A Brief History of the Journal

An interesting post about the history of journaling from Rossi 1931‘s Italian Stationery Blog, accompanied by a photo of one of their beautiful notebooks: Journaling is not a modern phenomenon; there are recordings traced back to 55AD China. During the Renaissance period, the Western world began journaling regularly and the diary, began to have some […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Bee

This week’s addict blogs about creativity, and declares that she is “addicted to pretty notebooks.” “So I was extremely excited to learn that I am not the only gal who has an overwhelming addiction to fancy diaries, journals, and notebooks. They can be plain, they can have beautiful covers, there can be lined, plain, and […]

DIY Hybrid Notebook

Here’s a cool notebook hacking project. Inspired by the Midori Traveler’s Notebook, Kate Smith decided to make something similar. She took a Ryman hardcover notebook and swapped the inside pages out for some elastic bands to hold inserts, either Midori ones or Moleskine Cahiers. Should work with Field Notes and many others too. I really […]

Moleskine Monday: The Voyageur Traveller’s Notebook

Here’s a new product from Moleskine that looks kind of cool: The Voyageur Traveller’s Notebook. When I first saw it, I thought, “Wow, Moleskine’s trying to get a piece of the Midori Traveller’s Notebook action.” There are lots of differences, but this new Moleskine is brown, which seems to be the most popular Midori color, […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Dave Chow

Another sketchbook addict! This is quite a box-full! “This is what four years of sketchbooks look like. It’s 25 lbs. (or just a touch over 11 kilograms for those of you on the metric scale). They’re all 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Handbook Journal Company Travelogue Series sketchbooks. In this box, there is 55 individual […]

Egyptian Notebooks That Look Like Videocassettes!

Fun idea: notebooks that look like old VHS tapes, from an Egyptian brand called Mokfera: Read more at Mofkera notebooks colourfully combine old and new – Daily News Egypt.

Luferela Notebooks

Some elegant and unusual notebook designs from a Brazilian stationery brand calledLuferela:  

From Our Readers

Mike Sheehan shares his excellent sketches documenting the Murrieta immigration protests: David is excited that the “Trapper Keeper lives!”. Renee shares the story of a teacher who is looking for donations of journals for her students. She successfully collected 100 journals for the 2013-2014 school year, and now she needs to do it again! Please […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Steve Prescott

This week, we have another sketchbook addict, fantasy artist Steve Prescott. Steve says “These are my SKETCHBOOK sketchbooks. That is to say, I have eight other sketchbooks, larger ones of the same black, hardcover variety but I use them mainly as places for fully realized line drawings that get scanned and go on to become […]

Famille Summerbelle Map Notebooks

These look cute… I love the intricate designs, which seem to be based on cut paper! Find out more at Discover our new notebooks! – Famille Summerbelle.