Bodleian Library Silk Chiffon Scarf
This artful silk chiffon scarf features a montage of Victorian and Edwardian girls’ books with enchanting period titles ("Queen of the Dormitory," "The Girl of One Hundred Dresses," and more), collated by the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Book of Hours Silk Chiffon Scarf
The sumptuous imagery on this scarf is based on illustrations that are in books of hours. Medieval manuscripts were embellished with intricate borders and initial letters depicting flowers and leaves, vines and tendrils, buds and berries.
Canterbury Cathedral Silk Chiffon Scarf
The flower motifs on this beautiful scarf are taken from 14th-century medieval French Lady's Book of Hours, housed in the Canterbury Cathedral Library. The colors are bright and clear, but because the scarf is chiffon, have a certain transparency.
Card Catalog Notecards
Evoking memories of wooden card catalogs, this replica cardboard box includes 30 flat notecards and envelopes. The front of each card is a reproduction of an original from the Library of Congress and features a different classic work of literature.
Classic Books Wrapping Paper
Printed in rich colors and detailed with metallic gold ink accents, the design incorporates beautifully bound antique book spines; acid free and therefore also suitable for bookbinding, scrapbooking, and other creative projects. Imported from Italy.
Classic French Market Bag
Pull out the Larousse: you’ll run out of the superlatives you’ll need to describe this classic net tote. Maybe the company that makes it says it best: Le IT BAG écolo. The Ecological IT BAG. Chic as Chanel, it’s eminently practical: it takes up hardly any space, machine washable, durable, inexpensive, 100% cotton.
Classic French Notebooks
Walk into any stationery shop in France and you’ll see an extensive array of these beloved notebooks. This is the basic model: versatile A5 size with a stapled spine. Pages are smooth ivory French-milled 90g paper, ruled, acid-free and pH neutral, fountain pen- and marker-friendly. Six colors.
Classic Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen
“...I love its precision, its modesty, its clarity and its minimal fuss. This is the cheaper, more practical version of a Mercedes.”
Cleaning up New York
A 26-year-old starving poet needs $60. What else to do but register with a temp agency as a house cleaner? The excitement never wanes as he is catapulted into the everyday yet unimaginable worlds behind closed (apartment) doors.
Cluny Tapestry Silk Chiffon Scarf
The design of this scarf is based on imagery of the six Lady and Unicorn tapestries in the Musée de Cluny, Paris, thought to represent a meditation on earthly pleasures. The hems are hand rolled and sewn, not stitched; the scarf is large enough to wear as a light shawl.
FAF Desk Pad
Manufactured in Paris in a workshop built by Eiffel, a desk pad with everything one would expect of an item with such an estimable pedigree: a unique vintage look, solid construction, and high functionality.
Glass Dome Magnifier
All the essential features of an ideal reading tool have been brought together in this one exceptional magnifier: a crystal-clear optical glass dome; 400% magnification, considered the most comfortable magnification for small print; for use directly on the printed matter (not handheld).
The Pigeon is a beautifully crafted combination of letter and envelope. Simply: Write. Fold. Send. Featured on the BBC, the company that makes Pigeons is an enterprise that fervently advocates for a slower way of life, starting with old-fashioned letter writing. Six letters (two each of three designs).
Here Is New York
"Just to dip into this miraculous essay—to experience the wonderful lightness and momentum of its prose, its supremely casual air and surprisingly tight knit—is to find oneself going ahead and rereading it all. White's homage feels as fresh as fifty years ago."—John Updike
The hourglass is a recurring image not only referencing the passage of time, but balance, the sky and the earth, the female figure, and more. This richly symbolic object is also a calming and beautiful desk accessory. Choose among four colors and five- or thirty-minute hourglass.
Kaweco Collector’s Sport Fountain Pen / Iridescent Pearl
This is the newest color in our line of exceptional Kaweco pens. The shimmering color recalls the optical effects of a pearl; the translucent material shines from bluish-green to pink. Kaweco pens epitomize two essential features of a fine writing instrument: classic good looks and a beautifully smooth “write.”
