measurements
8"L x 8"W x 8"H
Item ID
12467

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Ruler Box
 
4.0

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4.0

Unique and fun

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from Ilinois

About Me Homeowner

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decorative

    Comments about Ruler Box:

    I received this a mother's day gift. It was wonderfully unique addition to my home. It is defintely homemade, because it is not perfectly level or matched up, but that is part of the charm.

    I work in advertising and I collect older forms of advertising. The yardstick box fits in perfectly in the collection.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    3.0

    Hmmm...

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    from Seattle

    About Me Homeowner, Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Move

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decorative

      Comments about Ruler Box:

      I bought this for my husband as a unique birthday gift and though it is unique, it does not feel as authentic as I expected. [...] The piece just feels a bit 'assembly line' to me and not like the artist was involved in the final product.

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      5.0

      Cool !

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      from Berkeley, CA

      About Me Stylish

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room

        Comments about Ruler Box:

        Its reusing materials, it is one-of-a-kind, it is practical !

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