For someone who loves the aesthetics and apparatus of the vintage office, the Life Japanese Stationery products will surely please. Life uses the same featherlight paper stock for their Airmail stationery that they used in 1946 when they opened their doors. They even have matching Airmail envelopes. Airmail paper pad is $12.95 AUD for 50 sheets and envelopes are $9.95 AUD for pack of 10.
If the Airmail stationery does not entice, what about the Typing Bond? The pad is standard A4 sized and includes 50 sheets. Oh, my growing collection of typewriters are going to enjoy stomping little letters across sheets of this fine paper! $8.95 AUD
And no office is complete without a couple steno pads for quick notes. These three lovely pads in subdued vintage colors. The green cover is the traditional Gregg ruled, the yellow with blue lettering is ruled and the yellow with red lettering is grid paper. Each sells for $12.95 AUD.
All products are currently available through Notemaker. Don’t forget to take advantage of the 10% discount at checkout by entering the code “WELLAPPDESK12” at checkout.
Planet Money recently featured a story about how Mitt Romney’s private equity firm Bain Capital tried –and failed– to build a paper empire by investing in American Pad and Paper (AmPad), the 100-year old US legal pad manufacturer. Click through to hear the whole sordid story.
(via Planet Money)
This is a lovely audio story about how pencils and paper still make an impact on people. What would take to a desert island? Pencil and paper, of course. Favorite items in your “dream pencil case”? Hear more by listening to the story on the BBC.
Ever wondered how to tell if you’re getting a notebook with quality paper in it? This article from paperblanks is an informative overview to help you find the “good paper.”
This beautiful wood file box and assorted cards set is one of the most beautiful, iconic pieces of modern office accessories. I’d put it up there with the Aeron chair in items that will be remembered. Lovely Design has been selling these beauties for ten years now and hopefully will continue to sell them for at least another ten. $65
With autumn quickly approaching, this pile of golden ginkgo leaf-it notes is so inspiring to me. Another in the leaf-it notes series.
If you’re a fan of sushi, this set of note pads is going to make you want a side of ginger and wasabi. Fun, quirky notepads that will be nothing but rice patties as you use them. About $24 for the set of four small blocks from Rakuten.
These notepads from Rifle Paper Co make me want to get my office and desk in “back-to-school order” with objects that inspire me to plan, organize and be prepared for the rest of the year.
I wanted to provide more detailed information about the new line of notepads and calendars for 2012 with these delightful paintings but the high traffic from Design Sponge I must have eaten their server. Hopefully, it’ll be back up now.
I love a hotel with good stationery. This is the identity and stationery for The Nolitan in Little Italy in NYC.
Another great post from Lost Crates blog.
A notebook and a pen can be a highly effective personal productivity system
Why pen and paper?
You may think about iPhones, Blackberries, or at least a computer, so you can remember and search and so on. I tried using those, but they didn’t work well. Pen and paper have unique characteristics that are suitable for just “getting things done”.
- Infinite portability: you can take it anywhere，never run out of power，and never lose signal.
- Intuitive: It is just a tool, and never adds burdens to your brain. This is crucial when you are doing something creative. For me only something creative really excites me. Only those kinds of things can bring me real progress.
- Limitation: You can’t put tons of information on a page in one second. You just write the most important notes most of the time, focusing on the most important words. So you will never face tons of information that easily overloads your brain.
- Distraction-free: When you plan anything on a computer, you have to face tons of distractions, IM messages, new emails, rss feed readers, twitter replies, Facebook updates, etc.
Picture via Waterflowon.com
This beautiful little pad comes from Anthropologie originally but I found it on Papermode. Aged brown paper stock, linen tape binding and a column to put those much loved check marks when you’ve completed the tasks on you list. Lovely!
If anyone has seen these at their local Anthropolgie or owns one, can you provide some additional information? Thanks!
Feeling a bit macabre? DL&Co has just the stationery set for you. Twelve notecards printed with a skull stored in a gothically-delicious ornate resin box. Death threats, heart-wrenching break-ups and morbid poetry has never looked better.
(via DL & Company)
Download and assemble these paper pencils to add a bit of fun and whimsy to your desk. (via upon a fold)
Useless/Nothing/Nosy File Folders
via fuckyeahschoolsupplies: by way of civilmisfit: from knockknock
Thanks to Creature Comforts, for some very cute, free PDFs for Shopping Lists and Notes. Just what I need to start getting organized. I think I’ll print them up, cut them to size and magnet a stack to the front of my fridge with a Magnetic Bulldog Clip.
Knock Knock designs beautiful, witty (and sometimes a little too truthful) office supplies. I couldn’t pick just one to feature so here’s a smattering of their offerings, from the My Dysfucntions Journal to the Help! Sticky Notes and Importance Task Clips. No cubicle dwellers life would be complete without them. Embrace your inner Dilbert.. or Dwight, as the case may be.
Oh Joy! File Folder Set: includes 9 folders, 3 hanging file folders, labels and comes in a silk-screened storage case. $16.99
Leaf-It Sticky Notes are a novel way to leave a note, mark a page or just brighten up your workspace.
Comes in 20 sheets x 4 leaves (total 80 sheets). $6
Waste Not Paper: Chartreuse Dots File Folder Set
Desk organizer + file folders that aren’t beige. Joy!