Back to School!
The unseasonably cool days in Toronto these past few weeks has brought back some not-so-distant back-to-school feelings! I'm a little sad not to be going back to school with the other teachers and students, but the shop is pretty exciting, too, especially as we gear up for some new products and lines coming in. Even if you're not actually heading back to school, the cooler weather and crisp air always brings back memories - childhood's ingrained memories with the smell of fall. September always seems like a new year, a fresh start. Here are some ideas to help you keep newly inspired at work or school, or treats for those little guys heading back. While iPhones and your digital appointment trackers are lovely, for some people, organization needs to come in a paper agenda. You know who you are if you are someone who just needs to write things down and see it across a weekly page. We have a few available in a couple of different formats for the academic year (August 2013-July 2014), and we also have beautiful Rhodia agendas! And for all your pens and erasers and emergency coffee money and notes from class, here are a few of our pencil cases! We had been running low on stock with these canvas pencil cases by Delfonics, but they're back in stock! We're hoping to get some double-fastener ones in any day, too - so check back on the website if you're looking for a case with more storage. We've been loving these Clairefontaine notebooks - many colours and designs, but all kind of vintage looking and with the incomparable Clairefontaine paper. A new notebook is sometimes daunting - what to fill it with! But at these prices, they are perfect for your imagination and doodles and notes, and to throw around in your bag. And finally, the pencils. A brand new box of pencils? Long and smooth and luscious Palomino pencils? Freshly sharpened and bits of wood shavings? What else could inspire, at any time of year. The matte black Blackwings are the softest lead, and the grey 602s are the hardest, with the new Palomino Pearls right in the middle.