The items on my desk seem to breed all by themselves. Or, in the case of pens, rulers or scissors, they just up sticks and wander off under their own steam. Do you have that problem too? Here are just some of the many collections of things that crowd my desk.
I use old blue-and-white mugs and tea cups to hold my pens.
Some of my ever-expanding collections of magazines. I freely admit it, I’m a magazine addict!
A small plateful of odds and ends. A fragment of sea-worn tile I found on a beach in Vietnam. A paisley printing block from India. A giraffe that belonged to my grandfather (along with seahorses, they were his favourite animal). A sage green zelij tile from Morocco, and some macadamia nuts from our garden.
My collection of Sibella Court books (I find them endlessly inspiring) and two of my most recent Lonely Planet guidebooks.
A couple of carved ink stamps I had made in Vietnam. One says ‘air mail’ and the other has my address (if you’ve ever ordered something from my Etsy store you might recognise them!).
A stack of Toast catalogues. Another perpetual source of inspiration for me. I’m still coming to terms with the fact that Toast now no longer send their catalogues overseas!
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