Write on! 11 stylish stationery picks
Back to school season always calls out for new books and pens — the prettier the better. Grown-ups, gather round: this is your ultimate stylish stationery round-up, from pens to paperweights.
Love in Bloom
Ah, the staggering optimism of a brand new year planner. Maybe 2022 will finally be the year we keep it up, thanks to this beautiful monogrammed diary, brand new in at Papier.
Over the rainbow
We don’t think we’ll ever out-grow the pleasure brought on by a rainbow set of pencils, perfectly in order (for now) and primed for use. This set of 12 also features a beautiful, original V&A design.
‘Booklovers’ — geddit? This double-sided, British-made leather bookmark from Ark Colour gets top marks for kookiness, and comes in a range of happy colours.
If you’re not yet familiar with the hand-stencilled original prints made by Cambridge Imprint, you’re in for a treat. We just love this star garland kit, which contains everything you need to make 36 beautiful stars out of patterned paper. Procrastinator? Moi?
Stop, jot and roll
For when a pencil case just isn’t bohemian enough. This organic cotton pencil roll from TOAST rolls up neatly for when you’re on the move (to be tucked in a linen apron pocket, perhaps?), then opens up flat when needed again. Totally timeless and charming.
Spanning Aug 2021 – Dec 2022, these Anthropologie diaries are perfectly suited to following an academic year (or, you know, only deciding to take up a planner now). That is, of course, if you can bring yourself to pick a design…
Colour pop classic
It’s an iconic design for a reason, and the stuff of old classroom envy – Parker pens have had a vibrant update recently with a range of eye-popping colours. We’re loving Muddy pink Magenta!
Note to self
Is there anything that says ‘my life is in order’ better than a set of personalised notecards declaring who’s desk they came from? We think not! Available from Papier.
Anything you write in a leather writing case is pure, unadulterated brilliance – that’s a fact. And if you’re looking to invest, let it be from the elegant Scriptum in Oxford. You’ll be rewarded with a durable leather exterior, a silk interior, and luxury laid paper. The internal pocket, pen holder loop, and nifty calendar / credit card slot are just a bonus.
Banish desk clutter with this sleek toolbox and its nifty compartments. Then, when you fancy working in a different room, simply grab it and go.
We’re not totally sure who actually uses paperweights, but they sure do look pretty. Our pick? This hand-carved, larger-than-life stone clip from Liberty of London — a playful take on a utilitarian object. Thanks to natural variations in the stone, each one is entirely unique.