A reader named Steve commented on my “Dissecting a Moleskine” post with a link to a fascinating inquiry of his own: what is the actual weight of Moleskine paper? Steve points out that many notebook brands make a selling point of their paper weight, expressed in grams per square meter (GSM): • Calepino, 90 • […]
This is a cute story: Earlier this year, Lisa Rao, an editor at Simon & Schuster, saw a segment on Good Morning America moments before she walked into an editorial meeting. “I had my iPad and pulled up the clip and told them, ‘You have to watch this,’ ” Rao recalled about a story […]
Weirdest notebook story of the week: With Japan’s birth rate stuck in low gear, the Abe administration has come up with a new idea to make babies: convince the women to have a child earlier rather than later. It plans to give out notebooks to all young women – and perhaps also to young men […]
I’m sure everyone’s seen the news stories about the supposed CIA agent trying to recruit Russian spies in a rather goofy manner. Here’s all his super-secret-agent-y stuff: wigs, cash, weapons… and a notebook! Read more here.
This is from my latest favorite essay about keeping a notebook, by Irish writer Kevin Barry, author of City of Bohane: Stationery stores are for me places of huge erotic frisson. I traipse grubbily around the aisles in my long coat and when I think nobody is looking, I have a surreptitious little sniff at […]
Here’s one notebook I don’t think I need to own, a writer’s journal tie-in to the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey books by E. L. James: “Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess: A Journal” is to be published May 1 and is a writer’s journal, seeded with quotes and inspiration from James’ trilogy. Some of […]
Spotted this in a magazine a while back: Some nice looking notebooks, plus a pen and cool old cameras as a bonus. Kind of a funny ad, though, given that it barely looks like a closet!
I guess the supposed “cult” notebook brand Rollbahn has jumped the shark: you can order one from the J. Crew catalog!
It’s funny, I’m not a big user of prompted journals nowadays, but I remember having a few of them as a kid that I diligently filled out with answers to questions and information about my life. They are fun to look back at now, though the questions were pretty basic and not really very creative […]
What a great idea: notebooks made out of coffee cups… with brown pages within, of course! Read more at Re-Purposed Coffee Cups Make for Notebooks Worth Buzzing About | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.