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