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Gardening Must-Haves {for Paper Lovers}

27 Mar

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Ready for spring gardening? Green thumbs around our office can’t wait to dig in! We got together over a cup of chamomile tea and gathered our (paper geek) faves that can carry you through a beautifully blooming season :

1. You can’t garden (if you’re a huge Moleskine fan) without this Gardening Journal! Keep records of your flora throughout the growing season, and recall them for next spring »
2. This Fisher Space Pen (in any color) will write upside down, at any angle, under water, in any temperature, and at zero-gravity. It’s been tested by the moon, so we’re sure it can write in your garden’s atmosphere with ease »
3. Rite in the Rain was made for the garden. No more cussing when the sprinklers come on! In the midst of a downpour, morning dew, or under the greenhouse misters, enjoy Rite in the Rain’s water-proof paper, use their amazing all-weather pen, and then wrap up & go in this water-blocking notebook case. »
4. Alwych is another incredibly popular all-weather notebook. Further than just stellar function, we dig the electric blue edges with funky green interior lines. »
5. These Field Notes Notebooks are just as they say – ready for the field! Outdoorsy people love these pocket-size companions »
6. …And for planning your garden layout, try either the graph or dot pads from Rhodia. They’ll let you build the framework of your landscaping like a pro »

Lucky Greens : Shades of March for Your Desk

12 Mar

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Lucky greens for spring! The color of stationery around our office this season :

1. Apica CD-15 Series Notebook Set »
2. Moleskine Classics »
3. Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen »
4. Original Crown Mill Stationery »
5. Fabriano EcoQua Side Spriral Notebook »
6. Paperblanks Jade Wrap Journal »
7. J.Herbin Bottled Ink »
8. Word. Pocket Notebook Set »

Top 8 Artist’s Studio Faves

25 Feb

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Our art supply aficionados curated their top 8 studio loves for all artists to enjoy.
Find this beautiful image of Katie Stratton on A Beautiful Mess’ tour of her studio.
1. Sennelier Half Stick Soft Pastels »
2. Viarco ArtGraf Watercolor Graphite Set »
3. Clairefontaine Graf It Sketchpads »
4. Brause Calligraphy Set »
5. Cretacolor Black Tin Box Drawing Charcoal & Pencil Set »
6. Moleskine Water Color Book »
7. KUM Magnesium 2-Hole Pencil Sharpener [more colors]»
8. & of course : Blackwing Pencils »

A Radical Flashback Sale – 30% Off Moleskine Star Wars, Pac Man, & LEGO!

22 Feb

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Which side are you on? Enjoy all the traditional Moleskine features, along with the classic Star Wars logo surrounded by hyper space hot-stamped in metallic silver foil over the classic black cover. Plus you receive a print of the 1977 movie artwork tucked away in the rear accordion pocket. Shop & save 30% on Moleskine Star Wars Notebooks »

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Moleskine celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Pac-Man with a limited edition notebook & volant set. The exclusive covers commemorate the vibrant yellow 80′s cultural icon famed for being the hungriest video game hero of all time. Shop Moleskine Pac Man Notebooks »

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The legends of Moleskine and LEGO finally meet in this instant notebook classic. The distinctive inside cover inspires with the colorful axiom “Think With Your Hands,” and LEGO character stickers are included to customize your pages. Shop & save 30% on Moleskine LEGO Notebooks »

RED HOT Best Selling V-Day Gifts

1 Feb

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Here are our most-loved Valentine’s Day stationery gifts, enjoy!
PLUS, for a limited time, enjoy FREE SHIPPING on orders $25+! Ends February 5, 2014.

