Where do you stand on staplers? Highly useful, couldn’t be without tool or irritatingly rubbish waste of metal?
Archivist Anna, reminded me of the perils of rusty paperclips earlier in the week and I have the same feelings about rusty staples which have ruined so many beautiful books and booklets, that any good feeling I had for staples seems to have vanished. However, I love the actual mechanics and aesthetics of the stapler itself, and who can blame me…
Isn’t it a beauty! Mr Grasshopper was a gift from Susan of Loop after I pinned it on Pinterest. I thought it was a vintage model that I would be forever on the hunt for, but it turns out you can get them in Anthropologie.
Mr Grasshopper sits quite happily with Orange Shark who uses mini-staples for extra points in the cute stakes.
Such a happy face!
The oldest stapler in my desk drawer is a standard Rexel ‘Meteor’ model which I thick I probably bought when I was in High School.
It still works like a dream which sadly means I don’t have a good enough excuse to add another stapler to my collection. Which is a shame, because I have my eye on the shark/whale model and vintage desktop stapler at Present & Correct – really love that desktop one! I also long for my own staple gun, but have been told in no uncertain terms that I could possibly be perceived as a threat with one!
Does anyone make rust-free staples? See, I could really get into staplers in a big way if they did…maybe I’m better off not knowing!
I’ve had so much fun collating this series of blog post and feel like we’ve only just scratched the surface – there’s so many more products to talk about, I mean I haven’t even mentioned pens, rubbers, geometry tools, highlighters…the list goes on!
I hedged my bets and thought this might be a topic so many of you would appreciate and it looks like I was right and I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has left a comment or tweeted and retweeted me. There have been some brilliant stories about your favourite stationery and I am heading into town tomorrow armed with a long list of products I need to try.
To close the week of stationery celebration, I thought a list of links to my favourite, independent stationers would be ‘helpful’. Apologies in advance for the enablement…
Blade Rubber Stamps (best shop name ever) – online and bricks & mortar in Bloomsbury
London Graphic Centre – online and bricks & mortar in Covent Garden
Present & Correct – online and bricks & mortar in Islington
The Journal Shop
Feel free to point me in the direction of a stationery store I should know about!