Thursday, August 21, 2014


Over on David Scrimshaw's blog, David Scrimshaw's Blog, Milan posted a link in a comment to a photo of a binder clip sphere.

The photo was posted on boingboing following a post by the sphere's creator, Eduardo Ballestero, on Reddit:

He says on Reddit that it's sturdy enough to toss back and forth, though it does hurt a bit.

What a thing of beauty! If Eduardo does post the instructions as he said he would, that would be most awesome!

- RG>

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dutch bike dress guards

A couple of years ago, binder clip fan Allison sent a link to this Design Sponge blog post showing crocheted dress guards for one's bike.

Naturally, the crocheted guards are held on to the fenders by binder clips! If you follow the link and check out the other photos, you'll see that the clips are coordinated with the fender colours.

- RG>

Monday, December 31, 2012

Newspaper transport

A clever downtown cyclist used a binder clip to carry a newspaper on the cables that come off the handlebars:

I generally don't need this technique, since I always have bags on the back of my bike. However, I do sometimes use it if I need to put notes in front of me while I'm riding.

- RG>

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Returning a DVD

I got my annual domain renewal notice for, so I figured now is as good a time as any to post a second entry in the Binder Clip Fan Club blog. Still not to many fan club members, but that's not a problem.

If you're like me and you've regularly got a carabiner on your belt, you can use a binder clip to hold onto a DVD case or paperback novel, keeping your hands free for other things.

Send me your binder clip stories and ideas for uses, and maybe I'll get around to actually posting some of them one of these days. Enjoy!

- RG>

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Creating the Fan Club Header

What better inauguration than a "making of" clip for the beautiful BCFC header.

I started by layout out a screen on the floor to act as a clean background, then dumping a box of assorted binder clips onto it:

Next I took some photos. Not nearly enough, it turns out, but it resulted in a couple decent stock photos of binder clips, like this one:

I plucked out the rubber bands, and pulled out the smaller coloured clips. These would be sprinkled on top to make it look like there are more (just like in Parliament!)

From there, it's a matter of snapping another photo or two:

Cropping it and adding some text in Picasa:

Upload it and find a compatible template, and that's it!

Oh, except for cleaning up the pile of binder clips. The easiest and most readily available tool for scooping the clips back into the box was, I kid you not, a clipboard!

Now to recruit some members of this fan club...

- RG>