Notebook Addict of the Week: Shaynie

Shaynie sent me a link to this post a while ago. In it, she asks, “Am I addicted?” and I think everyone would have to say yes! Here’s all her blank notebooks: And here’s all her filled notebooks: Fantastic collection– what is unusual about it is that no two seem to be alike! Most notebook […]

Austin Kleon’s Notebook

I’d never heard of Austin Kleon until just recently, when I came across a presentation he did called “How to Steal Like an Artist.” It’s an insightful and inspiring collection of ideas, which I recommend to anyone who has a creative bone in their body, or wishes they did. In otherwords, anyone and everyone. And […]

Indian Government Official Gives Away Notebooks

I love coming across odd little stories about notebooks. This one taught me that a “lakh” is 100,000 in the Indian number system. I also had no idea that it was customary to celebrate politicians’ birthdays with extravagant gifts. It’s nice to see that someone turned that tradition into something that would benefit school children: […]

Deafmessanger Now Available at LoveNotebooks!

Remember Deafmessanger? I reviewed one of these handmade notebooks from Prague a while back and loved it, but they were only sold at a few small shops in the US. Well now I am happy to report that my friends at LoveNotebooks are now distributing these beautiful journals, and sent me a sample to give […]

Moleskine Monday: Pencils and Backpacks and Apps, Oh My!

The blogosphere has been buzzing for the last couple of weeks about all Moleskine’s new non-notebook items (not the underwear, though!) The Core77 article has lots of pictures but just focuses on the genesis of the designs without actually reviewing the products. Wired is skeptical. PSFK is enthusiastic. The Wall Street Journal deems the messenger […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Dalal Al-Mutawa

This week’s addict sent me a link to this photo of her collection. Lots of Moleskines plus I think a couple of Cavallinis? And a plastic one resembling my “Le Zippe.” I’d like to know more about the light blue one in the front row, I’ve never seen one like that before. Thanks for sharing […]

Colin’s 1938 Notebook

A reader named Colin sent me photos of a fascinating notebook from his collection: I thought you might like to see a notebook that dates back to 1938 when my parents rented a flat in Sliema, Malta. The rent was £3.10.0 per month [£3.50 in modern money] and the ink has survived amazingly well over […]

Richard Serra’s Sketchbooks

A new exhibit just opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, “Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective.” Serra is best known for massive sculptures made of steel, but drawing is still a key part of his work. Some of the works in the exhibit are large drawings on paper or cloth, but the […]

Moleskine Monday: What Do You Think of the Passions Journals?

Frequent commenter David wrote to me with some thoughts on the Moleskine Passions Journals: When I first encountered the film, food, kitty and wine notebooks I thought, “‘Molie’s marketing people are nuts!” I found the design of the pages and data layouts way too rigid. Then I opened up the gardening journal. It’s quite different. […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Brett

This week’s addict admits he is a notebook junkie:   I may have a problem. My obsession with notebooks started early. My first love was a perforated Mead notebook (non-spiral). I was a budding cartoonist during elementary and middle school and the fact that I could cleanly remove my creations was a big deal.  Not […]