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April 24, 2021 •
Office

California Desk Calendar from Cavallini & Co.

Merchandise to complement an office space, whether at home or in an office complex, serves a purpose and yet is essentially still a splurge. With the pandemic, American consumers have shifted purchases to indulge in little splurges. With this type of shift in Office markets, there are new gift (and splurges) dimensions to explore!

Planner, Sticky Notes from Vera Bradley through Lifeguard Press
Planner, Sticky Notes from Vera Bradley through Lifeguard Press

What’s Hot

“Brightness, nostalgia, and connection are the themes that we are carrying forward into our line as our community continues to work from home and are looking to add details that exude a sense of quiet optimism, whimsy and humor to their now-combined home and office spaces,” underlined Alice Lieu of ILOOTPAPERIE. “This is reflected through our colors and textures; brights, pastels, neon touches contrast and are anchored by steady shades of navy and black.”

Portable Desk Set from Three by Three Seattle
Portable Desk Set from Three by Three Seattle
Pens from Papier Tigre through Shoppe Object
Pens from Papier Tigre through Shoppe Object

 

Also Look For

Pieces that accommodate the modern office environment like Zoom calls, pointed out Holly Wilson of Lifeguard Press. The KSNY Clipboard Folio allows users to have everything at the ready, she pointed out. Features like an interior pocket, notepad and pen loop make it a great organizational tool to store papers and important notes.

Clipboard Folio Candy Stripe Cover from Kate Spade New York through Lifeguard Press
Folio Candy Stripe Cover Clipboard from Kate Spade New York through Lifeguard Press

 

 

California Desk Calendar from Cavallini & Co.
California Desk Calendar from Cavallini & Co.

Tried and True

“Rainbows! And happy faces are such timeless icons of optimism,” laughed Lieu. “They really invoke such a strong sense of cheer and hope in ourselves, (so they) have steadily infiltrated our work over the last year and we anticipate this will continue.”

Peace Pillow from Peking Handicraft
Peace Pillow from Peking Handicraft
Miami Notes from The Completist through Shoppe Object
Miami Notes from The Completist through Shoppe Object

With the office often being wherever the individual finds herself, items like pencil cases, pouches, notebook and pen sets, notepad sets and file folders assume a new importance as office essentials, underlined Wilson. Being presented in an uplifted design just adds to the allure!

 

Washi Tape from ilootpaperie
Washi Tape from ilootpaperie

Designer Quote

“We’ve always said in designing, we are inspired by everything and anything, and this still very much rings true for us. We’ve found washi tapes to be particularly cathartic to capture our own emotions in response to everything that has been happening: pandemic, quarantine and political and social events and issues. 2020’s new norms directly resulted in (our) little trash panda washi tape asking everyone to please wash their hands! — Doris Lieu, ILOOTPAPERIE

Undated Planner from akr Design Studio
Undated Planner from akr Design Studio



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