Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis
Back to school is just around the corner, and it has us seriously jonesing for chic office supply upgrades. It’s possible we never outgrew the joys of acquiring fresh pencils and trapper keepers, but truthfully, it’s not really something we’re looking to outgrow. Curating the proper workspace vibe is a timeless art and one we take great pride in. After all, work is all the more fun, not to mention exponentially more productive, with the proper tools on hand.
To prove our point, we’ve lined up a selection of handsome and ultra-cool desk accessories that are sure to inspire a wave of creativity in your home office. Given the amount of time we all devote to our places of business, curating a work haven that echoes your personal style and distinctive possibility is everything. With a few small tweaks and thoughtful touches, everyday items become singular works of art. Welcome to the exhibit.
Keeping stamps at the ready in one chic little package adds a pop of glam.
Upgrade your essentials to artful editions that double as sculptural details.
We’re in love with artful paper clips for portfolio presentations. If you’re turning in a client brief or submitting work, consider the extra attention to detail.
This edited black-and-white desk calendar makes sure all the trains run on time. We’re digging the old-school aesthetic.
Metallics bring a pop of bright, edgy sophistication to any desk situation.
This beautiful travel companion is perfect for jotting down ideas and sketches on the go.
When a productive mood strikes, make sure to document accordingly.
This ultra-chic fire engine–red leather notebook makes meetings way more fun. Don’t you agree?
Get to know yourself with these adult flashcards. Self-exploration is the most important journey of all.
Keep your business cards super crisp and safely stowed with an elegant leather case.
The simple silhouette of this artful, classic stapler is a grown-up edition worth adding to your repertoire.
Composed of black natural rattan strands, this graphic bin cuts a striking silhouette.
The perfect shelfie organizer, this sleek and sheer collator doubles as a bookend.
For the most decadent of splurges, go in for purely aesthetic adornments. Maple and brass pencil holder? Check.
A stylish bookmark is the ideal companion piece to a chic stack of reference books.
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