Introducing fun tech accessories from ban.do!

bando tech accessories

Introducing our latest addition to the shop…ban.do! They’re a design studio based out of LA and make some pretty rad stuff, including lots of fun tech accessories. We’re most excited about the wristlets that can carry your phone, ID, and credit cards in one cute little package. Also loving their fun tumblers, iPad sleeves, and iPhone cases. Click here now to see the full ban.do collection.

Don’t forget…FREE SHIPPING always on orders over $50. :)

 

 

White Offices with Windows

Sorry the blog has been a bit quiet lately, the holidays around here got a little bit crazy and I still haven’t recovered! Baking, shopping, traveling, shipping out tons of orders, getting married. (We decided to get hitched last minute while in Memphis visiting the fiance’s family for Christmas. More photos and details on that soon!)

We have also been house hunting. We’re looking in a very small area because of school districts, so its slim pickings this time of year. But that can’t keep a girl from dreaming of what might be when we do finally get the keys to our very first house! And the first room I will be worried about, naturally, is my home office. :)

I’m a huge fan of natural light and bright white walls.  Throw in a white desk and you’ve got a magical working space to decorate and play with that will make you smile all day long. Below are a few of my favorite white offices with white walls and windows with natural light.

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Petra Bindel

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The Everygirl

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Tant Johanna

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Melissa Mercier / Ampersand Design Studio

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Domino

Introducing Kate Spade Office Accessories

Kate Spade Office

Introducing our newest addition to the shop…Kate Spade office supplies! For the first time ever, Kate Spade New York has created an entire line of adorable (and affordable!) office accessories.  Our favorite pieces include gold bow push pins and paper clips, fun pencil and eraser sets, and several gold foil correspondence cards with matching envelopes. Click here now to see the full Kate Spade collection.

And don’t forget… FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more! (US lower 48 states only.)

 

Enter to Win Lilly Pulitzer Agenda and Earbuds set!

Lilly Pulitzer Sweepstakes Simply click here or on the image above to enter our giveaway!  Open to US residents only. Must become a fan of our Facebook page to enter.

Cute Gift Ideas for the Cook or Food Lover

I know we’re supposed to be all about office supplies over here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun in the kitchen too! We thought it would be fun to share with you some cute gift ideas for the cook, chef, or food lover in your life, in case you needed a little gift-giving inspiration this season.

 

Gift Ideas for the Cook

1. 2014 Herbs & Spices Calendar // 2. William Morris Recipe Tin // 3. Gold Dot Coasters // 4. Baker’s Recipe Cards // 5. Raspberry and Gold Foil Recipe Binder // 6. Hand Illustrated Market List // 7. Alice Water’s The Art of Simple Foods II // 8. Kraft and White Ink Market List

Gold Spray Paint DIY Weekend Projects

Feel like getting crafty this weekend? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite gold spray paint DIY projects so you can get down and dirty…and a bit sparkly. :)

And before you check them out, be sure to read this post by Virginia at LiveLoveDIY for her 10 Spray Paint Tips so you can do it like a boss.

Gold DIY Mugs

 

Gold DIY Trash Can

 

Gold DIY Letters

 

Gold DIY Clutch

 

Gold DIY Baskets

Spotlight: Alexandra Von Furstenberg

A good, original design will always stand out—even if someone copies it.

Alexandra Von Furstenberg knows this experience well. She began designing innovative acrylic furniture for her home before realizing that other people would buy her creations. Her brand, Alexandra Von Furstenberg, LLC, launched in 2007 and her first collection was released in 2008.

Then came the copycats.

You may have seen other acrylic furniture around—ghost chairs, clear tables, and the like—but nothing is quite like these designs. Alexandra’s good taste makes sense; after all, her father is a billionaire who founded Duty Free shops and Diane Von Fursteberg used to be her mother-in-law. This woman is accustomed to class.

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Alexandra worked for Diane Von Furstenberg as Creative Director, and then Director of Image, for 10 years. She worked to revitalize DVF’s wrap dress and update their overall brand before leaving the company to focus exclusively on home design.

While Alexandra’s first collection leaned on neon accents, her second collection takes on a darker, more smoldering color palette. And did we mention accessories? Alexandra’s line now hosts everything from vases to letter trays to bowls. (Hmmm… we think our acrylic pieces could match quite nicely!)

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An original is always better than a copycat—find out more about the AVF line here, or take a look at our own acrylic accessories!

Squirrels in the Office

 

We’re a wee bit obsessed with squirrels over here. They’re just so darn cute. So like squirrels collect nuts, we’ve set out to collect some of our favorite paper and office-related little rascals. Enjoy!

Squirrel Coasters

 

 

 

Squirrel Office Supplies

 

 

 

 

Letterpress Cards

 

 

 

 

Friday Favorites

Pretty sad to see summer go, but also super excited for sweater-weather and not feeling like a crazy person drinking my HOT vanilla lattes in the middle of a 80 degree day (up here in the Pacific Northwest, 80 degrees = heat wave.)  :)

Today I just wanted to share with you some of my favorite pieces and designers that I’ve found over the summer. Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

 

By Stylish Pencils - Amanda Catherine Designs

Gentle Reminder Pencils from Amanda Catherine Designs

 

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Floral Heart Print by Rifle Paper Co.
(Available in the OfficeLuxe.com shop)

 

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Everyday I’m Hustlin’ Mug by Ashley Brooke Designs

 

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Pretty Sequin Hangers by Pearls & Pastries Shop

Sweet and Sassy Baby Shower Cards

 Finding Just the Right Card

 

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Who knew mini whales were the next big trend in baby decor?!

We’re quite obviously obsessed with finding just the right card for all life events, even if this means spending hours online or driving all over town to find that perfect message.  It’s a glaring fact that the perfect gift you found just doesn’t pop unless you also find the perfect card.

We don’t know about you, but for us, it seems like baby shower season is here and in full swing!  So what happens when you’re OCD about finding the right card, but all that’s within a 50 mile radius is the local Hallmark and Target?  Not only do you run the risk of not finding that perfect card, but you also run the risk of committing the party faux-pas: double carding with another attendee!

To avoid this potentially embarrassing/lackluster scenario, we’ve culled through hundreds of shops on Etsy to bring you a selection of sweet and sassy baby shower cards that promise to delight your guest of honor.  What do you think of our favorites here?  Have you found a favorite shop online for new baby cards?  Let us know!

 

Because We Love Gold Foil…

 

If Your Mom-to-Be is on the Sassy Side…

 

 

Cutest.Animals.Ever

 

Authentic and Handmade (just not by you!)

 

Just Plain Sweet

 

Pssssttt!  Don’t forget the hostess gift!

We recommend one of our favorite sugar paper notebooks (gold-foil yet gender neutral) for your hostess to record the attendee’s and baby gifts to save time and prevent confusion when sending out thank-you notes!