Grown up School Supplies for Your Desk

As we head into "Back to School" season we get wistful for purchasing new pens, Lisa Frank folders and a cute pencil case, but are those days really over?

With more people working from home or in shared workspaces, we rely less on begging Sharon in reception for extra post it notes and more on ourselves to create the workspace of our dreams and budgets.

Below are some of the too cool for school supplies you should add to your desk.

 

1. You’re making big plans, write them down!

via Poketo

2. Why don’t you treat yo’ self with some blinged out basics?

Nate Berkus is schooling us with his Swingline Stapler from his Target collection.

Nate Berkus is schooling us with his Swingline Stapler from his Target collection.

3. Sometimes it really is the little things

Gold Paper clips, because you can.

4. Magnetic paper clip woodland creatures

If your office isn’t pet friendly, at least you have this lil guy.                                                                                               via: CB2

5. Handmade stationary to keep you looking and feeling totally professional on Monday morning.

6. Or old School notebooks

Classic desk stationary if you are feeling a little more like Wes Anderson.

7. Concrete Areaware desk set

8. A special pair of scissors will help insure the office scissor thief can easily be found out

Beautifully crafted scissors with a leather sheath!  http://www.notemaker.com.au/

9. Storage to help you hide all your random post it notes

A classic wooden box, that will look good on your desk AND hide away your mess.                                                                                                                                                       Via threepotatofour.com

10. Highlighting has evolved!

This ultra bright highlighter has a window for you to see exactly what you are highlighting so you can avoid over shooting.

11. Because cats.

No need for square post it notes when there are cat Post-Its available.

No need for square post it notes when there are cat Post-Its available.

12. These pens!

Get yourself a signature color.

13. Fancy magnets

These do double duty of holding notes to surfaces and sending out good vibes to any jerky office mates.

14. Brass ruler.

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15. Minimalist notebooks

Perfect for organizing projects

16. Color blocking pens

Some fashion trends do make there way onto your desk.