Like so many things made for children, window markers are really best appreciated by adults. How many four-year olds need to remind themselves to mail the rent?
Window markers are just so fun. They draw smoothly and brightly just like regular markers, and come in surprisingly subtle colors (I am partial to the charcoal-ish blue). They marks are easily removed from windows and mirrors with a little (all-natural) window spray, but after a particularly steamy shower you can usually just wipe the marks right off. The downside is that after a shower, or on a rainy San Francisco day, your pretty drawings and urgent reminders might streak a bit.
The ones I have are from Crayola and are available at Flax in San Francisco ($5.99, I think), but it looks like there are other options as well: neon window markers made by Unique, or if you're really serious,
waterproof window markers. I've only used the Crayola ones, however, so please comment below if there are other brands you love. Or hate.
- The note-to-self potential of window markers is great. I keep my favorite color in my medicine cabinet and jot down reminders all the time, then wipe them off after a shower. For the record, I did buy vermouth (we needed it for a recipe at work) but I did not go dancing at 10pm, as I was in bed by 9. Woo!
- Window markers are great at a party, especially if you have generously-proportioned and easily-accessible windows and mirrors. Guests can draw, keep score on game-night, start rumors, and leave messages for their host (I found a hidden "Happy Birthday" message the morning after my birthday party- the fun continues!). Entertaining, mess-free, and a bit cheaper than writing with Chanel lipstick. For crying out loud.
- Practice your writing-backwards skills by writing messages to your showering darling. So sweet!
Images: Tess Wilson