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Lust List: Office Supplies

Yesterday I found myself struggling to get the PERFECT PICTURE of really adorable flower/polka dotted post it notes that I found…. on someone else’s desk…. and have been shamelessly using for two weeks. And then I thought: Oh my god, I had unlimited funds, or just the space for a nifty home office, I would have the COOLEST office supplies, just because I COULD. But currently I cannot afford to buy underpants, so office supplies, you’ll just have to wait.

I am a huge, crazy person list maker. And I’m old school about my planning. I like to write things down with pen and paper, I like to write on sticky notes and then layer them in my planner with different lists about different aspects of my life. Because I am neurotic. But I also like little stylish things that make me happy. Like this planner from Poketo. It has a clover on the front which is kind of perfect and they come in many colors. Too early for 2011 planning? I think not.

Umm. Yes please. I want little faces to erase my pencil smudges. These would be so bomb if I was back in high school. Swiggity – a – sweet, I say. They are by Fisk and Fern.

And now I bring you…. the pens I would steal! If I ever saw these! Ever! In the office! Especially the cloud one. Actually I want 12 of the cloud one and I want to be able to give them out as gifts to people who are having shitty days. YES. You can buy a bunch of these over at Poketo, yet again, cuz they’re awesome.

And then there is this desk over at the A+R Store – one of my favorite places for Christmas
presents. This desk is so incredibly perfect for people, like me, who just want a nice work space, and who don’t want too man nooks and/or crannies, and who want all of their cords to stay far far away from them at all time. Yes. Bring me this desk (and an office please), there is work to be done.


And last but not least – Pencil Tips from Schooled. Because 1) they are number 2 pencils, the pencils preferred by everyone, everywhere (Yet no one really knows why) (oh it’s about lead firmness, but no one cares) (except for the testing machines where you have to fill in all the little circles and then it is someone’s actual job to run the dotted papers through a machine all day). And 2) They have cheesy sayings on them. There is nothing, nothing I tell you, as good as cheesy sayings paired with math. Kind of like how Mathletes is the perfect fusion of those two principles.

School supplies: Not just for kids.

12 Comments

  1. I just had the insane urge to send some of this to you. As in, added to cart and tried to check out. Just because cute little office supplies make every day happier.

    I usually only get this urge with my best friend.

    Who are you and what are you doing with my sanity?

    • Ha! That’s hilarious!! One of my best friends and I do “sneak attack” gifts – where we will just send eachother something with no note or anything. The first time she did this to me I thought someone had stolen my identity! and then sent me jewelery…. My logic was obviously a little off…

      • The best part about that was the panicked “SOMEONE STOLE MY IDENTITY and bought me things that I WANT” text message… hahahaha

  2. I am LOVING those erasers. I might have to buy a few for myself because all the erasers on the pencils at work seem to have hardened.

    • Um it is possible that I caved and bought the erasers.

      • YAAAY!! You’ll have to post a photo when you get them in the mail! For serious. I’m so excited for those hahaha!

  3. Ima need you to sto because you’re making me drool all over my keyboard.

    I need that planner in my hand RIGHT NAW.

    • The other pictures on the site are even better! They show the insides and it’s enough list making encouragement to make me entirely too productive.

  4. Those are awesome. And I’m definitely looking at poketo. I’ve been planner shopping for 2011 for two months already! I’m obviously a fellow list-maker/over-organizer.

  5. I am so completely fanatical about office supplies, that I have to use very specific pens, pencils, and post-its for my job. I really should be banned from Staples unless I have adult supervision.

  6. um, i want everything pictured here.

  7. I do really like the pencils with random (inspirational?) sayings.

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I am a writer living in Seattle and I believe that life is a grand adventure and only boring if you believe it to be. Plus! You don't need money to have fun.

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