August Look Book

Grown up back-to-school shopping

Sunny, summer days are in short supply, and the new school year isn't far away, which means more work for everyone. Make those long hours a little bit easier with these funky and inspirational desk accessories to keep you organized.

1. Handmade, recycled leather iPad and e-Reader CASES by local artist Mary FitzGerald Holst ($48), available at Re-eco Design

2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art ballpoint pens with peacock feathers or lily pad design ($35), available at Occasions…Just Write

3. Organizer boxes by Global Views (large black/white $150; small black/white $99), available at Manifest

4. Miniature OIL painting on easel by local artist E. Francisca Dekker ($25), available at Cape Fear Native

5. Upcycled wall organizer with corkboard and letter holder and hand-screened mermaid design by Robert Holst ($28), available at Re-eco Design

6. Hand-carved fish mug by local artist Renato Abbate ($20), available at Cape Fear Native

7. Notepads and sticky notes by Knock Knock ($6.50, $3.75), available at Planet