I have a few quirks. (Shocking, I know.) I’m particularly weird about stockpiling an excessive amount of household paper goods and personal care products–stuff like toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, and Q-tips.
I also like to hoard Band-Aids. I can’t remember the last time I actually used a Band-Aid, but I like to keep several boxes on hand. And not just any Band-Aids–designer Band-Aids!
I can’t afford luxury clothes, fine leather goods, or fancy housewares, dammit, but I WILL have brand-name Band-Aids commissioned by REAL designers! (Hey, remember this post?)
I’ve been thinking about my Band-Aid obsession lately because I’ve been trying to get my hands on a box of Oh Joy! Band-Aids for months–that is, bandages created by the designer/blogger Joy Cho. They’re only available at Target and my local store was always sold out, but I finally snagged a box this past weekend. Huzzah!
This recent acquisiton brings my stable of designers to three:
Cynthia Rowley — The CR Band-Aids are the best. They’re printed with sequins, lace, gold chains, jewels, and mini photos of runway models. Squee!
Isaac Mizrahi — These are cute, too–with hearts and flowers and graphic text and even girly camouflage.
Oh Joy! — Yay! Cute and colorful! Like abstract watercolor prints!
J. Crew has also designed a set of Band-Aids, so those are next on my list. There’s a kid version (meh) and this adult version:
Now I just have to remember to USE some of these cute Band-Aids!
P.S. I hoard paper and personal care products, yet I don’t keep a supply of food or water stocked for a rainy day. I’m screwed in the event of a zombie apocalypse. I don’t think there will be much of a bartering market for makeup sponges and organic hair conditioner.