Notebook Addict of the Week: Suz Blackaby

This week’s addict is another discovery via Sharing Our Notebooks. Suz Blackaby is a writer of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for children. She’s laid out quite a collection of notebooks on this table! And yet she says she still resorts to jotting things on envelopes and napkins…   “So when it comes to notebooks, it […]

A Bookshelf-Builder’s Notebook

I love notebook pages with measurements and plans! I found this one accompanying an excerpt from Nina MacLaughlin’s memoir Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter: “…the story of MacLaughlin’s journey out of a drag-and-click job at a newspaper and into a carpentry apprenticeship. In this section MacLaughlin strikes out on her own to craft […]

A Notebook Can Make Your Life Better

Did you need another justification for your love of writing in notebooks? Here’s one: “A lot of research shows your brain sees writing differently than thinking or talking.Writing forces you to organize and clarify your thoughts. You learn better when you write things down and are more likely to follow through.” This blog posts goes […]

Review and Giveaway: PaperOh Notebooks

I think I understand how they came up with the name for this brand. If the people behind Paperblanks came to you and said they had a new line of notebooks, and asked you to take a look at them, you’d say “Oh!” when you opened the box and saw that they looked like this: […]

Josh Keyes’ Sketchbooks

A beautiful pile of sketchbooks with beautiful pages within, all belonging to artist Josh Keyes: Read lots more about his sketchbooks and creative process at Inside the Sketchbook of Josh Keyes | Hi-Fructose Magazine.

Notebook Made of Synthetic Skin

Ok, this would have to be one of the oddest notebook concepts I’ve come across! And maybe a little creepy… But it makes sense! “Not every artistic creation is an instant masterpiece, that’s why there are Moleskine sketchbooks. But where perfection really counts is with tattoos, so a magazine dedicated to the craft created a […]

Moleskine Monday: Chuck Palahniuk Relies on Them… But Burns Them!

Spotted in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal, among Chuck Palahniuk’s list of favorite things:   “I rely on Moleskine notebooks. I just fell into the habit—they’re so nice looking. I was in Madrid last summer, and found they had them in all these neon colors—wild bright reds and yellows—that I can’t find in Portland [Ore.], […]

Alice Rivaz’s Notebook

Another beautiful notebook page, with writing in French. This belonged to Alice Rivaz, a Swiss author. The notebook is part of an archive of her papers, which includes other notebooks as well (you have to click around a bit to find a few links to other images). Found via Google Image search.  

Jordan Mechner’s Sketchbooks

Jordan Mechner is an author, screenwriter and video game creator. On his website, he talks about keeping journals and sketchbooks and there are some great drawings, including these:   See more in his blog archives.

A Soccer Broadcaster’s Notebooks

I love notebook pages that are dense with information. These ones below, belonging to BBC Radio soccer commentator Nick Barnes, are just packed with writing, color and data– sometimes even little flags for the countries the players are from. All this information could have been captured in a less elaborate way, I’m sure, but Barnes […]