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
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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

Calligraphy Inspiration: Cast Calligraphy & Design

With the cold weather settling in and a fresh blanket of snow outside, I look towards my social media feeds for inspiration. I happened upon Cast Calligraphy on Instagram, and the work of Anna Boswell swept me off my feet. Cast Calligraphy, based in Bozeman, Montana, is essentially like a love letter to…well, letters. What started as a love for paper and weddings developed into a beautiful body of work. – Julie

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Anna’s work features a simple yet striking palettes and feather light strokes. Oh so very romantic, don’t you think?

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Even with these crisp, cool colours and lines, Anna’s wedding details give me the warm and fuzzies. Cast Calligraphy offers all kinds services including signage, business and personal stationery, on-site calligraphy, and  even envelope lining.

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Anna’s working on a brand new website with even more eye-candy for us all so be sure to check in with her! In the meantime, you can keep up with her work on her blog, Instagram, and Facebook.

Photo credits: 1, 3 (left) Maria Lamb; 2, 5, 6 (right) Anna Boswell; 3 (right) Jeremiah and Rachel Photography; 4 Orange Photographie; 6 (left) Reverie Supply

Pretty Paper in the Office: Pencil Sharpeners

Whether you use it everyday as a tool, or just have a few around in case you need them, pencils always find their way into the workplace. Which means you also need to have a pencil sharpener around. Even though it’s an afterthought to most, these tiny tools not only serve to sharpen, they can be a cute addition to your workspace. From vintage toy treasures to shiny new sharpeners, you’re bound to find one just right for you. – Julie
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No. 1 Solid aluminum pencil sharpener

No. 2 Suck UK Clockwork pencil sharpener

No. 3 Dux Outer Ring brass sharpener

No. 4 Vintage Boston pencil sharpener

No.5 Vintage globe sharpener

No. 6 Bakelite double pencil sharpener

Calligraphy Inspiration: The Weekend Type

I hope you’re ready for some amazing calligraphy inspiration! This month’s calligrapher of note is the lovely Korie Lynn Herold of  The Weekend Type. Not only is she doing great work behind the camera as a talented wedding photographer, she’s providing beautiful work for the camera as a calligrapher. Her portfolio is a stunner – filled with hand-lettered goodies for you to feast your eyes on. – Julie

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Simple light and wispy threads of ink make these wedding invitations utterly romantic. A gorgeous option for those seeking strong yet silent stationery.

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This message in a bottle invitation definitely works much better with lovely calligraphy rather than something overly kitsch to play on the theme.

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To see more of Korie’s calligraphy, be sure to check out her blog and Instagram!

Photos via: Korie Lynn Herold

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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