Too Cool For School

It’s late August, almost back to school! The time has come to get the school gear together, and we’ve browsed around for some cool items your little ones and older kids should not go without this September.

Storage. Lots of serious contenders out there, but we’ve gone for this super-practical plywood modular storage system from aspace.co.uk

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So many pretty desks to choose from out there! Here are our favourites:

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From top left: fruit-shaped junior desk from eco-and-you.com | MICKE white & pink desk and LISABO in ash venner, both from ikea.ie | Special needs junior tilt desk from smirthwaite.ie

They’ll also need some pretty and practical desktop storage and accoutrements:

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Stationery storage on ikea.ie | Desk tidy on muji.eu | After school reminder/motivational stickers on fancy.com

The kids need to look cool in the cafeteria too, so they need just the right lunchbox. The more interesting, the better – this is a humorous and elegant one that suits both boys and girls from Happy Jackson on debenhams.ie:

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And now for the stationery essentials. Want our advice on notebooks? Let them choose the one they like. Everything else is less problematic and thankfully cheap. Except for finding the funkiest pen around – but that too is a job for your little and not so little ones.

stationery essentials

Notebooks from tigerstores.ie | Maths set from paperchase.co.uk | Pencil Caddy Kit on argos.ie

Have you got any advice on back-to-school essentials and how not to break the bank come September? Tweet us!

Diana Valentine runs an arts and lifestyle blog sharing interiors inspiration, practical decorating tips, fascinating finds for the creative and the curious, and musings on food, and travel adventures. For more on life and things to do with kids, check out her latest posts here.

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