Kaweco Limited Edition Bronze Sport Fountain Pen
The style of this compact fountain pen transcends time and remains as attractive as when it was first introduced over a century ago. The pen is compact when capped (4.1 inches) but very comfortable when posted (5.2 inches). Thus the Kaweco slogan, “Small in the pocket, great in the hand.”
Kaweco Limited Edition Bronze Sport Rollerball Pen
The style of this compact rollerball pen transcends time and remains as attractive as when it was first introduced over a century ago. The pen is compact when capped (4.1 inches) but very comfortable when posted (5.2 inches). Thus the Kaweco slogan, “Small in the pocket, great in the hand.”
Kaweco Retro Rollerball Pen
The Retro is available in 5 different colors and packaged in a metal tin. It has a stylish gold-colored metal clip and a screw-on cap. The body is comfortable to hold.
Kaweco Sport Rollerball Pen
The body is faceted so it won’t roll, yet is comfortable to hold. It is remarkably lightweight (less than a third of an ounce). The pen is 4" when closed and 5-1/4" when open.
Liberty London Notecard Assortment
“Liberty is the chosen resort of the artistic shopper.” —Oscar Wilde This notecard set features eight of Liberty London's heritage floral prints, drawn from across the store’s vast archive of iconic designs. The archive is a national treasure, encompassing well over 45,000 designs and dating from the 1800s to the present day.
Medieval Manuscript Silk Chiffon Scarf
Based on a border from a page in a circa-1500 book of hours, the design includes primroses, violas, thistles, poppies, and chamomile, moths and insects, all with symbolic meanings that were well known to the medieval populace.
Monet Water Lilies Silk Chiffon Scarf
Our Monet Water Lilies scarf is inspired by the work of French impressionist artist Claude Monet (1840–1926). This blue and green scarf is crafted from sheer, lightweight, ethereal silk chiffon and finished with traditional, artisan hand-rolled hems. The generous rectangular size of this scarf makes it eminently wearable, suitable for stylish day or evening wear.
Natural History Letter Writing Set
This letter writing set comes in a carefully designed luxury box that hints of the delights within. The images are taken from some of the most beautifully illustrated natural history books published in the 18th and 19th centuries. Such books were an indispensable source of knowledge, and the beautifully detailed illustrations were made by the most talented artists of the time.
Nature Study "Pigeons"
Inspired by origami, the Pigeon is a beautifully crafted combination of letter and envelope. Simply: Write. Fold. Send. Featured on the BBC, the company that makes Pigeons is an enterprise that fervently advocates for a slower way of life, starting with old-fashioned letter writing. Six letters, all different colors.
Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse!
With clever features, like a trapdoor for Mole or a telescope platform for Owl, and the ideal placement, like high in a pine for Squirrel or inside a pear for Caterpillar, Henrietta Mouse’s houses are both practical and beautiful—in short, ingenious!
Opera Wrapping Paper
Detailed pictures of musical instruments, notations, scores, and the names of operas decorate this wrapping paper. Muted colors are overprinted with gold metallic accents. Some listed operas are: Aida, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, Turandot, Carmen, and more.
Original 1951 Notebook
This is a reissue of the original notebook made in that year by a renowned French manufacturer. Legend has it that this is the model used by Julia Child to record her recipes when she was a student at Le Cordon Bleu. (The notebook made a cameo appearance in Nora Ephron’s 2009 movie Julie & Julia.)
Rainbow Fountain Pens for Every Day
Color coding is an old-school method and a proven way to increase productivity. Use color to organize and prioritize a To Do list or to make any writing project more fun.
Renaissance Manuscript Silk Chiffon Scarf
Blossoms cover the central area of the scarf; on each end is a wide border of flowers, buds, leaves, and berries, in saturated shades of blue, pink, and green.
Rhodia Treasure Box
This sturdy flip-top box—cleverly designed to look like one of the famous orange Rhodia notepads so beloved by Europeans—is filled with essential stationery items: four notebooks of differing sizes for various uses, as well as two Rhodia pencils.
Scrabble™ Vintage Bookshelf Edition
This luxurious bookshelf edition of Scrabble™ has updated stylish packaging, with game components stored in a fabric-bound “book” and slipcase, and typography and graphics inspired by the original 1948 game. Elegant storage and premium game components create a classic to be enjoyed for years to come.