Pulp Magic: Archive

JUNE 6, 2017
Subscription Box Industry is an Increasingly Bigger Player in the New Retail Landscape
By Mary Anne Hansan

A week doesn’t go by without hearing about the changing face of American retail, including the demise of long-time American shopping institutions like Sears, or shrinking retail footprints like Macy’s and Wal-Mart.  Exactly where this is all leading is a ...

A week doesn’t go by without hearing about the changing face of American retail, including the demise of long-time American shopping institutions like Sears, or shrinking retail footprints like Macy’s and Wal-Mart.  Exactly where this is all leading is a bit uncertain.  One thing that is certain is that the $420 billion U.S. subscription market …

A week doesn’t go by without hearing about the changing face of American retail, including the demise of long-time American shopping institutions like Sears, or shrinking retail footprints like Macy’s and Wal-Mart.  Exactly where this is all leading is a bit uncertain.  One thing that is certain is that the $420 billion U.S. subscription market …

MAY 30, 2017
Cardboard Is Awesome
By Mary Anne Hansan

Over at Howlifeunfolds.com, we’ve compiled a bunch of great ideas for upcycling cardboard boxes as bedside storage units, magazine organizers, and incredibly intricate desk organizers.  There seems to be a subset of the Maker culture that is just as obsessed ...

Over at Howlifeunfolds.com, we’ve compiled a bunch of great ideas for upcycling cardboard boxes as bedside storage units, magazine organizers, and incredibly intricate desk organizers.  There seems to be a subset of the Maker culture that is just as obsessed with cardboard as we are. It reminds us of how remarkably useful cardboard is.  And …

Over at Howlifeunfolds.com, we’ve compiled a bunch of great ideas for upcycling cardboard boxes as bedside storage units, magazine organizers, and incredibly intricate desk organizers.  There seems to be a subset of the Maker culture that is just as obsessed with cardboard as we are. It reminds us of how remarkably useful cardboard is.  And …

MAY 3, 2017
Meet the Man Behind the Trees
By Mary Anne Hansan Tags arbor day managed forests paper and packaging industry

At the end of April we celebrated Arbor Day, but for the rest of the year we should celebrate the person who came up with the idea of replanting forests: J. Sterling Morton. Morton was a collection of contradictions and ...

At the end of April we celebrated Arbor Day, but for the rest of the year we should celebrate the person who came up with the idea of replanting forests: J. Sterling Morton. Morton was a collection of contradictions and accomplishments.  He was a campus radical expelled from the University of Michigan (they later gave …

At the end of April we celebrated Arbor Day, but for the rest of the year we should celebrate the person who came up with the idea of replanting forests: J. Sterling Morton. Morton was a collection of contradictions and accomplishments.  He was a campus radical expelled from the University of Michigan (they later gave …

APRIL 3, 2017
#PoweredByPaper Shakes Up High-Tech ‘South By’
By Mary Anne Hansan Tags brand experience packaging paper paper and packaging industry recyclable renewable resource

I have heard for years about South by Southwest in Austin, the interactive festival known for debuting companies that would become household names, such as Twitter and Uber. Two weeks ago, we took the Paper & Packaging — How Life ...

I have heard for years about South by Southwest in Austin, the interactive festival known for debuting companies that would become household names, such as Twitter and Uber. Two weeks ago, we took the Paper & Packaging — How Life Unfolds™ campaign to “South By” and set up a 100% corrugated booth that featured a …

I have heard for years about South by Southwest in Austin, the interactive festival known for debuting companies that would become household names, such as Twitter and Uber. Two weeks ago, we took the Paper & Packaging — How Life Unfolds™ campaign to “South By” and set up a 100% corrugated booth that featured a …

FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Don’t Throw Away That Empty Samoa Box
By Mary Anne Hansan

Just last month, supermarket entrances across the country were flanked with young sales women in their own version of army green raising money for a myriad of activities, including charity, selling – you guessed it – Girl Scout cookies. By ...

Just last month, supermarket entrances across the country were flanked with young sales women in their own version of army green raising money for a myriad of activities, including charity, selling – you guessed it – Girl Scout cookies. By now, many boxes have been delivered and let’s just say, total indulgence is taking place …

Just last month, supermarket entrances across the country were flanked with young sales women in their own version of army green raising money for a myriad of activities, including charity, selling – you guessed it – Girl Scout cookies. By now, many boxes have been delivered and let’s just say, total indulgence is taking place …

JANUARY 17, 2017
New Year, New (Organized) You
By Mary Anne Hansan Tags bullet journaling journaling paper planning

“Ok, this is the year I get organized.” You may have said this yourself, I know I have. Most New Year resolutions are a triumph of hope over experience but January is still a great time for a fresh start ...

“Ok, this is the year I get organized.” You may have said this yourself, I know I have. Most New Year resolutions are a triumph of hope over experience but January is still a great time for a fresh start and who can deny a person a little hope as winter settles in? The easiest …

“Ok, this is the year I get organized.” You may have said this yourself, I know I have. Most New Year resolutions are a triumph of hope over experience but January is still a great time for a fresh start and who can deny a person a little hope as winter settles in? The easiest …