Friday, February 10, 2012

How To Wear Dozens of Hats At Once


It’s all about the hats. A cartoon tuna in a hat urges us to make tuna soufflé with a hat - and make sure the hat is high! This makes it fancy because only formal tuna soufflés wear top hats. Yes, make sure everyone is wearing tuxedos and ball gowns tonight, Mom.

I’ve been meaning to write about this terrific ad (which I found here ages ago) for a long time. But I didn’t. You know why? Because I made a URL bookmark for it that ended up being buried in a bookmark list. I rediscovered it this week - thanks to Clipix.

Clipix is a terrific new online tool you can use to organize any and all images you find and love online by making as many Clipboards as you like. You can use it for anything, not just images - but the first thing I wanted to do was pull up all the images I’d lost track of. I wanted to see them together - and Clipboards are just what I was wanting (even though I didn’t even know they existed).

It’s really easy to sign up for a Clipix account using either Facebook, Twitter, or an email My In the Retro Kitchen Clipboard - so far!address. There is a little Clipix icon that you drag to your toolbar. This allows you to save any given image (or anything else you see online, for that matter) onto the Clipboard. It’s quite easy to move images around on different Clipboards ; and you can also set up Multiboards, which are groups of related Clipboards.

Syncboards are Clipboards that you use with friends and family - to share anything you like among as many people as you like. You can post any of the images on FB or Twitter, and its easy to set your Clipboards as public, private, or just for some friends to see.

You can use Clipix for tons of things besides finding images. How about making the best shopping list ever, that you can add to in the store? You can do that if you use the Clipix iPhone App. Or make some Clipboards into vacation planners, gift lists, reading lists and as a way to save great articles for later reading - it’s so much easier to organize almost anything if you can visualize it on a Clipboard. At least it is for me. You can see a screen shot of my "In the Retro Kitchen" Clipboard above on the right.


It is so inspiring and fun, and makes me remember why I love these images so much.Clipix is revolutionizing the way I think about my writing, my blogs and any lists I’ve been making on tiny pieces of paper. Imagine making a Google Image search and just being able to gather striking images into groups - complete, I’m happy to say, with citation and a link to the original.

I am having so much fun with Clipix, it’s a bit hard to tear myself away to write this, but I wanted to share it with you. Because if you ever have anything you want to gather and look at (I think that’s pretty much all of us, right?), I think you will love Clipix. It will let you wear as many hats, so to speak, as you like - even a high hat to go with that fancy retro tuna soufflé.clipix


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3 comments: said...

Love your site! Vintage ads are very cool, and I like your insightful comments. said...
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Marcheline said...

An ad for food should never use the words "tuna" and "yeast" in the same sentence. Just sayin'. 8-)