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office accessories 06.13.2013

You might remember, a few months ago, we starting leasing our very first studio space! The building has clean, modern lines and beautiful white walls inside. We love everything about it….but of course, we had to add some additional pops of color and that all started with our office accessories! Thanks to poppin for getting us outfitted with bright yellow, turquoise and fuschia rulers, tape dispensors, pens and notebooks! They literally brighten up our work days. It’s always nice to surround yourself with well-designed things…and we think great color goes hand in hand!

The quality of the luxe notebooks is phenomenal! Isn’t the embossing great? And we got these great wooden pencils from the Kid Made Modern section at Target!

The rulers might be our favorite. Or the tape dispensers. Nevermind, we love all the poppin goodies!

Go get yourself some!

Pictured above: yellow tape dispenser// aqua pens // pink ruler // pink stapler // aqua luxe notebook // pink luxe notebook // our own “hello” iphone case //  wooden colored pencils

stylish start for 2013 01.07.2013

Have we mentioned how thrilled we are with our winter intern, Allie? Cause she’s pretty awesome! She first brought us some perfect jewelry ideas and now she’s here helping us bring in the new year with style…and lots of fun color and pattern, we might add! Allie rounded up the perfect planners and desk accessories to kick off the new year with a really fresh start! Bring it on 2013!

{1. Kate Spade 2013 wall calendar, 2. Jonathan Adler 2013 Planner, 3. Patterned Dodo case for J.Crew for ipad, 4. page flags, 5. Balanced Color Notebook, 6. Bulletin Pencil Cup )

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on the lookout: toy storage 08.24.2012

Toys are overtaking our house! Having good-looking bins, baskets and other miscellaneous containers all over the house to stow them back into makes things more manageable so I’m always on the lookout for durable, kid-friendly options. Cleaning up the mess with a toddler running around is a lot like shoveling the driveway in a blizzard, but what are ya gonna do, right?

1. Crocodile Wall Organizer 2. Raccoon Storage Bin 3. Mountain Peaks Bath Basket 4. Chalkboard Storage Bench 5. Store by Numbers Cube Bin 6. Flea Market Wire Ball Bins 7. Rugby Stripe Bin 8. Industrial Basket and Toys Liner

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  1. Olivia

    Awesome! I love item #3, but the link does not work for me.

    August 24, 2012 3:25 pm
    • ampersand

      Oops, sorry, Olivia! The link is updated now.

      August 24, 2012 3:51 pm

loving: the museum of useful things 01.04.2012

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So, it’s January and time for a fresh start. For us, this means a quest for organization. Who’s with us? One of the best things about getting our acts together (in addition to the high that comes from taming clutter) is cool organizational tools! The Museum of Useful Things is a great shop for simple solutions that look good and have a little nostalgic flare. Happy organizing!

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  1. Nat @ dear little house

    >All about the organising! Bought a new diary to keep track of everything I need to do and get done. All over it.

    PS I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

    January 4, 2012 10:05 pm
  2. Ampersand Design Studio

    >Thanks, Nat! Good luck with your organization.

    January 15, 2012 4:22 am

on the lookout: office accesssories 04.19.2011

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I’m needing an office update (always)…thought you might too!
Links: 1. russel and hazel signature three ring binders, 2. leaf tray, 3. broccoli card holder, 4. desk clock, 5. laquer paper tray , 6. rectangular metal basket, 7. fabric button magnets

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