Here’s a bunch of people talking about how many notebooks they are using at once: How many notebooks do you have going right now? I found the page via a search that resulted in this image, though the image doesn’t appear on that page. I love all these piles of notebooks, all labeled and dated […]
Another great Sketchbook Sneak Peek from Design Sponge, this time with Lisa Congdon, whose Collection a Day blog was one of my faves. Why do you use a sketch book? My sketchbook is almost exclusively for my personal doodling, idea generation, and, of course, stress relief! I feel like it’s important to have a space […]
This week’s addict has a lovely and emphatically titled website: Pens! Paper! Pencils! All 3 are suitably celebrated there, including these notebooks: This beautiful collection includes Moleskine, Rhodia, Muji, Calepino, Field Notes, and Monsieur Notebook. I really love those nicely worn-in leather covers, from Davis Leatherworks. (where they are only $17!) Read more at Notebooks.
What a cute idea, just in time for the holiday! Learn how to make them at Thanksgiving Place Card Mini Notebooks | House of Earnest.
I’ve gotten questions from readers before about alternatives to some of the pricy leather notebook covers out there. I haven’t spotted that many cheap ones for sale, until recently discovering Davis Leatherworks, which seems to have some nice-looking and inexpensive covers. But if you enjoy creativity and you’re willing to put in a little effort, […]
The beautiful notebooks above only hint at the amazing work inside them… but they also come with a sad story. Dan Eldon was a young photojournalist who was killed by an angry mob in Somalia in 1993, along with 3 of his colleagues. “Dan left behind seventeen bound leather journals filled with drawings, writings and […]
One of my old posts that gets the most responses is 10 Uses for Spare Notebooks. I’m not sure why, but I guess a lot of people struggle to come up with ideas for what to write in notebooks, to the point that they actually search online for solutions to this problem and end up […]
This week’s addict is an illustrator whose biography reveals this intriguing detail: “My father ran an office supply and printing company. The endless possibilities of pens, papers, paints and inks captivated my imagination for as long as I can remember.” When asked to post a few random things about herself on her blog, #4 was […]
This is the only sketchbook known to have belonged to Grant Wood, the artist best known for his painting “American Gothic.” It dates back to 1929. It was supposed to have been auctioned last summer and was expected to go for $40,000-$60,000. The auction was canceled when a museum in Davenport, Iowa said the sketchbook […]
Beautifully bound journals with metallic gold decoration on cloth covers– these seem a bit glam yet very simple at the same time. Handcrafted by Paperiaarre in Finland. Via Minimalist Gilt Notebooks @ Lushlee.