Our Favorite Basic Book Light
Harness the environmental and economic advantages of a rechargeable light. With no need to buy new batteries, you're saving money and putting less hazardous waste into landfills. Optical grade lens with three brightness levels provides clear consistent light easy on the eyes.
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.
Precious Metals Fountain Pens for Everyday
Chic, affordable, and—most important for a tool to be used every day—beautifully engineered: comfortable to hold, lightweight yet anything but plastic-y, with a nib that glides across the page.
Quill and Inkwell Correspondence Cards
Eight engraved cards and envelopes of the highest quality with an exquisitely engraved quill and inkwell in metallic gold; lined envelopes; packaged in a charcoal gray or navy paper "pochette." Made in Belgium, this is Old World craftsmanship at its best.
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).
Pure Cotton Note Card Presentation Box
Most pure white paper is made using bleach and/or fluorescent whiteners, but Pure Cotton is made without the use of chemicals; with a soft wove finish and watermark. Fifty cards and tissue-lined envelopes in a presentation box. Made in Belgium.
Gels™ Manhattan Reading Glasses
Gels Manhattan feature optical-quality lenses with a scratch-resistant coating. Available in Black, Blue, and Tortoise in four different strengths.
Scribe Rollerball Pen
“… the pen of my dreams… It looks kind of retro, I suppose, but not annoyingly so. It is just a brilliantly designed tool... I am not a pen snob (boring), but I do believe that we should take as much enjoyment as possible from utilitarian objects.”—Luke Edward Hall, "Financial Times"
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.”
Pure Cotton Correspondence Pad and Envelopes
Most pure white paper is made using bleach and/or fluorescent whiteners, but Pure Cotton is made without the use of chemicals; with a soft wove finish and watermark. Pad of fifty sheets paper with soft wove finish and watermark and twenty-five tissue-lined envelopes. Made in Belgium.
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.
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.
Bullet Ballpoint Pen
This compact, bullet-shaped pen fits snugly in a pocket; when it's time to write, post the pen cap onto its body. It is a comfortable weight to hold in the hand; it comes with permanent oil-based black ink, refillable. Packaged in a custom box, for gifting. Made in Japan.
Votes For Women Paperweight
This handsome glass paperweight is based on a button, worn by marchers at the 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade, now housed at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Historians later credited the event with invigorating the suffrage movement with a new wave of inspiration and purpose.
Van Gogh Writing Paper Pad and Envelopes
The verso side of these writing sheets each features a gorgeous detail from a Van Gogh painting. Designed and imported from Amsterdam; manufactured in Europe. The 64 sheets of writing paper are accompanied by 20 envelopes printed with detail from Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase.
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.)
Sauntering features sixty walker-writers—classic and current—who roam Europe by foot. Twenty-two countries are traversed. We join Henriette d’Angeville, the second woman to climb Mont Blanc; Nellie Bly roaming the trenches of the First World War; Werner Herzog on a personal pilgrimage through Germany; Hans Christian Andersen in quarantine; Joseph Conrad in Cracow; Rebecca Solnit reimagining change on the streets of Prague; and Robert Macfarlane dropping deep into underground Paris.
A clean, architectural solution for keeping your volumes upright and organized, the Cal Bookend is comprised of two steel rods, which elegantly bend across each other and lock into place by a single bolt. They are fitted with rubber feet along the bottom to ensure a stable hold for even the largest books.
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.
Eco Flex Notebook
Upcycling of agricultural residue is creatively employed in the production of these handsome notebooks, the covers and pages of which are made from natural raw materials saved from landfills. The process produces a paper that replaces up to 15% of the virgin tree pulp traditionally used to make paper.
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.
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.”
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).
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.
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.
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.
Art Forms in Nature Letter Writing Set
Each 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.
Flowers Correspondence Set
It’s as fun to send this correspondence as it is to receive it. Decide which cards or writing paper, envelopes and stickers to use together to create an original combination—or mix and match with other plain stationery. The components can be mixed and matched in endless combinations.
Impressionism Correspondence Set
This set of forty writing sheets, eight greeting cards, twenty envelopes, and twenty-five stickers and labels are decorated with images from paintings by some of the masters of Impressionism: Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Georges Seurat, and Edouard Manet. The paper is FSC sustainable, designed in the Netherlands and manufactured in Europe.
Natural History Writing Paper Pad and Envelopes
In the nineteenth century, illustrations of flora and fauna inspired viewers to appreciate the wonders of nature, science, and the world around them. The verso side of these writing sheets feature a white admiral butterfly and honeysuckle, a charming assortment of snail shells, a fringed water lily (also called a yellow floating heart), and a fantastical seaweed.
Rechargeable Dimmable Page Magnifier
This optical-grade, anti-glare 4x magnifier recharges in just two hours providing up to twelve hours (medium-brightness mode) of non-diminishing light. It’s the brightest LED magnifier available. A micro USB cable and premium rechargeable 700 mAh battery are included; it’s ready to use, no need to buy batteries.