A reader named LC tipped me off to this interesting conference happening this coming weekend at Harvard: “Take Note” brings together scholars from literature, history, media studies, information science, and computer science to explore the past and future roles of note-taking across the university. Panelists will discuss the history of note-taking in different disciplines as [...]
I am happy to report that my notebooks and I are safely high and dry in Brooklyn, but some of the rest of the city isn’t so lucky. What a terrible storm this has turned out to be, with horrible flooding, fires, power outages and trees falling. I’m not sure when I’ll next be able [...]
An interesting and amusing article about a talk by Marco Beghin, President of Moleskine US, full of plenty of slogan-y stuff about “mobility,” “self-identity,” and “collective memory.” I’m not sure it answers its own question about what book publishers might be able to learn from Moleskine: Publishers who hope for their catalogs to become as [...]
Martine is a French-German writer living in Germany, where she also enjoys gardening and painting, and blogs at TextLoft. She sent me these photos of her notebooks, noting that “In my defense I must say: I’m a writer, and so they are my ‘tools’.” I like these neat piles– obviously Martine has a few favorites [...]
Here’s a selection of notebooks chosen for colorful, fun graphics: 10 Office Notebooks That Will Make You Go Kitsch-Kitsch. A few highlights below, including some of the Rubberband notebooks I reviewed here.
A wonderful essay by Shateek Palmer, a young man who turned to writing to cope with a difficult life: The first time I ever wrote about my feelings was when my grandmother was placed in the hospital. I was 9 years old. I knew I had to be strong for her, so I wrote about [...]
I first discovered Paperback Note via a link at Better Living Through Design. It later turned out I’d made their creator a notebook addict of the week. It makes perfect sense that Herman would be so addicted to notebooks, he had to start a company to make them! Paperback Notes Notebooks are made of old [...]
At ZDNet, there’s a pretty detailed look at using the new Moleskine Evernote notebook. Lots of photos, including these: See more at Hands-on with the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine gallery | Page 12 | ZDNet.
This week’s addict contacted me via Twitter, with this excellent photo of an excellent notebook collection, most of which are “waiting to be filled as journals.” You can check out BonsaiBeanz comic blog and follow Bonsaibeanz on Twitter. Thanks for sharing your addiction!
What a great idea: notebooks made out of coffee cups… with brown pages within, of course! Read more at Re-Purposed Coffee Cups Make for Notebooks Worth Buzzing About | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.