Back At It

I am in a constant state of missing school. I wasn’t a straight A student (more like an A-B 50/50 split), it’s the learning I miss. The bottomless well to draw from, especially in college where there were so many options from which to choose. I’m also a school and office supply junky, I doubt there’s ever been a kid (or adult) quite as enthusiastic when the big box stores roll out their masses of back-to-school inventory. Most years I limit myself to buying a fresh notebook or set of highlighters, just to satisfy the itch. But if I were to be a little more adult about it, I’d take this opportunity to freshen up my office space. Maybe with a few of these.


Clockwise from top left:
An illustrated Lined Paper Notepad for important notes and messages.
From the Desk Of cards to jot out quick thank yous.
Monthly Sticky Notes to keep my schedule in order.
Yellow highlighter ink because it’s more fun than a regular pen!
This backpack from Herschel Supply Company for Madewell because, well, I want one.

What are your favorite must-have supplies? 


Wood Ikat Cards

I’m crazy about these wood ikat cards from INK + WIT! They’re flats that don’t fold and each one comes with a gold envelope for sending. I think a set would look lovely framed and put on display, too. Well done, Tara!



PHOTOS: Stacy Newgent


I’ve been a fan of Smock for as long as I can recall, literally since I became acquainted with the wonderful world of progressive stationery. The Syracuse, NY based company prints on an army of 20 antique presses powered by wind energy and even offers luxury bamboo paper. They’re bent on being the greenest they can be and succeeding wildly at their endeavor.

Recently Smock joined forces with photographer Stacy Newgent to capture the look of some of their recently released everyday products (gorgeously printed boxes, gift wrap, greeting cards, notebooks, and more). I own a few of the small boxes and they’re some of my favorite things in my home studio. Bright, clean patterns are a constant theme throughout their entire line. I can’t get enough of it!