Take a look in any stationery store in Japan and you're bound to be blown away by the sheer number of options available, for everything from pens to erasers, pencil bags, and of course, paper. But we're always most excited about the tape, in colors and patterns that are worlds away from our typical clear and beige. Luckily, you no longer need a passport to find them, as decorative adhesives from Japan and beyond are now available right here at home. A few of our favorites, below:
- Decorative Packing Tape for $8 from Rare Device
- Set of 10 Washi Masking Tapes for $25 from MoMA Store
- Etsy shop nothingelegant has a huge selection of designs, including this "Life is Journey" tape, perhaps for the Steve Perry fan in your life?
- Gorgeous set of 6 origami-patterned masking tapes for $27 from happytape
Know any other resources for decorative tapes? Leave a comment and let us know.