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Back to School Supplies

I’ve been getting a little jealous of everyone getting their school supplies for back to school so I made a little collection of my favorite supplies.

1. Italian Zenith Stapler These come in all sorts of fabulous colors and even though the staples are tiny they can hold together a tax return. The best stapler ever! I got mine at Castle in the Air but they also sell them here. When I bought it they promised it was the last stapler I would ever buy.

2. Tape Dispenser I originally saw this on Hi + Lo and bought one from Uline but they’ve since stopped carrying it. I found another source right here. It is so industrial and pretty and holds all my artist tapes.

3. Personalized Pencils If you are going to use pencils you might as well make them colorful and add something clever to the outside. I really like to use this company. (photo from Kate Spade)

4. Black and White Twine Great for packaging up things and it will last you forever.

5. Handmade Scissors I own four pairs of these and I love them. I take them in with my knives when I sharpen them. They are made to last a lifetime.

6. Midori D Clips My favorite are the Alligators but they come in so many great shapes (I’m also partial to the pig.) Sometimes “cute” paper clips don’t work as well as the old normal kind but these are very sturdy.

7. J Herbin Inks Every time I go to the art store I pick up a new color. They look so nice in their little tins all lined up in a row.

8. Japanese Masking Tape I love this stuff and use it a lot in packaging or when I’m printing. Plus it is so pretty + shiny.

9. Heart Hole Punch I picked this up from the Martha Stewart Craft section at Michaels. I’ve since decided all hole punches should be heart shaped.

  1. Christina

    August 20, 2009

    I love this post! My love for office supplies knows no bounds. I seriously go to Staples when I'm feeling bummed out at work.

  2. Leslie

    August 20, 2009

    Ooooh!!! The fountain pen ink made me swoon!! I'm due for a color change, and those are lovely! I don't use the cartridges (fill from bottle) but those lovely tins are making me reconsider!!

  3. seesaw designs

    August 20, 2009

    great roundup. i'm jealous of all the back-to-school supplies too… but i did sign up for an online class on 'the history of collecting' which i'm pretty excited about 🙂


  4. seesaw designs

    August 20, 2009

    ^angela, that is.

  5. Kim @ Inspired Goodness

    August 20, 2009

    Totally smitten with all your picks and can't wait to outfit my new home office with some of your fab finds.

  6. Lehua

    August 20, 2009

    LOVE them all.
    i sooo wish i was going to school with all these cool gadgets!

  7. lovely lindsay

    August 20, 2009

    this is so fun! so… those sweet ink tins… they are for pen ink??

  8. Passementerie

    August 20, 2009

    I love J Herbin inks – they're so tiny and cute and affordable. There's a dark pink that I particularly love…

  9. kelly tracy, a.k.a. the shirt girl

    August 20, 2009

    Great post! Fresh office suplies can make my day! Quick note though… Uline does carry the multi tape dispenser. It can be found here,

  10. Reanna

    August 20, 2009

    Animal shaped paper clips RULE. I have the rabbits and love them.

  11. Hanna

    August 20, 2009

    I'm not sure what 7 is but it looks really pretty!

  12. paula

    August 21, 2009

    How I love office supplies!

  13. kristina

    August 21, 2009

    i NEED that tiny stapler!

    (and i'm so glad you included happytape! i don't know why it wasn't included on my kids' back-to-school lists!?)

  14. Kaylen

    August 21, 2009

    Ooooh. These are all so pretty! I really want those scissors.

  15. jaclyde

    August 21, 2009

    Ok. Now i want everything on this list!

  16. simplesong

    August 21, 2009

    fabulous. thanks for sharing!

  17. erika @ urban grace

    August 21, 2009

    fabulous round up! i love school/office supplies and this post totally made my Friday afternoon!!!

  18. tickledwhimsy

    August 21, 2009

    Genius! I love this stuff. (i'm going back to college for the first time in two years on monday, so i may have gone a little crazy on "school supplies" the other day, whoops!) Fun.

  19. Joanna Goddard

    August 21, 2009

    i love these! i have the stapler and love the teeny staples 🙂

  20. Sherry

    August 21, 2009

    I admit I'm a junkie for office supplies as well…why would we let the kids have all the fun?! I love this board of supplies. I'll have one of each please! 🙂

  21. Kathy

    August 21, 2009

    Your list is great. You should check out black ticonderoga pencils. They really are better pencils.

  22. lisa

    August 27, 2009

    Jordan, this reminds me of your holiday gift lists. I so miss those… please consider doing them again this year? They're the best ideas anywhere, and they make my shopping so pleasurable and the gifts so special and unique. Pretty, pretty please?

  23. curious mango

    September 12, 2009

    Nice. I especially like the Japanese masking tape.

  24. Dyan Crady

    June 13, 2011

    Can I please have my old facebook layout back I cannot regulate my friends from game players. I have no cellphone because I live in a village that doesnt have a carrier. I have tried the link but a cellphone is required. Is there another way? Please get back to me. Thank you.

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