As a follow up to Monday’s workspace reveal, I thought I would share the sources for my favorite office supplies since many of you asked. It’s pretty cool how a few stylish everyday items can put a fun twist on taking care of business.
1 – Nate Berkus marble print tray (Target, no longer available) – It has the look of marble minus the hefty price tag and hefty weight. I use it at my desk to corral a vase of fresh flowers and my glasses.
2 – red Swingline stapler – It’s a colorful version of an office standby. Also, no more staple jams!
3 – acrylic & gold tape dispenser – Anything is better than the off-the-shelf, flimsy plastic dispensers. I always know where the tape is now and I save money by purchasing refill tape rolls.
4 – planner with gold details (Sugar Paper for Target) – If I don’t write it down, it doesn’t happen. This eco-friendly planner is constructed of recycled paper and soy-based ink. The gold spiral binding and letterpress make it special.
5 – elago indigo & gold phone case – I can’t say enough good things about this phone case. I love the look of the gold aluminum while the indigo surround provides an appealing tactile experience. (I have a thing for phone cases that feel nice beneath my fingers. I’m weird like that.)
6 – Lufkin chrome clad pocket tape measure – I keep this tape measure at my desk for quick measurements when shopping online for furniture or home accessories. I toss it in my purse when I’m heading out the door to a brick and mortar shop. It’s less cumbersome than lugging around the bulky 25′ tape measure that we use for home improvement projects.
7 – gold scissors – I have designated scissors in my sewing box for cutting fabric so these are fair game for opening mail and packages and for crafting. My kids love using them, too. They call them The Golden Scissors. All hail The Golden Scissors!
None of these items are must-have’s but you know what they say about all work and no play…
image: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking