Vive la office supply? One of my oldest friends works in the Parisian office of liquid natural gas utility GDF-Suez. Serious business, right? Making decisions that affect energy consumption on a global scale? More like making innovative design decisions on a very local scale, using those ubiquitous blocks of color with the sticky edges, Post-Its.
Here’s a rendition of Marilyn Monroe:
And Gromit, of Wallace & Gromit fame:
The building’s facade gives you a better sense of the scale of the time wasting-ahem-project:
But it doesn’t end there. Neighboring office buildings weren’t going to stand around with stacks of perfectly good Post-Its behaving on their supply closet shelves. Fifty employees of Societe Generale, the bank, stuck 9,000 notes in eight different colors to create a huge six storey representation of Asterix and Obelix:
The take away? The next time you visit your French banker or utilities representative, for a festive and well-received gift, consider preseting him or her with a stack of Post-Its.