PUBLIC-SUPPLY LAST MINUTE STOCKING STUFFERS FOR A CAUSE
By now, holiday gifts should already be crowding the base of trees across the country. But, tradition also calls for the eleventh-hour gift scramble. Those who prefer easy yet attractive presents that don’t involve re-charging would do well to turn their attention to Public-Supply. While modern life is now inextricably tethered to devices, there is virtue in rediscovering the wonderfully analog writing implements by this Brooklyn-based brand. Studies suggest that there may be links between writing by hand and an improved capacity by the brain to retain information. There’s even a resurgence of interest in cursive writing and as a means of helping dyslexic students.
Conceived by design aficionados, Public-Supply offers a range of notebooks, journals, ledgers, memo pads, writing paper and even city field guides and pencils. There is an artistic minimalism to most of these writing essentials but other items feature more remarkable flourishes such as velvet covers or collaborations with artists and design brands including Ty Williams, Robert Geller, Edward Granger, Erik Parker, Tim Coppens, Band of Outsiders, Cody Hudson, Haas & Hahn. For the holidays, the brand is offering three specially-priced keepsake boxed sets: the Original Collection (7 different color covered notebooks in Dot or Ruled Paper $75.00); the Embossed Collection (6 different color covered notebooks in Dot or Ruled Paper $86.00); and the Velvet Collection (6 different color covered notebooks in Dot or Ruled Paper $108.00).
Better still, Public-Supply is the gift that, as they say, keeps on giving – since a portion of profits are donated in support of high needs public schools for arts driven programs. So if there’s anyone on those gift lists who might appreciate the art and functionality of writing by hand, these make an ideal way of expressing your warmest holiday sentiments.
Images courtesy of Public-Supply