Emma emailed me some photos of her collection, with these comments:
My notebook collection isn’t quite as big as a lot of your other readers’ collections, but it’s on its way!I have: three plain Moleskine cahiers, spanning the last month of high school and my first year of college; two plain Moleskine softcovers, spanning the other three years of undergraduate studies; three linen-covered Paperchase notebooks (rose, navy, sage), the first two spanning my past gap year, the last will cover my summer before graduate studies; three “Paper Rehabilitation Project” plain notebooks (two white, one black – see link below for details); two plain Daycraft notebooks (red and lime), two handmade recycled notebooks from Petit Paperie on Etsy (rose and pink), and a large plain journal from my friend, covered by hand in olive-colored floral silk.These are the “canonical” notebooks; I have various unfinished “kiddie” notebooks from my youth stashed under my bed, as well.Out of the “canonical” notebooks, the “Paper Rehabilitation Project” ones are the most interesting. They’re made in Detroit by a group of artists who salvaged the paper inside from excess, rejected, and/or damaged paper found in a recycling plant. When I spotted them at a little shop in Detroit, I felt like Chatwin grabbing those last “vrai Moleskines” – but my boyfriend somehow convinced me to only buy one. He later bought me two more for Christmas.More information about the International Typographic Union’s (awesome) notebook project here: http://www.
Nice collection! There’s a very interesting size consistency here, despite the variety of colors and brands. And it’s great to hear about all that nice paper being turned into notebooks! Thanks for sharing your addiction, Emma!