Week Thirty-three: School Supplies for Grown-Ups

monocle stationery notebooks (image from monocle.com)

Without fail, I spend the month of August compiling a school supplies wish list. Something about a crisp notebook, pencil and eraser just resonates with me at this time of year, even though it’s been ages since I went “back to school”. Here are some of my 2011 finds. Perhaps you’ll be tempted to restock, too.

  1. Monocle’s Stationery Notebooks: muted colors that scream adult. (but not too loudly)
  2. Moleskine Roller Pen: love the understated square design, and that it easily clips to your notebook.
  3. Chinese Friendship Pencils: for crossword puzzles and other uncertain exercises.
  4. O-Check Koh-I-Nor Eraser Set: so pretty in the bag that I don’t think I’d be able to open it.
  5. Poppin Green Ruler: graphic + clean to make measuring fun. (Really impressed with the whole Poppin line.)

I think we need to start a new trend. January, instead of sales sales sales (and bleak weather), should rebrand as “Adult Back-To-School Month” (perhaps a different name, but you get the idea). Just when you’re ready to resolve away, you could first stock up with smart accessories. Who’s in?

moleskine roller pen (image from papyrusonline.com)

chinese friendship pencils (image from presentandcorrect.com)

o-check koh-i-noor erasers (image from limette.co)

green poppin ruler (image from poppin.com)

image credits given at photo


  1. christine
    August 24, 2011 / Permalink

    great post!

  2. August 24, 2011 / Permalink

    I had never heard of limette until I saw your post! Thanks for introducing them to me!

  3. August 26, 2011 / Permalink

    I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I’m just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
    http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/ and
    http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/ for everything chic and coastal

    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check them out if you have a spare minute.

  4. August 26, 2011 / Permalink

    Love that idea of ‘adult back to school’ in January! These days, my September is spent trying to hold onto summer instead of gearing up for change… Great finds. The o-check erasers look like sea glass.

  5. August 28, 2011 / Permalink

    Those erasers are adorable, especially the packaging. Love the idea of some new office accessories for the Fall.

  6. August 29, 2011 / Permalink

    Those eraser are pretty cute because of its nice-looking colors. These are lovely inspirations that are useful and yet they are also fashionable for me.

  7. September 6, 2011 / Permalink

    Don’t know why erasers are so much fun, but I love them, especially these that look like penny candy from a stationery store although (probably not just pennies), but they have that good enough to eat or use yumminess.

  8. September 6, 2011 / Permalink

    how lovely! getting new school supplies is something i look forward to during the start of each and every fall semester :)

  9. September 7, 2011 / Permalink

    I LOVE those notebooks from monocle + those easers – awesome!

  10. September 12, 2011 / Permalink

    love the idea behind this post. this is my favorite time of year and i think that moleskine pen would help me mark it up in style!