Walls 360 makes stickers. Does that sound too boring? Okay, they insist that they don’t make stickers. They make re-positionable, self-adhesive fabric that doesn’t leave residue and sticks to just about any surface. You can wad them up, unfold them, and stick them to something else. They stick to brick walls, painted or not. They’ll stick to the outside of buildings. I stuck one to my purse for over a month, and I only removed it out of boredom. They are possibly the most geeky stickers I’ve ever seen, and that’s not even getting into the prints. There’s also a little geek pride in knowing the co-founder and creative director, Yiying Lu, is also the designer of the Twitter fail whale.
It’s not just giant space panoramas that you can change out when you get tired of them or the die-cut, life size Capitan Picards. Stickers this cool bring a new level of interactivity to the game, because you can pull them off, reposition them, and keep playing. Tangrams. Tetris. You name it. You can also order custom designs.
They just launched another round of designs aimed at schools, and I think I may have to go buy an interactive periodic table of the elements for my daughter’s new room. The QR codes link to Wikipedia articles for each element. We’re looking at ways to decorate our interior that won’t put off potential home buyers if we want to sell a couple years down the line, and Walls 360 wall art would certainly fit the bill. It might even be fun and educational for my budding young scientist.
Full disclosure: Yiying Lu offered to send me a sample after I’d already written this but before it went live. I’ll update later with my geeky redecoration.