The Tube

Cardboard tube for storageI’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but whenever I go on an extended trip somewhere, I make a concerted effort to come home with paper.

Note: See San Francisco and Paris.

These paper trips would not be possible without the help of one thing – The Tube.

The Tube has been very good to me. I can store paper both inside the tube and wrapped around the outside of it. Not only does the tube protect my paper, but it often validates my decision to buy more paper than is necessary. There’s always room for one more sheet!

My husband does not like the tube. It’s the paper wrapped on the outside of the tube that makes him nervous. He thinks that tube is a four-letter word. When he sees The Tube, he realizes that there will be at least one occasion during our travels when I will have a paper-related freak out. I just read that sentence to him and he laughed.

He knows it’s true.

I acquired the tube during a trip to Papers! in Albuquerque, NM. I liked that they branded the tube with their logo.

Label from Papers!

It wasn’t until last year that I decided to actively collect stickers from places that I purchased paper. I’m going for a luggage label vibe.

Label from Arch Art Supply

The Kozo Arts label bums me out since they are no longer in business.

Label from Kozo Arts

So that’s the grand tour. I have a total of three labels. For now. All hail The Tube!

4 Responses to “The Tube”

By Ellen - 14 June 2011 Reply

Did you go to Flax when you were in SF?? They have a huge room in back that’s nothing but rows and rows of flat files of paper. It requires bringing a little paper bag to breathe into when the hyperventilation gets to be too much, I’m telling you. (Well, that and plastic money.) I love the stickers.

By Ellen - 14 June 2011 Reply

Oops–got ahead of myself and see on the other post that you answered that question! I still think the stickers are great!

By Elissa - 14 June 2011 Reply

Ellen –

I’m hoping that my tube will look like this at some point.


By Ellen - 14 June 2011 Reply

Oh yes! Absolutely! 🙂

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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