Stationery with an e

September 12th, 2010

No matter how old I am, the beginning of September means one thing – back to school stationery shopping! Our school-wide crazes went: elaborate pencil cases with a million compartments > desk organisers (I had a glittery purple one) > fluffy or feathery pens > millions of rubbers shaped like food or animals > pastel and glitter gel pens (which eventually got banned because everyone was handing in completely unreadable pale yellow or lilac sparkly homework…). What about you!?

Anyway, no longer being in education is no reason to miss out on an exciting supplies splurge, so I’ve put together a bunch of fun stationery for the (well, slightly) more grown up below. Now I’m attempting to exercise restraint!

Apple notepadLamy roller ball pensPencil sharpener desk tidy

Mulberry leather planner and inserts

MMMG pens

Paul Smith for Rhodia graph pads

Washi paper tape

Vitra Uten.Silo wall organiser

Step notebook

Utility / Decisive task clips

Leather writing case | Walnut pen and pencil case

Coloured pencils

Russian Pencil box | Office in a jar

Pantone ruled notebooks

Numbered memo pad

People + places card set | Fafi report pad

MMMG notebooks | MMMG divider stickers

MMMG calendar | Analogue wall clock | Max 365 calendar

One day at a time notepad set | Russell + Hazel binder set

MMMG planners

Know-it-all pencil set | Roll-o-decks cards



  1. Elodie says:

    Oh I love it! Especially the Mulberry diary. How I wish I could have one!


  2. Kate says:

    Oh drool! Stationery porn is the kind of porn I can get behind.


  3. Gilly says:

    I don’t think I’ll ever grow out of my love for stationary. I even enjoy organising the stationary cupboard at work and that is full of the most plain looking supplies.

    I love that pencil sharpener desk tidy!


  4. Sonia says:

    oh my… want everything. I really love stationery.


  5. Jenn says:

    Love those MMMG pens! I just made my annual pilgrimage to Muji on Friday to replenish my pen supply before going back to uni, but I’m still in the market for a new planner/diary – wish someone would buy me the Mulberry one!


  6. Angela Joy says:

    the pencil set! so clever! so witty!


  7. You know what, I think in the days of John Menzies (I used to get my school stationery on holidays in Scotland- I’d browse through the catalogue for weeks before) I actually may have had strawberry scented gel pens? I do believe so.


  8. anne says:

    ♥ the vitra organiser and those know-it-all pencils are so funny!


  9. I love shopping for school supplies. That apple notepad is so cool!


  10. Hannah says:

    In primary school pencil tins were cool, along with a lot of the things you listed.
    Your list takes the cake though ;)


  11. Shini says:

    Totally love this post, I’m a sucker for stationery!
    Too bad MMMG’s international order procedure is just not appealing… I think I’ll go to gmarket and scrounge meself some cool stuff. Might die of epilepsy though…


  12. Love I. says:

    What a lovely post! You have gathered a cute array of “back to school” objects! Plus a person can never have enough stationery!



  13. 88c says:

    im inlove with all stationaries in the world……!!!<3<3


  14. Lili says:

    That multi compartment pencil case! I had one too and it had anime girls on the cover. But that gorgeous leather one would be the perfect substitute for sure ;) Nice and grown up.


  15. Cate says:

    Love this, I’m such a stationary feind! I’mm be checking out all these shops no doubt about it xoxo


  16. Sofia says:

    Oh my goodness… want everything! Thank you for finding all this great stationary.


  17. jacqui says:

    Stationary… the way to a girl’s heart? Not quite but close, love this selection!


  18. Assunta says:

    I totally get mad for stationary stuff, and I’m sooo happy to read your post and especially to see all these amazing suggestions for persona stationary !!!!! actually I’m a lil’ bit older than High school but for me too Sept means stationary for school!!!!!!!!! I’m crazy for filofax and I definitely wanna buy a new one with all that magic stuff to mix with!*
    Love all that post!
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  19. Rachel says:

    Wow. I want one of those wall tidy things!!!


  20. Debbie says:

    total love! I saved pretty much all of these to my wanelo “workspace” collection cause i want to buy them all!
    I’m not much of a shopper myself, so i look to you bloggers for the latest awesomeness! thank you!

    collection posted here >


    deena says,

    September 21st, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

    I want your workspace :)


  21. cc says:

    Very wonderful collection. Thanks for sharing!


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  24. i ADORE stationary, i just wish i had more use for it :(


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