1. Apica Notebooks »
2. J. Herbin Bottled Inks »
3. Clairefontaine 1951 Vintage Notebooks »
4. Rhodia Rhodiarama Webnotebooks »
5. Leuchtturm1917 Notebooks »
6. Paperblanks Embellished Wrap Journals »
7. Cretacolor Pencil Tins & Art Supply »
8. Exacompta Refillable Journals »
9. LAMY Pens »
10. Moleskine Passions Journals »

Top 8 : New Year, New Desk! Our Organizing Faves

8 Jan

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A clean slate works well with a clean desk. Here are our favorite pieces to get organized, stay inspired, and work well in 2014. Shop all Desk & Office right here »
1. Rhodia Pencil Cup »
2. Any Refillable Quo Vadis or Exacompta Planner »
3. Moleskine Messenger Bag »
4. 2014 Cavallini Wall & Desk Calendars »
5. Exacompta Exacase Filing Tote »
6. Italian Clipiola Paper Clips »
7. Moleskine Folio Professional Folders »
8. Lamy Pens »

Free Star Wars Pocket Notebook with Orders $100+

11 Dec

european-paper-star-wars-blogEnjoy a free pocket ruled Star Wars Moleskine notebook ($14.95 value), automatically added on orders $100+. Plus, you can also enjoy free shipping on orders, $50+! Shop great gifts for paper lovers, and enjoy! 
(P.S. – There’s still plenty of time to ship your holiday gifts! Order via standard shipping by December 18th, and we guarantee it will arrive by the 25th.)

 

Gift of the Week : Moleskine Messenger Bag – Save 30%!

17 Nov

 

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Happy gift of the week – we’re celebrating with the Moleskine Messenger Bag. Enjoy the luxury of an enormous, well-built bag to hold papers, notebooks, pens/pencils and more (including a unique wrap for blue prints and oversized designs). This bag is perfect for the bike commuter, the architect, teachers, and other professionals who need to carry several materials to and fro.

Shop now & save 30% with code TRAVEL30 at checkout »

2014 Daily Datebooks from Moleskine, Leuchtturm1917, Quo Vadis & Exacompta

14 Nov

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It’s a perfect time to get a head start on the new year, and choose from the best selection while you’re at it!
Shop Daily Planners Here »
Undecided on your format? Shop them all right here »

A Paper Lover’s Guide to Selecting the Perfect Planner or Datebook : Part 1of3

11 Nov

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Selecting the perfect planner–the right format, size, layout–can be a fraught experience.  Here to simplify that process is Laurie Huff, the guru behind plannerisms.com. In this 3-part series, she’ll walk us through how to choose the best planner for you.  

We know: online calendars abound! But an electronic device simply can’t replicate the tactile joy of holding a book, turning the pages, and putting pen to paper. There are also numerous advantages of using a paper planner. Studies have shown that the act of writing helps people remember what they have written even if they never look at it again. And, the archival properties of a book are superior to electronics. We can read books hundreds of years after they were printed. Have you tried recently to access data on a floppy disc? What about that website you used to read until it went all 404 on you? Books have a tangible permanence that electronics can’t replicate. european-paper-loves-pen-to-paper-datebook-selection

The purpose of a planner is to help keep you in control of your life. Everyone’s needs are different, and your planner can be anywhere from basic—simply scheduling appointments—to complex. Ideally your planner should be your life management tool. Tasks, goals and projects are much more likely to be completed if they are written in your planner where you will see them often. Students can use their planner to track assignments, papers, exams and homework so that everything gets completed on time. Parents with kids in school can write everyone’s schedule and recurring events into your planner so you always know who has to be where and when. Other functions of a planner include tracking everything from finances and expenses to health matters like exercise, diet, blood pressure and weight. Your planner can also be your creative outlet for journaling and art.

With all these planner uses, how can you possibly decide what planner will work best for you? Here’s where to start:

There are three main types of planner formats: daily, weekly or monthly. Each format provides different perspectives on your time. Below is some advice to help you decide if you would best benefit from the large overview of the monthly, schedule view of the weekly, or lots of details with the daily.

Let me walk you through the three main types of formats and ways to use each.

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Daily:  Daily planners, diaries, or day-per-page planners allow you to focus on each day. The downside of these planners is it can be difficult to plan ahead with only two days visible at a time, so if you use one as your planner I highly recommend combining it with a monthly planner.

Daily planners are excellent for people who have lots of appointments each day, or who want to record details such as phone calls, expenses, tasks, or other information. Some of my favorite daily planners are the Quo Vadis Journal 21 and Daily pocket (which have built-in monthly planning calendars), and the Moleskine daily plannersShop all our daily planners here.

