Designers’ Favorite Notebooks

Co. Design asked 16 designers to share their favorite notebooks, and some of their contents. Here’s a few of my faves: Designers from Ikea, Pentagram, Ideo, and more tell us what makes a great notebook. Read more at: 16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks | Co.Design | business + design

Notebook Addict of the Week: Tummyy

This week’s addict is @tummyy, who posted this image on Twitter with the comment “My collection of small notebooks is beginning to get out of hand??” I don’t think it’s all that bad just yet, do you? I hope she collects more! I’m pretty sure I spy Moleskine, Muji, and Pen & Ink brand notebooks. […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Ian

This week’s addict has a lovely and emphatically titled website: Pens! Paper! Pencils! All 3 are suitably celebrated there, including these notebooks: This beautiful collection includes Moleskine, Rhodia, Muji, Calepino, Field Notes, and Monsieur Notebook. I really love those nicely worn-in leather covers, from Davis Leatherworks. (where they are only $17!) Read more at Notebooks.

Why We Love Stationery

We live in a digital age, yet sales of good old fashioned paper are way up. Why? An article in the Guardian provides quite a good answer: We all love stationery (some more moderately and tastefully than others). But why? It seems to me to offer two great and seductive promises. The first is that […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Herman

This week’s addict emailed me a couple of months ago with this lovely photo: He says: I’ve been collecting notebooks forever and every time I take a trip somewhere it seems I come back with a few more. All that is fine, but since new year is around the corner and it’s time for some […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Thriftygal

This week’s addict sent me a link to the photo below. She can’t be all that thrifty if she buys all these notebooks, can she?! But I’m all for prioritizing one’s budgeting, and there’s always a line in mine for notebooks! Great collection– I see a Penguin notebook, some Muji notebooks, Archie Grand, a Star […]

Typography Notebook

NubbyTwiglet has an interesting idea for a visual journal/scrapbook: a Typography Notebook. I read a lot of magazines and find amazing type everywhere I look. Instead of keeping these images loose (and just waiting to get lost), I began gluing them into an inexpensive Muji notebook that I deemed my ‘Typography Notebook’ about two years […]

Notebook Addict of the Year: Carmen

You might think April is a little early to be declaring a Notebook Addict of the Year. Well, I’m ashamed to say I have been trying to get this post ready for months, so it really should have gone up last year. But I’m not sure it even matters what year it is, because Carmen […]

How Great Novelists Use Notebooks

There was a neat article in the Wall Street Journal the other day about the writing habits of some well-known novelists. I’m sure it will come as no surprise that many of them mention notebooks! Orhan Pamuk: “Mr. Pamuk writes by hand, in graph-paper notebooks, filling a page with prose and leaving the adjacent page […]

Picadilly Version of the Muji Chronotebook

Which came first? The Muji Chronotebook, which seems to have been around since at least May 2008? Or the “new” Picadilly Sundial Agenda, which looks almost identical?