Daydreaming: rubber bands

Yesterday I needed a rubber band, but could not find a single one in the house, which prompted a bit of a search for rubber bands last night.  Wow!  The humble rubber band has come a long way.

There are amazing stretch shelves made with large rubber bands.

There are ingenious storage containers with rubber bands to hold them closed. (This could also be done with those glass refrigerator containers that don't stay closed.)

There are exceptionally pretty rubber bands and X-shaped rubber bands.

You can even buy a rubber band ball that is already made for you! Once you've gathered all your rubber bands, visit Apartment Therapy where there is a great post listing 21 household uses for them.  Who knew just how useful and fun this humble office supply could be.