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Back to School time!!! Ooh la la it still gets me excited after all these years. Remembering the shopping excursions to the local Drug store or Kmart for brand new school supplies. Yep, I grew up in the 1980's before Target or Walmart were on every corner:) Then new fancy school clothes or Catholic School uniforms depending on the year...Such Good memories associated with fresh starts.
And I still believe in fresh starts especially being a certifiable office supply addict and September is perfect for that. There is nothing like a new set of pens, mechanical pencils and notebooks. My Adult edition of back to school entails my trademark obsession with anything mid-century. Duh:) and below is my current must-haves for the perfect 'studying desk'. Curious as always what is yours? And any awesome memories for back to school to boot? Please do share:)
1. Kennedy Clock in Natural Brass w/ White Face. 2. Mid-Century Desk (white) West Elm. 3. Ion C-Series Box Set Lamp (campfire red) Schoolhouse Electric Original. 4. Delfonics Wooden Mechanical Pencils (Japan). 5. LIFE Vermilion Notebook (Japan). 6. Hand Stapler- Black + Gold (Italy). 7. Vintage Eames Green Fiberglass Side Shell Chair (Herman Miller). 8. Eight Compartment Cafeteria Tray.
If you have been a reader here at StoryboardC. for awhile, you know my deep affection for the Portland based design company Schoolhouse Electric.
'Schoolhouse Electric was founded by Brian Faherty in 2003 following his discovery of a long-lost collection of cast-iron glass shade moulds in an abandoned warehouse. After carefully restoring them back into production, the hard-working team at Schoolhouse has continued to grow every year since. Together we're dedicated to the preservation of American manufacturing, thoughtful living and purposeful design.'-Schoolhouse Electric
They are USA designed and Made. Please fall in love with them as I have and support Darn Good Design:)
Happy Tuesday! Love, C.