Thursday, October 9, 2008

Vintage Office Supplies

Recently I've been a little obsessed with vintage office supplies...ok...maybe more than a little. The Vintage Office Flickr group adds fuel to my obsession. Staplers, clocks, and typewriter ribbon - oh my! You just can't beat the heavy metal and retro font. Wouldn't these look great in a home office or a unique shelf in the living area?

Thanks for all your well wishes on my blog break - although it really didn't feel like a break at all! At least the weekend is near...helllooo weekend!!

{images via Swapatorium2, studiosmith, B-Kay, and uppercaseyyc}

34 comments:

Jan said...

Stay obssesed okay. Love it all.

porter hovey said...

Yes, I totally agree. What fabulous designs. Why don't they make things to look like this these days? Ahhh . . . .

Leah said...

why do i covet that clock so very very bad? i love it. love. no really, i love it. i want it. now please.

wonderful images!

design for mankind. said...

Oh dear--- I love each and every one of these!

I actually collect typewriter ribbon tins and have a few really goodies! :)

Jude said...

All would fit nicely on the set of Mad Men, to which I've become completely addicted! ☺

aimee said...

if i were to start a collection, this would be the one!

ladylulu said...

need. want. must have. everything.

The Lil Bee said...

Oh, these would go fabulously with a vintage typewriter. I love vintage typewriter keys, don't you? So cool.

A Print A Day said...

aaa!

i want vintage sewing machines, radios, telephones AND staplers. i have two vintage staplers and they are HEAVY! but they work very well :)

Amy Elizabeth said...

I have a 30's tape dispenser that makes my heart sing every time I open my desk drawer. I also love those vintage collapsible yardsticks. So freakin useful!

~alison said...

I love vintage items like this!

Cicada Studio said...

How I would love to have an old flip clock like this again.

Krissy said...

ahh! I want them all :)

Julia said...

One more day, Diana! Just one more day :) I'm counting down the hours!

I love, absolutely adore, vintage office supplies. Our office has a number of those staplers! Ancient beasts that they are :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

i totally would use them for decor.... : )

naphtali said...

I love the obsession! How fun. I want a vintage clock on my desk and a blue typewriter and all that fun stuff.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Visual delights indeed!
anything vintage is always a good thing in my 'book'!...Feel free to drop by & hope to hear from you too!

~Charmed*

amy said...

reminds me of mad men...

Prêt à Voyager said...

Seriously love that clock. Why don't they make things like they used to?

Anne

limonana said...

i'm not going to hide it, i have a strange love for mini-staplers from the 60's & earlier. i love everything about them! these pictures are great!

erin@designcrisis said...

Thanks for the new obsession ;-)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love that caslon perpetual calendar. So very Mad Men. :-)

Chris said...

These are great! I love the staplers.

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

i have a vintage green stapler!
i love all this! the old packaging was so neat!

fly tie said...

ha! a flickr group for vintage office supplies. too funny.

i've always liked those "old school" staplers.

cindy : quaint said...

i love vintage office supplies and have been looking for a tape dispenser for ages. one of the best things about 'mad men' is when they show the offices. so neat. happy weekend!

Lauren K said...

oh I love all of these items! So retro! How cute would my desk look with all these, quite cute I must say!

Songy said...

that keelox thing is very much like Coke branding. Is it just me?

I love all things vintage. I wish there was a decent market here in Perth.

K. Sundari said...

Reminds me, I must find some ink for my typewriter. I really love the vintage office supplies. I think my boyfriend may regret asking me to move in with him.

Hey Harriet said...

Love these vintage office supplies. Much more fun than browsing in Officeworks (you may not have Officeworks over there, it's just a big office supplies franchise)

Joanna Goddard said...

so rad! i love the staplers especially.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Be still our hearts!!
Karla & Karrie

Anonymous said...

Stunning!!!

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