Notebook Addict of the Week: Mike

Mike wrote to say “Hey love your site. Was cleaning up my studio and found some of my old sketchbooks. Thought you might like the pics. Can see ’em better here:”   Mike is definitely a sketching and sketchbook addict! I love the variety of styles and subject matter. There are Moleskines, spiral bound, plain […]

New Homes

… for me and my notebooks! I’ve been posting a little less frequently lately because I’ve been very busy preparing for a move to a new home. My notebooks, of course, are all coming with me, and I’ve been trying to organize them better in the process. For years, I’ve stored them all in shoeboxes, […]

Sketchbooks from Paris Breakfasts

A delightful post about sketchbooks by Carol Gillott, featuring her own watercolor sketches, handmade sketchbooks, and some photos of sketchbooks done by famous artists. Below are Carol’s: “Any artist worth their salt earns their bones filling a gazillion sketchbooks with doodles” “I made these when I was in my bookbinding phase.” Read more (and more […]

Moleskine Monday: Paper Meets Digital

The latest news about Moleskine is all about their attempts to bridge the gap between old-fashioned paper notes and digital devices and storage. What’s getting the most press is their new partnership with Evernote. They have made special notebooks containing paper with markings that are supposed to “ensure a clean image when digitally capturing your […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Danni

This week’s addict is Danni, who goes by @KenouniRenashin on Twitter. She sent me a link to this fantastic post exploring her notebook collection: So. Anyone who knows me will know that I adore stationery, specifically notebooks. I think I have, not including all the ones that I’ve filled up, about 90… Photo Number: 1. […]

Radioactive Notebooks

Yikes, I didn’t know this: [Marie Curie’s] laboratory and the artifacts found within, including her numerous research notebooks, are still so radioactive as to require special storage and protective equipment to handle. via Which Scientist’s Notebooks Are Still Too Radioactive To Handle? – How-To Geek.

“In Praise of Notebooks”

We can all relate… I popped into Paper Tiger. I had an excuse. An upcoming birthday requiring a card. But most of the time I was in there my eyes kept drifting off towards the notebooks. I have, I should say up front, a bit of a thing about notebooks. Lined, gridded, hardbacked, softcovered, any […]

Review & Giveaway: Palomino Blackwing Sketchbook

The nice folks at sent me the samples below. In 2010, they relaunched the popular Blackwing pencil, and in late 2011, they followed it up with a selection of notebooks paying homage to the pencil. I was excited to see that they partnered with the Turkish company behind the Fabio Ricci brand of notebooks […]

Moleskine Monday: Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena on His Notebooks

Jean-Claude Ellena, a perfume maker, talks about how he uses a Moleskine notebook: “My tools are test blotters, a pencil, a block of paper and, for a number of years now, a notebook. It was as I approached forty that I started making notes on accords, ideas for perfumes, writing down thoughts, copying out quotations, […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Ellie

This week’s addict came to me via Facebook with this photo and tale of her notebook addiction: I am not kidding in the slightest when I say it broke my drawer. I’m ashamed to say that most of them are empty or only have a page or two of writing (although there are a few […]