Italian Stapler Whales (made you look!)

Italian Stapler Whales (made you look!)

Italian hand staplers

I cannot resist the appeal of these classic Italian hand staplers. Reminds me of my own Arrow hand stapler but with zesty, fun colors. Each stapler comes with a box of 1000 staples in their own retro-cool box.

Vintage stapler packaging

($32 each via Spartan Shop)

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Link Love: Deep in the Archives

Link Love: Deep in the Archives

Link Love Link MascotI was cleaning up bookmarks, read-it-laters and other bits of digital detritus today and found some great links I’m not sure I’ve ever shared before.

Sites:

The following are sites, shops or whole piles of curiosity I may or may not have mentioned in the past.

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Please stay on the line…

Please stay on the line…

Vintage telephone operator

… I am in the process of moving The Well-Appointed Desk to its own servers. It will probably be a little quiet around here through the weekend but hopefully by Monday everything will be back to normal. Make sure you update your bookmarks to http://www.wellappointeddesk.com. If you read the site via Tumblr, RSS or other service, please come back to the blog and make sure the links are properly…

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His (or Her) Majesty’s Stationery Office

This is a fascinating collection of vintage office supplies from the official Stationery Office of the King or Queen of England.

His (or Her) Majesty’s Stationery Office

This is a fascinating collection of vintage office supplies from the official Stationery Office of the King or Queen of England.

Review: Monteverde Intima Neon Green 1.1mm Stub Fountain Pen

Review: Monteverde Intima Neon Green 1.1mm Stub Fountain Pen

Monteverde Intima Neon Green 1.1mm stub italic

You may be asking yourself “Why didn’t she own this pen already?” Trust me, I’ve been asking myself the same question since it arrived. The Monteverde Intima ($52) is a stunningly swirly mix of lime and kelly green colors with a white opalescent sheen embedded in the resin. All the hardware is black including the nib. I just hold it in my hand and admire the swirls.

Monteverde Intima Neon Green 1.1mm stub italic

The pen arrived in a…

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MosseryCo Paper Goods

MosseryCo Pocket Notebook

Whimsical illustrations on the covers of the MosseryCo pocket notebooks are what caught my eye when I wandered into their Etsy shop. These 3.5×5.5″ rounded corners pocket notebooks feature 52 pages of acid-free 120 gsm paper. A set of 9 different, illustrated pocket notebookscan be purchased for $36 or individual notebooks can be bought for $6 each. Plain paper covers are also available,…

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Kesito Desktop Organizer

Three modular wooden pieces form the Kesito Desktop Organizer. Arrange the pieces as shown or line them up to create a parallelogram.

Kesito Desktop Organizer

Three modular wooden pieces form the Kesito Desktop Organizer. Arrange the pieces as shown or line them up to create a parallelogram.

Adding some color to your workspace

Adding some color to your workspace

After a week in the sun, I am having a hard transition back to my beige cubicle and windowless view. So I was hunting for some accessories to brighten up my workspace. Here’s what I found:

Peach workspace wall

A bright chair cushion or an accent wall in a bright color would go a long way to spicing up my work area.

Bright art and hangings

Fancy, fun hanging pieces like the paper and fabric chandeliers here would enliven a dreary corner.…

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Neil Gaiman’s Writing Shed

Neil Gaiman’s Writing Shed

Neil Gaiman's Writing Shed

Who wouldn’t feel more creative working in this treehouse in the woods? This is (or was) Neil Gaiman’s writing shed. It was featured in a book called Shedworking. I think its fabulous.

Neil Gaiman's Writing Shed Interior

(via Shedworking)

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Love To Draw Necklace

Love To Draw Necklace

Modcloth Love to Draw Necklace

A necklace pencil sharpener in a lovely red enamel heart? What’s not to love? It’s on sale. $14.99

(via Modcloth)

Modcloth Love to Draw Necklace

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