I don't normally do product reviews, but I couldn't pass up the chance to get my hands on some Pinhooks
Living in an apartment, I use pushpins where I can to minimize holes in the walls. Having pushpins with a hook are like a dream come true!
I've made a little corner of the closet into my necklace and earring area. If I see them, I wear them. What better place to put them than by my coat (which gets used 360 days a year here in San Francisco)? I used twine and pushpins to make a line on which to hang my earrings.
The reason there is space between the ironing board on the left and my red coat on the right is that the vacuum cleaner lives between them, though he's not tall enough to make it into the picture.
As you can see, the twine bows in the center. It also "twangs" very time I take earrings off the line, sometimes bouncing earrings off the line entirely (and sometimes right into the mechanics of the vacuum cleaner ... but that's a story for another time.) I'd been hoping for something better!
That's where Pinhooks come in. I'd bought some balsa-wood dowels a while ago just for this purpose, but I had no way to secure them to the wall. The Pinhooks work perfectly!
Gah! This photo makes me so happy. It's not easy to take pictures in the dark closet, but I think you get the idea. And the dowel doesn't jiggle all my earrings to the center or fling them off. This set up is so much more stable than the twine.
I also stuck a couple more in the wall to hold some sashes and ribbons. I walked around the apartment with my hands full of Pinhooks looking for places to use them. I didn't find anything else yet, but I'm sure I will.
There's an idea for an art project I'd really love to do: put the Pinhooks in the wall in a grid pattern and hang circles cut from magazines from them so they are free to move in the breeze. Could be really pretty. And, you could swap out the circles to change the colors or images for the seasons, holidays, or your mood. Like the sequins on these water trucks
There's an art piece on the side of a building in SOMA
that uses this technique, too, and it looks amazing when it's windy out. So kinetic! It won't ever be that windy inside my apartment ... but I'm sure they'll move a little. :)
Pinhooks come in four different sets: white/gray/black, clear, primaries, and brights, and. Lucky me, they sent me one of each set free for my review! Just one more irresistible fact ... they are made in the U.S.A. I love Pinhooks!Full disclosure: They bought an ad on my site, but it was not in exchange for the review and that did not influence my review at all.