Moleskine Monday: Paper Weights Revealed!

Moleskine has always been rather cagey about revealing the actual weight of their paper, unlike rival notebook makers such as Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Fabriano and many others who specify their paper weight in GSM (grams per square meter). GSM isn’t the only factor in how a paper performs, but it’s a good indicator, as thicker paper […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Neko

This week’s addict is Neko, a 14-year old living in Canada who emailed me this submission: “I’ve been crazy with your site, like forever, and I think it’s going to become a habit. I, too, collect bunch of random notebooks ever since my mom gave me a girly pink diary. This picture is my smaller […]

Hand-Embroidered Notebooks

That’s not just an image of embroidery, it’s actual stitching: “Check out these hand-embroidered notebooks that feature designs ranging from anatomical and natural to geometric and macabre, then try to make your own!” Source: Hand-Embroidered Notebooks Are Almost Too Pretty to Use | Make:

Einstein’s Notebook

Thanks to a tip from a reader named Raymond, I can share these images of a notebook that belonged to Albert Einstein: “Einstein’s search for general relativity spanned eight years, 1907-1915. … sometime between the late summer of 1912, when Einstein moved from Prague to Zurich, and early 1913. … [Einstein kept a notebook that was] found […]

Pete Doherty’s Prison Notebooks

What does a jailed rockstar write in his notebooks? Take a look:   “Feel like dropping some cash for a personal peek into Pete Doherty’s head? Dreams can come true: Doherty’s prison notebooks are now on sale. You can pick up the Babyshambles and Libertines star’s Prison Journal for £4,250, or his Notebook for £4,750. Both instalments are […]

My Latest Sketchbook

I just finished a sketchbook, exactly a year a year after I started it. This was one of my old Modo & Modo original Moleskine sketchbooks. I have a hoard of these older ones and they are still my favorite sketchbook for everyday use– they stand up well to most of the pens I use, […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Penny

This week we have another addict spotted at Sharing Our Notebooks. Penny Kittle is an author and teacher, and she keeps a nice collection of notebooks neatly stashed in a bookshelf: Penny says: “I spent an hour in my chair by the window this morning working in my writer’s notebook. It is a regular routine […]

Review and Giveaway: Miquelrius DIY Collection

Here’s a fun gift idea for any notebook lover or crafty, creative person. Miquelrius has introduced a series of gift boxes each containing a notebook, a roll of washi tape, stencils, and assorted colored papers. Several different themes are available, with spiral or taped-binding notebooks. It’s a great way to kick-start an art journal that […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Caylee

This week’s addict is a Moleskine fan, with quite a shelf-full of various sizes and shapes of Moleskines, with many decorated covers: Caylee says: “My love for Moleskine knows no limit. I love them purely for how simple, classic, and consistent they are. And the paper, oh my, the paper. It fits the way I […]

William Turner’s Sketchbooks

I spotted this on Facebook– I especially love the simplicity of the lighthouse image!