Certain phrases such as “pencil cases,” “binder clips,” and “desk accessories” elicit a Pavlovian response in me. I hear them, and I want to go back-to-school shopping immediately (which is an issue since I am long past needing composition notebooks and No. 2 pencils). Most of the time, my resolve is strong, but the MoMA Design Store recently made resistance futile with a new line of office supplies.
This fall the store is introducing desk tools by Hightide, a “Japanese brand with a cult following,” according to its catalog copy. Did I mention “Japanese cult brand” is another trigger phrase for me? Here’s what I’m chomping at the bit to buy.On the hunt for more retro-chic office supplies? See: