This is a fascinating collection of vintage office supplies from the official Stationery Office of the King or Queen of England. The office was in existence for over 200 years providing office supplies to civil servants. Each item is marked with the letters “S.O.” and a crown. Lito has collected and beautifully photographed dozens of products from the S.O. Check out her Flickr Album to see and read more about the items.
Lots of people put pen (or pencil) to paper yesterday in celebration and support of National Handwriting Day. Did you? If not, that’s okay because in our little corner of the internet, everyday in Handwriting Day!
Keep on writing!
(via Life Magazine)
Kansas City is in the middle of an epic snow dump today. Everything is grey and blizzard-y so I thought some happy photos would be just the thing to cheer up we snowbound.
(via Decor8 on flickr)
This is a view of the work top from Martha Stewart Weddings Editorial Director Darcy Miller’s craft room. I thought I had a lot of pens and pencils on my desk!
(via Martha Stewart)
This is another bit of vintage office packaging from my ever-growing collection. The box included the metal spools and the two-tone ribbon. Written in pen on the box from the previous owner, “old spools replaced 3/1/88”. I wonder if she bought this box in 1988 or if it was in her office for 20 years?
Oh, the little paper ephemera treasures!
A vintage pen/pencil case that was acquired while thrifting by Hilda Grahnat.
Image from © Lime Lane Photography
For those who love letters and the envelopes they travel in, the photographs of Andrew Bush will be pure heaven — an array of envelope shapes and sizes with unique closures and colors, new and old.
As clearly indicated by this graph, happiness can be dramatically increased with greater quantities of stationery and office goods. Now you know.
(via Present and Correct)