From laying out a floor plan to determining the correct amount of fabric a chair requires for upholstery, a tape measure is a designer's best friend, always by their side. This week, as we return from summer sojourns and work gets real, this brass tape measure is an essential tool all designers will be utilizing to get room arrangements designed and dimensions to their liking. I came across this perfect, small brass version at Best Made, the sleek camping essentials brand that makes beautifully designed basics. It's a reminder to check your work and check it twice, something everyone can benefit from being reminded of. Wishing you a highly productive week with no re-entry remorse whatsoever. Welcome, September.