I am lucky to have grown up in an era when learning cursive was mandatory. In first grade, I was in an open classroom where we were combined with second graders for some activities, but the older half of the class went off on their own to learn cursive. I have a very vivid memory […]
These beautiful notebooks have covers made of vintage papers from around the world– things like old exercise books or bookbinding papers. Each is sold in a limited edition– sometimes a few hundred notebooks, sometimes less. You can read more about them and order the notebooks at Notes Limited’s website. “Notes Limited is a worldwide vintage […]
Here’s a notebook that sent me into a wave of nostalgia: the Note Pad Folio from Sideshow Press. The pressboard cover reminds me so much of various notebooks I had as a kid into my college years. I had a blue report cover made of this material, with a spring-action clip inside. I also had […]
If you’re ever in the mood to splurge on something special, this might be a great way to do it: At $180.00, this is definitely a luxury item, but it’s gorgeous! Made by the Gilded Leaf Bindery in Tennessee, who specialize in hand bookbinding and book restoration. More details on eBay: Leather Pocket Diary Green […]
This is extremely cool: a catalog from 1911, featuring all manner of notebooks and other stationery. The only thing that could be cooler would be if you could find some forgotten warehouse that still had all these products in stock! Flip through the whole catalog at Catalogue of stationery : section no. 1, blank […]
Remember that cinematic masterpiece Plan 9 From Outer Space? The director Ed Wood’s notebooks are being auctioned, along with other papers and personal items and the suitcases and trunks they were stored in. Act fast, bidding is only open through March 18, 2015! Read more at Ed Wood Personal Items Hit the Auction Block | […]
This is the best novelty notebook I’ve seen in a while! The knobs are erasers! Very cute. Read more at Drawing On An Etch-A-Sketch Notebook Is Easier With A Pencil | Gizmodo Australia.
I absolutely loved this blog post– one man’s tale of developing the habit of writing in old diaries and journals, including original small-m moleskines, their modern brand name replacements, and the Boots Scribbling Diaries I mentioned in this post. Quoted at length, but please do check out the rest of the original blog post, by […]
Here’s an interesting historical notebook– one of dozens that belonged to Frances G. Spencer, who traveled around the country collecting sheet music in the mid-20th century. Her collection, one of the largest in the US, is now housed in the archives of Baylor University. “The Frances G. Spencer Collection of American Popular Sheet Music contains […]
Super cute! I love how the elastic closure on this Nuuna notebook looks like the tape unraveling out of the cassette. That’s one aspect of using tapes that I am NOT nostalgic about! Via Retro To Go: Mixtape Notebooks by Nuuna.