This week’s notebook addict is food writer Elissa Altman, who calls herself a “journal junkie” and shares these images at her blog Poor Man’s Feast: Here’s some of her thoughts about her addiction: I don’t know when it happened, exactly, or why, but for as long as I can remember, I’ve been fanatical about notebooks. [...]
A wonderful passage from Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, by Elizabeth Gilbert: I found an empty notebook, opened it up to the first page– and only then did I open my mouth and speak those words into the air, letting them free. I let those words break [...]
Someone from the Smithsonian wrote to me about this event, which sounds like wonderful family fun for pen and handwriting lovers! Jot this in your notebook as a must-do if you’re in the Washington DC area this weekend! WHAT: Pens & the Post: Collect, Correspond, Celebrate! WHEN: Saturday, May 29 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. [...]
A couple of readers emailed me about this wonderful Peanuts cartoon that ran yesterday– enjoy!
Here’s a young man whose red Moleskine is being seen as a key part of his personal style, according to this fashion column from the newsletter of Salt Lake City Community College: If I had to pick my favorite part of Braxton’s get-up, I would have to say his fire-engine-red Moleskine pocket notebook (moleskine.com) gets [...]
This week’s Notebook Addict has been intensively documenting his life in daily journals, kept over many years. The photo below shows 5 years’ worth of notebooks, from 1985 to 1990. I love how beat-up they are, totally covered with writing and doodles. Here’s 15 more journals covering 1994-2005: Here’s what Sean has to say about [...]
I love this concept, and wish I had heard about it before now, as it occurs in April each year: International Fake Journal Month. Here’s the creator’s explanation: What Is International Fake Journal Month? Basically it’s a free pass to put anything in a journal that you might not otherwise put in. At least that’s [...]
This is amusing: Which Smythson notebook would you give to which Cabinet minister? Smythson are the makers of lovely little leather-covered notebooks with whimsical phrases embossed on the front. (Somewhere in my collection I have their “Blondes Brunettes Redheads” address book.) The proud holder of two royal warrants, Smythson of Bond Street (established in 1887 [...]
This is one of the more interesting customized Moleskine Cahiers I’ve seen on Etsy. That’s a vintage snapshot sewn to the cover– very cool! Find out more at Strawberry Canyon Hike One of a Kind Moleskine by firandfeather.
Andrea sent me these great photos of her notebook collection, with the notes below. Pen and ink lovers, there’s an extra bonus for you! I am student of classical archaeology (hardly working on the dissertation thesis) and few months ago I found your website. I was so glad that I am not the only one, [...]