Here’s another blogger pondering the dilemma of the Moleskine brand:
As I approach the cash register to purchase a Moleskine Notebook, I couldn’t help but think of post #122 in “Stuff White People Like” that rails against the cliche mode of thought that one can be declaratively “creative” and need an expensive notebook that offers no more functionality than ones that cost a dollar to catalogue their profound thoughts. I cringed as I thought of becoming a cookie-cutter robot of the modern era that spews nonsensical tidbits and quasi-epistemological musings as “art.”
But I have to admit this notebook is pretty cool…
I’ve always liked notebooks of any kind, but I’ve always found it difficult to want to scribble in them. I’ve carried Mead notepads, small Five-Star journals and even notebooks with abstract designs I happened upon at Urban Outfitters. I manages a few scribbles here and there, but they were highly irregular and the experience of writing in them felt forced….
Read more and see more photos at Dare to Compose: Moleskine Notebooks: Cliche or Cool?.