We were very inspired by this post, specifically the hanging clipboards on Lotta Jansdotter's too-cool brick studio walls. While we have exposed brick in our place, too, in the form of a massive fireplace, we don't have the flat, vertical surface area that she does.
In fact, surface area is at a premium in our space, period. What we do have, however, is a low window next to our desk, with plenty of space on the sill. So we bought the clipboards (a three-pack for $3 -- individual clipboards were $6 each), and used them to clip all currently active papers (anything that is not active is filed), and arranged them in the window.
We loved it until we walked outside and realized that the back of the clipboards weren't nearly as attractive as the front.
So here's the question...what do you think should go on the back?