Depending on the task, a blank sketchbook could actually add work. Grids, guides, and other helpful organizational tools are definitely your friend if you’re sketching out ideas for a new website, drawing up plans for your next build, or planning the opening scene of a video. There are sketchbooks to aid you with most any job these days, with interior pages designed to help rather than hinder creativity. – Julie
2. Best Made Co.
3. Friends of Type
4. Laurence King
5. App Sketchbook
6. Princeton Architectural Press
The art of calligraphy typically brings to mind pointed pen or broad edge styles, but it also extends to lettering by brush… which I realized I haven’t showcased as much of, surprisingly. There’s no better time to correct that than now! Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete came to mind instantly. Lauren has a way with watercolor and brushwork that transforms a single word into a fluid, dynamic stream of tone and beauty. – Julie
To keep up with the latest from Lauren and A Fabulous Fete, follow along on Instagram and Facebook, check out her blog, or peruse her shop which includes some fantastic calligraphy cocktail stirrers.
Photo credits: 1 Odalys Mendez Photography; 2-6 left Lauren Saylor; 6 right Rustic White Photography
Your office can be pretty much anywhere nowadays. Depending on what you do, you may need a entirely different set of tools to get to work – or to stay organized. Today I’m rounding up a tried and true workspace companion: the toolbox. It’s difficult to resist simple yet stylish storage that allows you to take your workspace with you wherever you go! – Julie
3. Aaron Poritz
4. Sung Wook Park for Umbra
6. Kaufmann Mercantile
I love the amount of detail in calligraphy. Look carefully at any word, any letter, and you can see how the details of each part work together to create a spectacular whole. One little curve or swash and something can be completely transformed. I thought sharing the work of Amy Arriola of Letter Love Studio would be fitting as Amy is all about the details, and her work is a shining example of that. – Julie
To see more of Amy’s beautiful calligraphy, be sure follow along on her Instagram feed.
Photo credits: 1, 4 Megan Robinson Photography; 2, 3 l+r, 6 l+r Sarah Carpenter Photography; 5 Amy Arriola
Whether they’re meant for the kitchen or the bar, rolling carts are quickly becoming an office staple. Everything you could need, no matter the task or the work space, can travel with you. And if they tuck away under a desk or table, that’s even better! With such a range of carts available, for any and all spaces and in all styles and colours, you’ll roll up on the perfect piece in no time. – Julie
1. Williams Sonoma
2. World Market
4. World Market
6. Bed Bath & Beyond