Sun Dogs – an upside of this super cold weather!

Freezing your keister off? It is worth it for the Sundogs! So there you are driving to work (or taking the bus) and there are these crazy vertical rainbows in the sky.  Since it is -10 degrees Fahrenheit, you know that isn’t rain up there, but it is excellent. A sun dog (or sundog), mock sun[1] or phantom sun,[2] scientific name parhelion (plural parhelia), is […]

Get a really, really Green 3-ring Binder

Green is overused as a term for eco-friendly – and eco-friendly is overused already as a marketing term instead of an actual fact. That is why when Naked Binder says we have the most environmentally friendly binders for the planet, we can back that up. Our 3-ring binders are made with 100% FSC certified post […]

How to Get Rid of a Vinyl Binder

Getting rid of a vinyl binder actually requires a bit of thought. Vinyl is in essence a toxic substance and if you want to recycle your vinyl binder you have to do some work. To recycle small amounts of vinyl binders: The only parts of a vinyl binder that can be recycled are the rings […]

Why Your Vinyl (and many other) Binders Fall Apart

You just bought a new 3-ring binder and you are ready to be organized – so why is it falling apart when you use it? Traditionally, 3-ring binders are made sort of like books. This is where the book comparison ends. In a poorly made 3-ring binder front board, back board and spine board are […]

Green Living: Seal up that drafty house!

If you don’t live in California or Hawaii in the U.S. you have noticed the freezing temperatures. If your house is a bit drafty, you may want to do something about it before that next crazy cold spell hits. Grist’s Ask Umbra column had some nice tips especially for those who are renting and don’t […]

A Proposal binder should stand out in a good way.

You put a lot of effort into your proposals – whether for an arts residency or for the joys of engineering a new bridge. You want to stand out from other proposals – even better, stand above them.  A really beautiful binder lets everyone know your attention to detail, your sense of style and, in […]