Oh here we go again…a trite ritual, but any excuse I can get to think about my desk or school supplies is a good day. Here’s my 2010 roundup of things I’d like to use on my desk. I’m noting a strong theme in repurposing items, like laboratory test tubes/beakers (thanks to an old Blueprint article that got me hooked on having test tube blocks to hold my writing utensils) and my latest thing is using old barber bottles/straw holders as a pencil holder. I used to have a vintage straw holder from my great grandma. oh if only my 11 year old self would have seen into the future, I could have saved myself a few pounds!
ONE. pencil holder from French by Design etsy shop || TWO leather mason bag from museum of useful things $76 USD || THREE world map from these are things $75.00 USD || FOUR engraved glass jars by Pale and Interesting from £14.95 || FIVE metal shelf tags from present and correct || SIX laboratory vase from urban outfitters $18 USD – thanks to eatdrinkchic || SEVEN kraft address labels from paper pastries $10.00 || EIGHT test tube rack $23.49 || NINE pencil dispenser from museum of useful things $18 USD || TEN antique storage files from threepotatofourshop $35.00 || ELEVEN experimental beaker from Anthropologie £8.00 || TWELVE letterpress number clips £9.50 || THIRTEEN striped masking tape £5.95 || FOURTEEN Box of six japanese masking tape from papermash £16.95 ( I just purchased some japanese masking tape from papermash and it turned up with some gorgeous tags! I can’t wait to use it!) || FONT Mrs. Strange from da font – thanks to eatdrinkchic for the font heads up!