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Non-metaphorical sharpening
John Dickerson: “School is starting again and I am sharpening my pencils. That’s not a metaphor. I am actually sharpening pencils.”
analog  pencils  supplies 
august 2018 by M.Leddy
At the office with Louis Malle
The opening scenes of Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows (1958) are office-centric.
film  pencils  pens  supplies 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
“Old timers”
From a history of the stationery industry: “Other ‘old timers’ most of which are now past history are Stoake’s automatic shading pens — Brigg’s glass linen marking pens — Rubber marking pens” — and on and on.
stationery  supplies 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
“School supplies and fun”
A 1953 Woolworth advertisement for school supplies.
dowdyworld  pencils  stationery  supplies 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Index-card recommendation
Much better than Oxford or Staples grid cards, and a fraction of the cost of Exacompta.
indexcards  stationery  supplies 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
The supply closet
In The Boston Globe, John Segal, creative director for Crane & Co., describes a primal scene.
stationery  supplies 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
“Heavy, black pencils”
The tools of a copy editor, as described by Lincoln Grahlfs, a New York Times copy editor for forty years.
NewYorkTimes  pencils  stationery  supplies 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Balzac’s writing equipment: special coffee, special paper, special pens.
Balzac  coffee  supplies  writing  Zweig 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Shopping for supplies
Lorelai Gilmore: “Before anything else can happen, you need pens, you need paper, you need everything else, don’t you?”
GilmoreGirls  stationery  supplies 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Esterbrook erasers
Long before I bought these erasers (from a fading stationery store), they had hardened into uselessness. They’re just right for erasing nothing.
erasers  Museum-of-Supplies  supplies 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
An EXchange name on screen
Also vertical files, wooden file trays, &c. From Armored Car Robbery.
dowdyworld  supplies  telephone 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
A4 Clipboard
“We need to record words for our learning.”
stationery  supplies 
march 2016 by M.Leddy
Do my folders date from the 1940s? I have no idea.
dowdyworld  supplies 
february 2016 by M.Leddy
Barton Keyes’s office
From the film Double Indemnity. Three telephones, a Dictaphone, extra cylinders, books, papers, a desk calendar, wall charts, and file cabinets. Oh, those file cabinets.
dowdyworld  film  stationery  supplies 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
At the Queen Street Police Station
A glimpse of office life from Niagara (dir. Henry Hathaway, 1953).
dowdyworld  film  supplies 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
Art Store
Art Store, by the artist Barry Fellman, recreates the now-defunct Pearl Paint flasgship store
art  supplies 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
Art and supplies
Oscar’s Portrait explores the relationship between art and supplies.
art  cartoons  supplies 
october 2015 by M.Leddy
James Ward’s supplies
Tidy up and send those supplies to me.
september 2015 by M.Leddy
On paper clips
Taking paper clips seriously has made me look strange to people who should know better.
supplies  writing 
january 2015 by M.Leddy
Cooper-Hewitt’s Object of the Day.
design  dowdyworld  supplies 
april 2014 by M.Leddy
Naked City Rolodex
Is it really a Rolodex? This device might have to be called a rotational address-retrieval management system.
analog  NakedCity  supplies  television 
march 2014 by M.Leddy
My dad on supplies
“It is better to be oversupplied than undersupplied.”
stationery  supplies 
march 2014 by M.Leddy
Paterfamilias repurposing
“My dad too likes to repurpose household items as ‘supplies.’ These paper-clip cups once capped shaving-cream cans.”
photography  repurposing  supplies 
december 2013 by M.Leddy
Repurposed cupcake pan
From Cool Tools, a repurposed cupcake pan, now holding nuts and bolts and washers. Nifty.
repurposing  supplies 
november 2013 by M.Leddy

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