Pretty Paper in the Office: Maps

When looking to dress your office walls, maps are certainly the go-to solution. Maps can be visually stunning and educating, and there are many options to choose from. From scratch maps to maps with pins to maps that you pin things to. No matter what you’re looking for, these maps will make sure you’re looking in the right place. – Julie
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No. 1 Corkboard map from West Elm; No. 2 Places of Earth by Oliver Jeffers; No. 3 World wall map from Schoolhouse Electric; No. 4 Kraft + White world map from Kawaii Stationery; No. 5 Deluxe Scratch-Off World map from Urban Outfitters; No. 6 Black + White world map from Kawaii Stationery

 

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Calligraphy Inspiration: petitserif

Looking through the work of this month’s calligraphy inspiration was a lot of fun. Her work is all about type; from calligraphy to lettering to typeforms created out of bacon, this girl loves letters and it’s plain to see. Wendy Xu of petitserif is has quite the talented hand. With a degree in graphic design from Parsons, and background in Type Design from Type@Cooper, her grasp on letterforms shows in her truly gorgeous calligraphy.  –Julie

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Wendy has struck a wonderful balance in styles. ‘Victoria’ is my favorite: fantastic flourishes and connections that step it up from being just another whimsical style.

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Her portfolio of lettering is filled with typographic goodies too, so you’ll definitely have to take a look for yourself! If you’d like to see more of Wendy’s work, visit her portfoliodribbble, or Instagram.

Photo Credits: Wendy Xu

 

Pretty Paper in the Office: Wall Clocks

Whether at the office or in the grand scheme of things, time flies. (Um, how is it fall already?) When I’m in the thick of it, I find myself glancing up at the clock, even if I happen to be in a room that doesn’t have one! Depending on your choice of clock, they can even pull double-duty as functional pieces of art or sculpture. No matter the style in which they do it, a wall clock will always make sure you’re right on time. - Julie

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No. 1 Tanker clock by Schoolhouse Electric; No. 2 Toki wall clock from Canoe; No. 3 Mr. White wall clock from West Elm; No. 4 4040 Locus Industrial clock from Urban Outfitters; No. 5 Dots.. wall clock by Priscila Peress; No. 6 Overlook wire clock from CB2

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Pretty Paper in the Office: File Storage

I’ve had a huge, standard filing cabinet for years. I hate the thing, but if you have papers or important documents that you need organized — something that’s always right where it should be when you need it — a filing cabinet gets the job done. Thankfully, things have changed in the past decade since I got mine. Replacing it will be difficult simply because it’s so hard to choose! Whether you’re looking for a certain style, one that stands out, or one that’s disguised as a piece of furniture, this round up shows you just a small selection of what’s out there! - Julie
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 No. 1 Paper Rope drawer chest from Target; No. 2 Helmer drawer unit by IKEA; No. 3 West 18th filing cabinet from Poppin; No. 4 TPS drawer filing cabinet from CB2; No. 5; No. 6 Strut filing cabinet from Crate & Barrel

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Calligraphy Inspiration: Meghan Kay Sadler

This month’s dose of calligraphy inspiration is an absolute triple threat; she’s a Los Angeles based photographer who also offers services in calligraphy and design. Meghan Kay Sadler‘s portfolio is filled with visual goodness. From stunning portraits to beautifully executed hand lettering, she’s the total package. Being such a visual creature, you can’t really be surprised at the level of her work. – Julie

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Light as a feather, Meghan’s calligraphy seems to be floating on air, or the paper in this case. Very delicate but it certainly makes an impact!
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Fanciful flourishes and embellishments fill the space in such a wonderful way. You can tell that Meghan has an eye for details.
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You can see more of Meghan’s calligraphy here. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to view her photography and design work as well!

Photo Credits: M. K. Sadler