I am notorious for misplacing my pushpins, not to mention repeatedly stabbing myself with the pointy ends so this new product, the Click and Stick is a “push pen,” for lack of a better term. Load in a stack of thumb tacks and then slide to push the tack into the bulletin board. (Thanks to Julie Bestry @ProfOrganizer on Twitter)
We all know and love JetPens but what if they are sold out of something or you are hoping to find a new, different product not currently carried at our fine friends… then what can you do?
I thought I might round-up a few of my other favorite online vendors who specialize in Asian Office Supplies. Hope you find a new goody or two!
Did I miss any great internet troves of pens, paper and office goodies? Leave a comment if you’re willing to share your favorite secret stash.
UPDATE: I just found UGUiSU today, another site that specializes in Japanese paper, craft and gift items. Looks very intriguing.
Notice Life is an Australian-based office stationery company that has created a whole series of large-scale project planning and goal-mapping tools. They sent me a copy of their weekly planning pad, 2012-13 financial year wall calendar and a set of to-do sticky notes.
The financial calendar is designed to align with the Australian fiscal year but as it starts in July, its more than adequate to start those long term planning goals stateside. It clocks in at a whopping 33” x 23.5”. The months are listed across the top with the days below in long columns. In a small team or office, it would even be great to use to track time-off, holidays and other activities that effect the whole team. It could even be used as a family activity calendar.
The planning pad is a substantial 11.75” x 16.5” with 65 heavyweight sheets glue padded on the left edge — more than enough for a whole year with a few extra for mistakes. Along the left side are spaces for tasks for Monday through Sunday, in the center is space for general to-dos, Best of Web and rewards and at the far right is a space for notes. I keep thinking it would make a great desk blotter for an individual or wall-mounted to track activities for a whole team. Since the paper seemed so sturdy, I reached straight for a Sharpie pen and a Le Pen and didn’t even get any show-through on the back. Later, I tested with a Sharpie marker and only got slight show-through on the reverse of the stock but no bleed-through. This is some quality paper!
The to-do stickies have been divided up into areas to list to-do, notes, the owner of the task and the finish date. Its A7-sized, about 2.75” x 4.25” and has 50 heavyweight paper sheets.
The whole line of Notice Life products are available through our esteemed sponsor, Notemaker. If you order any of these products, you can receive a 10% discount when you enter the code WELLAPPDESK at checkout.
If you would like to win this Notice Life office collection (the planning pad is less one sheet used to test pens), please leave a note in the comments.
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While there are lots of elegant, distinguished letter openers in the world, but the trusty advertising letter opener made of plastic with a concealed blade is my favorite. I have two. This one came from an envelope company and I keep it at my desk. The other is a vintage opener that looks the same with advertising on it for a Florida Days Inn which I keep in my traveling pencil pouch. Do you use a letter opener?
I recently ordered a Delfonics Utility Bag from Notemaker in Australia and boy am I ever glad I did! This bag is extremely well made with pockets galore.
The front of the case has three pen slots and then four other pockets, the back two pockets large enough to hold a Field Notes book easily.
The back of the bag has a long pocket perfect for holding postcards or even a notebook.
Inside the main compartment is a large open area and four smaller pockets, two on each side of the main compartment. I found these smaller pockets perfect for small pens to be stored upright and miscellaneous office goodies like a letter opener, glue stick and a roll of washi tape. The large open area was big enough to put my Pelle journal in the bag with plenty of additional space for various office supply goodies like rubber stamps.
I’m very pleased with the size and functionality of this bag. Its a great way to organize all my travel office supplies inside a larger bag and then be able to easily access and use things when its on my desk. It is incredibly well-constructed. While I was a bit hesitant because of the price, in the end, I think this was totally worth it.
$50US at Notemaker. Don’t forget to enter the code WELLAPPDESK at checkout to get a 10% discount.