Inspiring Sculpture of Staples

Have you ever wondered what you could do with 100,000 staples, 40 hours and artistic genius?

Well, I hadn’t either but now I can’t help but wonder after seeing artist Peter Root‘s amazing Ephemicropolis project from 2010.

The Ephemicropolis project includes 100,000 staples “broken into varying sizes from full stacks about 12cm high down to single staples. These stacks were then stood up and arranged over a period of 40 hours.”


He also created “Lowrise” in 2006, which is equally stunning …

You can also watch a 2 minute fast-motion movie and watch “Low-rise” come to life.

I never realized that a case of staples could be so inspiring! What office supplies do you find inspiring?

Once you get inspired, what are your favorite office tools or technologies for capturing those inspirations? White Board? Day Planner? Evernote? Old fashioned legal pad? By sharing your favorite tools and products with us, you’re giving us ideas for our future Price Crusher / Deal of the Day items at!

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