Lizzie Garrett, Author of Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion

Lizzie Garrett, Author of Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion

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things that make me happy when I'm writing from home


Leave it to LIZZIE GARRETT, the force behind the very much-loved blog, TOMBOY STYLE—and author of the just-released, already-raved-about coffee table book, TOMBOY STYLE: BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF FASHION, to anoint her writing desk with gorgeous, yet practical, products and supplies. It makes sense, really, since Lizzie is the first to point out that Tomboy Style may at first be about the clothes, but ultimately goes infinitely deeper than that. We tapped her for her list of home-office décor essentials.

Here, the 12 things that keep Lizzie Garrett happy when writing from home.

  • 1

    The Nesso Lamp

    This lamp is an icon in its own right—it just oozes 1967, such an exciting time in design. It's got a clean feeling, but the light is diffused softly. Plus, this puppy sits on top of Roger Sterling's desk in Mad Men. Done.

  • 2

    Apolis Transit Issue Trek Socks

    One of the perks of working at home is that you can wear whatever you want, whenever you want. Can't complain about that dress code.

  • 3

    Han Kjobenhavn "Timeless" Eyeglasses

    I'll be honest, I don't wear glasses, but my husband has a similar pair of these Han Kjobenhavn's. I try them on all the time and feel like I look so smart in them! I'm just hoping my vision goes one of these days so I can get a pair of my own.

  • 4

    Fougerite Ceramic Mug

    This is my favorite coffee mug: It acts as a little design accent on my desk.

  • 5

    Haus Interior Stitch Pillow

    The great thing about working at home is the small touches that make an office so much more pleasant. I love having a throw pillow around for my chair or nearby sofa.

  • 6

    Ace Pilot Stapler

    It seems that in the digital age, we've come to fetishize somewhat obsolete office objects, especially staplers. I love the feeling of stapling something and then tossing it in my outbox. This one was designed in the 1930s and is still in production.

  • 7

    Brook Farm Canvas Laptop Case

    Laptop cases are in no short supply, and there are tons on the market that are black-and-boring or of the super design-y variety. This is a nice balance of form and function.

  • 8

    Filson Red Label Bag

    These tote bags are great for meetings. It seems work bags or "briefcases" aren't really marketed in high numbers to women, but this one I happily would buy as an alternative to a purse as well.

  • 9

    Postalco Notebooks

    I use a digital recorder for interviews sometimes, but I find that my best profiles come from one-on-ones when I'm writing down quotes on paper. It's old school, but it helps me remember the subject better.

  • 10

    The Elements of Style (Illustrated)

    This book was written as a style guide for writers in 1918 at Cornell University and it's as relevant as ever. I keep it on my desk and use it more frequently than I'd like to admit.

  • 11

    Lemnos Wood Clock

    This is the perfect timepiece for a home office: It's simple and standard, but dressed down a little in plywood.

  • 12

    Morgan Parish Double Tassle Key Chain

    Even if you work at home, you can still have keys to your office, or better yet, a top secret file drawer.

The Nesso Lamp
Apolis Transit Issue Trek Socks
Han Kjobenhavn 'Timeless' Eyeglasses
Fougerite Ceramic Mug
Haus Interior Stitch Pillow
Ace Pilot Stapler
Brook Farm Canvas Laptop Case
Filson Red Label Bag
Postalco Notebooks
elements of style illustrated edition
Lemnos Wood Clock
Morgan Parish Double Tassle Key Chain
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