It's safe to say that there a few of us who harbor a secret stationary fetish! And if nothing else, it sure makes work a lot more fun if you have a funky range of paper, pens and paperclips on your desk. Today's choices are extensive and stationary stores are virtual treasure-troves for the stationary-phile.
Super-hip storage boxes are the current must-have home-office accessories. Designed by Colour co-ordinate your choices to make filing fun and bring order to your receipts, CDs or bills. The range includes magazine folders, binders, boxes and pencil sets, notebooks and business plan folders.
Journals and Notebooks
Close the book on standard spiral-bound notebooks and open up a whole new world of suede, silk, leather and fabric-bound journals instead.
Choose from a huge range of colours, sizes, textures and thicknesses to take your correspondence from the predictable to the exceptional. You might finally get inspired to write that thank you note to Auntie Nora...
If your thoughts are worth penning, it's worth penning them in style. Parker, Caran d'Ache, Faber-Castell, Sheaffer, Waterman and Italian Montegrappa fountain pens are the sort of pens that have you practising your hand-writing so that it's worthy of such a fine implement. And don't restrict yourself to blue of black – olive green and dark purple inks are far more captivating.
Remember to Sweat the Small Stuff
Throw away boring wire paperclips and go for something funkier instead like ET or PPF paperclips. Don't leave them scattered around the top drawer – invest in a nifty little paperclip holder that will keep them neat and close at hand. There are colourful and funky versions of dog-clips, erasers, staplers, hole-punchers and post notes out there, so go fourth and stock that stationary cupboard!