Kate Spade Rotating Stamp Set, £24.99
If like me you have that ‘back to school’ vibe as the end of the summer holidays (or just summer) steadily approach – then you might consider feasting on what I can only describe as ‘eye-candy’ for your office from Liberty to lift your spirits. We all know that Liberty has some pretty spectacular gifts – at some pretty spectacular price points but I’ve have hunted down some gorgeous items that make a lot of sense to have knocking around…
OK no one hand-writes letters or probably even notes anymore but consider that you might have to post something once in a while that could do with a little help to send an extra thought out into the world – then the vintage style stamp set above can provide some inspiring minutes of procrastination. I particularly like the intentions of ‘start something new’ and ‘set the tone’ – I know that would stop me in my tracks if I spied it small but powerful on the back of an envelope…
Mallard Duck Stapler £70 / Bridie Hall Brush Pot £40
Though not exactly cheap – both the stapler and the pot holder are exquisitely hand-made and will add some serious charm to your desktop. The brush pot holder is a smooth crystal tumbler inlaid with a gold vinyl letter and backed with an array of luminously coloured lacquers and a topcoat of glossy varnish. And did you know that you needed a hand-painted porcelain stapler in your life?
LUND The Highness Oil Slick Box £60.00
The pencil case to top all of pencil cases – made from heavy and high-quality metal, the box features a high-shine finish and colour vacuum plating, which creates am iridescent oil slick effect. I’ve seen these in person and I could not take my eyes off their magpie quality.
Solid Aluminium Double Pencil Sharpener £55 / A4 Ripple Organiser Envelope £10.95
I’m always losing my pencil sharpeners, so this industrial version is perfect for me – or James Bond… and who can resist a perfectly patterned organiser? They come in a series of great prints.
Days of The Week Notepad £16.95 / Open Me Tape £7.95
Frida Notebook with Pop Up Frida £5.95
Marbled Desk Tray £14
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
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