Stationery

TM Inspiration Pad

If you’re in a creative rut and need some help thinking outside the box, this Inspiration Pad may be able to help. It throws away any standard line or grid system and in place of it are pages of zig zags, swirls, and non-sensical bends. Each page should inspire you to draw or write differently, or possibly give you a headache. Each notepad contains 32 pages and measures 165 x 210 mm.

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Price: €14.00
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Moleskine Unitied States Cities

That’s right, Moleskine has added quite a few United States cities to its collection of city notebooks. The city map is invaluable, and there’s tons of room for making notes on shops and restaurants to revisit (or avoid). I fully recommend getting whichever one for exploring whatever city you’re visiting, as I’ve found mine extremely handy to have.

3.5 x 5.5 inches

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Price: $16.95
Available from: Moleskine

Leaf-It

So, good news, in addition to your Leaf Ties, you can also cover your office/workspace with leaf sticky notes.

Comes in 20 sheets x 4 leaves (total 80 sheets).
Set of 3, $19.00

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Price: $19.00
Available from: designboom.com

Geometry Post Its

Yeah I know, a rectangular stickie note makes the most sense in the squared-off world we live in. But whatever, these cool geometric shaped ones are just fun. Even if you don’t actually do work with them, they’d be great to have around for gifts and other crafty projects. Someone buy me a pack of hexagons.

2” x 3.75″

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Price: £4.75
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About Blank Notebook

This notebook might not look like much, but that’s precisely the point. No logos, subltle barely-there white lines on the pages, and it opens fully flat. So while all these things are small details, added up together it makes for a notebook that doesn’t get it the way of your drawing/writing.

More information on itsaboutblank.com

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Price: €19.00
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Doze Cartões Cards

If your old school correspondence (i.e. snail mail) feels a bit dull, these cards from Portugal might just add some interest and variety to your stationery drawer.

Nuno Neves, Susana Vilela, 2007
Made in Portugal
Size: 4h x 6l x .25″w
Set of 12 cards.

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Price: $18.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Xylobook Blank Books

Created from salvaged furniture production cutoffs, Xylobooks are handmade blank books with sturdy wood covers for the most important of memories.

Designer: Johnathan Nussbaum and Gary Robbins
Materials: high quality recycled archival paper, cotton twill tape, iron nails. Wood: Bigleaf Maple, White Oak, or Cherry

Specifications: 5.25″L x 4.25″W, 64 leaves, 128 pages.

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Price: $45.00
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Kakuzai Wood Memo Block

Why do you need a stack of memo notes that look like a block of wood? I couldn’t tell you, but I know I want one. My suggestion is that you don’t bring this to this office. Once your coworkers get a hold of it your block of wood will be a sliver of wood by the end of the day.

1200 sheets.

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Price: $25.00
Available from: Digital Fix

All Occasions Cards

You’ll never be at a loss for words with these cards. With three sentiments spelled out in nice script, you’ll be able to hand the appropriate card to the recipient without getting tongue-tied. There’s thirty three of each card in the box, so get your fingers ready to do all your talking.

“thank you”, “sorry” or “f*ck you”

Cards: 2.625″ x 2″ box: 8″ x 2″ x 1″

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Price: $36.00
Available from: YOU ME THE ROYAL WE

Poverty Sketch Book

Charles Booth’s renowned surveys (1898-9) classified sections of London by poverty levels. Maybe not so interesting if you’ve never been to London, but seeing as I live here, it’s interesting to see how things have (and haven’t) changed.

See Charles Booth Online Archive for maps and more historical info.

36 pages of A4 paper

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Price: 3.00
Availability: Buy Poverty Sketch Book here

Postcarden

Check out this gift/greeting card. It’s a simple pop-out card that turns into a mini living garden. Instructions and seeds are included, so all that’s needed is a little water and sunlight. Within a couple of days your recipient will have their own mini garden.

designed and produced by A Studio for Design
Choose from the three designs available: Allotment, City or Botanical

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Price: $7.50
Available from: Postcarden

Mixed Equities Blind Note Card Set

So maybe the Met Chandelier is just a little too pricey. Or maybe you, unlike me and Lady Gaga, are not willing to wear it as a hat. You can still partake in the beauty of the Met with these embossed note cards inspired by the architectural details of the Metropolitan Opera House.

8 cards, 2 of each design
8 envelopes

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Price: $28.00
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Set Editions Postcards

We’ve posted Set Edition’s Cardstock before, but these postcards are delightful for when you want to send a specific special note.

100% recycled duplex chipboard postcard

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Price: $3.00
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Postcards from Penguin

Do you know how Penguin books got started? Well, here you go*.

A shortened version for those of you too lazy to click on the link:

A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book jacket. From classics to crime, here are over seventy years of quintessentially British design in one box. In 1935 Allen Lane stood on a platform at Exeter railway station, looking for a good book for the journey to London. His disappointment at the poor range of paperbacks on offer led him to found Penguin Books. The quality paperback had arrived. Declaring that ‘good design is no more expensive than bad’, Lane was adamant that his Penguin paperbacks should cost no more than a packet of cigarettes, but that they should always look distinctive.

Also available here for £14.99.

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Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Postcards from Penguin here

Lovi Postcards

Your penmanship is probably lacking exercise, so think about sending one of these postcards to a friend or loved one to make their day. The flat-packed pieces create either a heart, bird, or pig, so they’ll get your note plus a visible trinket to remember your message by.

Designed by Anne Paso of Finland.

Pack includes directions for assembly.

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Price: $14.50
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