Pretty Paper in the Office: Address Books

There are some things that are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. I know this because I was looking long and hard for an address book for quite some time. I realized it was a good idea to have a hardcopy of my contacts when I couldn’t recite phone numbers of even my closest friends. Luckily, there are still a few fun, quirky, and even classically stylish address books out there. Better snatch one up while you still can! – Julie
Pretty Address Book Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper1. Little Black Book from Graphic Image

2. The Mini Black Book from russell+hazel

3. Vintage (!!) address book charm from Etsy

4. Paperthinks recycled leather address book from Amazon

5. Letterpress Address Card Set from See Jane Work

6. Semikolon business card file from Amazon

p.s. [Ed Note: Moleskine also makes a clean and modern address book – you can find them on Amazon here!]

Calligraphy Inspiration: Graceline Illustration + Calligraphy

My favorite resource for calligraphers is Instagram. There are so many amazingly talented people out there sharing what they do with the world on a daily basis. And if you aren’t following Jenny Sanders of Graceline, you’ve been missing out! Jenny is located in Portland and hosts calligraphy workshops for everyone who wants to try their hand at the written form of art. Taking a look at her website and Instagram feed, it’s easy to see she’s more than qualified for the job! – Julie
Graceline Calligraphy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Graceline Calligraphy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Graceline Calligraphy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Graceline Calligraphy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Graceline Calligraphy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo credits: 1, 2 Brushfire Photography; 3 left Apry Lann, right: Anthem Photography; 4 Caroline Frost Photography;  5 Anglea Shae Photography

Pretty Paper in the Office: Desk Trays

There’s no quicker way to instantly tidy up a desk than by corralling all bits and pieces onto a desk tray. What was once a mishmash of supplies suddenly becomes an organized vignette worthy of an Instagram post. The great thing about a desk tray is that it can be anything. As long as it can hold its own (and all of your supplies) while adding a little style to your workspace. – Julie
PrettyPaperDeskTrays

 

1. Kate Spade acrylic desk tray from See Jane Work

2. Love letter trays from West Elm

3. Brass tray from ferm LIVING

4. Acrylic tray from russell+hazel

5. Vintage desk tray from Present&Correct

6. Bent wood tray from Present&Correct

Calligraphy Inspiration: Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

While following links all around the Internet, looking at new stationery and prints, I found my way from this great Copperplate Guide print to Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press. Ashley, with a BFA in graphic design, is also a printmaker and calligrapher! She offers a wide selection of invitations and services featuring her lovely handiwork. Take a look at some of her work below. – Julie

Calligraphy Inspiration: Ashley Buzzy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Ashley Buzzy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Ashley Buzzy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Ashley Buzzy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Ashley Buzzy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Ashley Buzzy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

To see more of her work, visit Ashley’s portfolio, shop, and Instagram for your fill of calligraphy eye candy.

Photo credits: 1, 2, 6 right Haley Sheffield; 3 left Ali Harper; 4 Vue Photography; 3 right, 5, 6 left Rustic White

Pretty Paper in the Office: Calculators

I refuse to let go of some things; calculators are one of those things. I’ve used the app that comes standard on phones, but there’s something about the tactile act of pressing the keys that lets me get into a flow in a way I never could on a touchscreen. (I also can’t get over the accuracy issue. I always mess up on the phone!) After attending my first NSS a few years ago, it became obvious that with some work, it’s just better to have an actual calculator in hand. Luckily there are still plenty of great options out there for those of use who like to crunch those numbers the old school way.  – Julie
Pretty Paper in the Office: Well Designed Calculator Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

 

1. Eco-calculator by Poppin

2. Slim small calculator from neo-utlity

3. Mobile calculator by IDEA International

4. Slip-on calculator from Anthropologie

5. Braun calculator from The Future Perfect

6. Lexon bamboo calculator from See Jane Work