Nothing like an afternoon spent sitting on the deck, with some nice plants and a stack of notebooks to review…

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-06-27

Reviews coming soon: Simple Diary, Rhodia Webnotebook, and some cool ebay finds! # RT @Blick_Art “Drawing is putting a line around an idea.” ~Henri Matisse # RT @officesupplygee review of some cool new office tools that also help contribute $ to a good charity # What was the last notebook you bought? # RT […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Jamie

Today’s addict just completed a big household clean-up, including emptying out her 9.5 lb. purse, which turned out to contain 7 notebooks and journals: For more photos and tales of her organizational activities, read more at Jamie’s blog, Inspired Mess.

RIP Farrah Fawcett


Here’s an appealing website featuring stationery from France and beyond: Skripta-Paris. The site is in English and offers approximate US dollar conversions for their prices. (What you’ll actually pay is based on Euro prices converted at the prevailing rate by your credit card company.) I liked the look of a few products I saw, including […]

Notebooks for Martial Arts

Here’s a use for notebooks I hadn’t considered: documenting martial arts information.  On the Martial Arts Planet forums, Shadowfax asks: How many of you keep a journal or notebook about your art(s)? I’ve been keeping a journal with diagrams showing various forms, especial fine details, notes from seminars, thoughts about sparing matches, and so on. […]

Starting Early: Kids Who Love Notebooks

I think this photo is adorable: It’s from a blog called The Lily Pad, where the child’s mother writes: Her favorite thing is notebooks. Big notebooks, tiny notebooks, spiral notebooks, journals, blank pages, lined pages; she loves them all. I hope the love of art and writing and her imagination and creativity stay with her […]

A4 Size Moleskine Folio Portfolio

Try saying “Folio Portfolio” several times as fast as you can– whew! But maybe it’s easier than “Folio Memo Pockets.” Anyway, as promised, here’s a look at the other Moleskine Folio item I recently purchased, the jumbo version of the Memo Pockets: the Moleskine that’s all pockets, no pages. If you love the look and […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-06-20

I had the weirdest dream: box in mail with lots of strange new Moleskine cahier-type notebooks w/ yellow legal paper… # @susanorlean The animated crossing-off that happens on a Palm is fun, but I agree that seeing the crossed-off items on paper is better. in reply to susanorlean # @nrepose Thanks for the RT! in […]

Guitar Dad Loves Jotting Things Down

Check out the blog Guitar Dad for a nice appreciation of writing things down in notebooks: Maybe it’s a carryover from my reporter days, but I constantly find myself reaching for a notebook. A lot of my jottings are mundane details that simply connect the dots in my everyday life: driving directions, lists, reminders of […]