Notebooks Featuring Old Mug Shots

Here’s an interesting article– not about notebooks in itself, really, it brings up some interesting questions about how people “recycle” vintage imagery for stationery and other products.      Two young women in Cincinnati are testing the fringes of Fabulous Fifties nostalgia by selling reproductions of 1955 police mug shots. And their company, Larken Design, […]

Il Bisonte Journal from Unionmade Goods

Doesn’t this notebook look luscious? Premium cowhide pocket notebook that will darken and develop a beautiful patina with exposure to the sun air and daily use. Handcrafted by the master leather artisans of Il Bisonte. Perfect pocket size accessory for taking notes on the go. Made in Italy. -Premium cowhide. -Classic grid paper that can […]

Moleskine Monday: A Hand-Crafted Cover

I was very impressed by this beautifully crafted Moleskine cover, made by an artist named Jennifer, as a birthday present for her husband. What a great gift! Read and see more here: a Red Pumpkin Studio: Happy Birthday Moleskine Cover. It’s a shame Jennifer doesn’t sell Moleskine covers like this one, but you can see […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: nenonafirestardragonstrgteg1

I can’t pronounce this addict’s name, but I like the collection, which appears here on Flickr with annotations.

Drawn In: A Peek Inside Favorite Artists’ Private Sketchbooks

Drawn In: A Peek into the Inspiring Sketchbooks of 44 Fine Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and Cartoonists is the latest addition to my growing collection of books featuring artists’ sketchbooks, notebooks and journals. It’s always inspiring to see the best of what people create in notebooks, and to learn what kinds of notebooks they prefer. […]

Review & Giveaway: Lost Crates

Lost Crates is a monthly stationery subscription service. As with Rad and Hungry, you sign up, pay a monthly fee, and get a box of surprise goodies every month. But while Rad and Hungry offers a selection from a different country each month, Lost Crates aims to give each subscriber a personalized, “curated” selection. When […]

Moleskine Monday: Stacked

What a lovely stack:   Found at Simply Moleskine

Notebook Addict of the Week: Laurie

This week’s addict is a blogger you all should know: Laurie from Plannerisms. Check out her fabulous collection, comfortably (but crowdedly)housed in its own bookcase: She points out: Note that this bookcase is nearly 6 feet tall. Also notice most shelves are two rows deep. Man, that’s a lot of notebooks and planners! One of […]

Lega-Lega Notebooks

Check out these cool Croatian notebooks: They also sell t-shirts, coasters and other items. See more: Notebooks | Lega-lega shop.

Calvin Trillin’s Notebook

I was catching up on my New Yorker magazines over the weekend and enjoyed this article by Calvin Trillin: Remembering the Freedom Riders. I also liked the accompanying photo of the author as a young reporter… with a notebook, of course!