Posts Tagged ‘photo of the day’

His (or Her) Majesty’s Stationery Office

Collage of images from H.M.S.O.

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)

Handwriting Day Follow-Up

Giant Office Supply Props

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“The Incredible Shrinking Man” Movie
Movie stagehands pushing a 400-pound pair of gigantic scissors on a dolly next to two men carrying a 21-ft. pencil, just some of the props that created the illusion of a dwindling hero for the movie “The Incredible Shrinking Man” at Universal Studios.
Location: Hollywood, CA, US
Date taken: September 1956
Photographer: Allan Grant

 

(via Life Magazine)

Typewriter Ribbon Box

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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!

Less than Well-Appointed

What The Desk really looks like

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.

Einstein Quote of the Day

“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!

Happy Independence Day!

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!

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