Business, Freelance Life, Stationery

I made my workspace look all pretty

I am a stationery addict. Entering Paperchase is like standing at the gates of heaven for me. All the pretty notebooks! And pens! And FOLDERS! I love a good folder.

Last year I bought most of their new Mystic Rose selection, which is perfect because it’s dark, largely purple, and has skulls on it.

I really do think that having pretty stationery – and desk decorations that make you happy – is a great way to increase productivity. At least, it seems to work for me. I like sitting at my desk, because I’m surrounded by pretty folders and things that make me smile. But maybe that’s just because I’m basically Penelope Garcia.

Mystic Rose stationery from Paperchase

Bookkeeping isn’t quite so boring when you have pretty folders and a nice receipts box.

Mystic Rose stationery from Paperchase

Box files holding questionnaires for the next Pilgrimage Project paper; a load of other stationery; and some forensics equipment.

Edward Monkton 2015 calendar

Not strictly stationery, but another thing that makes my desk feel more like home is my Edward Monkton 2015 calendar, draped in fairy lights. You can’t be stressed when you glance at your calendar and see the Teapot of Life.

Mystic Rose stationery from Paperchase

This is what the desk generally looks like: a pile of pretty notepads and matching pens.

Pink laptop with stickers

The computer is also extremely… um… decorative.

Mystic Rose stationery from Paperchase

My friend sent me a postcard from Berlin, which happened to perfectly match my new stationery collection. Now it nestles between the Academia folder and the Forensics magazine file.

Mystic Rose stationery from Paperchase

MOAR pretty notebooks

Edward Monkton 2015 calendar

I like to make notes to myself on the wall. This year I’m trying to organise them a bit better.

Mystic Rose stationery from Paperchase

There is no more fun way to arrange your week than by writing your daily tasks down on a beautiful sheet of paper.

This is my "badass bookshelf", aka my investigation and counter terror books, which live above the stationery.

This is my “badass bookshelf”, aka my investigation and counter terror books, which live above the stationery.

What does your workspace look like?

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