Review: Design.Y Notebooks

I can’t believe it’s taken me over 2 years to review these notebooks. I first heard of Design-Y in early 2012, when they were receiving quite a bit of buzz on fountain pen blogs. If you’re not familiar with this brand, here’s the background: they are handmade in Japan by a Mr. Yoshino. He uses […]

Notebooks Organized Neatly

Another nice image containing notebooks from Things Organized Neatly, this one by Andy Barron. The one in the bottom right could be a DesignY notebook. In the middel, probably a Moleskine Cahier. I’m not sure about the other notebooks, but the other funny thing I noticed about this picture is that I have the same […]

Things to Come

I have a big to-do list for this blog. Here’s some of the notebooks and things I’ve got waiting in the wings for future coverage, some of which I’ve been meaning to get to for ages: Miquelrius Boarding notebook 0.00 Night and Young Guns Moleskine books Piccadilly Softcover Notebook Assorted Japanese notebooks from Kinokuniya Bookstore […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Joe O

This week’s addict emailed me some photos of his extensive collection. Lots of used notebooks and lots of new ones waiting to be filled: Image 1 is one of my boxes of used notebooks (I have four of these)   Image 2 are some of my new notebooks highlights include: A nice Paul Smith which […]

Design.Y Handmade Leather-bound Notebook from Japan

Grab a tissue before you click through to this link, because you’re going to drool: Design.Y, Handmade Leather-bound Notebook. I just found Design.Y via the Pencil Talk blog, and I had to sit on my hands to keep myself from immediately clicking the buy button for a few of these VERY expensive notebooks. At a […]