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.
(via Lito Apostolakou of Palimpest and Inklinks)
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!
(viaThings Neatly Organized)
Thanks to former Hallmarker and lettering artist Chris Purcell for this lovely greeting for Fountain Pen Day. UK-based Pen Heaven has a lovely list of fountain pen facts to share today.
Show your fountain pen pride today! Or maybe use today as an excuse to buy that new pen you’ve been eyeballing.
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.
I thought you might be tickled to see what my work desk really looks like. Now you know why I dream of something better than the beige Herman Miller AO2 cubicle in which I dwell.
(Still life with Halloween donut and Kaweco). This is a daily carry I can wholeheartedly support. In truth, this was my breakfast this morning. And boy, was it yummy!
This lovely collection of vintage pen nibs was collected and photographed by Dutch type designer Erik Van Blokland of LettError. They all still have nibs in the boxes. Stunning.
(via AdaLou Vintage)
From the Brickshelf gallery
Typewriter made of Lego. (via Brickshelf Gallery. Shoutout to Present & Correct for the tip)
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.
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
– Albert Einstein
It’s been published ceaselessly but as I am looking over my own cluttered desk and debating whether to tidy, I thought it fitting. Happy cluttered desk day!
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)
From left to right, top to bottom: Paper Pastries, Bakanekosan, Fragmentedm, Eabaddeley, YvetteInufio, Goosenotswan, Uppercasemag, IvanR365, and Bakanekosan again!
(via davidreno, originally from beautyisshe)
Happy Fourth of July, my fine friends! Hope your have a lovely day of fun in the shade (its too hot this year for fun in the sun) and I’ll see you back here on Thursday!
A desk with a cat is always well-appointed.
(via Tiny Mailbox from Hemingway lifestyle)
Faber Castell Pitt Drawing Chalks on Flickr.
Box of vintage A.W. Faber Castell black drawing chalks “Pitt” in round medium.
(on loan from the Ben Jones collection)