When I worked as a teaching assistant in France I was amazed that the students all had the same style of pencil cases. Instead of the cheap looking plastic pencil cases my friends and I used to have at school, the French pupils had classy slim leather cases. Ok, so they still wrote, 'I heart Pierre' on them but I’ll forgive them for that! I recently spotted these lovely leather pencil cases in Anthropologie and if like me, you don’t have a reason to carry pens and pencils, I think they would be equally lovely used to store makeup when you’re on the go.
I love having a stock of notebooks in my desk drawer and I’m always on the lookout for ones that are a bit different. The vintage-style look of this notebook and the simple typography makes it a winner in my eyes.
When I heard that French blogger and illustrator Garance Doré and Rifle Paper Co. were collaborating on a collection, I knew it would be love at first sight. The whole collection is dreamy but the one item that caught my eye is the leopard print desk pad. Functional and stylish, what’s not to like?
A desk update wouldn’t be complete without a new pen and as always I’m a sucker for anything with a bit of French writing on it! This mint green ballpoint pen is inscribed with the days of the week and has suggestions for things to do on each day.
It’s not easy to find stationery storage that isn’t made of plastic so I was happy to discover Papier Tiger, a Paris-based contemporary stationery brand with several paper organisers to choose from. My two favourites are The Intendants and The Tri-Angles.