Notebook Addict of the Week: Clara

I stumbled across this week’s addict in her blog post celebrating National Stationery Day in 2012, where she lists a few of her favorite items, including, of course, notebooks!     “Moleskine notebooks, great piles of them: black for Proper Writing, occasionally red for moments of wild frivolity. Sometimes, if a story is going badly, […]

A Soccer Broadcaster’s Notebooks

I love notebook pages that are dense with information. These ones below, belonging to BBC Radio soccer commentator Nick Barnes, are just packed with writing, color and data– sometimes even little flags for the countries the players are from. All this information could have been captured in a less elaborate way, I’m sure, but Barnes […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Charity

This week’s addict blogs at Imperfect Happiness. In one of her posts, she talks about the difficulty of saying “I am a writer.” So many of us have this problem– if we aren’t being paid to publish books or write articles full time, we wonder if we can really call ourselves writers– or sometimes, it’s […]

Sketches of the Surface

Did you ever wonder how someone came up with the design for the Microsoft Surface tablet? Apparently it started with these early concept sketches in Ralf Groene’s notebook:   Read more at Microsoft’s Surface tablet started off life as this doodle in a sketchbook | The Verge

Notebook Addict of the Week: Karen

This week’s addict could be thought of as a professional notebook addict, as she is the VP of marketing for Exaclair, whose brands include Quo Vadis, Rhodia, and Clairefontaine. On the Quo Vadis blog, she asks “Are Notebook Users Monogamous?” Based on this photo, I’d say not! Of course, any self-respecting notebook addict could not […]

Robert Smith’s Notebooks

Robert Smith is a journalist who works on NPR’s Planet Money. I love this photo of his notebooks! Here’s part of his story on how they ended up this way: “I started to put photos on the front of my notebooks because I kept losing track of which one I was using. I would just […]

Notebook Addict of the Week (again): P. W.

This week’s addict was first featured in 2012 with this photo of their collection: As of January 2015, here’s the current collection: Annotated on Flickr as follows: my stack of blank notebooks. from left to right: – moleskine large weekly notebook planner 2014, le petit prince edition – little prince diary, gift from a friend, […]

Diary of a WWI Soldier

A beautiful old notebook containing the recollections of Alfred Gougeon, a French stretcher-bearer in World War 1. It sounds like he kept daily notes during the war, and then returned to them in the 1960s to write more about his experiences, given the two sets of dates on the cover. His family kept 3 of […]

Sketchbob’s Sketchbooks

Sketchbob has a website you could spend hours on. In the Gallery section, he posts every page of a dozen amazing sketchbooks, including these: He also has a great page of resources. The blog portion of the site doesn’t seem to have been updated in a couple of years, but I hope he’ll go back […]

Italian Notebook

I love this image of what seems to be an old diary written in Italian.   Found at the link below– I’m not sure how the text and image relate, even after a translation to English! Via Taccuino di prigionia (17) | Brotture.