Back to School…for Grown-ups



Did you feel smarter going back to school with a stack of super sharp, brand new graphite pencils? We may have outgrown the days of Trapper Keepers and Five Star notebooks, but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in the fresh feeling that comes with bright and shiny new office supplies. Here’s my colorful edit of products that bring back a little bit of excitement you felt during back-to-school shopping.

Product: Poketo – Paper Clip Set, $12 / Appointed – Brass Ruler, $24 / Warby Parker Coley Glasses – Crystal, $99 / Schoolhouse Electric – Kennedy Clock, $286 / Blu Dot – Strut Table — Watermelon, $699 / Blu Dot – Dang Pedestal – White, $599 / Bright Ideas – Pencils, $12.95 / Poppin – Stapler, $14 / Vitra – Panton Chair – White, $310 / Poketo – Moment Planners, $29.99

BY Kate Arends - August 24, 2015

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August 24, 2015 8:33 am

Love this collection! I’m feeling all of the back-to-school vibes today and this has gotten me in the mood to get some work done.

August 24, 2015 9:55 am

those notebooks are so cute! love a good notebook (its an obsession) xxx

August 24, 2015 11:06 am

Hi, would you link the Moment Planners? The link is missing. Thank you!

August 24, 2015 12:58 pm

check out for more cool products from japan including cute notebooks!!

August 24, 2015 10:56 pm

Is that chair comfortable for sitting all day? Or is it just for looks? I work from home so I’ve been looking for an office chair lately.

August 25, 2015 4:32 pm

Grown up schooling definitely looks a lot better than my uni days schooling (when I still felt like a child haha!)

August 25, 2015 6:51 pm

Great picks. Very chic and stylish. The chair looks a tad uncomfortable, but might suffice. Love your site by the way!

Laura Beth

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August 26, 2015 4:02 pm

Cool. I’m always looking for ways to brighten up a room, even if it is just pencil in a mug. Thanks for all of your ideas!

August 27, 2015 7:36 am

Regardless of age (or lack of school enrollment), I love the process of back to school supply shopping. These pieces are chic yet motivational and will kick on a new season perfectly.

xx, leslie

August 27, 2015 4:22 pm

Loving these picks! Especially a fan of the Poketo paper clips and the Warby frames. Girl knows design!

xo queen kiana

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