When it comes to office supplies, there are two types of people: you're either into stealing ballpoint pens and fluorescent-yellow lined notepads from the communal office supply closet, or you care enough to bring your own luxe wares from home. Right now we're appealing to the first group to get with it and get in the latter camp. There's a whole world of awesome beauty out there in the office supply world, namely pens that will make your handwriting sing and frolic on the page, notebooks which will make you feel like a high-powered fashion editor and even sticky notes intended to lend a touch of nature (yes you read that right) to whatever little reminders you need to set for yourself. This is a plea to go analog (and pretty), because the rewards are utterly worthwhile. But if you need a little more cajoling, think of the look on your coworkers' faces as you pull out a fancy-but-inexpensive fountain pen to sign a contract. Stunned eyes, pleas of sourcing information. That is your future.
Once you go fountain pen, all other writing implements feel inferior. This is a great starter pen—and one that will never fail to impress your friends/all around you!
Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen, $23.50 at JetPens.
What better notebook to take notes about the fabulous runway shows you're taking in than this one?
Smythson Runway Textured-Leather Notebook, $135 at Net-a-Porter.
You need something cool in which to tote around that nice pen!
Opening Ceremony Pen Case, $35 at Opening Ceremony.
Letter openers are super cool, especially when they are of the vintage variety. Etsy is full of great, affordable choices.
Vintage Brass Letter Opener, $18 at Etsy.
A filing portfolio we might mistake for a neat schoolboy satchel? Yes, please.
O-Check Filing Portfolio, $35.58 at Notemaker.
You could fashion a magazine rack out of an old cereal box but this one's better.
Nest Magazine Holder in White, $28 at See Jane Work.
Well if these aren't the hippest little Post-Its ever...
Opening Ceremony Sloped Sticky Notes, $15 at Opening Ceremony.
You need a postmodern washi tape dispenser.
MT Japanese Masking Tape Magnetic Cutter, $13.31 at Notemaker.