It's safe to say that old-school stationery is enjoying a renaissance. In a tech-obsessed age, there's something sentimental about the simple act of turning a fresh page and putting pen to paper. Beautiful pens, notebooks and desk accessories offer an opportunity to rediscover the intention and luxury of analogue communication: Zoom calls, emails and instant messages simply don't have that same personalised feel. So, whether you're finally planning your return to the office or still working from home for the foreseeable, it's well worth stocking up on luxury stationery that will elevate your workspace and make you more organised in the process. Below are some items we've been loving recently.
Handcrafted in Spain from sustainably sourced vegetable tanned leather, this elegant notebook from Café Leather oozes luxury. The recycled paper inside can be swapped or expanded as the notebook fills up and the leather cover will maintain its premium quality over the years, so you're guaranteed a truly special desk addition that will stand the test of time.
This is no ordinary pen. Beyond Object's Align Ballpoint Pen is the world's first ever dislocated twist pen, with a dislocated body that enables you to 'align' the shape and activate the pen’s function. In typical Beyond Object fashion, it represents the ultimate fusion of form and function.
Globe-Trotter may be renowned for its impeccable range of luxury luggage, but the British heritage brand makes a pretty great line of accessories as well. Its perfectly designed leather pencil case is evidence: designed to complement Globe-Trotter's iconic suitcases, it's simple yet oh-so-sophisticated, guaranteed to catch the attention of your colleagues.
Spruce up your workstation with Carl Friedrik's sleek and stylish desk mat. Carefully crafted from vegetable-tanned Vachetta leather, it's designed to develop a unique patina over time. Choose from three elegant hues: Chocolate, Cognac or Black.
The perfect size for slipping into a bag and carrying with you on the go, this pocket size journal from Soho Home is compact yet perfectly capable. With a saffiano leather cover, it's a sophisticated item of stationery that you'll feel smug about whipping out in work meetings.
Smythson is one of the most well regarded stationery brands out there, never failing to disappoint with its impressive range of writing paper, notebooks, cards and envelopes. These beautiful handcrafted correspondence cards will transform you into the letter writer you always wanted to be. Order a batch and personalise them with your name and address: you'll never want to send another email again.
Store your writing tools in style, with Mismo's neatly shaped M/S Case. Crafted from waterproof tight-woven Italian nylon, it's sturdy yet sophisticated. We particularly love the expandable pocket that offers the perfect secret storage place for a USB drive or special pen.
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