Review and Giveaway: Paperblanks Mini Reporter Notebooks

The folks at Paperblanks were kind enough to send me some samples after seeing my review of their “Old Leather” notebook. I am so glad they did, as I really love the notebooks they sent. Though there are things about them that are not 100% what I tend to look for in notebooks for my […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Russell Stutler

Based on the photo below and the website where I found it, Russell Stutler is definitely a sketchbook addict.   His website is a great resource for anyone who is interested in sketching on the go– there are articles on tools like waterbrushes and assorted sketchbook brands, and tips on how to use them in […]

Behind the Scenes with Diana Balmori and Her Notebooks

Remember this lovely little book? Reviewed here: Diana Balmori Notebooks When I posted about it a couple of months ago, I’d never heard of Diana Balmori, and found myself very intrigued by this unusual little book, as it presented the pages of her notebooks almost in facsimile, without any commentary about what the drawings represented […]

Review: Paperblanks Notebook

A commenter recently asked why I don’t talk more about Paperblanks notebooks on this site: I love your reviews! I’m curious about something. The few times “Paper blanks” notebooks are mentioned by other contributors or commenters on your site they have nothing but praise and great things to say. But what I’d really like to […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Journal CEO

This is really cool: the first-ever video submission for Notebook Addict of the Week! This comes from The Journal CEO, who says “I have Moleskines, Paperblanks, Peter Pauper Press, Barnes and Noble leather journals, Chronicle Books, Sanrio, Jacket Journals, and some random brands. I’ve been journaling regularly almost 7 years now.” I lost count of […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Vanessa

This week’s addict blogs at Mixed Martial Arts & Crafts, where she posted this photo of all the notebooks she is currently using for various purposes, including an idea capture journal, writing journal, and a page-a-day diary/logbook. She says she also has “a ton more that are all used and a few that are empty […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Baron Schwartz

This week’s addict blogs at xaprb, where he’s done an in-depth comparison of various notebooks to find the brand that works best for him. Here are the candidates: And here are the criteria: So what do I want? The size. It needs to be large enough to write on easily, leaving readable margins, without wasting […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Peaches

Peaches emailed me lots of photos of her collection, and some musings on the various brands of notebooks she’s tried… but I think she’ll keep trying even more:   “I still haven’t found the 100% perfect notebook, which would have thick, off-white plain paper and be a hardback just under A5 size. The closest I […]

Palimpsest’s Stationery Store Series

The blogger at Palimpsest does us all a great service with a fantastic series of posts about favorite stationery shops around the world, mostly in Europe. Each is well-documented with photos: Evripidis in Athens, Greece: Pen to Paper in Brighton, UK: I love visiting stationery shops when I travel. Even though the major brands like […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Renee

This week’s addict emailed me a photo of her collection and says “Since I work all day at my computer doing medical transcription, I usually prefer to get away from the computer at the end of the day and do my creative writing longhand in various journals (for the first drafts, anyway). The journals in […]