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Weekly:  This is the most popular format of planners because it allows you to see your entire week at once and plan your schedule easily.  There are various weekly formats including week + notes, such as the Leuchtturm Weekly Plannerhorizontal like the Quo Vadis Hebdo, or vertical (days as columns) like the Moleskine Large Vertical Weekly Planner. I will compare these different formats later in a separate post.

Weekly formats are good for most planner situations because they allow for detailed daily planning while giving the overview of the week. Shop all our weekly planners here.

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Monthly:  There are planners that have monthly-only formats. If you don’t have much to write each day and prefer an overview of your month, the monthly planner is perfect for you. Alternatively, you could use a separate monthly planner along with your weekly or daily planner to have the books open side by side to see the monthly overview alongside your weekly or daily activities. Some examples of this are the Moleskine Monthly Notebook and the Quo Vadis Visoplan #67Shop all our monthly planners here.

Monthly calendars are best for seeing overviews of things like bills due, travel, holidays, deadlines, and seeing patterns over a period of weeks.

So to summarize:

To record lots of details of your days, you’ll want a daily planner »

For most planning needs, weekly planner will probably work well for you »

For long-range planning or if you don’t have many appointments, use a monthly planner »

 

In my next post, I’ll help you determine what size planner you need!

 

Meet the Writer: Laurie Huff tests, reviews and designs planners at Plannerisms.com. Over the years she has tried dozens (hundreds?) of planners in search of the “Perfect Planner,” and on Plannerisms she helps others find planners that work well for them. When she’s not writing about planners, she spends every moment she can in the forests of Scotland. Laurie enjoys science and nature, hikes with her family, and reading books by the fireplace.

 

The Well-Appointed Desk’s Ana Reinert Shares What’s on Her Wishlist

5 Nov

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For the most part, stationery and office supplies are not super expensive
and perfect for gift-giving. Unfortunately, non-paper geeks have no idea
what do buy for the paper-and-pen geek.

Here are a few things I think would love to find under the tree this
Christmas:

1. I love high-quality fountain pen inks. Both J. Herbin and Noodler’s make
great inks and have lots of colors to choose from. I particularly like the
icy aqua blue Noodler’s Navajo Turquoise Ink ($12.50)»

2. The amusing Cavallini Oops Eraser ($3.50) would make a perfect stocking
stuffer.

3. I’ve been on the lookout for a great dry highlighters and the Moleskine
Highlighter Pencil Set ($16.50) with its matte black casing and cool
carpenter-style shape make this an appealing option.

4. I’m always looking for good-quality stationery and the G. Lalo Medium
Tablet & EP Set ($23) in mint green looks like the luxury option. Wrapped
with a red bow, it’s holiday-ready. And those lazy post-Christmas days are a
great time to catch up on all my correspondence.

5. So many wonderful things have been said about the Apica Premium A6 CD
Notebook ($14.70) but I’ve yet to buy a pad. I think the plain paper pad
with the black cover would be a great way to try it out.

6. Anything by Midori is a welcome gift. Their products are high quality and
have great classic looks. The Midori B7 Spiralbound Envelope Notebook
($8.35) would be a great catch-all for receipts, stamps or travel ephemera.

7. Finally, in preparation for 2014, I will definitely need a new calendar for
my desk. The Cavallini Around The World Desk Calendar ($12.95) is just the
right sort of retro cool for me to dream of my next vacation while sitting
in the office.

Maybe I need to fill my own stocking this year?

*Meet the Writer : * When Ana Reinert is not designing greeting cards for
the world’s largest greeting card company she fancies herself an office
supply ninja, yarn hoarder, letter-writing secret agent and coffee junkie. She
also writes superfluously about all thing office-related for The
Well-Appointed Desk.*

Early Birds, Shop 2014 Datebooks & Get 10% off!

17 Oct

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Use code EARLYBIRD14 and enjoy 10% off all 2014 datebooks.
Shop all datebooks here »
Grab our most popular weekly formats here »