After writing a novel based on the stories from discarded buttons, I’ve kind of developed a super power about finding buttons in surprising places. Right now we’re in the midst of a house remodel and I’ve been looking at benches for flexible seating. I stumbled upon Iron Thread Designs, a furniture maker that uses buttons a lot and just developed a special Buttons with Benefits system . It’s pretty cool–when you buy their starburst bench you get a set of interchangeable buttons to use as it suits your mood. I think I must have this!