Softcover and Single-Signature Notebooks from My Collection

On my “to-do” list for this blog has been a comparison of various notebooks in similar styles. I thought I’d do a post about softcover notebooks, and one about single-signature notebooks, similar to Field Notes and Moleskine Cahiers. So I went rooting around in my collection to find various examples of these styles, but the […]

My Inventory of Spare Notebooks

As you might imagine, I have a lot of notebooks stashed in various places. I have boxes of them under beds and in cabinets and in drawers. They are at home and at the office. They are pretty much everywhere! Lots of them are old ones that I have used. Lots of them are new […]

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 […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals at Pencils.com

Our friends at Pencils.com have some great promotions coming up for your holiday shopping: Blackwing Friday (11/23/2012) – For every $20 spent, we’re giving away a free Blackwing 602 pencil   Cyber Monday (11/26/2012) – We’ll be slashing prices on over 25 items   Blackwing Friday through Cyber Monday (11/23 – 11/26) – Free shipping […]

Review & Giveaway: Palomino Blackwing Sketchbook

The nice folks at Pencils.com 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 […]

Notebooks All Around: A Look at (Some of) My Collection

Today I thought I’d just share some photos of various parts of my notebook collection and where they are scattered around my apartment: Below is a corner of my office where I was going through boxes of notebooks and had stashed some used ones that needed to be put away. There are a few months […]

Notebooks in Waiting

Here’s my stack of notebooks that are queued up for future daily use: some Moleskines, Piccadillies and HandBook Artist Journals, plus a couple other brands. Not to be confused with the many more notebooks I have already filled, or the ones that will probably just remain unused. Or ones yet to be reviewed, that I’m […]

Notebooks Bought in Istanbul

I previously posted some snapshots of notebook sightings during my travels around Istanbul, but now let’s get into the details of the 5 notebooks I actually purchased there. Below is the first notebook I purchased, the Elastic Notebook/ Bloknot by Le Color. From doing a little online searching, this seems to be a Turkish brand, […]